Bobby Ukrop, president and chief executive officer of Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, will be the guest of a C-Suite Conversation Sept. 20 at University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business.

C-Suite Conversations are unscripted interviews with leading business decision makers. The series highlights challenges and opportunities of high-level executives and provides insight about balancing leadership obligations with the needs of stakeholders.

Richard Coughlan, senior associate dean of the Robins School of Business, will interview Ukrop about leadership, decision making, strategy and other areas that contribute to an organization’s success in a question-and-answer format.

The program will be held at Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium, at 8 a.m., following a networking breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but online registration is required at

Ukrop is president and CEO of Richmond-based Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, a producer of chilled, prepared foods. Previously, he had a 40-year career with Ukrop’s Super Markets Inc., beginning as a courtesy clerk while in high school and ending with12 years as president and CEO. He is a 1969 graduate of University of Richmond and a 1972 MBA graduate of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Ukrop serves on the boards of Communities in Schools of Virginia, the University of Richmond and The First Tee of Richmond & Chesterfield. He is on the advisory boards of The Salvation Army and VCU Massey Cancer Center.  He is chair of the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership and co-founder of Richmond Sports Backers. Ukrop previously served on the boards of the Greater Richmond Partnership and Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, contact Andi Minor at 804-289-8813 or

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