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.
Location and Time: Pigott Auditorium, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
Boeing Panel Discussion
Featuring former Boeing Commercial Airplane CEOs: Alan Mulally, Ray Conner, Frank Shrontz
Moderated by: Marilyn Gist, Albers Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Formation
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Wednesday, November 1, 2018
President, Holland America Line
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
President & CEO, Symetra
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
President & CEO, F5 Networks
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
If you would like to watch a video of a recent speaker event, go to our playlist on YouTube.
President & CEO, BECU
Leading Beyond the Balance Sheet
May 22, 2018
President & CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Perspectives on Boeing and Lessons in Leadership
April 19, 2018
President & CEO, INRIX
The Future of Transportation: The impact of ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, and Shared vehicles) will have on society.
February 1, 2018
Diversity and Inclusion Panel
Diversity and Inclusion in the Corporate Sector
Margy Elliott, MarComm for Global Diversity and Inclusion Organization, Amazon
Denise Merle, SVP of Human Resources and Information Technology, Weyerhaeuser
Laura Swapp, Director of Multicultural Marketing and Brand Partnerships, REI
Moderated by Holly Ferraro, Associate Professor of Management, Albers
January 10, 2018
Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Activist, Philanthropist, Author
Political Polarization and Economic Inequality: America at a Crossroads
November 7, 2017
Scott & Ally Svenson
Co-founders, MOD Pizza
Using Pizza as a Platform for Social Impact
October 11, 2017
President & CEO, Expeditors International
Creating a Culture of Opportunity
May 23, 2017
EVP Finance & CFO, Alaska Air Group
What Keeps Alaska Air Growing?
April 20, 2017
President & CEO, Weyerhaeuser
"WEYERHAEUSER: Creating a winning company vision and culture"
February 28, 2017
President & CEO, REI
Business as an embodiment of Northwest values
January 19, 2017
"Creating A Culture That Encourages Employees To Be Who They Really Are"
November 2, 2016
Kurt Beecher Dammeier
Founder, Sugar Mountain (which includes Beecher Cheese)
"Artisan Brand Marketing"
October 18, 2016
CEO, HomeStreet Bank
"HomeStreet Bank-Doing Well by Doing Good"
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Zillow Group
Co-Founder, Expedia, Glassdoor, Trover
"Power to the People: How Technology is Catalyzing a New Industrial Revolution"
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Board Chair, American Apparel
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
CEO of Gravity Payments
"More Than a Business Plan: My Mission to Help the Little Guy or Gal Achieve Their American Dream"
Thursday, January 21, 2016
President of Stores, Nordstrom
"Follow the Customer"
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Podcast not available
Former President & CEO of the Ford Motor Co.
"Strategic & Operational Leadership and Working Together"
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Podcast not available.