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Guest Speaker: Perry Lowe
UWL Alumnus, CEO and President of Six Month Smiles

Beating the Odds: Learning from Failures and Successes
3:30 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Skogen Auditorium A, 1400 Centennial Hall

Mr. Lowe grew up with a modest background as the oldest of five children and the first from his blue collar family to graduate from college. While attending UWL, he worked full time, managed to study abroad for one year, and graduated in 1991 with degrees in Marketing and Political Science. Throughout his career, he has created value through scaling organizations, strategic planning, leadership, and organizational development. 

Mr. Lowe started his career in the dental industry as a sales person before founding Axis Dental in 1997. Over the next decade plus, Axis became a market leader in North America and was sold to Danaher Corporation in 2009. Lowe spent the next five years running a $200 million global dental business for Danaher before leaving to work with Private Equity. He is currently CEO and President of Six Month Smiles. Mr. Lowe resides in Dallas with his wife and two young children. An avid golfer and a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan, he also enjoys food, wine, travel, reading and fitness. 

Mr. Lowe will address students, faculty, and members of the public with “Beating the Odds: Learning from Failures and Successes.” In his talk, he will share the tenets of leadership and the professional processes and habits to which he credits his own success and that of many others. His presentation is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, attendees are invited to meet Mr. Lowe at an informal After Hours in Hall of Nations/1300 Centennial Hall.

We thank Citizens State Bank for their generous support of the UWL College of Business Administration Executive Lecture Series. This series provides students and faculty with opportunities to learn about business management and leadership, directly from today’s business leaders. It supports our mission to foster academic excellence, career success, and community engagement through enriching, interactive experiences.