Previous Speakers

Diversity in Business Lecture Series


Montell Taylor, Second Vice President, National Programs Operations, Travelers Insurance
Topic: “Building Your Professional Tool Kit

Bob Bailey, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Pratt and Whitney   – UConn Daily Campus Article
Topic: “The Essence of Effective Leadership”

Paul Coppola, Head of Care Management Innovation, Strategy & Design and Mark Robitaille, Head of Care Management Support & Engagement, Aetna
Topic: “Leadership Opportunities in the Health Care Industry”

Roger G. Arrieux, Jr, Audit Partner, Alternative Asset Management, Deloitte
Topic: “Having a Global Mindset”


Millennials on the Move Format: Dinner & Diversity Panel Discussion
Topic:“Turning Passion into Profit”

Roger G. Arrieux, Jr, Audit Partner, Alternative Asset Management
Topic:“Deloitte Business Imperatives”


GE Diversity Panel
Topic:“Understanding the Role of Affinity Groups”

Ken Bouyer, Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting
Topic:“21st Century Business Imperatives”

Team of Panelist: UConn Alum and Travelers Employees
Format: Dinner & Diversity Panel Discussion
Topic: College-to-Career Transitions

Grace Figueredo, Vice President of Workforce Engagement and Inclusion
Topic:Achieving Competitive Advantage through Diversity & inclusion


Carlos Figueroa, Second Vice President, University Relations and Diversity
Topic:Personal Branding

Cheeneah Armstrong, Director of Ethics, Diversity & EEO
Topic:Diversity in the Workplace

Kim Blomker, Director of Finance, Talent Development Programs and Panel Moderator
Topic:Developing Leaders: A Panel Discussion with IBM Women

Vanessa Greaves, Program Manager / Campus Recruiter
Topic:Building the Leaders of Tomorrow


Jerry W. Burris, President, Precision Components
Topic:Good and Great: The Importance of Being Both a Great Company for Investors and a Good Corporate Citizen

Ebony A. Thomas, Director of Prudential Campus Recruiting
Topic:“You, INC. How to Identify Your Personal Brand”

Stephan Habif, Vice President, R&D North America
Topic:International Business: Preparing For Your Opportunity


Peter Finch ’04, TV Host, Producer and Entrepreneur
Topic: How to Turn No’s into Yes’s

Bill Queen, Vice President of Travelers
Leadership -College to the Business World

Chandler J. Howard, President & CEO of Liberty Bank
Non-traditional Rise to Leadership