Darden School Announces 2012 Leadership Speaker Series Lineup

20 January 2012

The administrator who oversees $95 billion of U.S. government purchases, the executive director who advocated for football players during the NFL lockout, and a group of CFOs from the power, hospitality and financial services industries are among the lineup of speakers for the winter and spring 2012 Leadership Speaker Series at the Darden School of Business. They will tackle topics such as sustainability, the sports entertainment industry and the financial health of organizations.
The distinguished group of leaders will speak at Darden on the following dates:

THURSDAY, 26 JANUARY AT 1:30 P.M.

Andrew Gould, chairman of Schlumberger Limited
Co-sponsored by Darden’s Energy Club

THURSDAY, 2 FEBRUARY AT 1:30 P.M.

Martha N. Johnson, administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration
Supported by Darden’s new Initiative for Business in Society and co-sponsored by Darden’s Net ImpactBusiness & Public PolicyEnergy and Education clubs

TUESDAY, 7 FEBRUARY AT 1:30 P.M.

Thomas A. Fanning, chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company
Co-sponsored by Darden’s Net Impact and Energy clubs

THURSDAY, 9 FEBRUARY AT 1:30 P.M.

CFO Roundtable Event
Panelists: Thomas Kennedy, executive vice president and CFO of Hilton Worldwide; Victoria Harker, CFO and president of Global Business Services of AES Corporation; and Gary L. Perlin, CFO of Capital One Financial Corporation

FRIDAY, 10 FEBRUARY AT 1:30 P.M.

The Honorable Jim Cheng (MBA ’87), secretary of Commerce and Trade for theCommonwealth of Virginia
Co-sponsored by Darden’s Black Business Student Forum (BBSF)

MONDAY, 13 FEBRUARY AT 1:30 P.M.

DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association
A fireside chat moderated by Darden Second Year student Scott Jackson, vice president of activities for the Media, Entertainment and Sports Club (MES)
Co-sponsored by BBSF and MES

THURSDAY, 16 FEBRUARY AT 1:30 P.M.

Henri A. Termeer (MBA ’73), former chairman, president and CEO of Genzyme Corporation

TUESDAY, 21 FEBRUARY AT 1:30 P.M.

J. Phillip Holloman, president and CEO of Cintas Corporation
A fireside chat moderated by Darden Second Year student Kelly Ireland, president of BBSF, which is a co-sponsor

TUESDAY, 6 MARCH AT 1:30 P.M.

Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries 
Co-sponsored by the Darden Military Association

The Darden Leadership Speaker Series offers students and members of the University of Virginia and Charlottesville communities the chance to hear from some of the corporate world’s most important thought leaders. To recommend a speaker, contact Everette Fortner, executive director for Corporate Relations.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

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