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Executive Speaker Series

Corporate relationships are a key to providing a relevant and industry-recognized MBA curriculum. The MBA program hosts an Executive Speaker Series featuring industry leaders from across the nation. This experiential learning opportunity provides students with a strong network of individuals who share their business wisdom and open the door to many employment and mentorship opportunities. As part of the Executive Speaker Series, students also participate in on-site visits to a number of regional companies. Recent speakers and on-site visits include: 

Recent Executives

  • Dr. Joseph McGinley, Founder & CEO of McGinley Orthopedic Innovations LLC

  • Kurt James, President of East Balt Japan and Korea

  • Mike Simonton, Managing Director and Head of US Corporates for Fitch Ratings, Inc. 

  • Phil Lantz, Founder & President for Systems Planning Analysis, Inc.

  • Linda Childears, President & CEO for the Daniels Fund

  • Heather Shoemaker, Co-Founder and Managing Partner for Language I/O

  • Barry Allen Sears, Citi Managing Director and Chief Auditor of Global Functions & Data Governance

  • Kim DeVore, SVP, CFO & Founding Director for Jonah Bank of Wyoming

  • Ed Flaherty, Owner of the Lariat Company

  • Kent Noble, Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics at the University of Wyoming

  • Kathy Witsil, Managing Director for JP Morgan Chase

  • Ryan Yoder, Managing Director for Northwestern Mutual

  • Grover Wray, Senior VP and Chief HR Officer for DigitalGlobe

  • Paul Andrews, President & CEO of the National Western Stock Show and Complex 

  • Peter Johnson, President of Sinclair Oil

  • Ed Murray, Wyoming Secretary of State

  • Thomas Irwin, Director of Fundamental Analysis for Occidental Petroleum

  • Brad McKim, Associate General Counsel, Upstream, London, UK of BP

  • Diane Shober, Wyoming Director of Tourism

  • Punit Soni, Founder of Learning Motors

  • John Dunn, General Counsel of Vital Therapies, Inc.

  • Even Brande, CEO & President of Handel Information Technologies, Inc.

  • Bob Zawacki, former President of Zawacki and Associates

  • Jon Benson, CEO Wyoming Technology Business Center

  • Wyoming Governor Matt Mead

  • Brian Worthen, CEO Visionary Communications

  • Jason Giles (Seegrid) & Jerad Stack (Breakthough307), entrepreneurs 

Past Executives

  • Jason Kintzler, Founder and CEO of PitchEngine 

  • Stephen Goldstone, President & Chief Executive Officer at WINhealth Partners

  • Kevin Rochlitz, Baltimore Ravens Vice President

  • Peter Sherman, Executive Vice President Omnicom

  • Pam Ruehle, former Senior Executive for Accenture

  • Aaron Beam, former HealthSouth executive

  • Tori Campbell, President & co-founder of Mizzen Energy, LLC 

  • Susan Parmerleau, Sheriff of Bexar County

  • Scott Macdonald, Chief Financial Officer of Starz, LLC.

  • Renee Middleton, VP of Marketing at Taco Johns, Int'l

Company Visits

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