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Lecture Series - Operations Fellows

The Operations Fellows Lecture Series is a core component in the Operations Fellows programming initiatives. The Operations Fellows officers, along with the Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC) and Information, Risk & Operations Management department, organize focused meetings with C-level executives and McCombs professors to expose the Fellows class to relevant topics beyond what is taught in the classroom. These individuals are invited to speak about their company, industry, and career experiences as it relates to Operations, Supply Chain and/or Information Management. 

Fall 2016 Speaker Schedule

  Speaker Company Title
 10/12 Scott Hendrick Scott's Miracle Grow Chief Supply Chain Officer
 Oct. TBD    Nike VP of Supply Chain
 11/2 Mike Cannizzo UPS VP Customer Solutions
 11/9 Mike Giguere PwC Partner

Spring 2016 Speaker Schedule

  Speaker Company Title
2/6 Robert Falivene Cisco Systems Chief Procurement Officer
 4/6  Donna Wharton Microsoft VP Operations

Fall 2015 Speaker Schedule

  Speaker Company Title
 9/9 John Springer Nike Golf, Inc Chief Operating Officer
 10/14 Patrick Poljan Dell Inc. Global Vice President of Operations
 10/14 John Biegel Dell Inc. Executive Director IT

*Additional speakers will be added prior to the start of the Fall 2015 semester.

Spring 2015 Speaker Schedule

  Speaker Company Title
 4/15  Mark Hollifield Home Depot Chief Supply Chain Officer
 4/29 Cheryl Weibe Teradata Partner, Applies Analytics Manufacturing

Fall 2014 Speaker Schedule

  Speaker Company Title
 10/29  Rob Falivene Cisco  Chief Procurement Officer, Global Business Services
 11/19  Susan Speck Halliburton  Sr. Manager of Contracting Center of Excellence and eSourcing

Fall 2013 Speaker Schedule


Speaker Company Title
10/2 Jake Dominguez AMD Chief Information Officer
10/9 Timothy McEvoy Bechtel VP, Corporate Manager of Supplier Quality & Expediting Inc.
11/13 Virginia Hart ConocoPhillips Global Leader of Supply Chain Sustainability

Spring 2013 Speaker Schedule


Speaker Company Title 
1/23 Michele Nievaard USAA Assistant VP, Enterprise Business Solutions
2/13 Wade Wallinger Chevron GM, Value Chain Optimization CoE
4/1 Joel Marpe Walmart VP, Administration
4/17 Ray Archer Defense Logistics Agency Ex-Vice Director
4/24 Michael Massetti AMD Corporate VP, Supply Chain

Speaker Company Title 
9/12 Bill Schick Deloitte Director, Deloitte Digital
10/31 Dr. Ryan Bagchi McCombs School of Business Professor, Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management
11/14 Mike West Target VP, Transportation
12/5 Donna Wharton Dell VP, Supply Chain Planning
Speaker Company Title 
9/12 Bill Schick Deloitte Director, Deloitte Digital
 10/31  Dr. Ryan Bagchi  McCombs School of Business  Professor, Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management
11/14 Mike West Target VP, Transportation
12/5 Donna Wharton Dell VP, Supply Chain Planning
Speaker Company Title 
9/12 Bill Schick Deloitte Director, Deloitte Digital
 10/31  Dr. Ryan Bagchi  McCombs School of Business  Professor, Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management
11/14 Mike West Target VP, Transportation
12/5 Donna Wharton Dell VP, Supply Chain Planning
Speaker Company Title
10/2 Jake Dominguez AMD Chief Information Officer
10/9 Timothy McEvoy Bechtel VP, Corporate Manager of Supplier Quality & Expediting Inc.
11/13 Virginia Hart ConocoPhillips Global Leader of Supply Chain Sustainability