Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series

The Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series brings to Georgetown University leaders who are renowned in their fields to share their unique experiences with students and alumni of the McDonough School of Business, as well as to 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

  • Richard Branson, entrepreneur
  • Wes Bush, CEO and chairman, Northrop Grumman
  • Michael Corbat, CEO, Citi
  • Domenico De Sole (P’04, P’06), international chairman, Tom Ford and former CEO, Gucci
  • John Doerr (P’20), venture capitalist and chairman, Kleiner Perkins
  • J. Alexander “Sandy” Douglas, president, Coca-Cola North America
  • Fabrizio Freda (P’15, P’19), CEO, Estee Lauder Companies
  • John Galantic, president and chief operating officer, Chanel
  • Seth Goldman, TeaEO (CEO), Honest Tea
  • Lynne Greene (P’12), group president, Estee Lauder Companies
  • Arianna Huffington, founder, The Huffington Post
  • John Idol (P’14), CEO, Michael Kors
  • Sheila Johnson (H’10), CEO, Salamander Hospitality
  • Andres Kiger, vice president of marketing, Global Partner Markets, Converse
  • Aerin Lauder, style and image director, Estée Lauder Companies, and founder and creative director, AERIN
  • Ted Leonsis (C’77, P’14, P’15), founder, chairman, principal partner, and CEO, Monumental Sports
  • Pedro Malan, chairman, Unibanco, and former finance minister, Brazil
  • Dan Och, former chairman, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group
  • Colin Powell (H’00, P’93), former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi
  • David Rubenstein, CEO, Carlyle Group
  • Ann Sarnoff (B’83, P’17), chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Studio
  • Briana Scurry, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Champion
  • John Waldron, president, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

“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)

Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series News

To learn more, please contact:

Sean McGilley

Director of Corporate and External Partnerships