Camarillo, Calif., Nov. 21, 2011 – The Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics at CSU Channel Islands (CI) will host Thomas P. Smith, Chairman of the Board and co-founder of TASER International, during their fall speaker series to be held on Friday, Dec. 2, from 12 to 2 p.m. in Salon A on the CI campus.  The event includes lunch and is free and open to the public.

As co-founder of the world’s leading manufacturer of electronic control devices, Smith is credited with founding a start-up company of seven employees in 1993 to one with more than 350 employees that manufacturers and innovates technology used by more than 16,200 international, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and the U.S. military.

The speaker series programs are sponsored by the Business Advisory Council of the MVS School of Business & Economics. 

Please RSVP by visiting http://business.csuci.edu/events.htm. For additional information contact Merissa Stith, Events Coordinator, at 805-437-8548 or merissa.stith@csuci.edu.

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