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View recordings of past virtual Distinguished Speaker Series events below.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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David MacLennan

David MacLennan, '88

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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