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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.


Lawren Mills '01

Partner, public affairs practice group leader, ice miller LLP

Co-Sponsor with PRE-LAW group

Tuesday, February 15 - 11:35 A.M. - UB BALLROOM

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Lora Chio '98

lead, strategy and operations, us immunology, bristol Myers Squibb

Darnall Alumni fellow

CO-SPONSOR Women in Economics & Business

Tuesday, March 1 - 11:35 a.m. UB Ballroom

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Sallie Barkman '09

Founder, Stayln Social

Young Alumni Discussion

Co-Sponsor with Entrepreneurship Group, CDI, Tenzer Technology Center, Women in Economics & Business

Thursday, March 17 - 11:35 a.m. UB Ballroom

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Dave Kimbell '89

President & CEO, Ulta beauty

Darnall alumni fellow

TUESday, April 19 - 11:35 a.m. UB Ballroom

David Blackburn '04

national scout, Baltimore Ravens

Co-Sponsor with sports management & administration group, CDI, athletics

when - Monday, March 7, 2022 11:25.  Union Ball Room

Steve Trulaske '79

owner, true manufacturing 

Wednesday, April 27 - 4:00 p.m. - UB BALLROOM