McDonough School of Business

Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series

Through the Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series, Georgetown University connects our students and alumni with renowned leaders who share their unique experiences and engage in dialogue about leadership in an ever-changing world. The series was made possible through the support of Georgetown parents Daniel and Mary Stanton (P’12, P’14).

Selected Past Speakers

“We can learn so much from distinguished leaders who share their interesting life lessons. Their experiences can be personally motivating and allow us to look at business through a different lens. When the school is able to host a variety of leaders, everyone benefits.”

Daniel Stanton (P’12, P’14)

Series Podcast

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The Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series brings together experts and industry leaders for conversations on business success, hurdles, and career discussions, with Georgetown University McDonough School of Business faculty, students, alumni, and community members. The programs take place live on campus or online. The podcast edition of the series features a selection of these conversations from over the years that we hope our listeners will enjoy.

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A Conversation with David Rubenstein

Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of the private equity firm The Carlyle Group, discusses topics ranging from changes in private equity, to career advice, to reflections on his life and upbringing in a conversation with Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Dean and William R. Berkley Chair Paul Almeida and Professor Pietra Rivoli. Originally Recorded March 27, 2019.

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Championing a Diverse Workforce: A Conversation with Capital One’s Meghan Welch

As senior vice president, head of enterprise human resources, and chief diversity and inclusion officer for Capital One, Meghan Welch leads Capital One’s global efforts to ensure a culture that values respect for every associate, is inclusive of diverse views, and where every voice is heard and matters. In this episode she shares insights into creating and sustaining a diverse workforce with Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Patricia Grant. Originally Recorded Oct. 13, 2020.

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Purpose in Crisis: A Conversation with BlackRock’s Frank Cooper

As senior managing director and global chief marketing officer of financial powerhouse BlackRock, Frank Cooper leads the company’s marketing across every region of the world — combining the science of data-driven/technology-centered approaches with the art of creativity, culture, and purpose. Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Rebecca Hamilton moderates a conversation with Cooper on his career at BlackRock and other organizations. Originally Recorded Oct. 29, 2020.

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Mark Dunkerley

A Conversation with Mark Dunkerley, Former CEO of Hawaiian Airlines

Mark Dunkerley, former CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, and Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Professor Pietra Rivoli discuss Dunkerley’s role in expanding Hawaiian Airlines from a domestic airline to an international one. Dunkerley led Hawaiian Airlines for 15 years and witnessed firsthand the difficulties of being in the airline industry. He discusses his experiences, as well as the importance of creating brand loyalty and the need for businesses to adapt to other cultures when expanding globally. Originally Recorded Feb. 3, 2020.

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Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series with Citigroup CEO Mike Corbat

A Conversation with Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat

Michael Corbat, CEO of Citigroup, shares his thoughts on the geopolitical climate, technological advances within the banking industry, and his path to becoming Citi’s CEO in a conversation with Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Dean Paul Almeida. Since becoming CEO in 2012, Corbat has focused on leveraging Citi’s unique global network to serve its institutional and consumer banking clients with an emphasis on strong execution and the highest ethical standards. Originally Recorded Feb. 6, 2018.

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Pauline Brown

A Conversation with Pauline Brown, former CEO LVMH

Pauline Brown, author of “Aesthetic Intelligence: How to Boost It and Use It in Business and Beyond” and former chairperson of North America for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, talks with Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Professor Arthur Dong about her journey at LVMH, as well as insights from her book with a special focus on the benefits and challenges of running aesthetic businesses from a strategic, financial, organizational, and cultural perspective. Originally Recorded April 14, 2020.

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Washington Women in Sports

This episode features a discussion on the changing role of women in sports and how teams are responding creatively with growing female fan base. Four influential women conquering the business of professional sports: Sarah Crennan, head of content for Yahoo Sports; Nancy Huubacker, vice president of sales and marketing, Washington Football Team; Patty Pierre-leonardi, owner of PMSI; and Rebecca Winn, vice president of marketing for the Washington Wizards, share their insights with Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Adjunct Marketing Professor Jimmy Lynn. Originally Recorded Nov. 13, 2019.

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