Cobb Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Leonard Abess

Coral Gables (November 06, 2009) — Leonard Abess, an ardent supporter of education in South Florida, member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and Chairman, President and CEO of City National Bank of Florida, will be the 2009 Cobb Distinguished Lecture Series speaker.

His address titled “Some Thoughts on Leadership” will take place on Wednesday, November 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Storer Auditorium, 5250 University Drive in the Coral Gables campus. Abess was honored by President Barack Obama last February, during the President’s speech to the joint session of Congress. Abess was singled out for his gesture of donating $60 million of shares of his bank to current and former bank workers.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by Wednesday, November 11 at 305-284-4643. Members of the press wishing to cover the event should contact Barbara Gutierrez at 305-284-5500.


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