Featured Speakers at McDonough

Georgetown McDonough hosts heavyweights in business and culture, offering our community unparalleled access to today's most interesting thought leaders.

Joseph Baratta (center) receives the Dean's Medal from Pietra Rivoli and Paul Almeida

Baratta to Graduates: Embrace the “Georgetown Factor”

May 17th, 2019

Twenty-six years ago, Joseph Baratta (B’93) walked across the Georgetown University commencement stage to receive his diploma and was prepared to begin his career at Morgan Stanley. He never imagined that he would find himself once again on the Healy Lawn stage, this time to address the McDonough School of Business Class of 2019.

Sweetgreen Founders Reflect on Success

April 18th, 2019

Sweetgreen founders and Georgetown McDonough School of Business alumni Jonathan Neman (B’07), Nicolas Jammet (B’07), and Nathaniel Ru (B’07) returned to campus April 16 for a conversation about their 12 years of success and how their mission to connect people to real food has grown beyond the salads they make.

Karl Roessner

E-Trade CEO Emphasizes Importance of Customer Service to Digital Experience

April 15th, 2019

E-Trade CEO Karl Roessner discussed the importance of customer satisfaction to the financial services company’s brand and provided his thoughts on cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence at an April 10 event at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, presented by the Center for Financial Markets and Policy’s Global Finance Speaker Series and the school’s Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series.

Old Navy CFO Katrina O’Connell speaks at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business

Old Navy CFO Addresses Industry Disruption

January 17th, 2019

Katrina O’Connell, chief finance officer and senior vice president of strategy, innovation and product operations at Old Navy, spoke at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business on November 14 about how the retail company competes amid industry disruption.

Penny Pennington

Penny Pennington Addresses Professional Mentorship

December 19th, 2018

Penny Pennington, recently named managing partner of investment firm Edward Jones, reflected on her career, lessons she has learned about leadership, and the values that make Edward Jones a success in a Nov. 29 event for MBA students at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

Lamborghini at GU

Lamborghini CEO: Company Success Comes From Constant Innovation

November 15th, 2018

Maintaining a luxury brand requires passion and innovation to deliver an effective customer experience, said Alessandro Farmeschi, CEO of Lamborghini Americas, at an event hosted by Georgetown Retail and Luxury Association and the GBI.