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Guest Speakers 2009

Experts invited by departments and centers in the Mendoza College of Business to speak to students, faculty and the public on a broad range of topics.


The Frank Cahill Lecture in Business Ethics and Theordore M. Hesburgh Award

by Keith Sherin, Chief Financial Officer, General Electric

April 1, 2009

Keith Sherin
The Theordore M. Hesburgh Award was presented to the General Electric Company and accepted by Keith Sherin, Chief Financial Officer, General Electric.
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by William Bastedo, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

September 2, 2009

William Bastedo

Mr. Bastedo, a Vice-President at Booz Allen Hamilton, received a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. 



by Paul Purcell, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

September 8, 2009

Paul  Purcell
Paul E. Purcell is Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Baird Holding Company, Baird Financial Corporation and Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated. Purcell joined Baird in 1994 and served in a variety of capacities, including Chief Operating Officer, before becoming President & Chief Executive Officer in 2000.


by John Barrett, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Western & Southern Financial Group

September 14, 2009

John Barrett
John F. Barrett is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cincinnati-based Western & Southern Financial Group®, a Fortune 500 company with a diversified family of financial services companies with assets owned, managed and under its care in excess of $42 billion. 


Business as a Calling

by Michael Novak, Director of Social and Political Studies and the George Frederick Jewett Chair in Religion, Philosophy and Public Policy, American Enterprise Institute

September 17, 2009

Michael Novak
Michael Novak received the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion (a million-dollar purse awarded at Buckingham Palace) in 1994, and delivered the Templeton address in Westminster Abbey.
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GE Live: Winning in Today’s World

by Jeff Immelt and Keith Sherin, Chairman and CEO; Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer

October 7, 2009

Jeff Immelt and Keith Sherin
The topic of the 2009 GE Live forum hosted by the University of Notre Dame on Oct. 7 was “Winning in Today’s World.” A world, chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt was quick to say to the MBA students gathered, that was vastly changed from the time he graduated from Harvard Business School in 1982.
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Ask More of Business...Ask More of Yourself

by Scott James, Founder, Fair Trade Sports

October 23, 2009

Scott James
Scott James is the founder of Fair Trade Sports, offering the world's first line of sports balls for soccer, football, basketball that are eco-certified and Fair Trade Certified. Like the Newman's Own brand, all after-tax profits are designated for charity.
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Town Hall Meeting: The Pickens Plan for U.S. energy independence from imported oil

by T. Boone Pickens, Texas oilman and founder and CEO of hedge fund BP Capital Management

October 26, 2009

T. Boone Pickens
T. Boone Pickens, Texas oilman and founder and CEO of hedge fund BP Capital Management, brought his message about the need for new energy solutions to the University of Notre Dame.
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