TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - University of Arizona alumnus and successful businessman Karl Eller has died at 90.
According to AZ Family, Eller peacefully passed away in his home Sunday, March 10.
Eller was born in Chicago, grew up in Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona before starting a career in advertising. The UA’s Eller College of Management is named after him.
Later in life, he helped Circle K, a Phoenix company, become one of the largest in the nation. He also got involved in media when he became the head of Columbia Pictures.
Eller was known for his “enterprising spirit, his capacity for innovation, and his drive to distinguish his own life by contributing to the development of his community make him a true namesake,” according to his U of A biography.