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Learn from industry leaders and visionaries.

Through the Roy S. Pung Executive Speaker Series, 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 exclusive 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.

Spring 2021 Speakers

Fall 2020 Speakers

  • September 17, 2020

    David Feber (B.S. Civil Engineering ’94)

    Partner, McKinsey & Company

  • October 1, 2020

    Priyadarshan Godbole (MBA Finance ’90)

    CFO, Hearsay Systems

  • October 15, 2020

    John Roescher (With Sanjay Baskaran)

    CEO, Handsome

  • October 29, 2020

    Edward J. Minskoff (B.A. Economics ’62)

    President, Philanthropist, Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc.

Spring 2020 Speakers

  • January 23, 2020

    David Zilko (B.A. Finance ’85)

    Entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer, Fuel Leadership, LLC, Detroit, MI

  • January 30, 2020

    Ryan Sullivan (B.A. Finance ’06)

    Chief Executive Officer, Xenith, LLC, Detroit, MI

  • February 6 or 20, 2020

    Kevin Smith (B.A. Finance ’07)

    Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group, Troy, MI

  • March 19, 2020

    Joel Clum (B.A. Finance ’08)

    Chief Operating Officer, Worldwide Express, Dallas, TX

  • March 26, 2020

    Tamara Steffens (B.A. Marketing ’85)

    General Manager, Business Development (Office, Education, Mobile), Microsoft Corp., San Francisco, CA

Fall 2019 Speakers

  • September 12, 2019

    Panel | Members of the MBA Class of 1999

    • Sanjay Baskaran (MBA Marketing ’99), Chief Executive Officer, One Technologies, Dallas, TX
    • Jeffrey Ge (MBA SCM ’99), Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Lumentum, Milpitas, CA
    • Srini Bangalore (MBA SCM ’99), Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group, Mountain View, CA
  • October 3, 2019 (The Sylvan T. Warrington Visiting Lectureship in Ethics and Leadership)

    Jay Farner (B.A. Finance ’95)

    Chief Executive Officer, Quicken Loans, Detroit, MI

    Location: N100 BCC

  • October 24, 2019

    Paul Cook (B.A. Supply Chain Management ’84, MBA Finance ’86)

    Chief Executive Officer, Vālant, Seattle, WA

  • November 7, 2019

    Charles Moore (B.A./MBA Professional Accounting ’94)

    Managing Director, Restructuring, Alvarez & Marsal, Detroit, MI

  • November 14, 2019

    Natalya Leahy (MBA Finance ’06)

    Chief Financial Officer, Holland America Group, Seattle, WA

Spring 2019 Speakers

  • January 24, 2019

    Colin Chummers (MBA Finance ’02)

    Sr. Director, Network & Partner Services, Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA

  • February 21, 2019

    Rebecca Smith (B.S. Agribusiness Management ’98; MBA Finance, SCM ’04)

    Vice President, Global Project Management and Supply Chain Planning, Amway, Grand Rapids, MI

  • March 21, 2019

    Eric Boughner (MBA Finance ’03)

    Director, Global Capital Management, General Motors, Detroit, MI

  • March 28, 2019

    Jennifer Holahan (MBA Marketing ’05)

    Sr. Director, Shopper & Category Insights to Activation, Pfizer Consumer Health, Madison, NJ

  • April 11, 2019

    Aaron Murray (B.A. Marketing ’97; MBA Marketing Technology ’01)

    Managing Director, Revenue Management, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Fall 2018 Speakers