The Wilmer Memorial Lecture was held on
Sunday, June 4, 2006 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Salado Civic Center.
Author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, Marilyn Tam, is scheduled to give that lecture. She is the founder of the Us Foundation, whose purpose is to create action to support the highest common good, and the interconnectedness of all.
Marilyn Tam has had an extraordinarily diverse life, from her beginnings in a traditional Chinese family in Hong Kong to her meteoric rise through the executive ranks of the international business world to become an influential corporate leader, speaker, author and respected philanthropist.
Her distinguished background includes prominent executive roles at numerous world-class companies, including CEO of Aveda, President of Reebok Apparel & Retail Group, and Vice President of Nike, May Department Stores, Britannia Sportswear and Miller’s Outpost. She is also a successful entrepreneur, having developed and built three companies in fields as diverse as corporate training, internet business and computer software.
In addition to her corporate leadership, Marilyn became a founding member of the World Peace Network in 1996 and served for five years on the International board of The Reebok Human Rights Awards. Ultimately she was awarded the Reebok Human Rights Award herself. She is also a board member of Global Future (Future 500), Peace at Home and is a director on the national board of SCORE Foundation, a partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration that promotes the growth and success of small businesses nationwide.