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Iconic Class Marks Golden Anniversary

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Executive Forum

The Executive Forum, one of the most popular classes offered at Purdue, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023. The class, started in the School of Management in 1973 by Professor J. Fred McLimore, brings guest speakers to campus each week to discuss their career paths and lessons learned along the way.

The class meets each Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the Krannert Auditorium. Classes are open to the public each week as space permits.

The lineup for spring 2023:

  • January 20—Nickey Ramsey, founder, Junobie
  • January 27—Gary Lehman and Shawn Taylor, Purdue Trustees
  • February 3—Josh Zuerner, president and CEO, Joink
  • February 10—Michael Calderon, senior vice president of programming & digital media, Big Ten Network
  • February 17—Royce Carvalho, head of disruptive innovation & senior director of marketing, Constellation Brands
  • February 24—Brent Yeagy, president and CEO, Wabash
  • March 3—Heather Ernst, global senior HR leader, Rolls-Royce
  • March 10—Roland Parrish, president, CEO and founder, Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants
  • March 24—Sydney Keenan, senior research assistant, Federal Reserve Board
  • March 31—Stacey Burr, strategy and partnerships, Invoy
  • April 7—Jane Brock-Wilson, senior advisor, Berkshire Partners
  • April 14—Tia Cummings-Hopkins, senior vice president & global brand marketing lead, Square
  • April 21—Tarrus Richardson, founder and CEO, IMB Partners