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    31st Annual Frank Fernandez Alumni Dinner


    During the 31st annual Frank Fernandez Alumni Dinner, the 2017 Frank Fernandez Business Leader of the Year Award will be presented to Joe Savage ’84, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Victaulic Company. Since its establishment in 1987, the Frank Fernandez Business Leader of the Year Award has been presented to alumni who model excellence in the field of business while remaining true to the Jesuit values of ethics, community service, and compassionate leadership.

    Springs, Success, and Staying the Course


    This talk will focus on the importance of the present, identifying what success looks like, and resiliency. Breagin K. Riley is an assistant professor of marketing in Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management. Her areas of expertise include the effects of worldview and power on consumer behavior. 

    Preventing Cybersecurity Attacks: A CIO's Perspective

    Cybersecurity has become one of the most critical issues facing society today, with wide-ranging ramifications for national, corporate and individual safety and well-being.

    Speaking on the topic will be Jerry Fralick '68, who, over the past 40-plus years, has charted an impressive IT career in both the public and private sector. Prior to his current position at the Fortune Global 500 computer manufacturer Lenovo, Fralick was CIO for the state of North Carolina and, before that, served for 15 years as the CIO for the Office of the Justice Programs within the U.S. Department of Justice.

    Constellation Rising

    Since graduating from Le Moyne in 1984, F. Paul Hetterich has risen through the ranks at Constellation Brands, and is currently president of the beer division at the global firm.

    Mr. Hetterich will reflect upon the ways in which the Jesuit education and values instilled upon him as a student on the Heights have guided him professionally and personally for more than 30 years. The title of his talk is "Constellation Rising: How Paul Hetterich Helped Build One of the World's Largest Beverage Companies." 

    "The Vocation of the Business Leader"

    A Talk by Dr. Michael Naughton
    Good leaders are meaning-makers. They excite vision and mission, encourage engagement, and empower others to think critically and make good judgments.  Michael Naughton, Ph.D., M.B.A., will explore decision-making in light of a faith tradition that encourages contemplation and action. Dr. Naughton is the director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) and former director of the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought at the University of St. Thomas. He is the co-author and co-editor of nine books and more than 50 articles. He also helped coordinate and write The Vocation of the Business Leader issued by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, which has been translated into 15 languages.

    A Conversation with Michael Naughton


    Michael Naughton joins members of the Madden School of Business Community in a conversation on the Integrating Liberal and Professional Education at a Catholic Jesuit College.

    Millennials Will Save us All


    Todd Corley ’91 and John Zogby ’70 discuss their research on the Millennial Generation, also known as Gen Y. According to the Pew Research Center, this group is “racially diverse, economically stressed and politically liberal,” and its members are building their own networks through social media rather than through political parties, organized religion or marriage. Corley is the former chief diversity officer of Abercrombie & Fitch, and author of the recently released book Fitch Path – A Cautionary Tale About A Moose, Millennials, Leadership and Transparency. Zogby is the inaugural director of the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship at the Madden School of Business, and author of the recently released book First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing Our Millennial Generation.

    Spring '16 Madden Lecture:

    "Making the Case for Principled Leadership"

    Be inspired by the real-life stories of three notable alums developing case studies for the Global Jesuit Case Series (GJCS).

        James Grabowski '82, VP at AMIDEAST, a non-profit that strengthens mutual understanding between Americans and peoples of the Middle East and North Africa;
        Joe Savage '84, Executive VP and CFO of Victaulic, a worldwide leader in pipe joining systems, and;
        Jim Joseph '83, dean of the Madden School and former CEO of Oneida Ltd., the number one tabletop brand in North America.

    Though dramatically different in content, the studies are all international in scope and share common attributes associated with the GJCS - ethics, social justice, cultural respect, compassion, moral leadership -- that are rooted in Jesuit values.

    "Beyond Demographics: Who We Are and The Way We'll Be"

    John Zogby '70

    John Zogby '70, founder of the Zogby Poll and Zogby Companies, presents "Beyond Demographics: Who We Are and The Way We'll Be."

    Americans are more than a compilation of demographics and regional cultures. We are now able to freely choose what we are interested in and with whom we choose to hang out. We are simply forming our own tribes, communities of interest that transcend geographical boundaries. In his new book, "We Are Many, We Are One," Zogby closely examine 11 neo-tribes that define most of us and explain his six year journey with Tribal Analytics to discover these and many other tribes. This has great implications for many different sectors and for the political process. 

    2015 Hesburgh Lecture: How to Be a More Effective Leader

    Michael Crant, Ph.D.

    Leadership is about forging connections in order to accomplish great things. Michael Crant, Ph.D., the former chair of the Department of Management in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, will share vivid stories of the best practices of highly effective leaders.

    Dr. Crant studies proactive leadership and decision-making in business organizations. He has conducted executive development seminars for companies worldwide, including Bayer, Far Eastern Group, HSBC, Siemans and Toto.

    Spring Madden Lecture

    Lecture by John J. Quattrone '74

    The spring 2015 Madden Lecture was given by John J. Quattrone '74, senior vice president of Global Human Resources at General Motors Company

    Since starting his career in 1975 at the Fisher Body Plant in Syracuse, Quattrone has risen through the ranks at General Motors. As a multi-national corporation (#21 on the 2014 Fortune 500), GM operates in dozens of countries around the world, each with its own culture, regulatory nuances, and workplace realities. Quattrone discussed how the Jesuit values he received at Le Moyne guide him to this day, and served as the foundation for his impressive 40-year career at one of the world’s most important and influential companies.

    Jesuit Values and the New Finance

    2014 Madden Lecture

    A panel discussion with Martin Whitman, Fernando Diz and Mike Madden '71