The Series runs from Noon -1pm on the Concordia campus in the Auditorium located in Building A (Campus map). The campus is located on Concordia University Drive off of RR 620, just north of FM 2222 and south of Anderson Mill Road. (Directions to CTX) No reservations or tickets required. If you have any questions, please call 512.313.5302.
The Conversations With…Speaker Series sponsored by Regions Bank and hosted by Concordia's College of Business, provides the greater Austin community with opportunities to hear and learn from a variety of successful business professionals who model leadership and ethical values. Representing a variety of business models and enterprises, participants will speak to what it takes to lead and build a successful and ethical organization.
The Series runs from Noon -1pm on the campus of Concordia in the Auditorium located in Building A (Campus map) on the campus of Concordia University Texas located on Concordia University Drive off of RR 620, just north of FM 2222 and south of Anderson Mill Road. (Directions to CTX) No reservations or tickets required.
If you have questions, please contact the College of Business at 512.313.5302 or email@example.com.
12/5/13 Dr. Donald Christian, Dean of the College of Business, Concordia University Texas
After fifty different Speaker Series, there is much that has been learned and put into practice from the wisdom dispensed by over 70 different speakers. Begun as a way to introduce College of Business students to leaders from the greater Austin community, the College of Business Speaker Series has become a Concordia event that draws up to 200 students, faculty, staff, and community members each month. Dr. Donald Christian was interviewed by COB alumnus Stephen Kreher to reminisce about previous guest speakers and engaged past participants in what they have learned from their experience in the Conversations With...Speaker Series. Flyer (PDF)
11/14/13 Drayton McLane,former Chairman and CEO of the Houston Astros
Drayton McLane is the former Chairman and CEO of the Houston Astros. Mr. McLane was interviewed on the topic “Redefining Greatness,” which reflected on his path of growing the world’s largest trucking company to becoming CEO of a major league baseball team – and what it meant to mentor the next generation of Christian leaders. Flyer (PDF).
10/3/13 Norine Yukon, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas
Norine Yukon is the CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas, the second largest health insurance provider in the state. Her early career as a caseworker and registered nurse led her to become interested in health care policy and the allocation of health care resources. Joining UHC in 1987, she became an expert on the managed care industry where she grew as a leader in healthcare and in business. The conversation with Norine focuses on her story as a female leader in what is typically a "man's world", her path to becoming CEO, and how being a wife and mother she is able to balance her multiple vocations. Flyer (pdf)
"Women in Leadership" (Video)
9/5/13 Lew Little, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Harden Healthcare
Harden Healthcare reaches across 13 states with a mission of offering a continuum of healthcare services and providing the absolute best care for their patients. Beginning with the acquisition of six nursing home facilities in 2002, Lew has grown Harden to become one of the leading organizations in the healthcare industry. He was recently recognized by Concordia University Texas at its Excellence in Leadership Gala for his commitment to the greater Austin region and his ability to lead in a manner that makes a difference.
"Casting A Wider Net" (Video)
4/4/13 Evan Smith, Austin Journalist/TV Personality & CEO of The Texas Tribune, Before co-founding the Tribune, Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor in Chief. On his watch, Texas Monthly twice won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Evan has interviewed over 300 people on his shows Texas Monthly Talks and Overheard with Evan Smith, including quthors, politicians, musicians, activists, business people, film directors and Supreme Court Justices. Known for his engaging and humorous questioning style, Smith has the ability to get his guests to share beyond the basics and delve deep into the WHY of what they do.
"Overheard: Lessons Learned Listening to Others" (Video)
3/7/13 Kevin Benz, has been lauded as a media trailblazer and an Austin innovator – two descriptions which set him apart from others in his field. But more than anything else, Kevin is a storyteller. Whether it be through radio, television or digital news, Kevin believes in the power of media to tell the stories that help people navigate through their culture. With over 30 years of experience in launching and running broadcast, cable, and online newsrooms, Kevin has told numerous stories that have shaped Austin into the city it is today. Always on the cutting edge of news delivery, Kevin helped launch News 8 Austin in 1999, CultureMap Austin in 2011, and most recently I-Media Strategies. Kevin will share his passion for storytelling, the use of media in culture, and how his entrepreneurial spirit shapes his personal and professional life.
"Media: Storyteller" (Video)
2/7/13 Ken Schiller, Founder and co-owner of K & N Management (Rudy's BBQ and Mighty Fine Burgers) addresses the topic of "Values Matter: Creating Quality One Interation at a Time", focusing on how K&N's values of excellence, quality, integrity, and relationships helped his organization receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2010. (Flyer(PDF))
"Values Matter: Creating Quality One Interaction at a Time (Video)
12/6/12 Huston Street, Scott Linebrink and Chad Qualls discuss the question: What does it take to become recognized as one of the best in your profession? Some would say passion...some would say practice...some would say persistence...and some would say luck. Putting together these different pieces of the puzzle are part of reaching one's goals and achieving success. Each of the speakers this month has gone through numerable ups and downs in their journeys to and through the major leagues. Join us for this event and listen in as