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Bob Chapek

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The 2012 Sylvan T. Warrington Lecture in Ethics and Leadership at the Broad College of Business will feature alumnus Bob Chapek, president of Disney Consumer Products.

As president of the world’s largest licensor and largest children’s publisher, Chapek (MBA ’84) leads an organization that is on the front lines of several of the most challenging corporate citizenship issues today, including children’s health and nutrition; the environmental impact of packaged goods; and labor standards in developing countries. In his talk, he will describe how Disney has established leadership on these important social issues—sometimes accepting short-term economic tradeoffs in the long-term strategic interest of driving value for the the Disney brand.

The annual Warrington Lecture brings a speaker who strives for excellence, displays strong leadership skills, and maintains a high degree of moral and ethical standards to the Broad College each fall. The lecture is made possible by an endowment created by Jeannine Warrington James (BA ’57, Human Ecology), and her husband, Edward R. James (BA ’56, Economics), to honor her father’s hard work and respect for land-grant education.

The lecture will be held October 11 at 6 p.m. in the Business College Complex N100

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