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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 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

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Speakers

  • September 21, 2017

    Mark Hawkins (B.A. SCM ’81)

    EVP & Chief Financial Officer, Salesforce.com, Inc., San Francisco, CA

  • September 28, 2017 (The Sylvan T. Warrington Visiting Lectureship in Ethics and Leadership)

    Craig Menear (B.A. Human Resources ’79)

    Chairman, CEO and President; The Home Depot, Inc., Atlanta, GA

  • October 19, 2017

    Omari Bouknight (B.A. SCM ’99)

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Jeff Rynbrandt (MBA SCM ’02)

    VP US Sales, CardioFocus Inc., Marlborough, MA

  • November 2, 2017

    Matthew Kistler (B.A. Marketing ’88)

    Executive Vice President Chief Strategy & Client Partner, EYC Symphony, Braintree, MA

  • November 16, 2017

    Matthew Jennings (MBA Marketing ’88)

    Chairman, CEO and President; Phillips-Medisize, a Molex Company; Hudson, WI

  • January 18, 2018

    Brian Kesseler (B.A. Finance ’88)

    CEO, Tenneco Inc., Lake Forest, IL

  • February 1, 2018

    Gregory Longstreet (B.A. General Business ’92)

    CEO & President, CytoSport, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA

  • February 15, 2018

    Timothy Griffith (B.A. Economics ’91)

    Sr. VP & Chief Financial Officer, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Findlay, OH

  • March 15, 2018

    Elizabeth Door (B.S. Packaging ’94; EMBA ’04)

    Sr. VP, Global Strategic Sourcing, Whirlpool, Inc., Benton Harbor, MI

  • April 12, 2018

    Rajiv Gupta

    Chairman of the Board of Directors, Delphi Automotive PLC; Member, Board of Directors of HP Inc. and the Vanguard Group, Inc.; Former Chairman and CEO, Rohm and Haas Company, Newtown Square, PA

Past Speakers and Guest Lecturers

It is almost impossible to list the vast array of founders, entrepreneurs, and C-suite leaders that have spent time on campus to share business wisdom and career advice with Broad MBA students. They cover nearly every corner of industry in the world of business.

A small sample of past visiting speakers:

  • Eli Broad (Businessman, Author, Founder, Philanthropist)
  • James Turley (CEO, Ernst & Young)
  • Dave Zilko (Equity Partner, Garden Fresh Gourmet)
  • Thomas Egan (VP, Global Procurement, Whirlpool)
  • Michael Lawton (EVP, Domino’s)
  • Beverly Gaskin (EVP, Supply Management, Rolls-Royce)
  • Andria Long (VP, Innovation, Sara Lee)
  • Dave McCann (Online Sales and Operations Manager, Google AdWords)
  • Pete Pendergast (Global Marketing Manager, Dow Chemical)
  • Bob Chapek (President, Disney Consumer Products, Disney)
  • Christine Gibbons (CFO, Sensicore)
  • Ms. Ling Wu (Managing Director, Amherst Partners)