Executives to Share Thoughts on Leadership with MBA Students Over Breakfast
The MBA Leaders Breakfast Series will continue throughout the spring semester, bringing business executives and MBA Full-Time and Evening Program students together to share a meal and thoughts on leadership.
Sixteen business leaders from a variety of industries are slated to participate in the series, which is held each semester. At the breakfasts, the executives speak to a small group of students about leadership and then engage in discussion through a question-and-answer session.
The spring’s lineup of speakers includes:
• Gloria Bohan, president and CEO of Omega Travel
• William Demchak, senior vice chairman and head of Corporate & Institutional Banking for the PNC Financial Services Group
• Maria S. Gomez, president and CEO of Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care
• Alan Gould, CEO of Nielsen IAG
• Lee Grossman, president and CEO of the Autism Society of America
• Frank Lavin, chairman of Edelman Public Relations Asia, former U.S. ambassador to Singapore, and former U.S. undersecretary of commerce for international trade
• Laura Liswood, senior advisor and former managing director for global leadership and diversity at Goldman Sachs and secretary general of the Council of Women World Leaders at the Aspen Institute
• Jack Maier, senior managing director and head of FBR’s Financial Mergers and Acquisitions Group
• Spike Mendelsohn, co-owner of Good Stuff Eatery and Top Chef contestant
• Sharon Pratt, founder and leader of Pratt Consulting and the third mayor of Washington, D.C.
• Scott Schoen, president of THL
• Steven Shafran, former senior advisor to the secretary of the treasury and formerly with Goldman Sachs
• William Smith, executive vice president and senior scientist with AED
• Patrick Steel, senior managing director and head of FBR Capital Markets’ Financial Sponsors Group
• Terrence Straub, senior vice president of public policy and government affairs for U.S. Steel
• David Walker, president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation