If you are planning to visit Darden in February or March, you may want to consider planning your trip so that you can attend one of Darden’s Leadership Speakers Series events. Each year Darden attracts a wide variety of executives to Charlottesville to speak on leadership topics (for a list of past speakers in recent years, visit the Leadership Speakers Series website).
Prospective students and applicants are welcome to attend the events below. To RSVP e-mail LevineS@Darden.virginia.edu.
|Martha N. Johnson
||U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
|Thomas A. Fanning
||Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
||Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
||Chief Financial Officer and President of Global Business Services
|Gary L. Perlin
||Chief Financial Officer
||Capital One Financial Corporation
||NFL Players Association
|Henri A. Termeer
||Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
|J. Phillip Holloman
||President and Chief Operating Officer
||President and Chief Executive Officer
||Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)
We look forward to seeing you on Grounds soon!
Jonathan Harris, a Darden Student Blogger and member of the MBA Class of 2012, just wrote a great post, “Feels Like ‘CEO Month’ at Darden,” about the impressive list of CEO speakers that have come to Darden recently.
In preparation for the launch of the first Darden Global Business Experience to Israel in May, Darden is hosting Asaf Vitman, the Israeli Embassy’s minister for economic affairs, for a lecture today on the Israeli economy with a special focus on entrepreneurship and innovation in Israel.
Raymond Bednar, senior vice president and global sponsorship marketing executive for Bank of America, will be speaking at Darden on Wednesday as part of the Darden Leadership Speaker Series. Mr. Bednar oversees Bank of America’s sponsorship of Major League Baseball, NASCAR, Major League Football teams and more. In October 2008, Business Week named him in “The Power 100” for the most influential people in sports.
On Thursday, Darden will be hosting the Business and Public Policy Club’s inaugural symposium, Preventative Healthcare in the United States: How Holistic Discourse Can Lead to Better Health Care Solutions. The symposium will feature a panel discussion that includes the following people:
- Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm (Local Beyond Organic Farm)
- Daniel Carey, MD, president of the Virginia Society of Medicine
- Steven Danish, professor of psychology, Preventative Medicine and Community Health, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Mary Margaret Frank, Darden professor, specializing in public policy objectives and public-private partnerships
- Ridge Schuyler, Charlottesville district director for Congressman Tom Perriello