Executive Speaker Series

Accolade CEO Rajeev Singh

Accolade CEO Rajeev Singh is the featured speaker for January's Albers Executive Speaker Series. His topic's title is 'Wanted: Contrarians, Disruptors, and Do-gooders'. 

Singh is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most successful entrepreneurs, from co-founding and co-leading Concur for more than two decades to designing and managing a strategic growth plan for healthcare advocacy company Accolade beginning in early 2016.

Singh is energized by the unique talent shaping our region -- across business and technology, social and environmental justice, medical science and research, and beyond. Our talent pool is equaled by our compassion as a community, and Singh will share how young leaders today can change the world and do good things while building businesses.

Singh will share his guidepost for his every decision, other highly successful innovators building companies by embracing beliefs that contradict the current orthodoxy, and how to recognize and master those moments that will change your course forever.

Last year, Singh was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Innovator category.

Sponsored by the dean's office, the Albers Executive Speaker Series is offered twice a quarter in the fall, winter, and spring. Executives from around the Puget Sound region are invited to speak on a topic of their choice and then respond to questions from a selected panel and the audience.

These events are an excellent opportunity for students across the Seattle University campus to learn from the leaders in our region. The Albers Executive Speaker Series is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Speakers

Location and Time: Pigott Auditorium, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
(unless otherwise noted) 

Rajeev Singh
CEO, Accolade
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Manny Medina
CEO & Co-founder, Outreach
Thursday, February 20, 2020

John Burke
CEO, Trek Bikes
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Amy Hood
CFO, Microsoft
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Recent Speakers

If you would like to watch a video of a recent speaker event, go to our playlist on YouTube.


Tod Leiweke
President & CEO, NHL Seattle
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Mark Mader
President & CEO, Smartsheet
Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Francois Locoh-Donou
President & CEO, F5 Networks
Giving as a Leader
Monday, June 3, 2019

Margaret Meister
President & CEO, Symetra
Growth Through Transformation: Leading a business through change
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Orlando Ashford
The Power of Authenticity in Leadership
President, Holland America Line
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Rick & David Cantu
Delivering Continuous Innovation
Co-founders, CEO and COO, Redapt
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Dean Allen
Building on Unconventional Wisdoms
CEO, McKinstry
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Boeing Panel Discussion
Leadership and Culture
Featuring former Boeing Commercial Airplane CEOs: Alan Mulally, Ray ConnerFrank Shrontz
Moderated by: Marilyn Gist, Albers Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Formation
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Former Boeing CEOs transcript

Former Boeing CEOs - Panel Discussion

Three former Boeing CEOs participated in a panel discussion about Leadership and Culture during an Albers Executive Speaker Series event on October 11, 2018.