Darden Speakers and Events
Leadership Unscripted: The Role of Private vs. Public Sectors

Leadership Unscripted: The Role of Private vs. Public Sectors

March 16, 2022

How can the government effectively support outcomes in a market economy? DJ Nordquist, former executive director for the United States at the World Bank Group and former chief of staff at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and Darden Professor Dan Murphy bring their unique backgrounds and perspectives to an unscripted conversation on this critical question. Nordquist and Murphy discuss the capabilities and limitations of the private and public sectors in areas such as infrastructure, foreign affairs, influence on policy and more.

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Hayes Humphreys, COO of Devils Backbone Brewing Company

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Hayes Humphreys, COO of Devils Backbone Brewing Company

February 6, 2022

"CEO Voices: Leading with Communication" examines the communication that enables transformational leadership.

In Season 2, we look at leadership communication from the point of view of entrepreneurs and start-up CEOs who oversee fast-growth enterprises.

In this episode we speak with Hayes Humphreys, COO of Virginia-based Devils Backbone Brewing Company. Hayes discusses the impact communication has had on his career and the successful craft beer business he leads.

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey’s Corporation

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey’s Corporation

February 6, 2022

"CEO Voices: Leading with Communication" examines the communication that enables transformational leadership.

In Season 2, we look at leadership communication from the point of view of entrepreneurs and start-up CEOs who oversee fast-growth enterprises.

In this episode we speak with Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Georgia-based Stuckey’s Corporation. Stephanie shares thoughts on the power of communication in revitalizing an iconic Southern roadside brand.

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Charlotte Hanes, CEO of River Ridge Land and Cattle Company

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Charlotte Hanes, CEO of River Ridge Land and Cattle Company

February 6, 2022

"CEO Voices: Leading with Communication" examines the communication that enables transformational leadership.

In Season 2, we look at leadership communication from the point of view of entrepreneurs and start-up CEOs who oversee fast-growth enterprises.

In this episode we speak with Charlotte Hanes, CEO of River Ridge Land and Cattle Company, the Grayson County, Virginia-based sustainable farming operation. Charlotte provides insights on building credibility and enhancing brands through effective communication.

 

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Jennifer Bisceglie, CEO and Founder of Interos

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Jennifer Bisceglie, CEO and Founder of Interos

February 6, 2022

"CEO Voices: Leading with Communication" examines the communication that enables transformational leadership.

In Season 2, we look at leadership communication from the point of view of entrepreneurs and start-up CEOs who oversee fast-growth enterprises. 

In this episode we speak with Jennifer Bisceglie, the CEO and founder of Interos, the Arlington, Virginia-based supply chain visibility company. Jennifer shares thoughts on the role of communication in shaping fast-growth Unicorn companies.

Leadership Unscripted: Addressing Today’s Complex Social Challenges

Leadership Unscripted: Addressing Today’s Complex Social Challenges

December 15, 2021

How can society effectively eradicate complex social problems like poverty and hunger, racial injustice, human trafficking, and the opioid addiction crisis? Baroness Philippa Stroud, CEO of the Legatum Institute and a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom, and UVA Professor Lucy Bassett discuss how to confront social challenges through different organizational systems, and the levers that lead to effective social change. From grassroots organizing to legislative and policy changes, Stroud and Bassett explore how it takes the collective work of multiple systems — including government, think tanks, nonprofits, and businesses — to create meaningful, long-term change.

Leadership Unscripted: The Future of Media in the Age of Misinformation

Leadership Unscripted: The Future of Media in the Age of Misinformation

November 30, 2021

Speaking at a Leadership Unscripted event hosted by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Michael Finnegan, president of Atlantic Media (MBA ’07), and Michael Suarez, UVA professor and director of the Rare Book School, discussed recent changes in modern media and examined how content innovation from the past may hold the key for understanding the future. As the head of a leading media company, Finnegan has had a front row seat to the dramatic shifts in media distribution and consumption in recent years.

For more Leadership Unscripted: https://www.darden.virginia.edu/about/locations/dc/leadership-unscripted

Leadership Unscripted: Health Means Business, and Other Lessons From the Pandemic

Leadership Unscripted: Health Means Business, and Other Lessons From the Pandemic

April 20, 2021

Dr. Jerome Adams, 20th Surgeon General of the United States, and Darden Professor Greg Fairchild discuss the mutual linkage between community health and economic prosperity in contemporary America, and the risks we face in failing to engage the business sector. They will also share anecdotes and reflections that help explain their deep commitments to encouraging action.

Dr. Adams is an anesthesiologist and a former vice admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who served as the 20th Surgeon General of the United States from September 2017 until January 2021. Adams was the head of the Indiana State Department of Health prior to becoming Surgeon General. In addition to his recent COVID-19 work, Adams has partnered with and assisted organizations as they navigate the opioid epidemic, maternal health, rising rates of chronic disease, the impacts of rising suicide rates in our nation, and how businesses can become better stewards and stakeholders in promoting community health.

Leadership Unscripted: A Conversation With Dr. Patrick Conway and Vivian Riefberg

Leadership Unscripted: A Conversation With Dr. Patrick Conway and Vivian Riefberg

April 8, 2021

Challenges and opportunities for the U.S. health care system were on the examination table during this Leadership Unscripted event hosted by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, as were the leadership traits health care industry executives will need to improve a system in desperate need of change and how to overcome personal challenges.

Dr. Patrick Conway, CEO of Care Solutions at Optum, and Vivian Riefberg, Professor of Practice and David C. Walentas Jefferson Scholars Foundation Chair at the Darden School, explore the topic: Caring for the Health System, Caring for Yourself. With all the challenges facing the health care system, they discuss the key innovations and approaches to be scaled, and how to ensure the system truly meets the needs of individuals and families.

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Muhtar Kent, Former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Muhtar Kent, Former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company

December 10, 2020

In this episode we speak with Muhtar Kent, the former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. Kent shares insights on the role communication played in revitalizing growth of the world's most-recognized brand.

"CEO Voices: Leading with Communication" examines the communication that enables transformational leadership.

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