UVA Darden School of Business Announces Fall Leadership Speakers Series

13 August 2015

The  University of Virginia Darden School of Business today announced the fall schedule for its Leadership Speaker Series, which features senior executives from leading companies around the world. Leaders in their field, the executives will share their stories, expertise and advice with Darden students, faculty and staff.


  • 3 September: Steve Voorhees (MBA ’80), Chief Executive Officer, WestRock
  • 8 September: Kevin Chidwick, Chief Executive Officer, Elephant Insurance
  • 21 September: Michael del Prado, Company Group Chairman, Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson
  • 6 October: Mike DeCola (MBA ’77), Chief Executive Officer, Mississippi Lime Company and President  and Chief Executive Officer, HBM Holdings
  • 2 December: Naren Gursahaney (MBA ’89), President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, ADT Corporation
  • 3 December: Carol Sawdye, Vice Chairman and CFO, PwC

Darden has close connections with corporations from a variety of industries that support innovative and collaborative teaching, faculty research and recruiting. These connections also support Darden’s efforts to advance knowledge and ideas that can be put into action for practicing managers.

The Darden Leadership Speaker Series talks are free and open to the public. Look for more speakers and updates to the schedule by visiting the series website.

Watch videos of past Darden Leadership Speakers on Darden’s YouTube Channel.

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.


Press Contact

Sophie Zunz
Director of Media Relations
Darden School of Business
University of Virginia