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Graziadio School Hosts 2012-13 Dean’s Executive Leadership Series
Learn more about the 2012-13 DELS speakers here.
The Graziadio School of Business and Management will bring executive speakers from the entertainment, sports, and retail sectors, among others, for it's 2012-13 Dean's Executive Leadership Series (DELS) at Pepperdine.
The line up of seven executive speakers begins with Bernard Kinsey, a former senior executive at Xerox, on October 17 at the Malibu campus. Kinsey is also the former chief operating officer and co-chair of Rebuild Los Angeles, and now serves as president and founder of management consulting firm KBK Enterprises, Inc. and oversees historical and cultural art foundation, The Kinsey Collection.
Jana Winograde, executive vice president of business affairs and administration for ABC Entertainment Group, will follow on November 15 at the Disney Studios in Burbank. Winograde oversees the general business related to development and acquisition of all primetime, daytime, and late-night programming, marketing, and ABC.com, as well as business elements of the music department.
As the first lecture of 2013, Ed Wedbush, founder of Wedbush Securities, will speak at the Malibu campus on January 10. Wedbush and a childhood friend founded Wedbush Securities with first year revenues of $659—the growth of their company is considered an American entrepreneurial success story.
A lecture by Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International, will follow on February 19 on the Malibu campus. Burnison spearheads the firm's transformation as a diversified human capital organization, and is the former COO and CFO of Korn/Ferry. His lecture will be broadcast live internationally to members of the business school honor society Beta Gamma Sigma.
Dan Sanders, president of Albertson's Southern California, will present his lecture on March 12 at the Center Club, Costa Mesa. Sandsers is a Pepperdine PKE alumnus who was awarded the George Award by the University in 2010. He is also a U2 spy plane pilot and Air Force One Liaison Officer, and bestselling author of Built to Serve: How to Drive the Bottom Line with People-First Practices and Equipped to Lead: Managing People, Partners, Processes, and Performance.
The series will continue on April 16 at the Santa Clara campus, with speaker Jed York, president and CEO of the San Francisco 49'ers. York is in his third year as CEO of the football team and was the driving force behind efforts to construct a new stadium in Santa Clara, which began construction in April this year.
Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Corporation of America and chair and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will close this year's lecture series on May 9 in Sony Studios, Culver City. Lynton is well-regarded for having led Sony through a new era of digital transformation, worldwide growth, content diversity, and financial discipline.
Each year, the Dean's Executive Leadership Series at Graziadio brings leading business practitioners and thought leaders to one of Pepperdine University's campuses to discuss real-world challenges and opportunities facing the business community today.
Held each fall and spring, the series was created in Spring 2004 to help support the Graziadio School of Business and Management's mission to provide business knowledge that is applied and relevant.