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Alan Wurtzel

Former CEO of Circuit City, Businessman and Philanthropist

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 Alan Wurtzel Biography

As the CEO of Circuit City Stores, Alan Wurtzel developed Circuit City into one of the nation's largest retailers of consumer electronics and appliances. He joined the company in 1966 as vice president for legal affairs, served as CEO from 1972 to 1986, as Chairman of the Board from 1984 to 1994 and then as Vice-Chairman of the Board from 1994 to 2001. Circuit City was one of 11 companies profiled in Jim Collins' best-selling business book, Good to Great.

Alan WurtzelMr. Wurtzel graduated from Oberlin in 1955 and in 2007 began his second stint of service on the Board of Trustees.

Mr. Wurtzel has been a member of the Virginia State Board of Education, a trustee of Virginia Commonwealth University and a member of the Virginia Commission for Higher Education. Mr. Wurtzel was the director of several not-for-profit, standards-based, education-policy organizations including New American Schools, the National Center of Education and the Economy and the Council for Basic Education. He was also a director of Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., and, from 1989 to 1996, he served on the board of Office Depot. Mr. Wurtzel also serves on the boards of two privately held companies.

In the not-for-profit arena, Mr. Wurtzel is a trustee of The Phillips Collection: America's First Museum of Modern Art in Washington, DC, where he is working to spearhead and develop expansion plans. He is also active with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, an environmental group dedicated to saving the bay.

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Good to Great to Gone: The 60 Year Rise and Fall of Circuit City

Good to Great to Gone: The 60 Year Rise and Fall of Circuit City

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Alan Wurtzel

Former CEO of Circuit City, Businessman and Philanthropist

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Alan Wurtzel Biography

As the CEO of Circuit City Stores, Alan Wurtzel developed Circuit City into one of the nation's largest retailers of consumer electronics and appliances. He joined the company in 1966 as vice president for legal affairs, served as CEO from 1972 to 1986, as Chairman of the Board from 1984 to 1994 and then as Vice-Chairman of the Board from 1994 to 2001. Circuit City was one of 11 companies profiled in Jim Collins' best-selling business book, Good to Great.

Alan WurtzelMr. Wurtzel graduated from Oberlin in 1955 and in 2007 began his second stint of service on the Board of Trustees.

Mr. Wurtzel has been a member of the Virginia State Board of Education, a trustee of Virginia Commonwealth University and a member of the Virginia Commission for Higher Education. Mr. Wurtzel was the director of several not-for-profit, standards-based, education-policy organizations including New American Schools, the National Center of Education and the Economy and the Council for Basic Education. He was also a director of Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., and, from 1989 to 1996, he served on the board of Office Depot. Mr. Wurtzel also serves on the boards of two privately held companies.

In the not-for-profit arena, Mr. Wurtzel is a trustee of The Phillips Collection: America's First Museum of Modern Art in Washington, DC, where he is working to spearhead and develop expansion plans. He is also active with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, an environmental group dedicated to saving the bay.

Alan Wurtzel Videos

  • Good to Great to Gone: The Circuit City Story in Banner Lectures on ...
  • Mimi Geerges in Conversation with Alan Wurtzel
  • Alan Wurtzel Discusses Leadership at Circuit City - YouTube

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  • How to book Alan Wurtzel?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alan Wurtzel for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Alan Wurtzel, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alan Wurtzel or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Alan Wurtzel?

    Booking fees for Alan Wurtzel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alan Wurtzel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Alan Wurtzel?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alan Wurtzel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alan Wurtzel for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alan Wurtzel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alan Wurtzel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Alan Wurtzel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Alan Wurtzel for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Alan Wurtzel generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jacqueline Novogratz, Cynthia Germanotta, Giovanni Colella, Dyana Valentine and Paul Orfalea. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alan Wurtzel for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Alan Wurtzel Speaker Videos

  • Good to Great to Gone: The Circuit City Story in Banner Lectures on ...
    Mimi Geerges in Conversation with Alan Wurtzel
  • Alan Wurtzel Discusses Leadership at Circuit City - YouTube

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