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Liza Cirlot Looser named board chair

Liza Cirlot Looser

Liza Cirlot Looser, founder and CEO of The Cirlot Agency, was appointed incoming Chair of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Advisory Board at The University of Mississippi. Hosted by the Ole Miss School of Business, the influential program was founded to inspire students at The University of Mississippi to create valuable new businesses and enhance the economic value of all businesses in the state of Mississippi through excellent teaching, exceptional service, and world-class research.

An inductee of the Mississippi Business Hall of Fame, Cirlot Looser established the CIE REDe Summit, designed for students to hear success stories and engage with global leaders. Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the Malala Fund, founder of Now Ventures, and best known for her global philanthropy and activism for international women’s education, served as the keynote speaker for the inaugural event in 2018.

Cirlot Looser, an alumnus of Mississippi University for Women and Harvard Business School, founded The Cirlot Agency, Inc., in 1984. Under her leadership, the agency has grown into a multimillion-dollar global branding firm that specializes in aerospace and defense.

“It is a distinct honor to hold this position in such a vital program,” said Cirlot Looser. “CIE gives motivated future entrepreneurs the chance to present their ideas, polish them, and receive feedback from industry experts. I am delighted to have this opportunity, and I have no doubt that our students will exceed our expectations in the coming year.”

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