C-Suite Leaders Kick Off Leadership Speaker Series at UVA Darden School

21 August 2013

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced the lineup of speakers for the 2013 Leadership Speaker Series (LSS). Leading business luminaries on this year’s list come from mission-driven, media, medical, financial and consumer goods sectors. The theme for this year’s series is: Leaders that inspire innovation, collaboration and growth.

The upcoming speaker list includes the following:

  • Carolyn Miles (MBA ’88), president and CEO of Save the Children – 12 September 2013
  • Rich Hilleman, chief creative officer and executive producer of Electronic Arts – 18 September 2013
  • Rohini Anand, chief diversity officer, and Lorna Donatone, chief operating officer, both of Sodexo – 9 October 2013
  • Martina Hund-Mejean (MBA ’88), chief financial officer for MasterCard – 23 October 2013
  • Victoria Harker, chief financial officer for Gannett – 13 November 2013

Started in 2008, Darden’s Leadership Speaker Series connects Darden and the community beyond School Grounds with business industry leaders who share their philosophies, lessons learned and their stories of success. Some speakers participate in fireside chats with Darden faculty or students as moderators, while other speakers directly address their audience. All speakers engage audience members during a question and answer session before the close of their presentations.

This year’s lineup includes two Darden alumnae who are also members of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees. Carolyn Miles (MBA ’88) sits at the helm of Save the Children, an organization that has helped more than 70 million children in the U.S. and more than 100 million children globally. Martina Hund-Mejean (MBA ’88), CFO of Mastercard, chairs the board’s Finance Committee.

Past LSS speakers have included: Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson; Kip Tindell, CEO of the Container Store; DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association; Susan Sobbott (MBA `90), president of American Express OPEN; and Ellen Kullman, chair of the board and CEO of DuPont.

Watch videos of past Darden Leadership Speakers on the Darden YouTube Channel.

These events are free and open to the public. For more details, visit the Leadership Speaker Series page.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. 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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