Stanley S. Watts Lectureship

The Stanley S. Watts Lectureship was established in 1974 to honor Stanley S. Watts, a 1943 graduate of the University of Richmond. Mr. Watts was elected in 1968 to serve as President of the insurance industry's most distinguished international organization, the Million Dollar Round Table. The Stanley S. Watts lecture brings a variety of leaders from business and government to campus to talk about the financial services industry.

Past speakers:

2023 Women on Wall Street Rebecca Fender, Spider Management
Alex Kohnert, UBS

Katie Stockton, Fairlead Strategies
Karen Horn Welch, Spider Management
2021 Raul Martinez-Ostos Managing Director, Chairman & CEO Barclays Mexico & LatAm
2020 William M. Lewis Jr. Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Investment Banking, Lazard Ltd.
2019 Marc Holliday and Lauren Dillard CEO & Chairman of SL Green Realty Corp., Managing Director and Head of The Carlyle Group's Investment Solution Group
2018 Mike Piwowar Commissioner, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
2017 Loretta Mester President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
2016 D. Scott Showalter Professor of Practice, North Carolina State Univesity
2015 Tom Joyce Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Knight Capital Group
2014 John Veihmeyer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG
2013 Mr. Gary D. Cohn President and Chief Operating Officer, The Goldman Sachs
2012 Gov. Elizabeth Duke Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
2011 Christopher Williams Managing Director and Co-Founder, Harris, Williams & Co.
2010 Bruce Whitehurst President & CEO, Virginia Bankers Association
2009 Karen Wimbish President, Latin America Group, Wachovia Securities
2008 Lance J. Ewing Vice President, Risk Management, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
2007 Dr. Antonio Riera Senior Partner & Director at the Boston Consulting Group
2006 Michael D. Fraizer Chairman, President and CEO of Genworth Financial, Inc. - 2006 Slide Show
2005 Jeffrey Lacker President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
2003 Marshall Acuff President, AMA Investment Counsel, LLC
2002 William R. Johnston Former President NYSE and Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Exchange
2001 Michael R. White President and CEO, Virginia Asset Management Companies
2000 Richard E. Connors Senior Vice President, The MONY Group, Inc.
1999 Patricia L. Rowland Senior Vice President, CIGNA HealthCare
1998 Thomas Wolff Chairman Emeritus, Wolff-Zacken and Associates
1997 Joseph Melone President and CEO, Equitable Life Assurance Society
1996 James Gilmore Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia
1995 Walter Schnee President, Million Dollar Round Table
1994 Ronald Bargatze COO, Integrated Health Sstems, Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield
1993 Robert J. Rogers Senior Account Executive, Metropolitan Life
1992 Ken Gross President, Ken Gross Associates
1991 Daniel T. Cox Vice President, Aon Corporation and Chairman and CEO, Life Insurance of Virginia
1990 S. Travis Pritchett W. Frank Hipp Chair of Insurance, University of South Carolina
1988 Darwin Davis Senior Vice President for Public Affairs, The Equitable Life Assurance Society, New York
1986 Mary Sue Terry Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia
1985 Richard S. Schweiker President, American Council of Life Insurance
1984 Robert D. Kilpatrick Chairman, President, and CEO, CIGNA Corporation
1983 Ernest S. Cragg CLU, President
1982 Charles P. Williams President and CAO, Fidelity Bankers Life Insurance Co.
1980 Samuel Turner President, The Life Insurance Company of Virginia
1978 Coy Eklund President and CEO, The Equitable Life Assurance Society