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The Fairfield Dolan Dean’s Executive Forum engages thought leaders and distinguished executives to discuss issues that have profound impacts on business and/or societies. This series is designed for the Dolan School of Business community including students, faculty, alumni, parents, supporters and friends.

Recent Dean’s Executive Forums

Past Executive Forums


"Women Leadership and Wall Street" with Jennifer Piepszak ‘92, CFO, JPMorgan Chase


"Defining Talent for Tomorrow: A Leading Perspective" with John Kinney ’93, EVP and Chief Claim Officer, The Hartford, Kia Javanmardian, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, and Elixabete Larrea Tamayo, Partner, McKinsey & Company

"The Dynamics of Music Industries: Business Models and Innovation" with Larry Mattera P’23, Former GM, Warner Brothers Records

"Financial Industries of Post Pandemic: Investment and Careers" with Tim Gately ’93, Managing Director, Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa Cash Equities, Citigroup

"C-Suite: Paths to Success With Alumni Brian and John Kinney" with Brian Kinney ’94, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for State Street Corporation and John Kinney ’93, EVP and Chief Claim Officer for The Hartford, managing consumer and commercial markets claims


"Cryptocurrency - What, Why, and How it’s Changing Society" with Murray Stahl, CEO of Horizon Kinetics


"#MeToo and the Changing Dynamics in the Workplace"
Moderator: Dr. Lisa Mainiero, professor of management
Rachel Lieberman, Sr. VP & Chief Counsel, Labor, Employment & Benefits, Synchrony Financial
Patricia M. Nazemetz, Former Chief Human Resource and Ethics Officer, Xerox Corporation
Simon Fenner, Managing Director of Luke Oil, former Managing Director of Morgan Stanley for 20 years

"Reinsurance: Managing Risk in a Global Economy"
Brian Boornazian ’82, Chairman of Aspen Re
Frank Hand ’86, Executive Managing Director at Aon Benfield
John Welch ’87, Chief Executive of North America at XL Catlin


"Why Should We Care About Income Inequality?"
Phil Cagnassola ’92, Founder of Frasier Capital
Richard Greenwald, PhD, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,
Rev. Frank Hannafey, S.J., Associate Professor of Religious Studies,
Kathy Nantz, PhD, Professor of Economics

"Alternative Investments: What Accounting, Econ, Finance, and Management Students Need to Know"
Owen G. Tharrington, Managing Director of Gridiron Capital
Hal Schroeder, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and former Partner at Carlson Capital.

"Global Outlook for Private Equity Investing"
John D. Dionne, Senior Advisor to Blackstone

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