Conversations with...Speaker Series

Upcoming Speakers

We will resume the College of Business Speaker Series in the fall of 2016.


Sponsored by Regions Bank

Hosted by the University's College of Business, this talk is part of the "Conversations With..." Speaker Series sponsored by Regions Bank, which is open to the greater Austin community. A different speaker is featured each month, focusing on professionals from the Austin area who model leadership through their chosen vocation.

The Speaker presentation will be in the Chapel/Auditorium at 3pm followed by a Reception at 4pm in the Main Lobby. I hope you will join us!

The Series is located on the campus of Concordia in the Auditorium of Building A (Campus map), at 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


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2016 Past Speakers

Phil Wilson, Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) General Manager, April 7, 2016


3/22/2016 Anne Beiler, Founder Auntie Anne's Pretzels 

February 2016 Michael Ramsden

2/4/16 Glen Hegar, Texas State Comptroller

2015 Past Speakers

11/5/15 Craig Cordolla, CEO Memorial Herman Hospital System

9/3/15 Sandy Dochen, IBM Corporate Service Corps

4/16/15 Kristine Lilly, National Soccer Hall of Famer

"Always Believe"  Flyer (PDF) 


3/12/15 Jia Jiang, Author/Speaker/Entrepreneur

"Rejection Proof" Flyer (PDF)

2/19/15 Sara Hickman, Singer/Songwriter

"Songs from the Heart" Flyer (PDF) 


2014 Past Speakers

2/6/14 Donna DeBerry, CEO of Brand Inclusion

"Diversity as Strategy"  Flyer (PDF)  Video 

3/6/14 Mark McClain, CEO of Sailpoint & Steve Semelsberger, Founder of StrongLight Productions

"Mind of the Entrepreneur"  Flyer (PDF)

4/3/14 Dr. Larry Meissner, Professor of Biology, Concordia University Texas

"Defining Servant Leadership"  Flyer (PDF)  Video


9/11/14 Jason Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, NuSmile

"Scaling Innovation"  Flyer (PDF)


10/2/14 Mack Brown, Former UT Head Football Coach

"Heartbeat of Leadership"  Flyer (PDF)

11/20/14 Ambassador Karen Hughes, Chief Counsel under President George W. Bush

"Ten Minutes from Normal"  Flyer (PDF)

12/11/14 Alexia Rodriguez, Vice President of Immigrant Children's Services/Legal Counsel

"Concealed Courage"  Flyer (PDF)

2013 Past Speakers

2/7/13  Ken Schiller, Founder and co-owner of K & N Management (Rudy's BBQ and Mighty Fine Burgers)

"Values Matter: Creating Quality One Interaction at a Time"  Flyer (PDF) 

3/7/13  Kevin Benz, Media and Marketing Strategist

"Media: Storyteller"  Flyer (PDF)


4/4/13  Evan Smith, Austin Journalist/TV Personality & CEO of The Texas Tribune

"Overheard: Lessons Learned Listening to Others"  Flyer (PDF) 


9/5/13 Lew Little, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Harden Healthcare

"Casting A Wider Net"  Flyer (PDF)

10/3/13 Norine Yukon, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas

"Women in Leadership"  Flyer (PDF)

11/14/13 Drayton McLane, former Chairman and CEO of the Houston Astros

“Greatness Redefined” Flyer (PDF)


12/5/13 Dr. Donald Christian, Dean of the College of Business, Concordia University Texas

"Lessons Learned: Reflections on 50 Speaker Series" Flyer (PDF) 

2012 Past Speakers

12/6/12 Huston Street, Scott Linebrink and Chad Qualls, former pro baseball players

"Passion and Persistence" Flyer (PDF)



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