Executive Master of Professional Studies in Global Strategic Communications

Guest Speakers


MPGC-500: Global Leadership & Communications


Roger Bolton
Arthur Page Society, President

Kathy Beiser
Edelman, Global Practice Head

Christopher Turpin
NPR, VP of News Programming and Operations

Loren Mayor
NPR, Chief Operating Officer

Gary Sheffer
General Electric, Former Chief Communications Officer

Mike Fernandez
Burson Marsteller, U.S. CEO

Gregory W. Elliott
Ashland Global Holdings Inc., Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer and Vice President

Tony Cervone
General Motors, Senior Vice President, Global Communications

Ron Culp
DePaul University, Professor


MPGC-600: Global Strategy & Management


Linda Rutherford
Southwest AirlinesChief Communications Officer

Basil Towers
Hesleden Partners, Founder

Ed Ludlow
Bloomberg Television, EMEA Broadcast Journalist

Kathryn Andrews
Network Rail, Director International Communications

Chris Rees
BAE Systems, Director Parliamentary Relations

Roger Philby
Chemistry Group, CEO

Cat Steventon
Historical Royal Palaces, Media and PR Manager

John Edwards, III
Wall Street Journal, Deputy Business Editor for the EMEA region

Rebecca Edwards
General Electric, Chief Communications Officer of Oil & Gas and Africa

John Neilsen
Lockheed Martin, Public Relations and Communications Lead for the AMEA region

Rebecca Muncaster
Weber Shandwick, Director and Client Experience Lead

Jim Olsen
United Airlines, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications

Jeff Demarais
CA Technologies, Chief Communications Officer


MPGC-700: Impacting Business Success


Bob Burton
Lambert Edwards & Associates, Managing Direction

Felise Kissell
HSN Inc., Vice President of Investor Relations

Rob Berick
Falls Communications, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Investor Relations

Mary Elizabeth Kissane
FBR & Co., SVP, Investor Relations and Assistant Corporate Secretary

Ronald Schneider
RR Donnelley Global Capital Markets Group, Director of Corporate Governance Services

John Forsythe
Deloitte Consulting, Director, Federal Sector Human Capital Practice

Andrew Brimmer
Joele Frank, Foundering Partner

Michael Gellman
Rubino and Company, CPA, Nonprofit Organizations

Anne Guimard
FINEO Investor Relations AdvisorsPresident

Jim Moorhead
Burson-Marsteller, Public Affairs and Crisis Practice, Managing Director


MPGC-800: Adapting to the Future


Eric Porterfield
United Nations Foundation, Communications Director

Kris Balderston
Fleishmanhillard DC, General Manager

Tam Nguyen
Bechtel Corporation, Global Head of Sustainability

Katelin Kennedy
Hilton Worldwide, Senior Manager for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Dan Horowitz
LinkedIn, Director of Advocacy and Campaigns

Bryon Perry
Coconuts Media, Founder

Riann Goettl
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Corporate Employee Communications Leader

Limin Hee
Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), Director of Research

Frank Lavin
Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, Export Now, CEO and Founder

Alistair Douglas
EcoHub Holdings, Pte. Ltd.,
Founder and Partner

Durreen Shahnaz
Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and Shujog, Founder

Thomas Thomas
ASEAN CSR Network, CEO

Sylvia Low
Hilton Worldwide, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility Asia Pacific

Shuyi Mo
Infinite Studios, President of Business Development

Freddie Yoo
Infinite Studios, COO

Jonathan Satyabudi
Infinite Studios, VP Business Development


MPGC-900: Advisor, Educator, Integrator (Capstone)


Carol Blymire
Blymire Communications, Principle

Shawn Westfall
Commedia Partners, CEO and Founder
Unified Scene, Founder

Kathy Baird Westfall
Ogilvy Washington, Head of Strategy
Digital and Social Media Teams and Founder, Unified Scene

Peter Cook
Pentagon Press Secretary and the Chief Spokesman, Department of Defense
Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter

Col. Amy E. Hannah
U.S. Army, Deputy Chief of Public Affairs

Alexis Gorman
Spencer Stuart, Corporate Communications Business, Founder

Shayna Padovano
PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector LLP (PwC), Senior Associate and Pitch Consultant

Mark Senak
FleishmanHillard, Partner

Christian Campagnuolo
Snagajob, Head of Marketing