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Boardroom Insights 2008

Corporate leaders and senior executives choose current business issues to discuss during the fall series.


by Herb Kelleher, Executive Chairman of the Board, Southwest Airlines

September 12, 2008

Herb  Kelleher

Herb Kelleher is a Founder of Southwest Airlines Co. and currently serves as its Executive Chairman, a position he has held since March 1978. From September 1981 through June 2001, Kelleher also served as President and CEO of Southwest Airlines.

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by Colleen Barrett, President, Southwest Airlines

September 12, 2008

Colleen Barrett

Colleen C. Barrett is currently President of Southwest Airlines Co., a high-frequency, low-fare, point-to-point airline which prides itself in its excellent Customer Service qualities.* For Southwest Airlines, she served as a member of the Board of Directors from 2001 to 2008 and as Corporate Secretary from March 1978 to May 2008, and she served as Vice President Administration from 1986 to 1990; Executive Vice President Customers from 1990 to 2001; and President from 2001 to present.

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by George R. Oliver, President, Tyco Safety Products

September 26, 2008

George R. Oliver

George R. Oliver is president of Tyco Safety Products (TSP), as well as the leader of Tyco Electrical & Metal Products (TEMP). Oliver joined Tyco in 2006 as president of TSP, and was named as leader of the TEMP businesses in May 2007.

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by Tim Andree, Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu America, Inc.

October 10, 2008

Tim Andree

Tim Andree was appointed the first American CEO of Dentsu’s U.S. operations in May 2006. Dentsu, the world’s largest, single advertising agency brand, charged Andree with the mandate to grow its operations in North America.
Based in Tokyo, Dentsu Inc.’s consolidated sales for fiscal term 03/07 were recorded at $18.7 billion.

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by Joan Payden, Chief Executive Officer, Payden & Rygel Investment Management

October 31, 2008

Joan Payden

Joan A. Payden, CFA,is the president and CEO of global investment management firm Payden & Rygel. Payden, who in 1983 left the partnership of a large investment firm to found Payden & Rygel, is a trailblazer in the field of investment management.

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by Vera & Greg Muzzillo, Co-Chief Executive Officers, Proforma

November 7, 2008

Vera & Greg Muzzillo

Greg Muzzillo founded both Proforma (1978) and PFG Ventures (1986 started franchising under Proforma; 1994 formed PFG Ventures). Under his guidance, the franchising operations have grown to over 600 owners resulting in the Company being named to the Inc. Magazine 500 list of Fast Growing Companies three times. Vera Muzzillo joined the company in 2001 and brings over 15 years of commercial and investment banking as well as business consulting, lending and credit experience to Proforma.

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by Dennis Nally, Chairman and Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

November 14, 2008

Dennis Nally

Dennis M. Nally is Chairman and Senior Partner of the US firm and a member of the Board of Partners and Principals and the Leadership Team. First elected as the US firm’s Chairman and Senior Partner in 2002, Dennis was elected to a second term in 2006. Dennis has extensive experience serving large multinational clients in a variety of industries, principally focusing on the technology market, including computers and life sciences.

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by James E. Rohr, Chairman and CEO, The PNC Financial Services Group

November 21, 2008

James E.  Rohr

James E. Rohr is chairman and chief executive officer of The PNC Financial Services Group, one of the largest diversified financial services companies in the United States. Rohr joined the company through its Management Development Program in 1972. He proceeded through various marketing and management responsibilities in several Corporate Banking areas, including lending, treasury management services and merchant banking. For his leadership of PNC, Rohr was named American Banker's "Banker of the Year" for 2007.

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