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PODCAST SERIES: The Darden Speaker Series
This series features speakers who have visited Darden as part of the Darden Distinguished Speaker Series (DDSS), the Darden Leandership Forum (DLF), and the 50th Anniversary Speaker Series. The speaker series brings top-level corporate, government, and industry leaders to Darden to discuss current business issues and trends, and their individual leadership philosophy. These guest speakers represent a variety of experiences, industries and geographical regions, but all share a similar commitment to the core values consistent with the Darden mission: to better society by developing leaders in the world of practical affairs.
Monday, March 4, 2013
DAPHNE KOLLER, CO-FOUNDER OF COURSERA
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series presents Daphne Koller, Co-founder of Coursera, a social entrepreneurship company that works with top universities to make the best education freely accessible to everyone. She is a professor of computer science at Stanford University and has received such prestigious awards as the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the ACM/Infosys Award and membership in the National Academy of Engineering. Daphne pioneered many of the ideas that underlie the Coursera user experience.
Monday, March 4, 2013
FERNANDO AGUIRRE, FORMER CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF CHIQUITA BRANDS
Darden's Senior Associate Dean for Degree Programs and Chief Diversity Officer, Peter Rodriguez, hosts a Fireside Chat with Fernando Aguirre, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chiquita Brands International. This is the keynote address kicking-off the 2013 Latin American Student Association ( LASA) Conference. Mr. Aguirre speaks on "The American Dream". In 2010, he became the first Hispanic CEO to participate in the CBS hit reality television series Undercover Boss. In 2011 he was recognized as one of the 100 Influentials by Hispanic Business Magazine, and was also honored with the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award by the National Football League.
Friday, February 8, 2013
KIP TINDELL, CHAIRMAN & CEO, THE CONTAINER STORE - CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM
Kip Tindell, Chairman and CEO of The Container Store, shares his perspectives on conscious capitalism and the relationship between business and society as he speaks to the Darden Leadership Speaker Seires theme for this year, "What Does it Take?". His visit is co-sponsored by, and served as the keynote kick-off for, the 2nd annual Business in Society Conference at Darden. Recorded 7 February 2013. For more information on the visions and values of The Container Store, visit http://standfor.containerstore.com/.
Monday, October 15, 2012
WHERE LEADERSHIP IS DERIVED - JAMES P. ROGERS
James P. Rogers., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eastman Chemical Corporation speaks at the Darden School of Business on 19 September, 2012. His talk was co-sponsored by Darden's General Management and Operations Club. Mr. Rogers was named Executive Vice President of Eastman Chemical Company and President of Eastman Division in November 2003 and served as President and head of the Chemicals & Fibers Business Group when appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2009. He was appointed to his current position in January 2011.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
GLOBAL LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES - JOHN A. LUKE, JR.
John A. Luke, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MeadWestvaco presents at the Darden School of Business on 12 September, 2012. Mr. Luke is a student of leaders ranging from Winston Churchill to Ronald Regan and believes that running a corporation requires what Theodore Roosevelt called "applied leadership".
Monday, February 20, 2012
HENRI A. TERMEER FORMER CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO, GENZYME
"His gambles rewrote the rules of an industry... and helped him build Genzyme." Henri A. Termeer was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Genzyme Corporation for nearly three decades. Under his leadership, Genzyme grew from a modest entrepreneurial venture to one of the world's leading biotechnology companies. The Darden School was proud to welcome Mr. Termeer as a distinguished guest of its Leadership Speaker Series on February 16, 2012. The conversation was moderated by Darden finance professor Ken Eades.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
DEMAURICE SMITH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NFL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION.
"His job is to lead the NFL players...he sees his profession as a calling". On February 13th, 2012 Darden students, faculty and staff enjoyed a "fireside chat" with DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association. This Leadership Speaker Series event was co-sponsored by the Media, Entertainment and Sports Club and the Black Business Student Forum. Smith has earned numerous honors throughout his career, including the United States Attorney Generals' Award and the John Evans Trial Advocacy Award from the United States Attorney's Association. He is a 1989 alumnus of the UVA Law School.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
MARTHA N. JOHNSON, ADMINISTRATOR, U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Martha N. Johnson, Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), spoke at Darden on Thursday, February 2nd as a Leadership Speaker Series participant in conjunction with the Darden Business in Society Conference. Her talk was entitled "$95 Billion and Agile". Ms. Johnson works on the front lines of President Obama's agenda to build a more sustainable and effective government for the American people. The GSA is responsible for improving the government's workplace by managing assets, preserving historic property, delivering maximum value in acquisitions, and implementing technology solutions.
Friday, February 17, 2012
VINCENT RAGUE, THE KENYAN TREASURY
Vincent Rague is currently Senior Financial Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance at the Kenyan Treasury. He is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Catalyst Principal Partners. This was the keynote address for the 2012 Darden African Business Organization (DABO) Conference, which seeks to provide a forum for companies and individuals doing business in Africa to discuss their work and the growing business opportunities available on the continent.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
JAMES CHENG, VIRGINIA SECRETARY OF TRADE AND COMMERCE
The Honorable James Cheng, Secretary of Trade and Commerce for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Darden alumnus of the Class of 1987, was the keynote speaker at at the 24th annual Black Business Student Forum (BBSF) Conference held at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business on February 10, 2012. The theme for this year's conference was "Manage the Future". Mr. Cheng discusses how to maintain an optimistic and realistic outlook while still upholding the responsibility to be honest with key stakeholders.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
JAMES H. GILMORE, STRATEGIC HORIZONS LLP
The Darden School welcomes James H. Gilmore, Batten Fellow, Darden Adjunct Lecturer, and Co-Founder of Strategic Horizons LLP, as part of its Leadership Speaker Series, in conjunction with the 10th Annual Darden Marketing Forum. Jim gives his insights on "Experience Economy in the Age of Digital Marketing". It has been said that "Jim's appetite for understanding the structural underpinnings to day-to-day patterns of human behavior is insatiable. The result? Non-stop. Inquiry. Ingenuity. His creative thinking is rooted in extraordinary business instruction and work experience." Recorded October 7, 2011.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
ELIZABETH ELLERS, UNIVISION
Elizabeth Ellers, Executive Vice President or Corporate Research at Univision Communication, Inc. speaks during the Hispanic Marketing Summit presented by the Hispanic American Network at Darden (HAND) in association with the Darden Marketing Club. This event was also part of the Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcoming corporate leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Ms. Ellers leads the consumer insights and primary research efforts for this preier media company which serves Hispanic America, including Univision Networks, Univision Local Media and Univision Interactive Media. Recorded September 29, 2011.
Friday, October 7, 2011
WES BUSH, CHAIRMAN, CEO & PRESIDENT, NORTHRUP GRUMMAN
Wes Bush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Northrop Grumman Corporation sits down with Darden's Dean Bob Bruner to discuss topis such as national security, innovation, government spending, purpose, Thomas Jefferson, aerospace, electronics, information systems, technology finance, general management, M&A, and engineering. Mr. Bush didn't take very long to make his mark. On his very first day on the job, in 2010, Northrop Grumman's new chief executive announced that he was uprooting the company's headquarters from Los Angeles -- where it has been since its founding in 1939 -- and relocating it to the Washington, D.C., area. The move, he said, "was made to bring the nation's second-largest defense contractor closer to its key customer: the U.S. government." Analysts say that he is an observant business man who is gunning to make Northrop the nation's leading defense contractor. Recorded October 6, 2011.
Friday, September 16, 2011
S. BRADLEY KITCHENS, SCOTTMADDEN
Brad Kitchens is President and CEO of ScottMadden, Inc. With over 25 years of business and consulting experience, he has worked extensively in the energy sector on strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, operations improvement, business planning, outsourcing, and corporate finance. Mr. Kitchens routinely works with energy organizations' executives and boards of directors on important matters such as strategic acquisitions, earnings growth, capital planning, human performance planning, strategic outsourcing and operational performance. His presentation, "The Art Side of Consulting", was part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series and was co-sponsored by Darden's Consulting Club and Energy Club. Recorded September 7, 2011.
Friday, April 1, 2011
DEMAURICE SMITH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NFL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFL Players Association and UVA Law School Alumnus, Class of 1989. Mr. Smith has earned numerous honors thoughout his career, including the United States Attorney General's Award and the John Evans Trial Advocacy Award from the United States Attorney's Association. He shares insights on his role of leading the NFL players with Darden students, faculty and guests in the Abbott Center Auditorium. This "Fireside Chat" was co-sponsored by Darden's Media, Entertainment and Sports Club. Recorded March 31, 2011
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
JEFF FARKAS, SENIOR DIRECTOR, HEALTH POLICY AND PAYMENT AT MEDTRONIC
Jeff Farkas, Senior Director, Health Policy and Payment at Medtronic, addresses the 2010 Darden Healthcare Club Conference entitled "Innovations and Emerging Trends in Healthcare."
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
SCOTT WALLACE, PRINCIPAL AT HEALTH VALUE ADVISORS
Scott Wallace, Principal at Health Value Advisors and Visiting Professor at Darden, addresses the 2010 Darden Healthcare Club Conference entitled "Innovations and Emerging Trends in Healthcare."
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
WENDY L. YARNO, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER OF HEMOSHEAR
Wendy L. Yarno, Chief Marketing Officer of HemoShear and former CMO of Merck, addresses the 2010 Darden Healthcare Club Conference entitled "Innovations and Emerging Trends in Healthcare."
Friday, October 15, 2010
WALT SHILL, ACCENTURE
Walt Shill (MBA '86), Managing Director for Accenture's North American Management Consulting Practice, speaks in the Abbott Center Auditorium on October 5, 2010 as part of the Darden Leadership Speaker Series. His presentation,"The Impact of a Volitile World on Management Consulting", was also sponsored by the Consulting Club at Darden.
Friday, October 1, 2010
SUSAN SOBBOTT, AMERICAN EXPRESS OPEN
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series kicks off the 2010-11 season with Susan Sobbott, President of American Express OPEN and Darden MBA Class of 1990. Ms. Sobbott speaks on "Cultivating Your Personal Brand".
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
SCOTT PAGE ON LEVERAGING DIVERSITY
Professor Scott E. Page speaks on "Leveraging Diversity" in the Darden School of Business' Abbott Auditorium. Scott is the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics at the University of Michigan where he directs the Center for the Study of Complex Systems. He is also an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute. Scott is the author of The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools and Societies, and recently completed a video course called Understanding Complexity for The Teaching Company. Recorded February 4, 2010.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
ELIZABETH HEIDER, SKANSKA USA
Elizabeth Heider presents to Darden students on Green Technology. Ms. Heider founded Skanska USA Building's Green Council, which marshals all of Skanska's sustainable preconstruction and construction capabilities nationwide, encourages and supports training and technical competency, coordinating sustainable expertise and information nationwide.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
SHUMEET BANERJI, CEO, BOOZ & COMPANY
Shumeet Banerji, Chief Executive Officer of Booz & Company visits as part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series. In 2008, Banerji was named the first CEO of Booz & Company, then new global commercial management consulting practice spun off from Booz Allen Hamilton. Consulting Magazine named him one ofm the "Top 25 Consultants" for 2008. Recorded December 1, 2009.
Friday, November 13, 2009
MATTHEW R. SIMMONS, SIMMONS & COMPANY INTERNATIONAL
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes Matthew R. Simmons, Chairman Emeritus of Simmons & Company International. The firm is the only independent bank specializing in the entire spectrum of the energy industry and has completed approximately 785 investment banking projects for its worldwide energy clients at a combined dollar value in excess of $140 billion. Recorded November 9, 2009.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
DARDEN-UVA "WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY" PANEL
The purpose of this event was to bring recognition to a relatively invisible but important population in technology entrepreneurship. The women on this panel represent different styles of engagement with social media technologies. They are also great examples of the new business strategies that social media technologies have enabled. Panlelist for this event were Sonya Donaldson, Editor-At-Large for Technology, Black Enterprise Magazine, Adrienne Graham, Founder and CEO of Empower ME! Corporation, a professional networking company for women, Shireen Mitchell, an entrepreneur who is also chair of Media and Technology Task Force of the National Council of Womens Organizations, and Angie Brement, Entrepreneur and blogger for Cville Entremoms. The event, held in darden's Abbott Center Auditorium was hosted by Paul T. Harper, Director of Special Programming in Diversity at the Darden School. Recorded November 9, 2009.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
DR. JANE ORIENT, ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
Jane M. Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), speaks at the 2009 Darden Health Care Conference, sponsored by the Darden Health Care Club, with additional sponsorship from Focused Ultrasound Surgery foundation, Amgen, Danaher, and Medtronic. This year's topic is "Public Policy and Patient Access". Recorded November 6, 2009. Part 3 of 4.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
PETER SLONE, MEDTRONIC
Peter Slone, Vice President of Governmental Affairs for Medtronic, Inc., speaks at the 2009 Darden Health Care Conference, sponsored by the Darden Health Care Club, with additional sponsorship from Focused Ultrasound Surgery foundation, Amgen, Danaher, and Medtronic. This year's topic is "Public Policy and Patiernt Access". Recorded November 6, 2009. Part 4 of 4.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
SARAH WELLS-KOCSIS, AMGEN
Sarah Wells-Kocsis, Executive Director of Global Affairs at Amgen, Inc., speaks at the 2009 Darden Health Care Conference, sponsored by the Darden Health Care Club, with additional sponsorship from Focused Ultrasound Surgery foundation, Amgen, Danaher, and Medtronic. This year's topic is "Public Policy and Patiernt Access". Recorded November 6, 2009. Part 2 of 4.
Friday, November 6, 2009
CAROLYN ENGLEHARD, UVA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Carolyn L. Englehard, an assistant professor and health policy analyst in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, speaks at the 2009 Darden Health Care Conference, sponsored by the Darden Health Care Club, with additional sponsorship from Focused Ultrasound Surgery foundation, Amgen, Danaher, and Medtronic. This year's topic is "Public Policy and Patient Access". Recorded November 6, 2009. Part 1 of 4.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
RAY C. ANDERSON, INTERFACE, INC. AND LAUNCH OF ARCS
Ray C. Anderson, Founder and Chairman of Interface, Inc. was the closing keynote speaker for Darden's 3rd annual Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum sponsored by the Darden Energy Club. Interface, Inc. is nearly 50 percent towards the vision of Mission Zero®, the journey no one would have imagined for the company or the petroleum-intensive industry of carpet manufacturing which has been forever changed by Andersons vision. Mission Zero® is the companys promise to eliminate any negative impact it may have on the environment, by the year 2020, through the redesign of processes and products, the pioneering of new technologies, and efforts to reduce or eliminate waste and harmful emissions while increasing the use of renewable materials and sources of energy. This event is also part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series and is introduced by Professor Michael Lenox, Faculty Director of the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS). Recorded on October 29, 2009. For more information about ARCS, go to http://www.corporate-sustainability.org/.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
ANDRIS E. CUKURS, SUZLON WIND ENERGY CORPORATION
Andris E. Cukurs, Chief Executive Officer, North American Subsidiary of Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation was the opening keynote speaker for Darden's 3rd annual Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum sponsored by the Darden Energy Club. As CEO for Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation, Mr. Cukurs provides strategic direction for the North American Operations which includes more than 450 employees across 20 offices. Under his leadership the company has become an authority in delivering wind power projects, with cumulative installtions totalling more than 1700 MW in 14 states across the nation. This event is also part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series and is introduced by Professor Richard Brownlee. Recorded on October 28, 2009.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
MARK A. ONETTO, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF WORLDWIDE OPERATIONS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE, AMAZON.COM, INC.
Mark A. Onetto, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Amazon.com, Inc. speaks in the Abbott Center Auditorium as part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series. Mr. Onetto leads the supply chain, warehousing, transportation and customer support operations of the largest e-retailer in the world.
Friday, October 9, 2009
PAUL LAUDICINA, A.T. KEARNEY
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes Paul Laudicina, Chairman of the Board and Managing Officer of A. T. Kearney. Mr. Laudicina speaks on "Keys to Management Success in a Post-Crisis World". Recorded October 7, 2009.
Monday, September 28, 2009
DR. HELMUT KAISER, DEUTSCHE BANK
Dr. Helmut Kaiser, Managing Director and Global Chief Investment Strategist with Deutsche Bank speaks to student, faculty and staff as part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series. Dr. Kaiser speaks on "The Economics of German Unification After 20 Years: Experiences, Implications and Perspectives". Dr. Kaiser is introduced by Darden Professor Peter Debaere. Recorded September 28, 2009.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
RALPH DE LA VEGA, AT&T MOBILITY AND CONSUMER MARKETS
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series kicks off its 2009-10 series with Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, architect of AT&Ts exclusivity deal with Apple, and author of an upcoming book, "Obstacles Welcome: Turn Adversity To Advantage in Business and Life". Ralph is interviewed on stage by Darden alumnus (86) Walt Shill, Managing Director, North America, Accenture.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
VICENTE FOX, FORMER PRESIDENT OF MEXICO
Vicente Fox, the former President of Mexico, addressed the Darden School of Business and the greater Charlottesville community on April 28, 2009. Fox was the keynote speaker of the Latin American Student Association Conference, co-sponsored by the Darden Leadership Speaker Series. To Darden’s packed Abbott Center Auditorium, Fox described his evolution as a leader and his views on the most pressing global challenges. Fox was raised on a ranch in Guanajuato, Mexico, became President of Coca-Cola in Mexico and then launched his political career, rising from Governor of Guanajuato to President of Mexico, an office he held from 2000 to 2006. Since leaving office, President Fox and his wife, Marta Fox, who also attended the event, have launched the Fox Center in Guanajuato, Mexico, a research center, think-tank and presidential library whose goals are to promote freedom, democracy, market economies, responsibility and gender equity.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
SCOTT PITASKY, MICROSOFT
As corporate vice president for Microsoft's Human Resources Talent & Organization Capability group, Scott Pitasky is responsible for global staffing, talent management, development, organization capability and aspects of the company's learning agenda. This broad role includes all efforts to establish Microsoft's employment brand, acquire talent anywhere in the world, and once acquired manage and develop people to achieve their fullest potential. This work spans the employee and manager population up to and including work with the senior leadership team and Board of Directors. Pitasky came to Microsoft in August 2001, and has served as director, senior director and general manager of MSN, the Server & Tools group and Global Staffing, respectively. Mr. Pitasky spoke as part of the Darden Leadership Speaker Series. Recorded March 17, 2009.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
ALLEN THOMAS, DELOITTE
Allen Thomas, National Managing Partner of Partner Services and Chief Diversity Officer of Deloitte, oversees all of Deloitte’s diversity initiatives, as well as the human resources matters of the professional services firm’s 4,300 partners, principals and directors. His visit to Darden was sponsored by the Black Business Student Forum (BBSF), in partnership with Darden’s Leadership Speaker Series. “The Lessons in Leadership Lecture Series (Lessons) is a four-part speaker series featuring prominent business leaders from multiple industries who have a proven record of success. Lessons will enlighten, stimulate, and empower students in the world of practical affairs and serve as a conversation piece around important developments in global business. The Black Business Student Forum (BBSF) is organized and focused on bringing together the past, present, and future Darden African-American communities. Recorded February 10, 2009.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
JOSEPH WILLIAMS, MICROSOFT
Joseph Williams, Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft's Worldwide Enterprise Sales Organization speaks on "The Consumerization of Business Intelligence" as part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series. Dr. Williams is accountable for Microsoft’s technical strategy for enterprise customers and partners and he is the leader of Microsoft’s technical sales profession. He provides insight to Microsoft technology leaders and orchestrates a dynamic roadmap that provides current and future business value for global enterprise businesses. Dr. Williams is also a member of Microsoft’s Customer Advocacy Review Board. Recorded February 23, 2009.
Friday, January 30, 2009
RON KRUSZEWSKI, STIFEL NICOLAUS
Stifel Nicolaus is one of a handful of investment banks that continue posting profits in the ongoing economic crisis. The company has posted seven consecutive years of revenue and earnings-per-share growth; no small feat in the current economy. Chairman and CEO Ronald Kruszewski attributes that success to knowing the value of the corporations assets and avoiding the overwhelming leveraging that has brought down much larger financial giants this year. His presentation included several charts illustrating the high financial leveraging, or gearing, undertaken by major banks now in bankruptcy or facing shotgun marriages to other financial institutions. Recorded November 4, 2008.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
RON KRUSZEWSKI, STIFEL NICOLAUS
Stifel Nicolaus is one of a handful of investment banks that continue posting profits in the ongoing economic crisis. The company has posted seven consecutive years of revenue and earnings-per-share growth; no small feat in the current economy. Chairman and CEO Ronald Kruszewski attributes that success to knowing the value of the corporations assets and avoiding the overwhelming leveraging that has brought down much larger financial giants this year. His presentation included several charts illustrating the high financial leveraging, or gearing, undertaken by major banks now in bankruptcy or facing shotgun marriages to other financial institutions. Kruszewski, has been Chairman of Stifel Financial and Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. since 2001, and has served as President and CEO of Stifel Financial Corp. and the parent firm since 1997. This presentation was part of the Darden Leadership Speaker Series, featuring world thought leaders. The individuals in the Speaker Series discuss their management philosophies and best practices, while providing expertise and advice to students, faculty, and staff. Recorded November 4, 2008.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
KEVIN PLANK, UNDER ARMOUR
Darden welcomes Kevin Plank, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Under Armour to the Darden Leadership Speaker Series. In 1996, then 23 year old Kevin began selling high performance T-shirts out of the basement of his grandmother's apartment in Washington, D.C. Twelve years later, Under Armour has established itself as the fastest growing sports apparel company in the world, with revenues approaching $700 million. Recorded October 3, 2008.
Friday, December 5, 2008
ANNE MULCAHY, XEROX
Darden welcomes Xerox Corporation's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Anne Mulcahy to the Darden Leadership Speaker Series. Anne speaks here on "Leadership Lessons Learned on the Firing Line" in a presentation given in Darden's Abbott Center Auditorium on December 2, 2008. Ms. Mulcahy, who has spent her entire career at Xerox, is listed as the 4th Most Powerful Woman by Fortune Magazine.
Friday, November 21, 2008
CHIC THOMPSON, CREATIVE MANAGEMENT GROUP
Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes Chic Thompson, founding partner of Creative Management Group, Batten Fellow, and author of the books "What a Great Idea!" and "Yes, But...", a guide to overcoming the bureaucratic language that stifles continuous innovation. Chic hold a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and a Master's in Education from the University of Virginia. Recorded November 19, 2008.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
MICHAEL STEEP, MICROSOFT
Virtual worlds of unparalleled realism and warp-speed computing from mobile devices are the next evolutionary leap in Internet technology, Microsoft executive Michael J.T. Steep (MBA '80) told Darden students Feb. 1, 2008. Imagine strolling down computer-generated streets of 15th Century London, perhaps being challenged to a duel by a knight, then entering a theater and onto a stage where the user could interact with Shakespearean performers, Steep told the students. Or being able to converse with anyone anywhere in the world at any time, he added. The technology is coming. His challenge is to position Microsoft to be on the vanguard of change. Steep is chief of operations for Microsoft HQ Innovation Team IdeAgency. Steep's team is a special Microsoft initiative working at the highest levels of the company. The team is charged with creating a foundation for grass-roots technology innovation in ground-breaking new areas including software managed services on the web. His presentation, "Innovation: The Crucible of Reinventing Success" outlined new ways of thinking and new approaches to management at the world's most successful software company.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
TEMPLE FENNELL, ATO PICTURES
Temple Fennell, an award winning filmmaker, founding member of ATO Pictures and president of 12th Floor Film Fund, LLC, speaks at Darden's Producers Forum as part of the 2008 Virginia Film Festival. Mr. Fennell graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science and attended the American Film Institute as a directing fellow. Recorded October 30, 2008.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
STATE OF THE ECONOMY: ALUMNI LEADERS EXAMINE THE ECONOMIC CRISIS
A panel of Darden alumni discuss the current financial market crisis with an audience of Darden students, faculty and staff in the Abbott Center Auditorium. Moderated by Dean Robert Bruner. Recorded October 16, 2008.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
MARK T. WATKINS, MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes Mark T. Watkins, Senior Vice President, Technology and Forestry, MeadWestvaco Corporation. Mr. Watkins areas of responsibility include corporate engineering, stewardship, sustainability, safety, health and environmental. He speaks on "Sustainability at MeadWestvaco" to an audience in Classroom 50 on October 20, 2008.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
MICHAEL LENOX, THE BATTEN INSTITUTE
Professor Michael Lenox, Darden Associate Dean and Director of Darden's Batten Institute, speaks on "Trends in Corporate Sustainability" before a group of Darden Alumni visiting the School on September 27, 2008.
Monday, September 29, 2008
THE FINANCIAL MARKET CRISIS: A PANEL DISCUSSION
A panel of Darden faculty offers context and explanations for the ongoing turmoil affecting the financial markets. During their discussion it seems obvious that the complex, cause-and-effect interplay of terrorist activity, Federal Reserve policy, relaxed regulation and creative mortgage financing in the last nine years created a climate of poor business leadership and loose ethics that fed a consuming desire for wealth. The dialog also focuses on the implications of the financial crisis of 2008, especially on how it may impact the career prospects of MBA students and graduates. This panel discussion is the first in what is expected to be an ongoing dialog within the Darden community about the role of ethics, leadership and personal responsibility as the financial crisis continues to unfold. Recorded September 24, 2008.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
LENNY MENDONCA, MCKINSEY
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes its first speaker of the 2008-09 academic year, Lenny Mendonca. Mr. Mendonca is Chairman of McKinsey Global Institute and Director of McKinsey & Company, Inc. He speaks on the topic of CEOs and public leaders - how executives are bringing social issues to the boardroom. Recorded September 15, 2008.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
HUGH MACLEOD: WEB 2.0 (EXCERPT)
Blogger Hugh MacLeod of GapingVoid.com addresses the Online Marketing Update @ Darden in this excerpt from the conference. Hugh MacLeod is a cartoonist and professional blogger, known for his ideas about how "Web 2.0" affects advertising and marketing. After a decade of working as an advertising copywriter, Hugh started blogging at gapingvoid.com in 2001. He first started off just publishing his cartoons, but as time wore on he started blogging about his other main interest i.e. marketing.
Friday, May 2, 2008
JAMES H. LOWRY, THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
James H. Lowry is a nationally recognized workforce and supplier diversity expert and a Senior Advisor for The Boston Consulting Group. Previously as a Senior Vice President and the Global Diversity Director, he led the firm's workforce diversity, ethnic marketing and minority business development consulting practice. This is Lesson #4 in the Lessons in Leadership Lecture Series: "The Importance of Networking and Personal Relationships", sponsored by Darden's Black Business Student Forum. Recorded April 15, 2008.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
JOHN MULETA, M2ZNETWORKS, INC.
John Muleta is the founder and CEO of M2Z Networks, Inc. A “Triple Hoo,” and 1990 Shermet Award Winner, Mr. Muleta earned degrees in Engineering, Law and Business from the University of Virginia. This is Lesson #3 in the Lessons In Leadership Lecture Series: "The Secret of Success is the Constancy of Purpose", sponsored by Darden's Black Business Student Forum. Recorded February 20, 2008.
Friday, April 4, 2008
THOMAS J. BALTIMORE, RLJ DEVELOPMENT
Capacity crowds turned out to learn about Emerging Domestic Markets during the 2008 Darden Black Business Student Forum Conference on April 4. Emerging Domestic Markets (EDMs) collectively have an estimated purchasing power of $1.3 trillion annually. These markets represent an intriguing opportunity for business leaders. But there is more at stake. EDMs are the very markets that stand to benefit the most from committed business leadership. Students during the conference learned that these markets represent both economic opportunity and the chance to make a difference in the world of practical affairs, which is the essence of the Darden School mission. The conference speakers during the day were Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr., co-founder and president of RLJ Development, which is one of Johnson’s companies. The Honorable Denise L. Nappier, Treasurer of the State of Connecticut, was scheduled to speak that evening. Mr. Baltimore kicked off the morning session with a discussion of the RLJ private equity funds under his management and the company’s extensive privately-owned real estate holdings. RLJ owns 136 hotels in major markets with a portfolio value of $3 billion. Mr. Baltimore said he has not lost a single member of his executive team. He credited his own success to self-sacrifice, focus and an unwavering dedication to the task.
Friday, April 4, 2008
ROBERT L. JOHNSON, BET
2008 BBSF Conference on Emerging Domestic Markets lunchtime keynote speaker Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television.
Friday, April 4, 2008
DENISE L. NAPPIER, STATE OF CONNECTICUT
2008 BBSF Conference on Emerging Domestic Markets evening keynote speaker The Honorable Denise L. Nappier, Treasurer of the State of Connecticut.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
DR. CYPRIAN EJIASA, NASA
Dr. Cyprian Ejiasa, the Chief Financial Officer of NASA, speaks during an event sponsored by the Darden Christian Fellowship. Mr. Ejiasa talks about faith and attitude in the workplace. Recorded February 22, 2008.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
JAMES MCCABE, CHIC-FIL-A
CFO James “Buck” McCabe keeps the books for Chick-fil-A, but it is the corporation’s adherence to a simple code of ethics that he most enjoys about his job. This event, recorded February 12, 2008, was sponsored by the Darden Christian Fellowship.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
BARBARA HULIT, DANAHER CORPORATION
Barbara Hulit, Danaher Corporation, President of Fluke Corporation speaks at Darden during NAWMBA Women's Leadership Week. Prior to joining Fluke Ms. Hulit was VP and Director at the BCG, where she worked in strategy and business development, rising from consultatant to partner in six years. Recorded February 6, 2008.
Friday, February 1, 2008
MICHAEL J.T. STEEP
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes Darden Class of 1980 alumnus Michael J.T. Steep, Chief of Operations for Microsoft HQ Innovation Team IdeAgency. The Innovation Team is a special initiative at the highest levels of the company to create a foundation for grass-roots technology innovation in ground-breaking new areas including Software Managed Services on the Web. Recorded February 1, 2008.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
DANIEL ANAGHO, AFRICA INVESTMENT CORPORATION
Darden African Business Organization presents Daniel Anagho, President of African Investment Corporation, as part of the 2008 Spotlight on Africa Lecture Series. Mr. Anagho speaks on the "Role of Private Equity and Investments". Recorded January 29, 2008.
Friday, January 11, 2008
ROB ARCHER, ARCHER ENTERPRISES
Darden welcomes alumnus Rob Archer (D'94) for Lesson Two in the "Lessons in Leadership Lecture Series" presented by Darden's Black Business Student Forum (BBSF). Rob served as a regional marketing and sales representative for IBM in Philadelphia before pursuing his entrepreneurial venture as President and CEO of Archer Enterprises, which operates the famous Arch’s Frozen Yogurt shop on the "Corner" in Charlottesville, Virginia. Recorded November 29, 2007.
Friday, January 11, 2008
MICHAEL CANNON, VISA INTERNATIONAL
The 3rd Asian Business Conference at Darden welcomes alumnus Michael Canon (D'76), General Manager of Commercial Solutions for Visa International Asia Pacific. Michael gives a keynote address concerning "The Strategies for Success in Asia as a Global Company", the topic of this year's conference. Recorded November 19, 2007.
Friday, November 2, 2007
JEREMY ZIMMER, UNITED TALENT AGENCY
The Darden Producers Forum welcomes Jeremy Zimmer, Founding Partner & Board Member of United Talent Agency, one of the industry's major talent and literary agencies. This event was co-sponsored by Darden's Media, Entertainment and Sports Club and The Virginia Film Festival.
Friday, November 2, 2007
CHRIS PARK, DELOITTE
Chris Park, Partner and Head of Sustainability Practice at Deloitte, speaks at the first "Darden Renewable Energy and Sustainability Forum". The event was sponsored by Darden's Energy Club and Net Impact at Darden. Recorded October 23, 2007.
Friday, November 2, 2007
MIKE ECKHART, ACORE
Mike Eckhart, President of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), speaks at the first "Darden Renewable Energy and Sustainability Forum". The event was sponsored by Darden's Energy Club and Net Impact at Darden. Recorded October 23, 2007.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
OBEDIENCE & ETHICS: MILGRAM'S LASTING LESSONS
Alan C. Elms, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, visits Professor Andy Wicks class at Darden to discuss the lasting lessons of Stanley Milgram's "Obedience to Authority" experiments in the 1960s at Yale University, where Elms was Milgram's graduate research assistant. Recorded 10/10/2007.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
BEN GUILL: PRIVATE EQUITY AND THE ENERGY INDUSTRY
The Darden Private Equity Club and the Darden Energy Club welcome guest speaker Ben A. Guill, former President of First Reserve Corporation - the most experienced and largest private equity firm focusing exclusively on the energy industry.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
JEFF ZUCKER, NBC UNIVERSAL
Jeff Zucker, President and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal speaks on "NBC Universal and Apple: A Case Study in Business Leadership" as part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series. Recorded October 2, 2007.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
JOHN ALLISON, BB&T CORPORATION
Darden's Leadership Speaker Series welcomes John Allison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BB&T Corporation, consistently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's "Most Admired Companies". Mr. Allison speaks on "Leadership and Values". Recorded October 1, 2007.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
BRYAN SIMMS, BALL STREET VENTURES
Lesson One in the "Lessons in Leadership Lecture Series" presented by Darden's Black Business Student Forum (BBSF). Darden Alumnus Bryan Simms, CEO of Ball Street Ventures, LLC speaks on "The Truth about Failure" to an audience in Classroom 160 on September 25, 2007.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
DOUG LATTNER, DELOITTE CONSULTING
Douglas J. Lattner, Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP joins us for Darden's Leadership Speaker Series to discuss "Transforming for Sustainability: An Emerging Corporate Challenge".
Thursday, September 13, 2007
KEN THOMPSON, WACHOVIA
Ken Thompson, Chairman, President and CEO of Wachovia Corporation visits as part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series. Ken speaks on "Leading Ahead of Change".
Friday, September 7, 2007
Former Virginia Governor Mark Warner visits the Darden School on Friday, September 7, 2007 to speak during Darden's Career Discovery Forums. Warner made his fortune in the early 1980s as a broker of cellular telephone franchise licenses, and was an early investor in Nextel, later acquired by Sprint.
Thursday, April 5, 2007
MICHAEL RAYNOR, THE STRATEGY PARADOX
Can committing to success actually lead to failure? Best selling author Michael Raynor addresses the Darden community, explaining how the prerequisites of success are almost always the ingredients for failures too. Read more.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
FRANCES O'SULLIVAN, LENOVO
Frances K. O'Sullivan, Senior Vice President and COO, Product Group, Lenovo, was the keynote speaker of the 2007 Asian Business Conference at the Darden School. She discussed the strategy of the Lenovo-IBM partnership while underscoring the challenges of growing market share and building brand awareness on an international scale.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
JEFFREY IMMELT, GE
General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt discusses "Leadership, Innovation and Growth" during his presentation in the Darden School's Abbott Center Auditorium. He is the 9th chairman in GE's 128-year history, having been appointed to the post in September 2001. Previously, Immelt served as president and chairman-elect of GE.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
MARK JOHNSON, PRODUCER, GRAN VIA PRODUCTIONS
The Darden Producers Forum welcomes Mark Johnson, winner of the Best Picture Academy Award for Barry Levinson's poignant 1988 drama Rain Man. Johnson most recently produced the highly anticipated The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and How To Eat Fried Worms based on Thomas Rockwell's beloved book.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
THE HONORABLE FRANCIS J. HARVEY, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
The Darden 50th Anniversary Speaker Series presents the Honorable Francis J. Harvey, Secretary of the Army. As Secretary, Dr. Harvey is responsible for the Department of the Army’s annual budget and supplemental of $160 billion. He leads a work force of over one million active duty, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve Soldiers, 230,000 Department of the Army civilian employees and 280,000 contracted service personnel.
Friday, April 21, 2006
HENRI TERMEER D'73, GENZYME CORPORATION
Henri Termeer, Chairman, President and CEO of the Genzyem Corporation and Darden Alumni gives the keynote address for the Darden Health Care Club's 2006 Annual Health Care Conference.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
JIM TODD D'64, PETERSON COMPANIES
That Darden Real Estate Club welcomes guest speaker and Darden alumni, Jim Todd. Mr. Todd is a member of the Darden class of 1964, a member of the Darden Board of Trustees, and the President of The Peterson Companies. Mr. Todd draws on his extremely successful career in real estate development to share his insights regarding the industry and to give an overview of what development entails.
Monday, April 17, 2006
50TH ANNIVERSARY SPEAKER: BOB JOHNSON
Bob Johnson, recently retired (Jan 1, 2006) CEO of Honeywell Aerospace speaks to a Darden audience about his philosophy of leadership: "Guiding and Steering the energy forces for change and success".
You may also view the powerpoint used for this presentation in pdf format.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
INSIGHTS: PETER RODRIGUEZ
At the Insight's talk in Washington D.C. in March of 2006, Peter Rodriguez discussed the challenges and opportunities of growth in the economy of the 21st century. The many changes confonting large developed economies, such as outsourcing, immigration, and population change speak to the forces that will endure throughout the 21st century. This podcast speaks to how these challenges will affect large developed nations and the large emerging 'BRIC' economies - Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Peter L. Rodriguez is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at The Darden School.
You may also view the powerpoint used for this presentation in pdf format.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
RONALD J. ALSOP, WALL STREET JOURNAL
Ronald J. Alsop addresses a Darden/UVA audience as part of the Darden 50th Anniversy Speaker Series on the topic of Corporate Reputation and Ethics. Mr. Alsop, a news editor and senior writer at The Wall Street Journal, is the author of the book The 18 Immutable Laws of Corporate Reputation: Creating, Protecting, and Repairing Your Most Valuable Asset. He also is the editor of the Journal’s annual ranking of leading M.B.A. programs and author of the new book The Wall Street Journal's Guide to the Top Business Schools 2006. In addition, he writes the monthly M.B.A. Track column and articles about business education, corporate reputation and marketing for the Journal.
Thursday, November 3, 2005
HAROLD MCGRAW III, MCGRAW-HILL
Darden 50th Anniversary Speaker Series and The General Management & Operations Club present Harold McGraw III, Chairman, President and CEO of the McGraw-Hill Companies, speaking to a Darden audience in room 50. Addresses topics in education, globalization and corporate governance, International Business, Operations, Asia, the European Union and innovation.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
JULIE LYNN & KELLY THOMAS, MOCKINGBIRD PICTURES
Julie Lynn, founder of Mockingbird Picures, and Kelly Thomas, Darden alum and Vice President of Development and Production at Mockingbird Pictures, speak to an open audience in room 50 as part of the annual Producer's Forum and Virginia Film Festival. They discuss the process involved in getting their new movie "Nine Lives" through development, preproduction, production, postproduction, distribution, all on a very small budget.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN
Christine Todd Whitman speaks to a public audience in the Darden auditorium as part of the 50th anniversary Speaker Series. The title of her speech was "A Time for Radical Moderates: Bringing American Politics Back to the Center." Christine Whitman was sworn in as EPA Administrator on January 31, 2001. Prior to that, Whitman served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
KRISTEN FORBES, WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS
Kristen Forbes, Member, White House Council of Economic Advisers and Associate Professor, Sloan School of Management, MIT delivers a key note address entitled “Capital Controls in Emerging Markets: No Free Lunch” during Batten's conference on Emerging Markets Finance.
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
GLENN RENWICK, PROGRESSIVE AUTO INSURANCE
Glenn Renwick, CEO of Progressive Insurance speaks to a Darden audience. Under Renwick's guidance, Progressive has grown from $6 Billion to $13 Billion in net premiums to become the country's third largest auto insurance group. Addresses topics in Management and Marketing. Introduction: Robert Harris, Dean, The Darden School
Monday, November 15, 2004
TED AMYUNI, CARRIER CORPORATION
Ted Amyuni, Senior Vice President of Carrier Corporation gives a talk on the topic of 'Transformational Leadership'.
Thursday, November 11, 2004
JIM ROGERS, EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO
Jim Rogers, Executive VP of Eastman Chemical Co, speaks to a Darden Audience about the Cost of Capital. Addresses topics in Finance.
Monday, November 1, 2004
DAVID RIDLEY, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
David Ridley, Senior Vice President of People and Leadership Development, Southwest Airlines, speaks to a Darden audience about his experiences. The presentation addresses topics in Leadership, Management and Organizational Behavior.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
HAROLD TINKLER, DELOITTE & TOUCHE
Harold Tinkler of Deloitte gives a speech to First Years entitled "Ethics in Business: The Heart of the Matter" (formerly "The Role of Ethics in Global Business Management"). A 35-year veteran of Deloitte & Touche, Harold Tinkler is the professional services firm’s first chief ethics and compliance officer. He has provided solutions to complex audit and compliance issues for many of the firm’s significant public auditing clients for more than three decades.
Thursday, April 22, 2004
THOMAS SCHOEWE, WAL-MART
Thomas M. Schoewe, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wal-mart speaks to a Darden audience about his experiences at Wal-mart and about the company itself.
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
SHARON ALLEN, DELOITTE & TOUCHE
Sharon Allen, chairman of the Deloitte US Board of Directors, speaks to a Darden audience about her personal experiences, her company, and the consulting/audit business.
Thursday, March 18, 2004
WILLIAM WELDON, JOHNSON & JOHNSON
Bill Weldon, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, speaks to Darden about the J&J corporate credo and why sticking to it has brought success. After Weldon's speech, Dean Bob Harris sits with Weldon for a brief Q&A before the audience Q&A begins.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
MITCHELL ZUCKOFF: WHAT TO DO (AND NOT TO DO) WHEN A REPORTER CALLS
Mitchell Zuzkoff, former Boston Globe Business Reporter, author and Batten fellow, shares tips with up coming business professionals on how to best represent their company when the media calls.
Monday, November 10, 2003
JONATHAN MARINER, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Jonathan Mariner, CFO and Senior VP of Major League Baseball speaks to a Darden audience about his experiences. Mariner also received a BS degree in Accounting from UVA. Mr. Mariner graduated from UVA with a B.S. in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and received his MBA degree from the Harvard Business School. Sponsored by Media, Entertainment and Sports Club.
Thursday, October 2, 2003
JOHN O. WYNNE, LANDMARK COMMUNICATIONS
John O Wynne, retired President and CEO of Landmark Communications, Inc, speaks to a Darden audience about his experiences.
Wednesday, April 17, 2002
BETH PRITCHARD, BATH & BODY WORKS
Beth Pritchard, President and CEO of Bath & Body Works, speaks to a Darden audiences about her experiences.
Thursday, April 5, 2001
ALLISON ABRAHAM, LIFEMINDERS, INC.
Allison Abraham (MBA '88) President Lifeminders, Inc. talks to a Darden audience about her experiences since leaving Darden.
Tuesday, March 27, 2001
DOUG LEBDA, LENDING TREE INC
Douglas R. Lebda, CEO Lending Tree Inc., speaks about his experiences founding and managing the company.