Lunchtime Lecture Speaker Series

The Lunchtime Learning Speaker Series provides students with opportunities to gain valuable information on topics and industries related to internships and careers in business and economics.  Speakers often choose one of two broad areas to discuss with students. The first is career oriented, the second is issue oriented. Both topics enable students to navigate and explore job options, understand the steps necessary to pursue opportunities and learn how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.

Fall 2022/Spring 2023

“Where’s the Baby Formula and Peanut Butter; Post-COVID Supply Chain Problems and It’s Impact on National Security”

Terry Dunlap,  principal, Sweetwater LLC

At the Nexus of COVID Vaccines and other Advanced Therapies –Allegheny grads discuss career opportunities in the exciting and rewarding biopharma industry”

Bernie Clark ’01, global Vice President, Corporate Marketing and External Communications at Catalent Pharma Solutions and Kayla McCandless ’20, GOLD Associate at Catalent Pharma Solutions

“Cryptocurrency Melt Downs: FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried and Corporate Governance Failure”

Michael Young ’78 named by Accounting Today as one of the “top 100 most influential people in accounting,” Mr. Young has spent 40 years on the development and application of the laws and practices of financial reporting and regulation.

Spring 2022

Palumbo-Donahue School of Business | Duquesne University, Chris Rouhier
Senior Director of Admissions & Recruitment, Palumbo-Donahue School of Business
Duquesne University 

Wealth Management Club:

Becoming a Financial Advisor,” Nicholas Wojnar ’18
Equitable Advisors

Kevin Day ’10 Sheds a Light on Personal Finance
Kevin Day, CFA ® Vice President, Investment Executive
F.N.B. Investment Services

Marketing Mondays:

“Master Your Next Interview,” Sacha Milazzo Mercier
Co-founder & Director, G & M Fashion Career

“The Market for Fake Reviews on Amazon,” Davide Proserpio
Assistant Professor of Marketing & Business Administration
University of California, Marshall

Fall Semester 2021

“Growing Diversity in the Financial Services Sector” with Robert Marchman, Esq.
Senior Policy Advisor on Diversity and Inclusion at the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission

Financial Literacy & Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Certification
Gene Natali ’01, CEO and co-founder of the fintech company, Troutwood

“Getting to Know the FDIC” with Brian Rosenberg
Supervisory Examiner, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Marketing Monday: “Agile Neuroscience: Using remote tools to capture immersive
consumer experiences”
Jorge Barraza, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the Practice of Psychology
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Immersion

Executive Female Talent and Managerial Inclusivity
An Interview with Paola Corna Pellegrini, CEO of Allianz Global Assistance in Milan, Italy and Allegheny President Hillary Link, moderated by Professor of Marketing Gaia Rancati

Marketing Monday :”Unleashing your most potent marketing asset: Your Capital S Story”
Paul Furiga, President & Chief Storyteller, Word Write

Spring Semester 2021

Marketing Monday with Kim Scochin ’10

Rachael Mauer,  President

Students Explore International Business Opportunities with the German American Chamber of Commerce

Marketing Monday with Prof. Payal Trivedi

Fall Semester 2020

Fields Jackson, Jr. ’80

Making the Business Case for Diversity

Professor George Buhlman

Law Enforcement Leaders and the Racial Composition of Arrests

Julianne Dunn, Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank

Creating Good Policy at the Cleveland Reserve Bank

Isaac Gittens ’14

Building a Career in Sport

Denise Jones ’13

Stretching your Degree and Resisting Prescription: Defining your Path and Taking the Road Less Travelled

Special Events

Allegheny Fellows Interview Anne Gearan ’85, White House Correspondent for The Washington Post

Gene Sperling: Why Economic Dignity should be the North Star for Economic Policy

Marketing Monday Series

John Paul Marcantonio ’01

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Gale Pacific Ltd. 

Scott Morgan, President/Partner of Brunner, Inc.

How do Advertising Agencies Present Themselves to Clients?

Stephen Genco Ph.D.

Understanding Intuitive Marketing: 8 Mistakes Persuasive Marketing Makes

Spring Semester 2020

John Kutz ’83

Sales Director for Legg Mason

The Anatomy of a Recession

Jill Boughton

Founder and President of W2Worth Innovations

The “Whack a Mole” Syndrome:  The Economic and Environmental Challenges of Managing Trash

Fall Semester 2019

J. Eric Jones

Operations Manager, Manufacturing & Warehouse Facility Management

Project Management in the Medical Device Industry

Michael Young ’78

Litigation Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher

What Were They Thinking? How Honest People Go Bad … A Little at a Time

Gene Natali ’01

CEO and Founder of Troutwood

Talking About Money and Taking Control: This Conversation isn’t Important – it’s Imperative

Chris Allison ’83

Entrepreneur in Residence

Plan Now for Life after Allegheny – Here’s Your Roadmap

Spring Semester 2019

Eileen Gallagher Webb ’06

Manager, Exempt Organization Tax Services at Ernst & Young LLP

Business with a Mission: Careers in the Non-Profit Sector

Fall Semester 2018

Stuart Armstrong ’81 & Blaine Aiken ’76

5 Star Wealth Manager & Executive Chairman Fi360

“Careers in Financial Planning”

Steve Gavatorta ’85

Speaker, Trainer, Coach, author of In Defense of Adversity

“High Impact Interviewing; How to Ace Your Next Interview and Reach Your Career Goals”

Jeffrey Ball

Scholar-in-residence at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford Law School

“Hot Cash:  Why Saving the Planet is All About Making Money”

Norman Robertson


“What’s Our U.S. Economic Future?”

Steve Suchora ’10

Software Quality Engineer for Confluence Technologies

“Entrepreneurship, Technology and Graduate School” 

Darren Koch ’99

Chief Product Officer, SAP-Ariba

“Big Data in Action: Real-time Pricing for Internet Travel”

“Learning to Lead: How Allegheny Shaped My Leadership Style”

Chris Allison ’83

Entrepreneur in Residence, Co-Director, Center for Business and Economics

“A Roadmap for Business and Economics”

Spring Semester 2017

Evelyn Pendleton ’87

VP Aetna Insurance

“Health Insurance:  Dynamic, Challenging and Never Boring”

Evelyn Pendleton

Dr. Shruti Rajagopalan

Asst. Professor of Economics at Purchase College and Fellow at the Classic Liberal Institute at NYU School of Law

“Governance without Government: The Case of Gurgaon, India”

Clayton Morris ’16

Asset Manager for Sampson Morris Group and Partner in Gutz, a Kitesurfing Innovation Company

“MBA, Real Estate, Entrepreneurship”

Jonathan White ’92

Regional Director for East and Southern Africa at the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA

“Pathways to NGO Careers”

To view more speakers and topics from 2015 through 2017,
please click on this link

Henry B. Tippie

Businessman and Philanthropist

A CBE Special Event (click on the link below for video):

Video: “A Conversation with Henry Tippie”