Former Hilliard Lyons CEO Stuckert to Speak at Gatton

One of the University of Kentucky's distinguished graduates will address students, faculty and staff at the Gatton College of Business and Economics Friday morning, Feb. 5.

James W. Stuckert, retired chairman and CEO of Hilliard Lyons, will speak at 10 a.m. in Woodward Hall (Room 307) in the new Gatton College building. Stuckert's appearance is presented by the Economics Society at UK.

Stuckert, a native of Louisville, is a member of both UK's Hall of Distinguished Alumni and the Gatton College Alumni Hall of Fame. The university's James W. Stuckert Career Center is named in his honor.

A 1960 mechanical engineering graduate of UK's College of Engineering, Stuckert earned his MBA from the Gatton College in 1961. He began a long and successful career in the securities field when he joined W.L. Lyons and Company in 1962, and became a partner of the then merged J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons and Company in 1968. In 1995, Stuckert was named chairman and chief executive officer of Hilliard Lyons, Inc. He retired from that office in 2004, returning to his financial consulting position, where he continues today.

He previously served as a member of the UK Board of Trustees and chaired the board's Finance Committee.

"The opportunity for our students and faculty to hear from Jim Stuckert is terrific," said David W. Blackwell, dean of the Gatton College. "The excellence he has demonstrated in his career, in his service to the community, and in his passionate volunteer work and financial support of the Gatton College and the entire university is remarkable."

Stuckert is expected to talk about his career and then take questions from the audience. Admission is free. Coffee and pastries will be provided.