We are pleased to announce the following speakers have been scheduled for the upcoming semester.
“Forty Years of Building RC Willey—From Deficit Net Worth to Selling to Warren Buffet ”
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Starlight Room, Sharwan Smith Center
William H. “Bill” Child serves as Chairman of the Board of R.C. Willey Home Fur-nishings. Under his management, the company grew from one employee to over 1,800 employees, from a 600-square-foot store to 9 large stores in Utah and Idaho with an annual sales volume of over $500 million. In 1995, R.C. Willey was acquired by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. The Berkshire group ranks No. 2 in home furnishings in the United States. R.C. Willey has won many awards, among which is the National Home Furnishings Retailer of the Year.
Mr. Child currently serves on the advisory board at the David Eccles School of Business and the President’s Leadership and National Advisory Councils’ at Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Pat, served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as directors’ of the Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center in 2007 and 2008.