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The Practitioner’s Perspective: Distinguished Speakers’ Series

An exclusive opportunity to learn from industry leaders.

The Robert B. Willumstad School of Business’s Distinguished Speaker Series is designed to bring practitioners to campus to share their perspectives and thus complement classroom learning. The lectures center on the themes of ethics, sustainability and innovation, and represent a wide range of industries—from banking and finance to healthcare, retailing and consumer goods.

Upcoming Lectures

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Our 2017–2018 Distinguished Speakers

Randall Leach, Global Solutions Director, Healthcare Customer Solutions, UPS
September 14 Lecture: Trucks, Planes, trains, Drones and Trees: The Supply Chain at UPS

Nicholas Iadevaio, Vice President of Corporate Human Resources, L’Oreal USA
October 3 Lecture: Leadership in the Beauty Industry: What It Takes

Janet Mirasola, Managing Director, Sucden Securities
October 12 Lecture: A Career in Metals

Brian Stegman, Attorney, Hoxie & Associates
October 23 Lecture: Intellectual Property: Leveraging the Value of Innovation

Antonia Donohue, Attorney, Jaspan Schlesinger LLP
October 30 Lecture: Bankruptcy Law: New Developments

William Fuessler, Global Consulting Leader of Finance, Risk and Fraud, IBM
November 9 Lecture: How Cognitive and Analytics Is Revolutionizing and Disrupting Innovation

Our 2016–2017 Distinguished Speakers

Krupa Koestline, Chief Product Officer, Pure Essentials

Tanweer Ansari, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, The First National Bank of Long Island

Michael Graziano, Managing Director of the Ethics & Compliance, BNP Paribas

Lenny Achan, Chief Innovation Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery

Perry Woo, Attorney, Hoffman & Baron LLC

Jeffrey Horowitz, Managing Director and Market Head for Relationship Management for Corporate, Government and Non-for-Profit Segments, Bank of New York Mellon 

Marc Strachan, Vice President-Corporate Relations, Constituent Affairs, Diageo

William Faraday, Senior Environment Sustainability, Occupational Health & Safety Executive, Colgate-Palmolive

Annette Marinaccio, Associate Vice President of Business Development, Northwell Health

Jonathon Holtz, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Winholt Equipment Group

Lee Cheatham, Ph.D., Director-Strategic Partnership Office, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Irene Quarshie, Vice President, Product Quality and Responsible Sourcing, Target

Loretta Cangialosi, Senior Vice President and Controller at Pfizer, Inc.Sharon Klugewicz, President-Americas Region, Chembio Diagnostics

Sharon Klugewicz, President-Americas Region, Chembio Diagnostics

Akhil Gupta, Formerly Chairman, Blackstone India

Ron Robinson, Managing Director, Influence Nation

Kim Petry, Chief Financial Officer, Paxos

If you would like to participate in this program or sponsor the upcoming year’s lecture series in whole or in part, just send me an email at rsanyal@adelphi.edu.
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