FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2012
DALLAS/FORT WORTH – On the July episode of KERA’s CEO, Pam Patsley, chairman and chief executive officer of Moneygram International, joins host Lee Cullum to discuss the challenges she faced joining the company shortly after a 96 percent fall in stock price. Patsley details retooled investment strategies and the debt reduction plan driving the company turnaround. Learn how the world’s second-largest money transfer company plans to gain more market share of the $500 billion industry by focusing on consumer experience. Patsley states: “I think there’s a personality difference between us and the world’s largest money transfer company, and I believe it’s coming through to our customers. Our focus is to keep the consumer at the center of everything we do.”
KERA’s CEO features insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. The July episode featuring Pam Patsley airs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2012, on KERA TV with rebroadcasts at noon Sunday, July 29, and at 10:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2012. CEO also can be heard at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2012, on KERA FM. Following the initial on-air broadcast, the half-hour program will be available on www.kera.org/ceo. Previous CEO episodes are available on demand at www.kera.org/ceo.
CEO is sponsored by Executive Education at the Naveen School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, Hodges Capital Management and Sewell Automotive Companies. For more information about Moneygram International, go to moneygram.com.
ABOUT PAM PATSLEY
Pam Patsley joined MoneyGram in January 2009 as executive chairman of MoneyGram’s board of directors and assumed the additional role of chief executive officer in September 2009. Patsley is an experienced executive in the financial services industry. After leaving KPMG in 1985, she became chief financial officer of First USA, Inc. where she played a key role in the 1989 leveraged buy-out and company’s IPO in 1992. She then became president and chief executive officer of Paymentech, Inc., a subsidiary of First USA, until it was acquired by First Data Corporation in 1999. She then led First Data’s global expansion, serving as president of First Data International until October 2007. Patsley currently sits on the boards of two other public companies: Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS). From 1996 to 2009, she served on the board of Molson Coors Brewing Company and its predecessor.
Host Lee Cullum conducts insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. CEO episodes are available on-demand at www.kera.org/ceo.
KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization that serves the people of North Texas. The station broadcasts to the fourth-largest population area in the United States. KERA produces original multimedia content, carries the best in national and international public television and radio programs, and provides online resources at www.kera.org. The station’s extensive coverage of the arts can be found at www.artandseek.org. KERA-TV broadcasts on Channel 13.1. KERA WORLD broadcasts on 13.2. KERA-FM broadcasts on 90.1 in Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, 88.3 in Wichita Falls, 100.1 in Tyler and 99.3 in Sherman. The music station KXT 91.7 FM is also streamed online at www.kxt.org.