The University of Illinois Executive MBA Innovative Speaker Series is your opportunity to learn from innovative leaders. You’ll meet, listen, and learn directly from successful leaders across a variety of industries and backgrounds who enthusiastically share their career experiences, challenges, and triumphs. Some past speakers have included.

Friday, January 18, 2013
Making the Social Network Work
Ellen Levy, Former VP Strategic Initiatives | LinkedIn

Friday, March 29, 2013
The Business of Individualized Medicine
Professor Franklyn Prendergast, MD, PhD | Mayo Clinic

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Sam Skinner, Former US Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff

Friday, October 19, 2013
Innovation, Growth, and Government
Robert Litan, Director of Research | Bloomberg Government

Friday, November 30, 2013
Leading Through Transformational Times
Michael Tipsord, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer | State Farm

Friday, February 28, 2014
The Invisible Gorrila, How Our Intuitions Deceive Us
Dan Simons, Professor of Psycology University of Illinois

Wednesday September 3, 2014
Negotiating Success
Mark Bartlestein, CEO and Founder of Priority Sports and Entertainment

Friday, January 9, 2015
The Ethics of Ebola
Joan Elise Dubinsky, Chief Ethics Officer, United Nations

Friday February 27, 2015
Ripped from the Headlines
James Pajakowski, EVP, Global Solutions, Proviti