Miami Herbert Lecture Series

Southern Glazer’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series

The Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series attracts some of the most respected business leaders from around the country.

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Miami Herbert's Southern Glazer's Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series brings students, alumni, and other members of the UM community together with top business leaders throughout the year.

Past Speakers

Cathie Wood, founder and CEO/CIO of ARK Invest

Cathie Wood

Founder, CEO/CIO Ark Invest
Cathie Wood, founder and CEO/CIO of ARK Invest, outlined the unique approach of her firm to invest solely in disruptive innovation and spurn traditional investment strategies.
Larry Summers, Harvard

Larry Summers

Charles W. Eliot University Professor, President Emeritus Harvard University

January 12, 2022
Larry Summers, who was Treasury Secretary under former President Bill Clinton, and director of the National Economic Council under former President Barack Obama, discussed the U.S. economy, inflation, bitcoin, and the future of the United States.

Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen CEO

Farooq Kathwari

Chairman & CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.

December 2, 2021
Farooq Kathwari, who became president of Ethan Allen Interiors in 1985 and CEO and chairman in 1988, touted integrity, innovation, and a commitment to justice as key to business success, and shared his insights on leadership and life.

Leon Cooperman

Leon Cooperman

Chairman & CEO, Omega Advisors
Dennis Minev

Dennis Minev

CEO of Bemol

November 3, 2021
Denis Minev is CEO of Bemol, a retail, financial services, and renewable energy group based in the Brazilian Amazon.  In 2012 he was nominated a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.  Denis served as Secretary for Planning and Economic Development of the state of Amazonas in Brazil and previously worked as a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co.  He co-founded three NGOs, Fundação Amazonas Sustentável, Museu da Amazônia and Parceiros Pela Amazônia. 

Noah Tepperberg

Noah Tepperberg

Co-CEO of TAO Group

October 21, 2021
Noah Tepperberg spoke about his time as an undergraduate at the University of Miami, how he started his entrepreneurial journey in the UM dorm rooms promoting clubs on South Beach, to being a visionary leader who originated, alongside his partners, some of the most successful and innovative nightclub and restaurant brands of the past 20 years.

Carlos Brito

Carlos Brito

Former CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev
September 9, 2021
Carlos Brito, who transformed a Latin American regional enterprise into the world’s largest brewing company, attributed the firm’s expansion and global success to the company’s culture that highlights meritocracy—recruiting and developing young employees and promoting the most talented.
Scott Salmirs, ABM Industries

Scott Salmirs

President & CEO of ABM Industries

August 25, 2021
Learn about Scott Salmirs'  journey, the history of ABM Industries, labor unions, and more.

Sal Khan, Founder and CEO of Khan Academy

Sal Khan

Founder & CEO of Khan Academy
June 2, 2021
Sal Khan discussed the humble origins of Khan Academy, which began with him tutoring his younger cousins. He also shared the highs and lows of his journey as an entrepreneur, the accelerated growth of the Academy’s online courses and assessment, and the impact of COVID in aggravating learning loss among children.
Greg Longstreet President and CEO of Del Monte Foods, Inc.

Greg Longstreet

President and CEO of Del Monte Foods, Inc.
May 5, 2021
Greg Longstreet speaks about the brand’s revitalization since 2017, the marketing campaign that turned the company around, the future of work at the office, and product innovations during COVID.
Bracken Darrell

Bracken Darrell

President and CEO of Logitech

April 13, 2021
Bracken Darrell, president and CEO of Logitech,  stressed design thinking, continuous innovation and risk management as a leadership quality.

Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé

Mark Schneider

CEO of Nestlé

March 31, 2021
Mark Sneider, leader of the world's largest company in the food industry, talks about the challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic presented, what it's like to be at the helm of such a large company, and Nestlé's path toward a more sustainable future.

Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé

Ajay Banga

Executive Chairman, Mastercard
February 16, 2021
The head of Mastercard told a virtual audience that his company’s success for the past decade is because of “a healthy dose of good luck,” the global shift toward a cashless society, and a workplace culture that promotes financial inclusion as a social compact.
Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé

Ilene S. Gordon and Bram Bluestein

Dual Career Couple
January 12, 2021
Listen to Ilene S. Gordon,  former chairwoman, president and CEO of Ingredion Incorporated, and Bram Bluestein, co-founder and chairman of Bluestein Ventures,  on the joys and challenges of being a business power couple.
Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé

Mark Read

CEO of WPP
November 18, 2020
In this Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, Miami Herbert Business School talks about The Future of Advertising, Marketing and Brands with Mark Read, one of the world's top digital influencers.
Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé

Robert Isom

President of American Airlines Group and America Airlines
November 12, 2020
In a virtual conversation about leadership, Robert Isom, president of American Airlines, emphasized the industry’s resiliency and purpose while detailing the changes being made to improve safety and customer satisfaction.
Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé

Kevin Sneader

Global Managing Partner McKinsey & Company Inc.
November 4, 2020
Kevin Sneader, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company, joined the Miami Herbert community to discuss his leadership journey, navigating the COVID-19 crisis, supporting diversity and inclusion, and his views on the future of the global economy.
Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé

Brian Moynihan

Bank of America CEO & Chairman
October 28, 2020
Brian Moynihan shares wisdom gleaned while leading the nation’s second-largest bank through a pandemic and his perspective about being resilient during difficult times.
Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé

Alex Azar

U.S. Health Secretary
October 8, 2020
U.S. health secretary discusses the administration’s effort to restructure the health care system to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and support countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé

Patrick Steel

CEO of Politico
October 1, 2020
Patrick Steel, the chief executive officer of Politico, emphasizes that being “myopically focused” on delivering solely news on politics and policy and the public’s hunger for non-partisan news has buoyed the success of the digital news platform. 
Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé

Jorge Paulo Lemann

Director of 3G Capital and Kraft-Heinz Company
August 27, 2020
Jorge Paulo Lemann, among the world’s most successful investors and wealthiest people, celebrates the value of taking risks in business and in life and shared how his foundation is helping fuel an educational revolution in some of Brazil’s poorest cities.
Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé

Scott Galloway

August 19, 2020
Galloway discusses how we have "starched the surplus social good from education" as the cost of education becomes exponentially more expensive and opportunities incrementally decrease.

LECTURE SERIES PLAYLIST

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Southern Glazer's Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series Playlist