Wigand to speak at Auburn

Jeffrey Wigand, who was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the the film "The Insider," will be a guest speaker in the College of Business at Auburn University Nov 3-8.

Wigand, a former tobacco company executive who helped expose the industry's knowledge of the dangers of smoking, will serve as the college's James T. Pursell Sr. Distinguished Fellow in Management Ethics and will talk to business classes.

Three of these will be open to the public. All will be in the Lowder Business Building. The first will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 019, the second will be at 12:30 p.m. in room 153 and the thirdf will be at noon Friday in room 019.

Wigand currently runs the non-profit foundation Smoke-Free Kids Inc.