AMA CEO Shares Vision for the Future of Marketing During CEO at Smith

Bennie F. Johnson, CEO of the American Marketing Association, shared insights on the marketing industry's future at the University of Maryland. Johnson discussed AI's role, data privacy, demand for versatile marketers, personal branding, and overcoming self-doubt. Discover his predictions and advice shaping the marketing landscape.

CEO at Smith Welcomes Donald Graham Back to Van Munching Hall after 14 Years

As CEO at Smith’s first-ever featured guest in 2009, Donald Graham offered a glimpse into the state of the newspaper industry amid the Great Recession. Almost 14 years later, Graham returned to Van Munching Hall to reprise his guest appearance and talk about what’s changed since then.

L3Harris CEO Shares Leadership Lessons During ‘CEO at Smith’ Event

Decisive leadership, innovative solutions and trusted disruption. That’s what Christopher Kubasik ’83, chair and CEO of L3Harris Technologies, believes is required to navigate a rapidly changing business environment.

EY CEO on How to Build, Think and Be in the New Economy

A commitment to seeking digital solutions, investing in technology and putting people first isn’t just how EY has weathered the global health crisis and ensuing economic upheaval. It’s part of the strategy that young people hoping to make a difference in the corporate workforce should embrace, the CEO and global chairman of the powerhouse professional services firm told a Maryland Smith audience on Sept. 8.

EY CEO to Speak at Maryland Smith

The CEO and Global Chairman of Ernst & Young, Carmine Di Sibio, will share his insights from leading one the world’s largest professional services firms in a conversation with students, alumni, faculty and friends at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Di Sibio will join the Smith community virtually, via Webex, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at noon.

How do toys stay relevant? Richard Dickson ’90 explains Mattel’s philosophy

Mattel President and COO Richard Dickson answers a tough question: How do brands stay relevant? 

Tools for Success from the Stanley Black & Decker CEO

Stanley Black & Decker President and CEO James Loree’s tools for success can be stripped down to a few simple rules: Be innovative, never stop learning, do the right thing and be forward-thinking.

CEO@Smith: Deloitte CEO, Cathy Engelbert

Many CEOs sleep with their smartphones on the nightstand next to their beds. Some even sleep with it in their beds. Deloitte CEO, Cathy Engelbert prefers to keep hers downstairs at night. "Disconnect yourself every once in a while," she told an overflow crowd on March 14, 2018, during the CEO@Smith speaker series at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “You work hard, but you need to find time to take care of yourself.”

CEO@Smith: Cathy Engelbert, Deloitte, March 14

CEO @ Smith Speaker Series presents Cathy Engelbert, Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte, on March 14, 2018, in Van Munching Hall, home of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. As CEO of Deloitte, Engelbert leads one of the largest professional services organizations in the United States with more than 85,000 professionals, providing services to over 80 percent of the Fortune 500.

CEO@Smith: Kees Kruythoff, Unilever

Students starting their careers should ask themselves three questions, Unilever North America President Kees Kruythoff said on Oct. 10, 2017, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “These individual discussions can help you discover your personal purpose,” Kruythoff said during a CEO @ Smith keynote address. “People with purpose, they thrive.” “Are you making a difference?” is the first question. Kruythoff said people can define impact in different ways. “But make sure you put a high ambition level in there,” he said.

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