Throughout your time at Dean you will have numerous opportunities to interact with today's business leaders through the Dean Leadership Institute.

About Dean Leadership Institute 

Offering a unique opportunity for students, alumni and the local community to interact with today's leaders, the Dean Leadership Institute features an unprecedented list of national business leaders.

2023 Executive Speakers

Dean College welcomed the following business leaders to campus for the Spring 2023 Semester: 

2022 Executive Speakers

Dean College welcomed the following business leaders to campus for the Fall 2022 Semester: 

Dean Leadership Institute with Dr. Charles Steinberg

Past Executive Speakers

  • 2019 - Brigadier General Donald C. Bolduc '86 | US Army, Retired
  • 2018 - Michael Spillane, President, Nike
  • 2017 - Angela McKay, Director, Microsoft
  • 2016 - Jonathan Kraft, President, The Kraft Group
  • 2015 - Jerry Sargent, President, Citizens Bank, Massachusetts
  • 2014 - Bianca de la Garza, Newscaster, WCVB Channel 5
  • 2013 - Bert Jacobs, Chief Executive Optimist, Life is good
  • 2012 - Robert K. Kraft, Founder/Chairman and CEO, The Kraft Group
  • 2011 - John Remondi, President and CEO, Sallie Mae
  • 2010 - James Roosevelt, Jr., President and CEO, Tufts Health Plan
  • 2009 - Ralph de la Torre, M.D., President and CEO, Caritas Christi Health Care
  • 2008 - Anne M. Finucane, Chief Marketing Officer, Bank of America
  • 2007 - William D. Green '74, Chairman and CEO, Accenture
  • 2006 - Alan J. Bernon, President and CEO, Dean Foods Company 

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 Speaker Series

  • Eric D. Lee, Esq. ‘08, associate in the litigation practice group at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor
  • Mary KatzExecutive Director, Artistic Director at Carson Center
  • Dan Chávez '03MIT Sloan Fellow MBA 
  • Melissa SmithSenior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Floor & Decor 
  • Scott Couto, Executive Vice President, Head of North America at Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Kelly MehrtensExecutive Director of The Trust Powered By The NFLPA

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Department of Institutional Advancement at 508-541-1664.