Guest Speakers

The Global Strategic Communications program regularly incorporates guest speakers to offer unique insights and perspectives on the industry. These individuals are seasoned industry innovators, executives, and thought leaders with expertise across a range of specialties.

MPGC-500: Global Leadership & Communications

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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

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Linda Rutherford
Southwest Airlines, Chief 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

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Felise Kissell
HSN Inc., Vice President of Investor Relations

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

Eric Brielmann
Joele Frank, Partner

Amy Feng
Joele Frank, Managing Director

John Onoda
FleishmanHIllard, International Advisory Board

Marc Lesser
Search Inside Yourself Institute, CEO and Co-Founder

Peter Weng
Search Inside Yourself Institute, Instructor and VP of Marketing/Sales

Jessamyn Katz
Heyman Associates, Recruiter

Anne Guimard
FINEO Investor Relations Advisors, President

Austin Wilson
As You Sow, Environmental Health Program Manager

Nicole Noutsios
NMN Advisors, Principle

Victoria Hyde-Dunn
VISA, Director of IR

Marie Perriard
Sustainable Brands, Director of Global Brands and Corporate Communications

Sandy Skees
Sustainable Brands, Regional Director

Nils Paellman
T-Mobile, VP and Head of Investor Relations

Monica Young
AIG, Innovation Catalyst and GSC alumna

Anish Srivastava
Vinaj, CEO

Nicolai Lundy
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Director of Education and Partnerships

Lisa Gallegos
Franklin Templeton, VP Global Corporate Communications

Julia Robinson
BSR, Communications Manager

MPGC-800: Adapting to the Future

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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

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)

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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