The University of Richmond Robins School of Business’ Executive Speaker Series invites national and international business leaders to give keynote speeches on campus.

Fall 2017 program speakers include:

September 21: Lynne Doughtie, KPMG,

Doughtie, U.S. Chairman and CEO of KPMG, discusses her rise through the firm to become its first female CEO. KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional service firms. Previously, she served as vice chair of KPMG's advisory business from 2011 to 2015, establishing it as the firm's fastest growing business. She also oversaw the expansion of KPMG's capabilities in innovative services and solutions, including information security, strategy, digital/mobile and transformation.

October 5: Word on Wall Street

A panel of financial management experts, moderated by Paul Queally, a 1986 alum, will speak about the state of the U.S. financial climate and their experience in this realm.

November 8: Bill McDonald, Formerly Capital One

Best known for coining the phrase “What’s in Your Wallet?” McDonald served as executive vice president of Brand Management at Capital One from 1998-2012. He also has more than a decade of experience rising through the ranks at Pepsi Co., overseeing rebranding and strategies for Frito Lay, Pizza Hut and KFC.   

All lectures take place at 6 p.m. in Robins School of Business, Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium. Events are free and open to the public but registration is required. A reception will follow. This series is funded in part by a grant given by the Manville Foundation for Private Enterprise.

Speakers will be available for questions immediately after the lecture.

Speakers also participate in roundtable discussions with students during their visit to campus.

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