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

  • Tara Righetti

  • Paul Scanlon, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Mahala Botanical

  • Harold 'Skip' York, Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist of Turner, Mason & Company

  • Chad Lewkoski, Co-Founder of Sweater

  • Megan Grassell, Founder and CEO of Yellowberry

  • Ammon Medina, Deputy Director of Wyoming Equality 

  • Joe Wingerter, Vice President of Project Development at Kiewit

  • Kate Debrow Hayes, Owner of Connect2Women

  • Anita Adams, CEO of Black Bear Diner

Past Executives

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

  • Kathy Witsil, Managing Director for JP Morgan Chase

  • Ed Flaherty, Owner of the Lariat Company

  • 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

  • Brian Worthen, CEO Visionary Communications

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Former Wyoming Governor Matt Mead

  • Randal Six, IT Director at Underwriter Laboratories (UL) and University of Wyoming Alum

  • Stephen Hanlon, University of Wyoming Alum and Medical Device Industry Leader

  • Matthew Kaufman, Award-Winning Wyoming Attorney and University Alum

  • Alex Gambal, Winemaker and Entrepreneur

  • Neil Theobald, Acting University of Wyoming President

  • Jack Bedessem, Trihydro President and CEO

  • Paul Schmucker & Todd Deeken, co-hosts and producers of auto-journalism and entertainment business “Everyday Driver”

  • Alexander Friedman, former White House Fellow, Secret Service member, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CFO

  • Eric Marsh, President and CEO of Vine Oil & Gas

  • Kermit Brown, Partner at Brown & Hiser, LLC

  • Keith Bailey, Former Chairman & CEO for the Williams Companies

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

  • Beth Young Jones, Executive Director of Ivinson Memorial Hospital Foundation

  • Linda Childears, President & CEO for the Daniels Fund

  • Paul Turner, Principal for Renergix LLC

  • Christopher Street, TEDx Featured Speaker & Associate Professor at the University of Regina Hill School

  • Kevin Jung, Founding Partner of Jafar Management

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

  • Michael Chavira, Managing Partner at Axiologic Solutions

  • Michael Punke, VP for Global Public Policy for Amazon Web Services

  • Robin Bolz, Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase, Head of Commercial Real Estate Strategy

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

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

  • Ryan Yoder, Managing Director for Northwestern Mutual 

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Phone: (307) 766-2482

Email: cobgradprograms@uwyo.edu

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