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View recordings of past virtual Distinguished Speaker Series events below.

Tom Keck, '97

Tom Keck, '97, partner and head of research and portfolio management at StepStone Group, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about his experience attending Chicago Booth after being in the United States Navy, going public with StepStone last year, and more on April 20, 2021.

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Tom Keck, '97

George Tanasijevich, '01

George Tanasijevich, '01, managing director, Marina Bay Sands, and managing director, global development, Las Vegas Sands Corp., spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about Marina Bay Sands's re-opening plan post-COVID, the luxury hotel's unique aspects as a travel destination for both domestic and international tourists, and more on March 24, 2021.

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George Tanasijevich, '01

Julia Goldin, '93

Julia Goldin, '93, global chief product and marketing officer at The LEGO Group, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about the importance of diversity and having unique perspectives at The LEGO Group, advice for becoming a better leader, and more on March 1, 2021.

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Julia Goldin, '93

Kunal Kapoor, '04

Kunal Kapoor, '04, chief executive officer, Morningstar, Inc., spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about leading Morningstar through the COVID pandemic, managing the company's culture in and outside of the office, and more on February 3, 2021.

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Kunal Kapoor, '04

Bill McComb, '87

Bill McComb, '87, former CEO, Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc., spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about his experience as a leader during a time of crisis leading Liz Claiborne and Fifth & Pacific Companies brands, his belief in servant leadership, and more on January 25, 2021.

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Bill McComb, '87
Mellody Hobson

Mellody Hobson

Mellody Hobson, co-CEO and president, Ariel Investments, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about the economic resiliency of various industries post-pandemic, the importance of organizations having diverse and inclusive leadership, and more on January 6, 2021.

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Mellody Hobson
Linnea Conrad Roberts and Sallie Krawcheck

Linnea Conrad Roberts, '90, and Sallie Krawcheck

Linnea Conrad Roberts, '90, founder and CEO, GingerBread Capital, and Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and cofounder, Ellevest, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about their journeys from working on Wall Street to entrepreneurship, the gender investing gap and gender wealth gap, and more on December 15, 2020.

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Linnea Conrad Roberts, '90, and Sallie Krawcheck
Pat Basu

Pat Basu, MBA '05, MD '05

Pat Basu, MBA '05, MD '05, president and CEO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about how he utilizes his MBA and MD degrees, focuses on being mission-driven in his new role, and more on December 8, 2020.

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Pat Basu, MBA '05, MD '05
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Griffin Myers, MD '07, MBA '10

Griffin Myers, MD '07, MBA '10, cofounder and chief medical officer, Oak Street Health, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about why he cofounded his company, its focus on health equity, and more on November 12, 2020.

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Griffin Myers, MD '07, MBA '10
Darren Walker

Darren Walker

Darren Walker, president, Ford Foundation, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about his longstanding work toward justice, how the Ford Foundation is committed to racial justice, and more on October 20, 2020.

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Darren Walker
David MacLennan

David MacLennan, '88

David MacLennan '88, chairman and CEO, Cargill, spoke with Dean Rajan about how Cargill adapted to changes brought on by COVID-19 on September 21, 2020.

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David MacLennan, '88
JP Gan

JP Gan, '99

JP Gan, '99, founding partner, INCE Capital, spoke with Dean Rajan about INCE Capital's research and investments during the pandemic, characteristics that attract him to various companies, and more on September 14, 2020.

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JP Gan, '99
Ann Mukherjee

Ann Mukherjee, AB '87, MBA '94

Ann Mukherjee, AB '87, MBA '94, chairman and CEO, Pernod Ricard North America, spoke with Dean Rajan about navigating her new role amid the COVID-19 pandemic, how her Booth education has shaped her decision-making and leadership style, and more on August 18, 2020.

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Ann Mukherjee, AB '87, MBA '94
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Byron Trott, AB '81, MBA '82

Byron Trott, AB '81, MBA '82, chairman and CEO, BDT Capital Partners, spoke with Dean Rajan about his 27-year career at Goldman Sachs and his experience founding his own firm, BDT Capital Partners on May 26, 2020.

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Byron Trott, AB '81, MBA '82
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Jennifer Scanlon, '92

Jennifer Scanlon, '92, president and CEO, UL, spoke with Dean Rajan about UL's response to the COVID-19 crisis as an essential business with 14,000 employees globally, including in hard-hit areas like northern Italy, on May 20, 2020.

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Jennifer Scanlon, '92
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Tom Ricketts, AB '88, MBA '93

Tom Ricketts, AB ’88, MBA ’93, chairman, Chicago Cubs and chairman, Incapital, spoke with Dean Rajan about how the Cubs responded to challenges brought on by COVID-19, including creating an emergency assistance fund for 2,700 associates and providing space at Wrigley Field for local nonprofit Lakeview Pantry to package food, on May 14, 2020.

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Tom Ricketts, AB '88, MBA '93
Kurt DelBene

Kurt DelBene, '90

Kurt DelBene, '90, executive vice president, corporate strategy and core services engineering, and operations, Microsoft, spoke with Dean Rajan about the operational challenges presented by the pandemic and how Microsoft transitioned a team of 150,000 to begin working remotely as a response to COVID-19 on May 6, 2020.

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Kurt DelBene, '90