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The Robins Executive Speaker Series invites national and international business leaders to present keynote speeches to an audience of students, faculty and community members. Select students are invited to a roundtable discussion with the speakers, giving them a unique opportunity to meet notable business leaders one-on-one. This series is funded in part by a grant given by the Manville Foundation for Private Enterprise. 

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Tom Joyce, Knight Capital Group

Tom Joyce, former Chairman and CEO of Knight Capital Group, discussed the company's trading error of 2012 and shared insights into the lessons that can be learned from the event.

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Gary Moore, Cisco

Gary Moore, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cisco, shared insights into his more than 40-year-long career as a global technology leader and the lessons he has learned along the way.

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Bethany McLean, Co-author of "The Smartest Guys in the Room"

Bethany McLean, Co-author of "The Smartest Guys in the Room" and "All the Devils Are Here," explored the reasons business goes wrong, including human nature as a contributing factor.

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Carol Smith, Harper's BAZAAR

Carol Smith, Vice President, Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of Harper's BAZAAR, shared her thoughts and experiences surviving and succeeding in the magazine world.

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The Word on Wall Street (Sept. 18, 2014)

Paul Queally R'86, co-president of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, moderates a panel of Wall Street executives. The panel of financial management experts speak about their experiences and invite questions from the audience.

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Cammie Dunaway, B'84, KidZania, Inc.

Cammie Dunaway, B'84, U.S. President and Global CMO at Kidzania, Inc., shared her thoughts about creating a profitable business that is grounded in passion and purpose after acquiring more than 25 years' experience in the industry.

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The Word on Wall Street (Nov. 21, 2013)

Paul Queally R'86, co-president of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, moderates a panel of Wall Street executives. The panel of financial management experts speak about their experiences and invite questions from the audience.

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David Hall, Hallmark

David E. Hall, president of Hallmark North America and a corporate officer at Hallmark Cards, Inc., will share his experiences as a third-generation leader of this family-owned, privately held company.

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2015 - 2016 Presenters
Josh Abramson, '03CollegeHumor, Vimeo, TeePublic
October 15, 2015
Dave Rosenbaum, '96Universal Studios
November 2, 2015
Women on Wall Street
November 11, 2015
Word on Wall StreetModerator: Paul Queally, R'86
February 25, 2016
Lenore Vassil, B'88The Torch
March 29, 2016

Registration and Contact

Robins Executive Speaker Series events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Each event in the series features a lecture at 6pm followed by a reception.

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