Business leaders address ‘Leading in a Time of Crisis’

The Miami Herbert Business School's Distinguished Leader Lecture series continues Thursday, May 28 with a conversation on trends and leadership lessons with Tash Elwyn, president and CEO of Raymond James & Associates. Photo: TJ Lievonen/University of Miami
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The Miami Herbert Business School's Distinguished Leader Lecture series continues Thursday, May 28 with a conversation on trends and leadership lessons with Tash Elwyn, president and CEO of Raymond James & Associates. Photo: TJ Lievonen/University of Miami

Business leaders address ‘Leading in a Time of Crisis’

By News@TheU
The University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School lecture series continue this spring and then relaunches in the fall with a robust array of business leaders addressing the challenges and opportunities sparked by the coronavirus.

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Distinguished Leader Lecture series at the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School shifted to a webinar platform in mid-April. Its inaugural virtual lecture featured Pat Russo, a renowned telecommunications visionary.

Russo’s talk, the first in a series themed around “Leading in a Time of Crisis,” was followed by a discourse from David Shulkin, former head of the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Congresswoman Donna Shalala, the third guest speaker, shared personal insights and experience on seeking opportunity during a time of crisis.

The virtual series continues Thursday, May 28, with a conversation on trends and leadership lessons with Tash Elwyn, president and CEO of Raymond James & Associates, a leading independent U.S. financial services company. On June 10, William Haseltine—chair and president of ACCESS Health International, Inc., a nonprofit think tank that counsels and partners with other firms to provide affordable health care—will be the special speaker. Edgar Bronfman Jr., chairman and cofounder of Waverly Capital, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage startup investments, and former CEO of Warner Music, will be the headliner on June 25.

After a brief hiatus, the lecture series relaunches in the fall with the following schedule:  

Aug. 27: Jorge Paulo Lemann, Brazilian investment banker and controlling shareholder of several multinational corporations

Sept. 17: Stephen A. Schwarzman, chair and CEO of Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms

Oct. 1: Patrick Steel, CEO of the political journalism firm Politico

Oct. 14: Eric Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom Video Communications

Nov. 4: Kevin Sneader, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Nov. 12: Robert Isom, president of American Airlines Group and American Airlines

Dec. 8: Eric Salama, former chief executive officer of Kantar Group

The talks are hosted by either Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits or the school’s Cobb Leadership Lecture Series. Visit https://www.bus.miami.edu/events/index.html to register and view a full listing of lectures.