Frank Batten Jr., chairman and CEO, Landmark Media Enterprise, will speak about challenges facing the newspaper industry, his company’s 2008 sale of The Weather Channel to NBC Universal and private equity firms, and values-based leadership Nov. 3 as part of the University of Richmond’s Robins Executive Speaker Series.

Like each event in the series, Batten’s lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held in Ukrop Auditorium in Queally Hall on campus at 6 p.m. The series is sponsored by the Robins School of Business and funded in part by a grant from the Manville Foundation for Private Enterprise.

Future speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Duke, member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System, Jan. 16. Duke will explain her career progression from a community banker to her current position, offering insight into today’s economy.
  • Melanie Healey, group president at Procter & Gamble Co., Feb 15. One of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful People,” Healey will speak about her career, Procter & Gamble and her perspective on leadership.
  • Ruth McCartney, CEO of McCartney Music and Multimedia Inc., March 28. McCartney will discuss her start in the multimedia field managing The Beatles’ fan mail, social media strategies, new source codes systems and warnings about the digital world.

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