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Distinguished Speaker Series

Connecting with Industry Leaders

Each year, the Eller College brings outstanding leaders from the private, government, and nonprofit sectors to Tucson for the Distinguished Speaker Series. These leaders address a variety of topics and issues that impact the business and public policy worlds.

The Eller College seeks out speakers who are diverse in thought, perspective, and leadership styles — providing Eller students and other guests with the opportunity to engage in stimulating discussion.

Presentations take place in McClelland Hall's Berger Auditorium from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m., with a reception following, unless otherwise noted.

2011/2012 Speakers

Date/Location Speaker Topic
Sept. 22, 2011
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
Mary Sally MatiellaMary Sally Matiella
Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Management and Comptroller
U.S. Army
The Politics of Federal Financial Management

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Oct. 6, 2011
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
Jack TrettonJack Tretton
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sony Computer Entertainment of America
Charting Success: A Discussion About Vision, Customer Loyalty and Building Amazing Products

View bio and video

Oct. 27, 2011
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
David CutlerDavid Cutler
Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics
Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Fathauer Lecture in Political Economy: The Next Health Care Revolution

View bio and video

Nov. 3, 2011
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
Terry MazanyTerry Mazany
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Chicago Community Trust
  
Sponsored by the Tucson CFA Society.
Education and the Economy in an Era of Massive Global Change

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Feb. 20, 2012
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
Will JenkinsWill Jenkins
President
SeaRiver Maritime, an Exxon/Mobil Affiliate
Chairman
International Marine Transportation Limited
Energy in the 21st Century: Issues and Priorities

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Mar. 29, 2012
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
 
No reception following
Simeon DjankovSimeon Djankov
Minister of Finance
The Republic of Bulgaria

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Mar. 30, 2012
Noon
Tucson Marriott University Park
Robert M. GatesRobert M. Gates
Former Secretary of U.S. Department of Defense
Former President of Texas A&M University
The University of Arizona 2012 Executive of the Year Luncheon

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Apr. 4, 2012
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
Robert A. EckertRobert A. Eckert
Chairman of the Board
Mattel, Inc.
Career Lessons 101

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2010/2011 Speakers

Date/Location Speaker Topic
Oct. 7, 2010
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
Larry AbramsonLarry Abramson
Senior Vice President for Global Advanced Customer Services
Oracle Corporation
Strategic Integration in the IT Industry: The Case of Oracle and Sun

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Mar. 3, 2011
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
David R. YaunDavid R. Yaun
Vice President, Global Industries Marketing and Communications
IBM Corporation
What Makes a Great Brand Great

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Mar. 24, 2011
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
Anil KashyapAnil Kashyap
Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance
Richard N. Rosett Faculty Fellow
Booth School of Business
The University of Chicago
Fathauer Lecture in Political Economy

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Apr. 7, 2011
12:45 - 2 p.m.

Room 164
James E. Rogers College of Law
1201 E. Speedway Blvd.
Jerry ColangeloJerry Colangelo
Chairman of the Phoenix Suns, USA Basketball, and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Hire Integrity or Pay the Price

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Apr. 15, 2011
Tucson Marriott University Park
Howard SchultzHoward Schultz
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Starbucks Coffee Company
UA 2011 Executive of the Year Luncheon

View bio and registration (Fee Event)

2009/2010 Speakers

Date/Location Speaker Topic
Oct. 1, 2009
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
Joe J. EuteneuerJoe J. Euteneuer
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Qwest
Lessons Learned from the Economic Crisis

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Oct. 22, 2009
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
John BachmannJohn Bachmann
Senior Partner
Edward Jones
The Financial Meltdown — One Year Later

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Dec. 7, 2009
5 p.m.
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
David LaibsonDavid Laibson
Robert Goldman Professor of Economics
Harvard University
Fathauer Lecture in Political Economy

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Jan. 21, 2010
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
David ChildersDavid Childers
President and CEO
EthicsPoint
Leadership, Values, and Ethics

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Mar. 30, 2010
Berger Auditorium
McClelland Hall
Richard W. FisherRichard W. Fisher
President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Sponsored by the CFA Society of Tucson.
Where We Go From Here: The Crisis and Beyond

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2008/2009 Speakers

Date/Location Speaker Topic
Oct. 16, 2008
Berger Auditorium
Jon KrosnickJon Krosnick
Associate Director
Institute for Research in the Social Sciences
Stanford University
Fathauer Lecture in Political Economy

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Oct. 23, 2008
Berger Auditorium
Brad CasperBrad Casper
CEO and President
The Dial Corporation
Leaving the Comfort Zone: Small Risks... Big Rewards in Career Development

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Nov. 6, 2008
Berger Auditorium
Steven PearlsteinSteven Pearlstein
Pulitzer Prize-winning Economic and Political Journalist
The Washington Post
The Morning After: The Economic Mess Facing the New President

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Sponsored by Harris Private Bank

Jan. 29, 2009
Berger Auditorium

William K. ReillyWilliam K. Reilly
Founding Partner
Aqua International Partners
Former Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Leadership Challenges in Three Sectors

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Mar. 5, 2009
Crowder Hall

Maria BartiromoMaria Bartiromo
Closing Bell Anchor
Wall Street Journal Report Host, CNBC

The Global Economy and a New President: the Impact on You

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Sponsored by Harris Private Bank

Apr. 2, 2009
Berger Auditorium

P. Brett HammondP. Brett Hammond
Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist
TIAA-CREF

The End of the Free Market? America's New, New Deal

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Apr. 15, 2009
Berger Auditorium

Raymond SpencerRaymond Spencer
Chairman of the Financial Services Business Unit
Capgemini

Entrepreneurial Outsourcing in a Flat World

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2007/2008 Speakers

Date/Location Speaker Topic
Sept. 25, 2007
Berger Auditorium
Ginny Shanks.Ginny Shanks
Senior Vice President of Brand Management
Harrah's Entertainment
Brand Management

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Nov. 13, 2007
Berger Auditorium
Don Beaver.Donald Beaver
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
PetSmart, Inc.
Creating Value from IT

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Jan. 22, 2008
Berger Auditorium
Ben Lytle.L. Ben Lytle
Private Investing / Healthcare
Healthcare Business Opportunities Arising from Demographic Shifts

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Jan. 29, 2008
Berger Auditorium

Robert Reischauer.Robert Reischauer
President of The Urban Institute
Former director of the Congressional Budget Office

Fathauer Lecture in Political Economy:
The Economics and Politics of Health Care: 2008 and Beyond

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Feb. 5, 2008
Berger Auditorium
Steve Soboroff.Steve Soboroff
President of Playa Vista
Building Big: Economic and Policy Lessons from the Nation's Largest Residential Development

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Feb. 12, 2008
Berger Auditorium
Norman Gaut.Norman Gaut
Chairman of SemaCo
Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur

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Feb. 19, 2008
Berger Auditorium
Sharon Allen.Sharon Allen
Chairman of the Board of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP
Making Today's Business Environment Work for You

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Feb. 26, 2008
Berger Auditorium
Rob Matteucci.Robert Eckert
CEO of Mattel, Inc.
Crisis Communication 101

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March 25, 2008
Berger Auditorium
Rob Matteucci.Rob Matteucci
CEO of Evenflo Company, Inc.
Re-Energizing Evenflo: Increasing Shareholder Value

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2006/2007 Speakers

Date/Location Speaker Title and Organization
August 24, 2006
Berger Auditorium
Patrick Kuhse International Speaker, Trainer, and Consultant on Business Ethics
September 27, 2006
Berger Auditorium
Bill Emmott

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Former Editor
The Economist
Fathauer Lecture on Political Economy
October 5, 2006
Berger Auditorium
Bill Wiersma Founder and Principal
Wiersma and Associates
Author of The Big Aha
October 26, 2006
Berger Auditorium
Jim Kolbe Arizona Congressman
U.S. House of Representatives
November 7, 2006
Berger Auditorium
Gregg Lowe Senior Vice President
Texas Instruments
November 20, 2006
Berger Auditorium
Lute Olson

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Men's Basketball Coach
The University of Arizona
January 18, 2007
Berger Auditorium
Susan Bies

Economic Outlook and Developments in Mortgage Markets

Governor
The Federal Reserve Board

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February 12, 2007
Berger Auditorium
Robert E. Grady Managing Director
The Carlyle Group
March 5, 2007
Crowder Hall
Gwen Ifill

View video and bio

Moderator and Managing Editor
Washington Week
and Journalist
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
March 23, 2007
McClelland Hall 208
Rob Matteucci CEO, Evenflo Company, Inc.
April 12, 2007
Berger Auditorium
Jane Hutterly

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Executive Vice President, Worldwide Corporate and Environmental Affairs
SC Johnson and Son, Inc.
October 12, 2007
Westin La Paloma Resort
Hector de J. Ruiz

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Chairman and CEO, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

2007 UA Technology and Management Executive of the Year

For more information, please contact Marsha Dean at 520.621.2281.