Mark your calendars for UNC Kenan-Flagler’s upcoming Dean’s Speaker Series for the 2016-17 academic year. Invitations and additional information will be sent to the UNC Kenan-Flagler community prior to each event.
All Dean’s Speaker Series events are free and open to the public, but please register to confirm your attendance. Video recordings will be available on our website within a few days following each event.
October 4: Lynn Good
Lynn Good is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy.
Good, who leads one of the largest electric energy companies in the U.S., is listed as No. 11 on Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women Women in Business.”
Under her leadership, Duke Energy has intensified its focus on serving its customers and communities well while leading the way to a safe, secure and responsible energy future.
In 2016, Good became a LinkedIn Influencer – the first regulated utility CEO in the thought-leadership program. In 2013, she was named as one of the 10 most influential people in the energy sector.
November 7: Chris Lindland (BSBA ’95)
Chris Lindland is the founder and CEO of Betabrand.com, an online clothier based in San Francisco. The big idea behind his company: to build the Facebook of Fashion.
Each day, designers from all over the world launch new products on his platform and customers post photos and videos of experiences in their apparel. This approach earns non-stop global news coverage and earned Lindland honors as a top 100 creative by Adweek in 2015.
February 1: General Michael Hayden
Michael Hayden, a retired four-star general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, will deliver UNC Kenan-Flagler’s annual Weatherspoon Lecture.
Hayden served in these roles when the course of world events was changing at a rapid rate. As head of the country’s premier intelligence agencies, he was on the frontline of global change, the war on terrorism and the growing cyber challenge. He understands the dangers, risks, and potential rewards of the political, economic, and security situations facing us.
Hayden has been a frequent expert and commentator on major news outlets and in top publications, valued for his expertise on intelligence matters like cyber security, government surveillance, geopolitics and more.
February 21: Malcolm Turner (BSBA ’93)
Malcolm Turner, president of the NBA Development League, oversees the business and basketball operations for the NBA D-League and its 18 teams.
Turner joined the NBA family from sports marketing and management agency Wasserman Media Group, where he worked from 2007-14, most recently as the managing director of the golf division. Prior to his role in the golf division, Turner helped build Wasserman’s consulting division as its managing director, where he created and managed sports, entertainment, venue and new product launch strategies for leading corporate brands and properties.
Registration for this event will be added to our Events Calendar when available.