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Darden Leadership Speaker Series

The Darden Leadership Speaker Series features the world’s thought leaders. The individuals in the Speaker Series lead the way in their fields, and they share their stories, expertise and advice with Darden students, faculty and staff regularly.

We invite you to attend any of these speaker events. For more detailed information, please check the calendar on this website closer to the scheduled date of each speaker. All presentations are open to the public. In addition, if you would like to recommend a candidate for the Leadership Speaker Series, please contact Elizabeth Eckert

Upcoming Speakers

 

Fall 2014

10 September
1:30 p.m.
Robert J. Hugin (MBA '85)
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Celgene Corporation
16 September
1:30 p.m.
Edward L. Monser
President & Chief Operating Officer, Emerson
23 October
1:30 p.m.
Denise Morrison
President & Chief Executive Officer, Campbell Soup Company
10 November
1:30 p.m.
Jane Nielsen
Chief Financial Officer, Coach
17 November
1:30 p.m.
Carlos Brito
Chief Executive Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev

18 November
1:30 p.m.

Kevin Watters (MBA '94)
Chief Executive Officer of Mortgage Bank, JP Morgan Chase
20 November
1:30 p.m.
Dr. Ulrich Bez
Chair, Aston Martin

 

Past Speakers

Watch videos of past Darden Leadeship Speakers here on the Darden YouTube Channel.


2013-2014 School Year

22 April 2014 Sharon Decker Secretary of Commerce     North Carolina
14 April 2014 Lorna Donatone     Chief Operating Officer     Sodexo
03 February 2014 Roger Ferguson President     TIAA-CFEF
22 January 2014 Walter Robb co-CEO Whole Foods
23 October 2013 Martina Hund-Mejean Chief Financial Officer MasterCard
9 October 2013 Rich Fairbank Chief Executive Officer Capital One
18 September 2013 Rich Hilleman Chief Creative Officer & Executive Producer Electronic Arts
12 September 2013 Carolyn Miles President & CEO Save the Children
8 August 2013 Alex Gorsky Chief Executive Officer Johnson & Johnson

2012-2013 School Year

24 April 2013 Admiral Gary Roughead   Former Navy
8 April 2013 Jim Miller VP of Worldwide Operations     Google
22 February 2013 Fernando Aguirre   Chiquita
20 February 2013 Daphne Koller Co-founder Coursera
7 February 2013 Kip Tindell CEO The Container Store
30 January 2013 Eric Fast President & CEO Crane Company
28 November 2012 Don Knauss Chairman of the Board & CEO Clorox Company
13 November 2012 Punit Renjen Chairman of the Board Deloitte LLP
1 November 2012 David M. Cote Chairman of the Board & CEO Honeywell
17 October 2012 Tony Milikin Chief Procurement Officer Anheuser-Busch InBev
19 September 2012 James (Jim) P. Rogers Chairman of the Board & CEO Eastman Chemical Company
12 September 2012 John A. Luke, Jr Chairman of the Board & CEO MeadWestvaco Corporation

2011-2012 School Year

3 October 2011

Joseph A. Ripp

CEO
Former CFO & EVP

Cannondale Investments, Inc.
Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P.
29 September 2011 Elizabeth Ellers EVP, Corporate Research Univision Communications Inc.
15 September 2011 Ellen Kullman Chair of the Board & CEO DuPont
7 September 2011 Bradley Kitchens President & CEO ScottMadden, Inc.
17 August 2011 Sheri McCoy Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee Johnson & Johnson
16 August 2011 Doug Scovanner, MBA '79 EVP & CFO Target

2010-2011 School Year

26 April 2011 John Mackey Co-Founder & CEO Whole Foods Market
31 March 2011 DeMaurice Smith Executive Director NFL Players Association
15 February 2011 Carolyn Miles EVP & COO Save the Children Federation, Inc.
10 February 2011 Glen T. Senk CEO Urban Outfitters, Inc.
2 February 2011 Larry Schweiger President & CEO National Wildlife Federation
1 February 2011 John C. Reid VP, Corporate Social Responsibility The Coca-Cola Company
31 January 2011 Thomas F. Farrell, II Chairman, President & CEO Dominion Resources, Inc.
18 November 2010 Kevin Sharer Chairman & CEO Amgen
10 November 2010 Kevin Plank CEO & Chairman of the Board Under Armour, Inc.
9 November 2010 Wendell Weeks Chairman & CEO Corning
5 November 2010 Eric Spiegel President & CEO Siemens
15 October 2010 Walt Shill, MBA '86 Lead Management Consultant of NA Accenture
29 September 2010 Susan Sobbott, MBA '90 President American Express OPEN
17 August 2010 Doug Scovanner, MBA '79 EVP & CFO Target

2009-2010 School Year

21 April 2010 Ray Bednar Senior Vice-President & Sports Sponsorship Executive Bank of America
23 February 2010 Ned Hooper, MBA '94 Chief Strategy Officer & SVP, Consumer Business Cisco
22 February 2010 Stephen E. Sterrett CFO Simon Property
16 February 2010 Tricia Griffith Group President, Claims Progressive
1 December 2009 Shumeet Banerji CEO Booz & Company
9 November 2009 Matthew R. Simmons Chairman Emeritus Simmons & Company International
6 November 2009 Marc Lieberman

Co-Founder
Producer

Cavalier Films 
The Onion News Network
6 November 2009 Mike Million Founder
Writer/ Director
Third Story Films
"Tenure"
29 October 2009 Ray C. Anderson Founder & Chairman Interface, Inc.
28 October 2009 Andris Cukurs CEO Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation
19 October 2009 Marc A. Onetto SVP, Worldwide Operations Amazon.com, Inc.
7 October 2009 Paul A. Laudicina Managing Officer & Chairman of the Board A.T. Kearney
1 October 2009 Mark Addicks SVP & Chief Marketing Office General Mills
28 September 2009 Dr. Helmut Kaiser Global Chief Investment Strategist, Private Wealth Management Deutsche Bank AG
15 September 2009 Ralph de la Vega, TEP '94 President & CEO AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets
15 September 2009 Walt Shill, MBA '86 Managing Director, NA Accenture

2008-2009 School Year

6 April 2009 Dennis Gartman Editor & Publisher The Gartman Letter, L.C.
31 March 2009 Susan Clark Managing Director, Continental Europe, Middle East & Africa Group The Economist Group
23 February 2009 Joseph Williams Chief Technology Officer Microsoft Corporation
10 February 2009 Allen Thomas Chief Diversity Officer & Managing Partner Deloitte LLP
17 November 2008 Jack Perkowski CEO Asimco
29 October 2008 Mark T. Watkins SVP MeadWestVACo
28 October 2008 Lous Chenevert President & CEO United Technologies
3 October 2008 Kevin Plank President, CEO & Chairman Under Armour, Inc.
2 October 2008 Donna Goodrich Senior Execuitve VP BB&T
22 September 2008 Rich Fairbank Chairman, President & CEO Capital One
15 September 2008 Lenny Mendonca Chairman McKinsey & Company
9 September 2008 Barbara Desoer President, Mortgage, Home Equity, and Insurance Services Bank of America Corporation

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