Carol Elliott | September 6, 2017
Top executives from organizations ranging from Chick-fil-A to the Chicago Cubs will speak as part Boardroom Insights, an annual speaker series hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
Boardroom Insights presents top executives from some of the largest companies in the nation speaking about current trends in their industries, as well as their personal career paths. Lectures, which are free and open to the public, are held on select Fridays from 10:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in Mendoza’s Jordan Auditorium.
The schedule to date includes:
- Sept. 1: Byron Spruell, president of league operations for the NBA. Spruell, a Notre Dame MBA alumnus, oversees critical league operations, as well as the processes regarding the management of rule changes, training of game officials, the enforcement of conduct standards and discipline, and the application of analytics and innovation on the future of the game.
- Sept. 8: Dan Cathy, chairman and CEO of Chick-fil-A. Named as chairman and CEO in 2013, Cathy has served as the president and chief operating officer since 2001. The Atlanta-based fast-food restaurant is one of the nation's largest family-owned businesses.
- Oct. 6: Diane M. Aigotti, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ryan Specialty Group, an international specialty insurance organization with 1,700 employees worldwide. Aigotti, a Notre Dame MBA alumna, has been with Chicago-based RSG since its founding in 2010.