Lunchtime Learning 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.

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

Economist

“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,
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Henry B. Tippie

Businessman and Philanthropist

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

Video: “A Conversation with Henry Tippie”