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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.

FALL 2021 SPEAKERS

David Prabhu '18

Director, Business development, array behavior care

young alumni discussion

Co-Sponsor with entrepreneurship group, pre-health group and center for diversity & inclusion

Thursday, September 8 - 11:35 A.M. - UB Ballroom

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Dr. Anton Thompkins, M.D. '91 & Joy Thompkins '91

orthopedic surgeon & company owner, B. Nutty LLC.

Co-Sponsor with pre-health group, entrepreneurship group, women in economics & business and center for diversity & inclusion

Friday, September 16 - 11:25 a.m. UB Ballroom

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Tom Fitzgerald

managing director, JPMorgan Chase & co

Co-Sponsor with investment group

Friday, September 23 - 11:25 a.m. UB Ballroom

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Marvin Flewellen '85

Head of client management, investments, Invesco LTD.

Darnall alumni fellow

co-sponsor with investment group and center for diversity & inclusion

Friday, October 7 - 11:25 a.m. UB Ballroom

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Nathan Rice '16

chief revenue officer, Energy CX

Darnall alumni fellow

Co-Sponsor with entrepreneurship group and Tenzer technology center

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:35.  Union Ball Room

Jaqueline V. Gaines, Esq. '01

magistrate, Montgomery County, Ohio

Darnall alumni fellow

co-sponsor with pre-law & public affairs group and center for diversity & inclusion

Tuesday, October 25 - 11:35 a.m. - UB BALLROOM

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Kate Leipprandt '84, CFP(R), ChFC, CLU, AEP (distinguished) & Elizabeth Grady '14, CFP(R)

managing director/owner & financial consultant, Baldwin Financial Advisors

CO-Sponsor with Hubbard Center, women in economics & business, and investment group

Monday, November 7- 11:25 AM - UB Ballroom