Speakers at the Farmer School

Executive Speaker Series

This Speaker Series brings key leaders to campus and provides an engaging atmosphere in which they can reflect on their experiences. As a result, students and faculty members gain insights about how these executives think, manage and inspire. Speakers have included Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric; Brad Alford, Chairman and CEO of Nestle USA; Anne Mulcahy, former CEO and Chairman, Xerox Corporation; and Christopher M. Connor, Chairman and CEO of The Sherwin-Williams Company.


Recent Speakers

Stuart Aitken
Chief Executive Officer
dunnhumby USA

Christopher B. Curtis
President and Chief Executive Officer
Schneider Electric North America

Deb Henretta
Group President - Asia
Procter & Gamble

Neil Isford
Vice President - Analytics & Optimization
IBM North America

Kevin Kabat
Chief Executive Officer
Fifth Third Bank

Dinesh Paliwal
Chairman and CEO
Harman International Industries, Inc.

John Pepper
Former Chief Executive Officer
Procter & Gamble

Sandra Pianalto
Chief Executive Officer & President
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Stacy Reichert
Chief Customer Officer
PepsiCo Foodservice


Anderson Distinguished Lecture Series

The purpose of this Lecture Series is to expose students and faculty to opinion leaders whose ideas will impact business and society. These leaders have developed a national reputation for expertise related to the subject matter of their presentation. Recent lectures have been given by David McCullough, author and historian; General Colin Powell, former secretary of state; Tom Friedman, author and New York Times columnist; Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York City; Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union; and Sandra Day O'Connor, former Supreme Court justice.

Speakers hosted at the Farmer School during the following periods:

Thank you to all our speakers—and those who make their visits possible. If you have questions about speaking at the Farmer School, contact us and we'll be glad to discuss our programs.

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