Deborah Dugan, CEO, RED

Wed 10/1, 3pm – 4pm EST
Forum: Engaging New-Generation Students & Employees

“Today, the key to being groundbreaking, relevant, timely and successful is embracing disruption.  If you are not breaking the mold – someone else is. Since joining (RED) in 2011, my goal has been to move fast, break things and innovate.  Traditionally, it has been business that owned the market on product and service innovation. What Apple did for music… what Spanx is doing for cellulite… what Twitter has done for communication… non-profits like (RED) are now doing to fight the world’s greatest problems. We’re making fighting AIDS simple and accessible on a mass scale.”

In 2011, Deborah Dugan joined (RED) as the non-profit’s Chief Executive Officer, and under her leadership (RED) has welcomed global proud partners such as The Coca-Cola Company, SAP, Bank of America and Latin America’s major mobile carriers Claro and Telcel.  With Deborah Dugan at the helm, (RED) has solidified its identity as both a non-profit and a brand – standing for optimism, the best in art and design, perpetually game-changing, impact obsessed and purposefully provocative.  Her motto:  (RED)’s DNA is creativity.  Tap into the creative passions of consumers so that they give a damn.  Tap into the creativity of major celebrities so that they use their reach to give a damn, and tap into the best creative talent at major companies so that they too give a damn.  Only when these forces work together can (RED) break the dam of indifference and create real change in the fight against AIDS.

In just three short years at (RED), Deborah has continuously pushed the boundaries for how social media is creatively used for social good. Her accomplishments include leading (RED) to both set and break a number of world records. In 2011, (RED) was recognized as the first cause to have reached audiences over 1 million on both Facebook and Twitter. In June 2013, (RED) partnered with Mashable and set a new world record using the emerging video app, Vine; and in February 2014, (RED) teamed with Bank of America and U2 on a Super Bowl initiative, raising more than $3million and breaking the world record for the most digital downloads of a song in 24 hours.

Deborah has written for the Huffington Post and McKinsey’s Social Innovation publication. Her recent speeches include: IEG Sponsorship Conference, the University of Utah Law School Commencement address, New York’s WIE “Trail Blazing” Conference, Columbia University’s Social Enterprise Conference 2013, NYU Social Innovation Summit 2014 and Boston University Business School. Deborah was included in Forbes Magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Women” issue for ‘Social Entrepreneurism’, and is a “Disruptive Innovation” Fellow.

Prior to (RED), Deborah was President of Disney Publishing Worldwide, generating $1.8 billion in global retail sales.  During her eight years at Disney, she oversaw 275 magazines and published more than 4,000 new book titles. In addition, she acquired Baby Einstein, and launched Disney English language learning programs throughout Asia. She also served as Senior Advisor to the Tribeca Enterprises Board.  Deborah’s roots are in the music industry – she spent eight years as Executive Vice President at EMI/Capitol Records. Deborah began her career as an attorney on Wall Street.

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Ceree Eberly, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for The Coca-Cola Company

Forum: Engaging New-Generation Students & Employees

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Ceree Eberly was appointed to the role of Chief People Officer and Senior Vice President for The Coca-Cola Company in 2009. She joined the Company in 1990 and has since served in a variety of leadership roles. In 1998, Ceree became the Human Resources Director, Central America & Caribbean Division in San José, Costa Rica, where she oversaw both Company and bottling operations’ human resources strategies. In 2003, she was appointed Vice President, Corporate Business Unit, where she led the support of the worldwide McDonald’s business in technical operations, quality assurance, social responsibility, communications, global juice portfolio, IT and human resources. Ceree filled this role until 2007, when she became the Group Human Resources Director for Europe.

As Chief People Officer, Ceree leads an organization responsible for developing and transforming approximately 150,000 Coca-Cola employees across more than 200 countries into a competitive advantage, and transforming the quality of the Company’s workplace into a global differentiator. The organization’s primary goal is to attract, engage and retain the best people by making Coca-Cola “a great place to work.”

Ceree currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and is the organization’s Chair. She is a member of HR50, a group of the most senior Human Resources leaders from around the world, a member of Women Corporate Directors, a global organization advancing best practices in global corporate governance, a member of the Corporate Leadership Council, and serves on the AACSB International Business Practices Council, which is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of management education. Ceree is active participant of the Global Shapers, an organization of highly motivated, young individuals who have a great potential for future leadership roles in society, while also being mentor to employees throughout the Coca-Cola system.

Ceree previously served as an Advisor to the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, a member of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity, an Advisor to Skyland Trail, and is a past mentor in the Georgia Executive Women’s Leadership program.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee, graduating with high honors.

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Michael J. Fenlon, PhD, US & Global Talent Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Tues 9/30, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST
Forum: Engaging New-Generation Students & Employees

Chat: Wed 10/1, 1:00 – 1:30 pm EST
Leading Millennials

Michael Fenlon serves as the US and Global Talent Leader for PwC, a global network of firms with 190,000 people across 158 countries.  He has responsibility for employer branding and social media, talent acquisition, analytics and talent management.  He has held a variety of senior leadership roles in Human Capital since joining PwC, including strategy, operations and lead generalist roles.

Mike is a psychologist with expertise in strategic and organizational change, talent management and leadership development.  He directed executive programs, including: Highlights of the MBA, the Leadership Development Program, and the Columbia Senior Executive Program, as well as custom programs for global clients. He was a faculty member of the Columbia Business School executive education team that was ranked by The Financial Times as #1 in the world.

He also served as Associate Dean for Executive MBA programs in New York, London (with the London Business School) and in Silicon Valley (with the Haas School at UC Berkeley), and taught a popular course on Executive Leadership. He has consulted in the non-profit and government sectors and served in Executive Programs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He previously served as a Principal Consultant with Price Waterhouse LLP in the strategic and organizational change practice.

Mike is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Academy of Management.  Publications include “Rethinking Retention Strategies: Work-life Versus Deferred Compensation in a Total Rewards Strategy” in the World at Work, and “Developing Leaders and Teams Who Build Exceptional Client Relationships,” and an article for HR Magazine on using human capital analytics to drive strategic change. He has been featured in The Financial Times, The New York Times and Fox Televison Business News.  He was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Columbia University where he received three master’s degrees and a Ph.D.

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Todd Fisher, Member & Chief Administrative Officer, KKR

Wed 10/1, 5pm – 6pm EST
Forum: Cultivating Innovation & Entrepreneurship

TODD FISHER (New York) joined KKR in 1993 and is KKR’s Global Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Fisher is responsible for overseeing the finance, legal, IT, HR, public affairs and office operations functions, coordinating with the various businesses and geographies of KKR and overseeing the Firm’s efforts in Real Estate. He is a member of KKR’s Real Estate Investment Committee. Since joining KKR, he has led or played a significant role in transactions including Vendex KBB (Maxeda), Dynamit Nobel (now part of) Rockwood Specialties Inc., Northgate Information Solutions, Accuride Corporation, Alea Group Holdings Ltd., Bristol West Group, Merit Behavioral Care, and Willis Group Ltd. He is currently on the board of Maxeda B.V. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Fisher worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and for Drexel Burnham Lambert in Los Angeles. Mr. Fisher holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University, an M.A. with distinction from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and an M.B.A., Palmer Scholar, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Brown University, the Board of Advisors for SAIS, the Advisory Board of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Barbara Franklin, President & CEO, Barbara Franklin Enterprises, Former US Secretary of Commerce

Tues 9/30, 2:30pm – 3pm EST
Forum: Fostering Ethical Leadership

Barbara Hackman Franklin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Barbara Franklin Enterprises, a private international consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC.  She is an advocate for and adviser to American companies doing business in international markets, notably China, and is an expert on corporate governance, auditing, and financial reporting practices. As the 29th U.S. Secretary of Commerce for President George H.W. Bush, she achieved a major goal – increasing American exports – with emphasis on market-opening initiatives in China, Russia, Japan and Mexico.  Her historic mission to China in 1992 normalized commercial relations with that country, removed the ban on ministerial contact that the U.S. had imposed following the events at Tiananmen Square in 1989, and brought back $1 billion in signed contracts for American companies.  Trade with China grew dramatically in the ensuing years as did foreign investment. Secretary Franklin’s public service began two decades earlier.  In 1971 she led the first White House effort to recruit women for high-level government jobs as a staff assistant to President Richard Nixon, an effort which resulted in nearly quadrupling the number of women in those positions (1971-73).  Her White House story is told in the 2012 book by Lee Stout, A Matter of Simple Justice: the Untold Story of BarbaraHackman Franklin and A Few Good Women.  Following this, the President appointed her an original Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, where she focused on safer products for children (1973-79). Additionally, Franklin has served four terms on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, by appointments of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, and as Alternate Representative to the 44th United Nations General Assembly by appointment of President George H. W. Bush.  Altogether, Franklin has served five U.S. Presidents and, in 2006, received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. In the private sector Franklin has served on the boards of directors of 14 public companies and three private companies, and is currently a board member of Aetna Inc., a trustee of a cluster of American Funds, and a member of the Lafarge International Advisory Board, Paris, France.  She has received numerous governance awards and served as chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) during a period of significant growth in membership and vitality. Secretary Franklin is chairman emerita of the Economic Club of New York, immediate past president of the Management Executives’ Society, and a board member of the US-China Business Council, the National Committee on US-China Relations, the Atlantic Council, the Committee for Economic Development (CED), and the National Symphony Orchestra.  She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Advisory Council of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  She was a founding member of Executive Women in Government (EWG) in 1973 and of the Women’s Forum of Washington, DC, in 1981.  During the 1980’s, Franklin was a Senior Fellow of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Fresh out of Harvard Business School and prior to joining the White House staff in 1971, Franklin worked at the Singer Company as manager of environmental analysis and at First National City Bank (now Citibank) as assistant vice president.  Her analysis of the Bank’s relationships with government led to the creation of its first government relations department, which she headed. Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Franklin graduated with distinction from the Pennsylvania State University and was one of the first women graduates of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.  Among her many honors and awards, she has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Penn State and the Alumni Achievement Award from Harvard Business School.  She is married to Wallace Barnes, retired chairman and CEO of Barnes Group, Inc.  They reside in Washington, DC and Bristol, CT.

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Marshall Goldsmith, PhD, Executive Leadership Coach, Marshall Goldsmith Group

Tues 9/30, 1pm – 2pm EST
Forum: Supporting 21st Century Competencies

In November 2013, at the bi-annual Thinkers 50 Ceremony in London, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith was recognized again as one the Top Ten Most Influential Business Thinkers in the World – and the top-rated executive coach.  His work has been recognized by almost every professional association in his field and every major business publication around the world. Dr. Goldsmith’s 34 books have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become listed bestsellers in twelve counties.  He has written two New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – a Wall Street Journal #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year.  Marshall’s next book, Triggers, will focus on our relationship with the world around us and how we can increase our own experience of engagement, happiness and meaning.  Dr. Goldsmith is one of a select few executive advisors who have been asked to work with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams.

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Donald Graham, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, Graham Holdings Company

Wed 10/1, 3pm – 4pm EST
Forum: Cultivating Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Donald E. Graham became chief executive officer of Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in May 1991 and chairman of the board in September 1993. He was publisher of The Washington Post newspaper from January 1979 until September 2000 and chairman of the paper from September 2000 to February 2008.

Graham was born on April 22, 1945, in Baltimore, Maryland, a son of Philip L. and Katharine Meyer Graham. His father was publisher of The Washington Post from 1946 until 1961 and president of The Washington Post Company from 1947 until his death in 1963. His mother, Katharine Graham, served in a variety of executive positions from 1963 until her death in 2001. Eugene Meyer, Graham’s grandfather, purchased The Washington Post at a bankruptcy sale in 1933.

After graduating in 1966 from Harvard College, where he was president of the Harvard Crimson, Graham was drafted and served as an information specialist with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. He was a patrolman with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department from January 1969 to June 1970. Graham joined The Washington Post newspaper in 1971 as a reporter and subsequently held several news and business positions at the newspaper and at Newsweek. He was named executive vice president and general manager of the newspaper in 1976.

He was elected a director of The Washington Post Company in 1974 and served as president from May 1991 to September 1993.

Graham is chairman of the District of Columbia College Access Program, a private foundation which, since 1999, has helped double the number of DC public high school students going on to college and has helped triple the number graduating from college. He co-founded the program along with major local businesses and foundations. Since its inception, DC-CAP has assisted over 13,000 DC students enroll in college and has provided scholarships totaling more than $18 million. He is a co-founder of TheDream.US, a national scholarship fund for DREAMers, created to help immigrant youth get a college education.

Graham is a trustee of the Federal City Council and of the Philip L. Graham Fund, which was established in 1963 in memory of his father. He is also a director and member of the compensation committee of Facebook, The Summit Fund of Washington, the College Success Foundation and KIPP-DC. Previously, he served as a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

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Jeanette Horan, Managing Director, IBM Corp.

Thurs 10/2, 12:30pm – 1:30pm EST
Forum: Engaging New-Generation Students & Employees

Ms. Horan was appointed to the role of Managing Director for Bank of America account in July 2014. In this role she is responsible for IBM’s business with Bank, bringing IBM innovations to help the Bank in their ongoing transformation.

Previously Ms. Horan was the Chief Information Officer of IBM where she led the development and implementation of a technology strategy in close partnership with the business. Her emphasis was on the confluence of social, mobile, cloud and analytics; and how to use these technologies securely to personalize and enhance employee and client experiences.

Prior to her CIO position, Ms. Horan was the vice president of Enterprise Business Transformation, leading IBM’s transformation program for key back office processes to accelerate IBM’s leadership as a globally integrated enterprise.

Ms. Horan joined IBM in 1998, and has held leadership positions within the Lotus brand, Information Management and IBM Software Group Strategy. Prior to joining the CIO office in 2006, Ms. Horan was responsible for worldwide product development for the Information Management business in Software Group, and was the General Manager of IBM’s Silicon Valley Laboratory.

Prior to joining Lotus, Ms. Horan spent four years with Digital Equipment Corporation where she was vice president of development for the AltaVista business, bringing the Web search engine and suite of intranet products to market. She has more than 30 years experience in development and management roles in the computer industry.

As part of her business and personal involvement in the advancement of technology and service to the community, Ms. Horan serves on the board of Microvision Inc., an innovative display and imaging solutions company. She also serves as a director on the board of Jane Do No More Inc., an organization committed to improving the way society responds to victims of sexual assault.

A native of the United Kingdom, Ms. Horan earned a bachelors degree.

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Martha Josephson, Partner, Digital Media Global Practice Leader, Egon Zehnder

Tues 9/30, 8pm – 9pm EST
Forum: Supporting 21st Century Competencies

Martha has been a partner at Egon Zehnder for 16 years, and is industry recognized as a trusted advisor to many of the world’s most admired organizations. She leads the firm’s Global Digital Practice, which she founded in 1997 as the first purely digital practice in any global executive search firm; now the industry leader.  She also co-leads the Global Media Practice. She is one of the most sought after and reputed talent consultants in the Silicon Valley, and from her base in Palo Alto operates locally and  globally to secure, retain and develop exceptional C-level and Board talent for the world’s leading e-based and media centric organizations. She leads the Firm’s significant relationship with Google handling more than 300 executive searches as their primary partner over the course of the last ten plus years.

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Ashwini Kakkar, PhD, Vice Chairman, Mercury Travels, Chairman of Via.com, Ambit Corporation and the Fight Hunger Foundation

Wed 10/1, 7am – 8am EST
Forum: Supporting 21st Century Competencies

Mr. Ashwini Kakkar is an Entrepreneur, Vice Chairman of Mercury Travels and Chairman of Via.com, Ambit Corporation and the Fight Hunger Foundation.

He is a Mechanical Engineer with a Post-Graduate from IIM Kolkata,  MBA from INSEAD France, and a Law Education from the Government Law College Mumbai.

A past President of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, also of Travel Agents Association of India, Chairman of World Travel and Tourism Council, he is a board Director of many companies including Pramerica, Europ Assistance India, Jai Medica and Himalayan Exploration.

A distinguished fellow of the Institute of Directors London, Kakkar was knighted by the French Government in 2007 with the “Chevalier De L’Ordre Merite”.

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