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Broad College Speakers

The Broad College of Business hosts a diverse group of business leaders and guest lecturers who share cases and insights from their careers, connecting students to real-life examples of business concepts they’re studying in the classroom. Broad MBA students get an opportunity to learn about the range of career options available to them and the chance to expand their network through direct interaction with the visiting speakers.

2016- 2017 Speaker series

September 22, 2016 Jeffrey Turnas (BA, ’95, HB), President, 365 by Whole Foods, Austin, TX
September 29, 2016 Michael Seneski (BA, ’87, General Business), Director, Corporate Strategy, Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI
October 13, 2016 Vincent Foster (BA, ’78, Accounting), CEO, Main Street Capital Corp., Houston, TX
October 27, 2016 Sylvan T. Warrington Visiting Lectureship in Ethics and Leadership

Kimberly Popovits (BA, ’80, HB), Chairman, CEO & President, Genomic Health, Redwood City, CA


January 19, 2017 James Trebilcock (BA,’80 & MBA, ‘81, Marketing), EVP, Marketing & Chief Commercial Officer, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Plano, TX
February 9, 2017 David George (BA, ’79, HB), President, Olive Garden, Orlando, FL
February 23, 2017 Jeffrey Ge (MBA, ’99, SCM), VP, Global Procurement & Gary Malburg, (BA, ’78, Accounting), Treasurer, Steelcase, Grand Rapids, MI
March 16, 2017 Rajiv Gupta, CEO, Rohm & Haas, prior to merger with Dow Chemical; Chair, Board of Directors, Delphi Automotive PLC; Executive Chair, Avantor Performance Materials, Inc.; and Board Member of HP Inc., The Vanguard Group, IRI and Tyco International
March 30, 2017 Gregory Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Motorola Solutions, Inc.; Chair, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Recent lecturers and guests include the following:

Eli Broad, Businessman, Author, Founder- KB Homes, SunAmerica Dave Zilko, Equity Partner- Garden Fresh Gourmet James Turley, CEO-  Ernst & Young
Thomas Egan, Vice PresidentGlobal Procurement- Whirlpool Corporation Company Michael Lawton, Executive Vice President- Domino’s Pizza International Beverly Gaskin, Executive Vice PresidentSupply Management- Rolls-Royce North America, Inc.
Andria Long, Vice President of Innovation- Sara Lee Dave McCann, Online Sales and Operations Manager- Google AdWords John Maguire- Kellogg Company
Steve Du Mont, Corporate Vice President & Global Managing Director- Cisco Systems, Inc. Pete Pendergast, Global Marketing Manager- Dow Chemical Ken Sommer- Visa, Inc.
Thomas J. Stallkamp, Former President- Chrysler Corporation Bob Chapek, President, Disney Consumer Products- Disney Manoj Saxena, General Manager, IBM Watson- IBM
James P. Hackett, Chief Executive Officer- Steelcase Inc.
 Jimmy Anklesaria, President & CEO- Anklesaria Group, Inc.
Mark Ayers, Vice-President of Marketing- Masco Builder Cabinet Group
Linda Blair & Simon Whitelocke- ITC Holdings Corp. Gerald Brisson, Senior Vice-President of Advancement- Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan Christopher Brothers- Saybrook Capital, LLC
Paul Caragher, President- Fluke Networks- Fluke Electronics Corporation David Cosper, CFO & Vice Chairman- Sonic Automotive  C. Kevin Harrington, Vice President Global Business Operations & Global Supply Chain Management- Cisco Systems, Inc.
Ivan Frank, CMO- ePrize  Greg Humes, President- NLM Christine Gibbons, CFO- Sensicore
John Hart, Joe Hutchinson, & Lindsay Yugovich- Plante & Moran Corporate Finance  Phyllis Knight, CFO- Champion Homes Natalya Leahy & Brian Young- Procter & Gamble
 Brian Reid, Chief Economist- Investment Company Institute (ICI)  Dave Sametz, Vice-President, Partner Management- Upromise Mark Sellers- Sellers Capital
Lori Shiels, Director of Events / Amateur Hockey Development- Olympia Entertainment, Inc. Jon R. Stegner, Former General Director Global Supply Management- Delphi Corporation Jamie Tedford, Founder/CEO- Brand Networks
 Eloy Trevino, Engagement ManagerChicago, IL- Prophet Rich Valin- Motorola  Wayne Vaughn, Retired Director of Maintenance- Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Don Weintritt, Director Global Supply Chain Technology- Dow Chemical Ms. Ling Wu, Managing Director- Amherst Partners

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