March 5, 2021
Grab a chair, take a stroll, and settle in for a thoughtful and inspiring 60-minute conversation with Bill Snyder.
Bill Snyder was the head football coach at Kansas State from 1989 to 2005, and again from 2009 to 2018. He has been called “the architect of the greatest turnaround in college football history."
Coach Snyder took over a program in 1989 that was in the midst of a 27-game winless streak, but quickly advanced to 11-straight bowl games and tallied six 11-win seasons over a seven-year stretch. He is the winningest coach in Kansas State University history.
He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. He has been the AP National Coach of the Year, ESPN national Coach of the Year, CNN National Coach of the Year, Big Eight Conference Coach of the Year by the AP three times, and Big Twelve Conference Coach of the Year four times.
He is a recipient of the Bear Bryant Award, Bobby Dood Coach of the Year Award, two-time winner of Woody Hayes Coach of the Year, and Sporting News National Coach of the Year.
April 20, 2020
Rear Admiral June Ryan is a motivational speaker, success trainer, and coach who draws upon her 35 years of military service to inspire and empower audiences across the country.
Admiral Ryan was a trailblazer achieving many historical achievements, including the first enlisted woman in the Coast Guard to rise to the rank of Rear Admiral, and the first woman to serve as the Military Advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security. Rear Admiral Ryan also served as Military Aide to the President of the United States under President Clinton.
January 6, 2020
Greg Hanifee, Associate Dean of Kellogg's Executive MBA Global Network, directs the Evanston and Miami EMBA programs and the partnerships of Kellogg's Global EMBA Network. He brings to Kellogg more than 25 years of international management experience in telecommunications, consulting and higher education. Most recently he was assistant dean of executive programs at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.
July 29, 2019
Derek Jenkins is the former Chief Operations Officer at Fiesta Mart, Inc. His prior roles include SVP at Shopko Hometown Stores, EVP of Business Development at Urgent Care by TeleMD, SVP of External Relations, and SVP of Stores at Target (where he worked for 20 years). He has served on the boards of Brooklyn Academy of Music, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, and the Freedom Valley YMCA.
February 1, 2019
Chris Homewood is President at TriMark USA, the country's largest restaurant supply company
and provider of food service supplies, restaurant equipment, restaurant supplies, and design
services. Prior to his role at TriMark, Chris motivated large teams to accomplish exceptional
results with leadership positions at Ross Stores, Target, and Circuit City. Chris served as an
Officer in the US Marine Corps and holds a BA from the University of San Diego. Chris is active
in his community, serving as a volunteer for the Los Angeles Police Foundation, the Anaheim
Family Justice Center, and the Marines Memorial Foundation Board.
January 18, 2019
Mariana Garavaglia is the Director of Stores & Operations for Amazon Physical Retail. Mariana leads teams responsible for bringing the Amazon experience to life for customers at Amazon Books, Amazon 4-Star stores, and Amazon Pop-ups. Mariana has terrific advice for leaders, informed by her success at Amazon, her global work experience, and her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Join us for an enlightening discussion!
December 18, 2018
Teri Pipe is Arizona State University's Chief Well-Being Officer and served as the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU) from 2011-2018. She also is the founding director of ASU's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience. Before coming to ASU in 2011, Professor Pipe served as director of Nursing Research and Innovation at Mayo Clinic Arizona and was an associate professor of nursing at the Mayo Clinic’s College of Medicine. In 2014 she was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow.