The Rosenberg-McVay Business Leadership Series was created through the generosity of Theodore “Ted” Rosenberg ’55 and his wife, Mary McVay. The program is designed to bring the nation’s leading executives to UConn to lecture on the most pressing topics facing business leaders today.

Past Speakers

Lisa Bisaccia '85 MBA
EVP & Chief Human
Resources Officer

Nicholas M. Donofrio
Executive Vice President of
Innovation and Technology
Retired, IBM Corporation

Patrick Harris ’70
Vice President Finance &
Chief Financial Officer
Los Angeles Lakers

Anne Mulcahy
President &
Chief Executive Officer
Xerox, Inc.

Denis Nayden ’76, ’77 MBA
Chairman & CEO
GE Capital

Barry Salzberg
Managing Partner
Deloitte USA, LLP

William Simon ’81 ’88 MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Walmart US

Sandra Stosz
Vice Admiral
United States Coast Guard

Timing | Format | Audience

  • Scheduled during fall or spring semester.
  • Hosted in Hartford, Stamford, Storrs, virtually, or hybrid format.
  • Begins with a welcome reception followed by featured guest remarks, discussion or presentation, and audience Q&A. The event concludes with a closing reception and casual conversation.
  • Attendees include UConn alumni, faculty, and students, as well as area business leaders.

Leadership Topics of Interest

Open to guest speaker’s interest and expertise. Sample topics include diversity & inclusivity, sustainable business, generative AI, climate change, remote and distributed work, customer experience, and more.

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