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CEO of Michael Kors to Speak at Georgetown McDonough

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John D. Idol, chairman and CEO of Michael Kors Holdings Limited, will speak to students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business about the development of the company and its successful IPO in 2011.

The event is sponsored by the Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs (G.A.M.B.L.E), with support from the Undergraduate Business Program Office and the Distinguished Leaders Series, as well as the McDonough Retail & Luxury Association, the McDonough Global Student Association, and the Undergraduate Marketing Association.

Friday, February 8, 2013
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Lohrfink Auditorium
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.

Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, senior director of communications, at (202) 687-4080 or

John D. Idol is the chairman and CEO of Michael Kors Holdings Limited. Michael Kors is recognized as one of America’s pre-eminent designers for luxury accessories and sportswear. Idol’s former experience includes positions as CEO of Donna Karan International Inc., and Kasper A.S.L. Ltd. He has successfully led corporate restructuring and brand repositioning and has spearheaded vigorous turnarounds for his brands.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter @msbgu.