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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. 

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  • Britta Wilson, vice president, Inclusion Strategies, Pixar Animation Studios
  • Shep Murray, co-founder, vineyard vines


  • Leigh Sewell: CEO of Bon Secours' Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital and Memorial College of Nursing
  • Mike Nelson: CEO, Global Travel and Americas at Allianz Worldwide Partners
  • DeMaurice Smith: Executive Director of the NFL Players Association
  • Don Godwin: Vice President and CFO of Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Word on Wall Street: Paul Queally, R’86, led a panel for the annual Word on Wall Street, featuring Kathleen Hughes, W'89, Rob Blandford, Lou Moelchert and Herbert McDade as the final event for the 2019 Robins Executive Speaker Series.
  • Thomas Gayner: Co-CEO of Markel Corporation
  • William Lewis Jr.: Managing Director and Co-Chairman of investment banking at Lazard Ltd.
  • Brian Bortell: President, Chairman, and CEO of Timmons Group
  • Financial Markets PanelRobins School of Business Executive Advisory Council Members, Kathleen Hughes, W’89, Michael Kelter, ’01, David Lyons, B’87, and Katie Stockton, ’97, discuss today’s financial markets. Moderated by Robins School of Business Dean Mickey Quiñones.




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