Richmond Home

Past Robins School of Business Speakers

The Robins School of Business is proud to host a wide variety of guests and speakers from various fields and industries of relevance to our students. These programs bring knowledgeable speakers to Queally Hall, exploring topics ranging from accounting and ethics to values and leadership. The events are free and open to the public and give students and the community an opportunity to interact with national and international business leaders. 

Follow @UR_RobinsSchool and be part of the conversation: #RobinsSpeakers

Spring 2017

Ron Carey: President, Studio Squared

Loretta Mester: President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Marc Randolph: Founder and Former CEO, Netflix

Shane Emmett: CEO, Health Warrior

Greg Grilliot: General Manager, Amazon Fulfillment

Fall 2016

Ting Xu: Founder, Evergreen Enterprises

Andrew Clyde: CEO, Murphy USA
Kevin McQueen: '89 and GB'99, CEO, CapTech
Brian Shepard: CEO, United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

Kevin Eastman: Former Assistant Coach, LA Clippers

Spring 2016

Melanie Healey: B'83, President of North America, Procter & Gamble 

Kevin Chidwick: President, Elephant Auto Insurance

The Word on Wall Street 2016: Paul Queally, R'86, co-president of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, moderated a panel of Wall Street executives. The panel of financial management experts spoke about their experiences and answered questions from the audience. The slides used during Queally's presentation can be found here.

D. Scott Showalter: B'75, Professor of Practice, North Carolina State University.

Fall 2015

Patrick Pichette: Former Senior Vice President and CFO, Google 

Josh Abramson: '03, Co-Founder, CollegeHumor, Vimeo, and TeePublic 

Dave Rosenbaum: '96, Vice president of Talent, Universal's Illumination Entertainment

Women on Wall Street - Women on Wall Street unites a group of women with ties to Wall Street to discuss career and personal issues in the face of a rapidly changing business landscape.

Paul Trible: Co-Founder and CEO, Ledbury. 

Mat Dellorso & Fred Bryant: '09 and '10, Co-Founders and Presidents, WealthForge. 

Spring 2015

William H. Goodwin Jr.: Founder, CCA Industries

Tom Joyce: Chairman and CEO, Knight Capital Group

Aubrey L. Layne, Jr.: B'79, Secretary of Transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia

Julie Levin: '94, Chief Marketing Officer, North America, Publicis Worldwide

Bethany McLean: Co-Author, "The Smartest Guys in the Room"

Gary Moore: President and CEO, Cisco

Thomas A. Silvestri: Publisher, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Fall 2014

H. Hiter Harris III: Managing Director, Harris Williams & Co.

Thomas McInerney: President and CEO, Genworth Financial

Carol Smith: Vice President, Harper's BAZAAR

Word on Wall Street 2014 - Paul Queally, R'86, co-president of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, moderated a panel of Wall Street executives including Rob Blandford of Spider Management Company LLC, Alan Breed of Edgewood Management, Robert Edwards of NGP Energy Capital Management and Carlos García of Victoria Capital Partners. The panel of financial management experts spoke about their experiences and answered questions from the audience.

Spring 2014

Cammie Dunaway: B'84, U.S. President and CMO, KidZania, Inc.

Brian Jordan: R'89, Founder, Gameface Apparel 

Anne Waleski: Vice President and CFO, Markel Corporation

Kathleen Hughes: B'89, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Fall 2013

Shawn Boyer: Founder, Snagajob 

Giving Voice to Values: Educating Values-Driven Leaders - The Robins School of Business hosted the annual Hays & Margaret Crimmel Colloquium on Liberal Education. Mary Gentile, Ph.D., director of the Giving Voice to Values curriculum and senior research scholar at Babson College, spoke on educating ethical and values-driven leaders.

Jim Glassman: Managing Director and Head Economist, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mark Hourigan: President, Hourigan Construction 

Stanton McComb: President, McKesson Medical-Surgical

Women, Leadership, and Leaning In - Dean Nancy Bagranoff led a panel discussion focused on women, growth, leadership and discovering the power from within. Panelists included Bill Bishop, partner at PwC, Katie Gilstrap, GB'05, founder of Lift Caregiving, Leslie Griles, director of outreach and partnerships at The Mom Complex/The Martin Agency, Crystal Hoyt, associate professor of leadership and psychology at the University of Richmond's Jepson School of Leadership and Gail Letts, Richmond Region president of C&F Bank.

Word on Wall Street 2013 - Paul Queally, R'86, co-president of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, moderated a panel of Wall Street executives including Rob Blandford of Spider Management Company LLC, Alan Breed of Edgewood Management, Robert Edwards of NGP Energy Capital Management and Carlos García of Victoria Capital Partners. The panel of financial management experts spoke about their experiences and answered questions from the audience. 

Spring 2013

Anne Lynam Goddard: President, ChildFund International 

David Hall: President, Hallmark North America

Fall 2012

Tim Finchem: R'69, Commissioner, The PGA Tour 

Frans Johansson: Author, The Medici Effect 

Bobby Ukrop,: B'69, President and CEO, Ukrop's Homestyle Foods 

John Luke: Chairman and CEO, MeadWestvaco

Word on Wall Street 2012: Paul Queally, R'86, co-president of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, moderated a panel of Wall Street executives including Tim Berry of Private Advisors, Rob Blandford of Spider Management Company LLC and Alan Breed of Edgewood Management. The panel of financial management experts spoke about their experiences and answered questions from the audience. 

Alan Wurtzel: Former CEO, Circuit City

Spring 2012

Peter Bernard: CEO, Bon Secours 

Elizabeth Duke: Governor, Federal Reserve

Melanie Healey: B'83, President of North America, Procter & Gamble

Charles Luck: President and CEO, Luck Companies

Gail Letts: President and CEO of Central Virginia Region, SunTrust Bank 

Ruth McCartney: CEO, McCartney Music and Multimedia Inc.

Fall 2011

Frank Batten: Chairman and CEO, Landmark Media Enterprises

Michael Dan: Chairman, President and CEO, The Brink's Company

Chris Mooney: Head Coach, Men's Basketball, University of Richmond 

Word on Wall Street 2011 - Paul Queally, R'86, co-president of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, moderated a panel of Wall Street executives including Charlie Johnson of Private Advisors, Ed Massaro of Knighthead Capital, Srinivas Pulavarti of Spider Management Company LLC and Sam Shapiro or Shapiro Capital.

Other Speakers include:

Spring 2014
John Veihmeyer, KPMG

Fall 2013
Cynthia Cooper, Cooper Group LLC

Spring 2013
Dennis Beresford, University of Georgia
Gary Cohn, Goldman Sachs

Fall 2012
Katherine Busser, Capital One
Palmer Garson, Cary Street Partners
Amanda Montgomery, UBS Investment Bank

Fall 2011
Thomas Farrell, Dominion Resources, Inc.
Srinivas Pulavarti, Spider Management Co.

Spring 2011
James Rogers, Duke Energy
Bruce Whitehurst, Virginia Bankers Association
Christopher Williams, Harris Williams & Co.
Karen Wimbish, Wachovia Securities

Registration and Contact

For more information, contact:
Andi Minor, Special Events Manager
(804) 289-8813
aminor@richmond.edu