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KERA’S “CEO” FEATURES LELA ROSE

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DALLAS/FORT WORTH – On the March episode of CEO, fashion designer Lela Rose tells host Lee Cullum why she is committed to manufacturing her clothing line in the United States. “We’ve got someone in the factories day in, day out, checking on things and seeing how they’re done,” Rose says. “That’s why we’re able to offer the quality that we do.” Rose shares how she is developing a new e-commerce site designed to broaden her customer base and explains the challenges facing the ever-changing fashion industry.

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 March episode featuring Lela Rose airs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, on KERA TV, with rebroadcasts at noon Sunday, March 29, and at 10:30 p.m. Monday, March 30. CEO also can be heard at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 8, on KERA 90.1 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. More information about Lela Rose can be found at lelarose.com.

ABOUT LELA ROSE
Lela Rose is widely recognized for her unique aesthetic of juxtaposing refined elegance with modern whimsy. Upon graduating from Parson’s School of Design in 1993, Rose worked with esteemed designers Richard Tyler and Christian Francis Roth. After honing her love of couture fabric and fanatic appreciation of detail, Rose debuted her signature Lela Rose collection in 1998. Born and raised in Texas and having attended school in Colorado, Rose has long been inspired by nature, surrounding landscapes, and the sublime color palette of the lush outdoors, as well as her passion for food and entertaining.

The Lela Rose ready-to-wear, bridal and bridesmaid labels are sold nationwide in specialty stores, bridesmaid and bridal boutiques, premium retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Net-a-Porter, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, as well as the Lela Rose flagship boutique in Dallas, Texas, and internationally in Canada, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Japan.

ABOUT CEO
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.

ABOUT KERA
KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization reaching the fifth-largest population area in the United States through KERA-TV, KERA WORLD, KERA 90.1 and the Triple-A music station KXT 91.7 FM. For over 50 years, North Texans have turned to KERA as a vibrant destination for community engagement and lifelong learning. 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.