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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.


Rick Sund

SEMI-retired NBA executive & senior advisor, Promondo Sports

Co-Sponsor with sports management & administration and DePauw athletics

Wednesday, February 8 - 11:25 A.M. - UB Ballroom

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Peter Ruppert '86

founder & CEO, Fusion Education Group

Robert C. Mcdermond Honorary Lecture


Thursday, February 23 - 11:35 a.m. UB Ballroom

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Allison Taylor '03

President, Medicaid director, Indiana family & social services administration


Co-Sponsor with women in economics & business and pre-law & public affairs group

Thursday, March 2 - 11:35 a.m. UB Ballroom

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Audrey Gillis Wessman '86

product strategy/Healthcare innovation, Cigna

Darnall alumni fellow

co-sponsor with women in economics & business

Friday, March 17 - 11:25 a.m. UB Ballroom

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Rory Nolan '06

channel sales director, Lenovo

Darnall alumni fellow

Thursday, March 23 - 11:35 A.M. UB Ballroom

Jordan Hickam '14

Cyber Solutions Manager, Govramp

young alumni discussion

Tuesday, April 18 - 11:35 a.m. - UB BALLROOM