University of Wisconsin-Stout

Oct. 25, 2011

The chairman of a leading national lodging and entertainment company will speak Friday, Nov. 4, at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Stephen Marcus, chairman of the board of Marcus Corp., is this year’s Arthur R. Cabot Executive in Residence, an annual College of Management program that features a corporate leader.

He is scheduled to attend a reception and dinner Thursday, Nov. 3, in Heritage Hall. On Nov. 4 he will speak to students, faculty and staff from 9-10:10 a.m. in room 210 of the Applied Arts Building.

Later that morning and in the afternoon, he will meet with Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen; leaders from student organizations; administrators from the College of Management and School of Hospitality Leadership; and program directors and faculty.

“We’re honored to have a highly successful corporate leader like Stephen Marcus on campus to inspire our students. His visit, I believe, will have immeasurable, long-term ripple effects for COM, so we look forward to hearing his message and meeting with him,” said Abel Adekola, dean of the College of Management.

Marcus, a native of Minneapolis who lives in Milwaukee, earned a bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison in 1957 and a law degree from the University of Michigan in 1960. He has worked for Marcus Corp. of Milwaukee since 1962. He was named president in 1980, CEO in 1988 and chairman in 1991.

Marcus Corp. has two divisions, Marcus Theatres and Marcus Hotels and Resorts. The theater division is the sixth largest in the country; it owns or manages nearly 700 screens in 55 locations around the Midwest. The lodging division owns and manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties, including ownership of The Pfister hotel in downtown Milwaukee and Four Points by Sheraton in downtown Chicago.

The company was founded in 1935. Its stock is in the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

The Cabot Executive in Residence program celebrated its 25th year in 2009. It was established in 1984 in honor of Arthur R. Cabot, a successful pet products manufacturer. Cabot’s son, Scott, is a 1978 UW-Stout graduate.