More Than 300 Business Leaders Meet with Students

May 31, 2011

During the 2010-2011 academic year, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business has hosted more than 300 business leaders who have shared their experiences with undergraduate and graduate business students. These included speakers as part of the Distinguished Leaders Series, the MBA Leadership Series, classroom lectures, and student-led events. Following are some highlights of this year’s speakers.

Distinguished Leaders Series

Suzanne Clark, CEO, Potomac Research Group
Edward Cohen, principal owner, Washington Nationals
Thomas Donohue, president and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Sandy Douglas, President, Coca-Cola North America
Seth Goldman, co-founder, president, and TeaEO, Honest Tea
Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief, Huffington Post
Bill Issac, chairman, LECG Global Financial Services
Sheila Johnson, CEO, Salamander Hospitality
Naina Lal Kidwai, group general manager and country head, HSBC in India
Ted Leonsis, CEO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
T. Boone Pickens, financier and chairman, BP Capital Management
Punit Renjen, chairman and CEO, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Terry Semel, former CEO, Yahoo! Inc
Antonio Vázquez, chairman, International Airlines Group

MBA Leadership Series

Deborah Alderson, president, Defense Solutions Group, SAIC
Nate Allen, division chief, business synchronization and governance, U.S. Army
Meenu Arora, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Tony Bansal, government markets advisor, MerWin Growth Partners
Rich Beyer, chairman and CEO, Freescale Semiconductors
Lynn Ann Casey, founder and CEO, Arc Aspicio
John Delaney, chairman and CEO, CapitalSource, Inc.
Jeanette Meixner Franzel, managing director, Financial Management and Assurance Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Kristine Korva, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Debra Lee, chairman and CEO, BET Networks
Michael Mael, director of finance and administration, Washington National Orchestra
Jonathan McBride, human resources, White House
Sheela Murthy, lawyer, entrepreneur, and founder, murthy.com
Mark Ordan, CEO, Sunrise Senior Living
Susan Potter, managing consultant, Towers Watson
Lenny Rayford, chairman and CEO, CW Financial
Donna Vincent Roa, managing partner and chief strategist, Vincent Roa Group
Alan Rubino, CEO and president, Akrimax Pharmaceuticals
Dave Schaeffer, CEO, Cogent
Bill Shore, founder and executive director, Share our Strength
Chad Storlie, Special Forces lieutenant colonel, U.S. Army
Taryn Voget, founder and CEO, Everyday Genius Institute
Steven Worth, president, Plexus Consulting Group
Chyrssa Zizos, president and founder, LiveWire Media Relations

Selected Speakers

Ben Bernanke, chairman, Federal Reserve
Kathleen Casey, commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission
Michael Chasen, founder, Blackboard
Bud Colligan, co-founder, Macromedia
His Excellency Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
Mike Dupee, vice president of corporate social responsibility, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Wesley Edens, co-chairman, Fortress Investment Group
Tim O'Shaughnessy, CEO, LivingSocial
Ada Polla, co-creator and president, Alchimie Forever, LLC
David Simon, CEO, Simon Property Group
Maria Thomas, former CEO, Etsy
Sam Zell, chairman, Equity Group Investments


See the list of speakers from the 2009-10 academic year here.