Harold Schmitz, Chief Science Officer, Mars, Incorporated
"On a Mission From Mars: The Business of Chocolate"
Dean’s Distinguished Speaker: John Mackey Co-founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market speaks about Conscious Capitalism and Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
John Mackey, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer as it has grown from a single store in Austin, Texas, founded in 1978, to an $11 billion Fortune 300 company, and a top U.S. supermarket with more than 340 stores and 70,000 team members worldwide.
Video: Dean’s Distinguished Speaker – Sandy Weill, Former Chairman/CEO, Citigroup
"The Financial Future of Our Country"
An internationally renowned banker, financial industry leader and philanthropist with more than five decades of experience, Weill retired as CEO of Citigroup on October 1, 2003, and served as non-executive chairman until April 18, 2006. Founded 200 years ago, Citigroup is currently the third largest bank holding company in the United States by assets and has the world’s largest financial services network.
Global Energy Industry Insights and Solutions
Dean Steven Currall Interviews Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability
As energy policy takes center stage internationally in economics, national security and the geopolitical landscape, Dean Steven Currall poses these key questions to Amy Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability for the Graduate School of Management and the Institute of Transportation Studies:
Dean’s Distinguished Speaker: Anne Simpson
Senior Portfolio Manager, Investments and Director of Corporate Governance at CalPERS
Anne Simpson is the senior portfolio manager and director of corporate governance in the investment office at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. CalPERS is the largest public pension system in the United States with about $224 billion under management.The corporate governance program includes CalPERS Focus List of shareholder engagement with companies, global proxy voting, legal and regulatory reform agenda and CalPERS actively managed corporate governance investment strategy.She is leading CalPERS work to integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) across the total fund.
Rick Ridgeway oversees Patagonia’s environmental grant making, environmental education and environmental projects including Freedom to Roam, a campaign to preserve wildlife corridors across North America.
Former CIA director turned-clean tech venture capitalist R. James Woolsey argues that U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern oil ranks “very high” as a national security concern.
Michael Mondavi, founder and coach of Folio Fine Wine Partners, talks with UC Davis wine industry expert and Graduate School of Management professor Robert Smiley, about his new wine venture since the sale of his family’s legendary winery four years ago.
L. Wilton Agatstein Jr., a retired senior executive with Intel Corp., talks about his nearly three decades of global experience in the competitive high-tech arena. Agatstein was the Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence for the Graduate School of Management at UC Davis.
Stephen Newberry kicks off the Lam Research Leadership Skills Series at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management with talk on values-based leadership. He was appointed president and chief executive officer of Lam Research in June 2005. Prior to joining Lam Research in 1997, Mr. Newberry was group vice president of global operations and planning at Applied Materials, Inc.