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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

PENKA SHOPOVA '10

Vice President, BCS Global Markets

Co-Sponsor with Women in Economics & Business

Monday, February 22 - 4:00 p.m. Zoom 

Young Alumni Discussions

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Ann Hand '09

Chairman & CEO, Super League Gaming

CO-SPONSOR with Tenzer Technology Center

Tuesday, March 2 - 4:00 p.m. Zoom

Darnall Alumni Fellow

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Manuel Amezcua '00

President & CEO, MassMutual Great Lakes

Co-Sponsor with DePauw Investment Group

Tuesday, March 23 - 4:00 p.m. Zoom 

Darnall Alumni Fellow

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Ben Stringfellow '96

Managing Director, CRA, Inc.

Co-Sponsor with DePauw Consulting Group

Tuesday, March 30 - 4:00 p.m. Zoom 

Darnall Alumni Fellow

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Rich Bonaccorsi '85

Bonaccorsi Wine Company

Co-Sponsor with DePauw Innovations & DePauw Entrepreneurship Group

Tuesday, April 6 - 4:00 p.m. Zoom Owner

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Jan Risi '81

CEO, Independent Purchasing Cooperative

Co-Sponsor with Robert G. Bottoms Alumni & Development Center Co-Sponsor with Women in Economics & Business

Monday, April 12 - 4:00 p.m. Zoom

Darnall Alumni Fellow

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Susan Milanak '84

President, GEM Financial Advisors, Inc.

Co-Sponsor with DePauw Investment Group

Tuesday April 27 - 4:00 p.m. Zoom 

Darnall Alumni Fellow

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