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McDermond Speaker Series

Tom Kominsky speaking to students in 2019

  • The Robert C. McDermond Center Speaker Series is open to all students in any major.
    • Students interact with business leaders from across the country as they share their experiences and answer questions.
    • Each year the McDermond Center brings in 10-12 speakers from a variety of industries.
  • The McDermond Speaker Series also includes the Darnall Alumni Fellows speakers, also open to all students in any major.
    • These presentations feature distinguished alumni leaders that have made significant contributions in their professional and personal lives. 
    • Giving of their valuable time and energy, these individuals come to campus to share their insights and lessons learned with today's students. 
    • Their talks inspire our leaders of tomorrow with how their DePauw education served them well in launching their lives beyond graduation.
  • Past speakers include:  Jeff Harmening '89, Chairman and CEO of General Mills - Wendi Taylor-Nations '85, EVP and Partner of Hawthorne Strategy Group, Peter Ruppert '86, President and CEO of Fusion Education Group - Megan Casey Glover '04, CEO and Founder of 120Water.

SPRING 2021 SPEAKERS

CHARLES PIERRE '12

LEAD COUNSEL, DATA PRIVACY, FACEBOOK

DARNALL ALUMNI FELLOW

Co-Sponsor with PRE-LAW AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS GROUP, COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPT., TENZER TECHNOLOGY CENTER, ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 11:35 A.M. - UB BALLROOM

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Emily Pence '10

senior counsel-emerging growth, Molson Coors beverage company

CO-SPONSOR with pre-law and public affairs group, women in economics & business

young alumni discussion

Tuesday, October 12 - 11:35 a.m. ub ballroom

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Megan Casey Glover '04

co-founder & CEO, 120water

Robert c. mcdermond honorary lecture

Co-Sponsor with alumni engagement

Thursday, October 28 - 11:35 a.m. ub ballroom 

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Ashley Wong '16

technical account manager, qualtrics

young alumni discussion

Co-Sponsor with itap, women in economics & business, computer science dept.

Thursday, November 4 - 11:35 a.m. ub ballroom 

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Ann Bair '84

Senior Vice President, Financial Services Marketing, Nationwide

Co-Sponsor with Investment Group, Women in Economics & Business

Darnall Alumni Fellow

Thursday, November 11 - 11:35 a.m. UB Ballroom

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Darrianne Christian '95

Stay at Home Mom, community volunteer, board member

Darnall Alumni Fellow

Co-Sponsor with CDI, Women in Computer Science, Women in Economics & Business, Alumni Engagement

Tuesday, November 30 - 11:35 a.m. UB Ballroom

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