CEO Club Events

Several times each year, Boston’s business leaders gather at Boston College's Chief Executives Club, long recognized as one of the country’s premier business forums. The keynote speakers at these events are CEOs drawn from the top echelons of their fields – thought leaders who welcome the opportunity to address an audience of their peers. We invite you to experience these inspirational talks by watching the videos, noting key takeaways, and browsing the press attention these events generate.

Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dr. Leonard S. Schleifer

Dr. Leonard S. Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D.
Founder, President, and CEO, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Denise M. Morrison '75

Denise M. Morrison '75
President and CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Edward H. Bastian

Edward H. Bastian
CEO, Delta Air Lines
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Stephen J. Easterbrook

Stephen J. Easterbrook
President and CEO, McDonald's
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Edward D. Breen

Edward D. Breen
Chairman and CEO, DuPont
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Robert A. Iger

Robert A. Iger
Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Muhtar Kent

Muhtar Kent
Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
Friday, September 2, 2016

Stephen A. Wynn

Stephen A. Wynn
Chairman and CEO, Wynn Resorts
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

David Abney

David Abney
Chairman and CEO, UPS
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Jeffrey R. Immelt

Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman and CEO, General Electric
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Brian C. Cornell

Brian C. Cornell
Chairman and CEO, Target Corporation
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick
Co-Founder and CEO, Uber Technologies
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ryan Lance

Ryan Lance
Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Alex Gorsky

Alex Gorsky
Chairman, and CEO, Johnson & Johnson
Friday, September 11, 2015

Kevin Plank

Kevin Plank
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Under Armour
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mark V. Hurd

Mark V. Hurd
CEO, Oracle Corporation
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kenneth I. Chenault

Kenneth I. Chenault
Chairman and CEO, American Express Company
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2018

John Noseworthy, M.D.
President & CEO, The Mayo Clinic
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Lloyd Blankfein
Chairman & CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Randall Stephenson
Chairman, President & CEO, AT&T
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Arne Sorenson
President & CEO, Marriott International
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2017

Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dr. Leonard S. Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D.
Founder, President, and CEO, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Denise M. Morrison '75
President and CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Edward H. Bastian
CEO, Delta Air Lines
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Stephen J. Easterbrook
President and CEO, McDonald's
Thursday, February 2, 2017

2016

Edward D. Breen
Chairman and CEO, DuPont
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Robert A. Iger
Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Muhtar Kent
Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
Friday, September 2, 2016

Stephen A. Wynn
Chairman and CEO, Wynn Resorts
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

David Abney
Chairman and CEO, UPS
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman and CEO, General Electric
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Brian C. Cornell
Chairman and CEO, Target Corporation
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2015

Travis Kalanick
Co-Founder and CEO, Uber Technologies
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ryan Lance
Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Alex Gorsky
Chairman, and CEO, Johnson & Johnson
Friday, September 11, 2015

Kevin Plank
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Under Armour
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mark V. Hurd
CEO, Oracle Corporation
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kenneth I. Chenault
Chairman and CEO, American Express Company
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2014

Michael D. White
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, DirecTV
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Virginia M. Rometty
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, IBM
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

John Hammergren
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, McKesson Corporation
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mark Parker
President and Chief Executive Officer, NIKE, Inc.
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thomas J. Falk
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Adam Silver
Commissioner, National Basketball Association
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bill McDermott
Co-chief Executive Officer, SAP
Thursday, February 6, 2014

2013

James J. Murren
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM Resorts International
Thursday, December 5, 2013

Steve Holliday
Chief Executive Officer, National Grid
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Daniel Akerson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Peter Voser
Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell
Thursday, March 21, 2013

David M. Cote
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell International
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2012

Daniel P. Amos
Chairman and Chief Executive, Aflac, Inc.
Thursday, November 29, 2012

John Stratton
President, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dr. Marijn Dekkers
Chairman, Bayer AG
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Larry J. Merlo
President and Chief Executive Officer, CVS Caremark Corporation
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ed Clark
President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Bank Group
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Christopher A. Viehbacher
Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi, and Chairman, Genzyme Corporation
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Gary W. Loveman
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Tuesday, February 14

2011

Gerald L. Hassell
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, BNY Mellon
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ed Haldeman, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, Freddie Mac
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

David Barger
President and Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue Airways
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Randall L. Stephenson
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Indra K. Nooyi
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo
Friday, May 13, 2011

Les Hinton
Chief Executive Officer, Dow Jones & Company
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ellen Kullman
Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont
Thursday, February 10, 2011

2010

Severin Schwan
Chief Executive Officer, Roche Group
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Brian Moynihan
President and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Philip I. Kent
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

John T. Chambers
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Friday, June 11, 2010

Robert Dudley
Chief Executive Officer, BP plc
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Philippe P. Dauman
President and Chief Executive Officer, Viacom Inc.
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Steve Forbes
President and Chief Executive Officer, Forbes, Editor-in-Chief, Forbes magazine
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

2009

Jeffrey B. Kindler
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer, Inc.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

James Skinner
Chief Executive Officer, McDonald's Corporation
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Steve Ballmer
Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation
Friday, October 16, 2009

Robert Greifeld
President and CEO NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

David J. O'Reilly
Chairman and CEO, Chevron Corporation
Thursday, May 7, 2009 

Kenneth D. Lewis
Chairman & CEO, Bank of America
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Peter Löscher
President & CEO, Siemens AG
Wednesday, February 4, 2009

2008

James Goodnight
Chairman, President & CEO, SAS
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo
President & CEO, Nokia Corporation
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Duncan L. Niederauer
President & CEO, NYSE Euronext 
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

W. James McNerney, Jr.
Chairman, President & CEO, The Boeing Company
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Anne M. Mulcahy 
Chairman & CEO, Xerox
Thursday, June 12, 2008

David R. Brennan
Chief Executive Officer, AstraZeneca 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Ivan G. Seidenberg 
Chairman & CEO, Verizon Communications, Inc.
Thursday, March 31, 2008 

Herbert Hainer 
Chairman & CEO, adidas AG
Thursday, January 31, 2008 

2007

Glenn F. Tilton 
Chairman, President & CEO, UAL Corporation
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 

Andrew N. Liveris 
Chairman, President & CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
Thursday, October 18, 2007 

Leslie Moonves 
President & CEO, CBS Corporation
Thursday, September 20, 2007 

Charles O. Holliday, Jr. 
Chairman, President & CEO, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 

Robert P. Kelly 
Chairman, President & CEO, Mellon Financial Corporation 
Thursday, May 17, 2007

Randall Stephenson 
Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Inc. 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sidney Taurel 
Chairman & CEO, Eli Lilly & Company 
Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Harry E. Sloan 
Chairman & CEO, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. 
Thursday, February 27, 2007

Janet L. Robinson 
President & CEO, The New York Times Company 
Thursday, January 18, 2007

2006

Rex W. Tillerson 
Chairman & CEO, Exxon Mobil Corp.
Thusday, November 30, 2006

Richard C. Notebaert 
Chairman & CEO, Qwest Communications Intl.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Robert Greifeld 
President & CEO, The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Robert A. Iger 
President & CEO, The Walt Disney Company
Thursday, May 18, 2006

Kevin W. Sharer 
Chairman, President & CEO, Amgen Inc.
Thursday, March 1, 2006

A.G. Lafley 
Chairman, President & CEO, The Procter & Gamble Company
Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Kevin B. Rollins 
Chairman, President & CEO, Amgen Inc.
Thursday, January 12, 2006

2005

Michael H. Jordan 
Chairman & CEO, Electronic Data Systems
Wednesday, November 30, 2005

George David 
Chairman & CEO, United Technologies Corporation
Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Richard F. Syron 
Chairman & CEO, Freddie Mac
Thursday, September 29, 2005

Ivan Seidenberg
Chairman & CEO, Verizon Communications, Inc.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Daniel A. Carp
Chairman, Eastman Kodak
Tuesday, June 16, 2005

Dominic D'Alessandro
President & CEO, Manulife Financial Corporation
Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Gary D. Forsee 
Chairman & CEO, Sprint Corporation
Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe 
Chairman & CEO, Nestle S.A.
Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Gary W. Loveman 
Chairman, President & CEO, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
Tuesday, January 20th, 2005

2004

Daniel Vasella, M.D. 
Chairman & CEO, Novartis International AG
Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Kenneth D. Lewis
President & CEO, Bank of America
Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Michael D. Capellas
President & CEO, MCI
Thursday, September 23, 2004

Ronald D. Sugar
Chairman, President & CEO, Northrop Grumman
Thursday, June 10, 2004

Edward Whitacre, Jr.
Chairman & CEO, SBC Communications
Thursday, May 6, 2004

Brian Roberts 
President & CEO, Comcast Corporation
Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Maurice Greenberg 
Chairman & CEO, American International Group
Tuesday, February 24, 2004

James Parker
Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Airlines
Wednesday, January 14, 2004

2003

David Dorman
Chairman & CEO, AT&T Corporation
Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Deiter Zetsche
President & CEO, DaimlerChrysler Corporation
Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr.
Chairman & CEO, Baxter International
Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Patrick Stokes
President & CEO, Anheuser Busch Companies
Tuesday, April 30, 2003

Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Chairman & CEO, Carlson Companies
Thursday, March 6, 2003

Richard Priory
Chairman & CEO, Duke Energy Corporation
Thursday, January 31, 2003

2002

Philip Condit
Chairman & CEO, The Boeing Company
Thursday, December 5, 2002

Wednesday, November 6, 2002
Frederick Smith
Chairman, President & CEO, FedEx Corporation 
Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Jeffrey Immelt
Chairman & CEO, General Electric Corporation 
Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Anne Mulcahy
Chairman & CEO, Xerox Corporation
Thursday, May 9, 2002

Richard Brown
Chairman & CEO, Electronic Data Systems
Thursday, March 14, 2002

Richard Branson
Chairman & CEO, Virgin Group
Friday, February 15, 2002

Lawrence A. Bossidy
Chairman & CEO, Honeywell International
Thursday, January 31, 2002

2001

Jean Marie Messier
Chairman & CEO, Vivendi Universal
Thursday, December 4, 2001

Charles Lee
Chairman & Co-CEO, Verizon Communications
Wednesday, November 7, 2001

William Harrison
President & CEO, J.P. Morgan Chase & Company
Wednesday, June 13, 2001

Tom McKillop
CEO, AstraZenca Corporation
Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Ross Perot
Chairman, Perot Systems Corporation
Tuesday, January 23, 2001

2000

Richard Wagoner
President & CEO, General Motors Corporation
Thursday, December 7, 2000

Michael S. Dell
Chairman & CEO, Dell Computer Corporation
Friday, November 3, 2000

Carly S. Fiorina
Chairman, President & CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company
Wednesday, September 27, 2000

James H. Keyes
Chairman & CEO, Johnson Controls & Chairman, NAM
Wednesday, June 7, 2000

Douglas N. Daft
Chairman & CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
Wednesday, May 3, 2000

George J. Mitchell
Former Senate Majority Leader
Thursday, March 9, 2000

Raymond Gilmartin
Chairman & CEO, Merck & Co.
Wednesday, January 19, 2000

1999

Edward Whitacre
Chairman & CEO, SBC Communications
Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Michael R. Bonsignore
Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell
Thursday, November 4, 1999

Gerard Schulmeyer
President & CEO, Siemens Corporation
Tuesday, October 12, 1999

Charles Holliday
Chairman & CEO, E.I. duPont
Wednesday, September 22, 1999

Ted Turner
Vice Chairman, Time Warner
Thursday, May 13, 1999

Ivan G. Seidenberg
Chairman & CEO, Bell Atlantic Corporation
Thursday, March 11, 1999

Gerald Greenwald
Chairman & CEO, United Airlines, Inc.
Tuesday, February 16, 1999

1998

C. Michael Armstrong
Chairman & CEO, AT&T
Thursday, November 5, 1998

Gerald M. Levin,
Chairman & CEO, Time Warner, Inc.
Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Robert D. Glynn, Jr.
Chairman, President, & CEO, PG&E Corporation
Tuesday, September 29, 1998

Elizabeth Dole
President & CEO, American Red Cross
Wednesday, June 10, 1998

Scott G. McNealy
Chairman & CEO, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Wednesday, May 27, 1998

Earnest W. Deavenport, Jr.
Chairman & CEO, Eastman Chemical Company & Chairman, National Association of Manufacturers
Thursday, April 14, 1998

James P. Kelly
Chairman & CEO, United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
Thursday, January 15, 1998

1997

Robert J. Eaton
Chairman, President, & CEO, Chrysler Corporation
Tuesday, November 18, 1997

Christopher B. Galvin
Chief Executive Officer, Motorola, Inc.
Wednesday, September 10, 1997

Bert C. Roberts, Jr.
Chairman, MCI Communications Corp.
Sir Iain Vallance
Chairman & CEO, British Telecommunications
Wednesday, June 26, 1997

Robert E. Allen
Chairman, AT&T
Tuesday, June 10, 1997

Frank A. Bennack, Jr.
President & CEO, The Hearst Corporation
Wednesday, May 14, 1997

Takashi Kitaoka
President & CEO, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Wednesday, April 16, 1997

James A. Unruh
Chairman & CEO, UNISYS Corporation
Thursday, January 16, 1997

1996

Raymond W. Smith
Chairman & CEO, Bell Atlantic Corporation
Thursday, October 31, 1996

Andrew S. Grove
President & CEO, Intel Corporation
Wednesday, September 25, 1996

Thomas H. O'Brien
Chairman & CEO, PNCBank Corporation
Thursday, June 20, 1996

Lewis E. Platt
Chairman, President & CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company
Thursday, May 9, 1996

Frank P. Popoff
Chairman, The Dow Chemical Company
Wedendsday, April 3, 1996

1995

K. Rupert Murdoch
Chairman & CEO, The News Corporation Limited
Tuesday, November 28, 1995

Dana Mead
Chairman & CEO, Tenneco, Inc.
Tuesday, November 14, 1995

Alexander J. Trotman
Chairman, President & CEO, Ford Motor Company
Tuesday, September 19, 1995

Randall L. Tobias
Chairman & CEO, Eli Lilly & Company
Wednesday, May 10, 1995

Geoffrey C. Bible
Chairman & CEO, Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
March 16, 1995

Joseph L. Dionne
Chairman, McGraw-Hill
Tuesday, January 31, 1995

1994

Lawrence A. Bossidy
Chairman & CEO, AlliedSignal, Inc.
Tuesday, November 1, 1994

Jeffrey Stiefler
President, American Express Company
Tuesday, September 13, 1994

Charles E. Lee
Chairman & CEO, GTE Corporation
Wednesday, June 8, 1994

Joel B. Alvord
Chairman & CEO, Shawmut National Corp.
Thursday, April 21, 1994

Norman Augustine
Chairman, Martin Marietta
Tuesday, Feburary 1, 1994

1993

Robert A. Pritzker
President & CEO, The Marmon Group; Chairman, NAM
Friday, December 10, 1993

Michael Bonsignore
Chairman & CEO, Honeywell, Inc.
Tuesday, November 9, 1993

John Stafford
Chairman & CEO, American Home Products
Wednesday, September 22, 1993

Paul Allaire
Chairman & CEO, Xerox
Tuesday, May 25, 1993

John L. Glowe, M.D.
President, American Medical Association
Friday, February 26, 1993

1992

Alexander J. Trotman
President, Ford Motor Company
Friday, November 20, 1992