Executive Speakers Series

Executive Speakers

The Executive Speaker Series features distinguished guests who have excelled in their business careers, and gives students the opportunity to meet today’s executives (primarily School of Management alumni) and learn from their rich expertise.

The monthly sessions are held in a roundtable format so that executives can discuss their experiences in an informal setting with students. The series, which is open to MBA, master’s and doctoral students, is co-sponsored by the school’s Graduate Programs Office and the School of Management Alumni Association.

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“The Executive Speaker Series has provided me, as a student, with a wonderful opportunity to network with some of the most successful School of Management alumni in the area. Due to the diverse background and variety of  people who have volunteered their time to speak with us, there is something to be gained by anyone in attendance no matter what your field or interest. I have found the speakers to be motivational, and hearing how they achieved success, gives me hope about the strong potential the future has to offer for management students.”

Samantha Roth
MBA Class of 2010 and Graduate Management Association President

Sampling of previous speakers

David Hartrich, Vice President, Worldwide Strategic Sales Planning

Margaret Sullivan, Former Editor and Vice President
The Buffalo News 

Dr. Michael Cropp, President and CEO
Independent Health

Dan Penberthy, Executive Vice President
Rand Capital Corporation

Randy Bianchi, Senior Vice President, Business Development
Summer Street Capital Partners

James Phipps, President

Chris Hart Nova, President
Escape Wire Solutions, LLC

Thomas Barney, Vice President of Finance
Delaware North