Videos of Past Events

Videos of Past Events

Fall 2023 Madden Lecture

Five Key Principles of Entrepreneurial Success

It’s been said that the best way to create the future is to create it. For years, Tim and Kathleen '81 Keenan have put their time, talent and treasure to work helping burgeoning entrepreneurs do just that, bringing to life ideas that are not only profitable, but which will materially benefit individual communities and humanity at large.

Their work begs the question: Can such success be replicated? Srikanth Gaddam, D.M., believes it can. Dr. Gaddam is a seasoned serial entrepreneur, an author, and an angel investor. He will share five principles of entrepreneurial success that he’s identified over the course of his career, then join a panel discussion on entrepreneurship in the 21st century.

Black Buck The Art of Reinvention

New York Times best-selling author Mateo Askaripour aims to empower people of color to seize opportunities for advancement, no matter the obstacle. His first novel, Black Buck, takes on racism in corporate America with humor and wit. Askaripour was a 2018 Rhode Island Writers Colony writer-in-residence, and his writing has appeared in Entrepreneur, Lit Hub, Catapult, The Rumpus, Medium and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Fall 2020 Madden Lecture: The Many Faces of Entrepreneurship

If opportunity doesn’t knock, entrepreneurs simply build a door. At their best, they are disruptors and problem solvers. They imagine things that others can’t and they are relentless in bringing those ideas to life. (Case in point: the iPhone.) But the true beauty of entrepreneurship lies in the diversity of voices, ideas and experiences it brings to light. Join us as we engage in conversation with three young entrepreneurs who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible and shaping their communities – and the world at large.

Spring 2020 Madden Lecture: "Have a Five-Year Plan" 鈥 And Other Lies You Should Forget

From starting his own company at the age of 14 to stocking shelves at a drug store (in that order), Derek Snyder 鈥05 has learned that life is best when it doesn鈥檛 follow a predetermined path. From nearly a decade at Microsoft to his more recent experience as a startup executive and serial entrepreneur, Derek will share some of the key 鈥渁-ha moments鈥 that upended what he thought he knew about the "right" way to drive his life and career.

Fall 2019 Madden Lecture: How Does a Purpose Driven Leader Define Success

Wright Lassiter III ’85 leads a $7 billion health care enterprise headquartered in Detroit, Mich., Henry Ford Health System, as its president and CEO. Over a nearly 30-year career in the health care industry, Lassiter has had the good fortune of accomplishing much, and receiving many accolades, on behalf of the communities he has served. He will describe his corporate journey and share insights on how the foundation of a Jesuit education chiseled a servant leader who focuses as much on supporting and inspiring the team members in his company as he does on corporate results.

Spring 2019 Madden Lecture: Life of an Entrepreneur - The Road Less Traveled

The Spring 2019 Madden Lecture was “Life of an Entrepreneur: The Road Less Traveled.” This event featured seven 澳门六合彩资料 alumni – with majors divided between business and arts and sciences - who are all engaged in careers as successful entrepreneurs.

Madden Lecture: Doing Well by Doing Good

Bringing goodness to the world is the heart of The Hershey Company’s purpose. Kevin Walling ’87 led a panel discussion about how the iconic company uses the ideal of “doing well by doing good” to nurture a culture of performance, development and inclusiveness. Hershey has received numerous national awards for creating a great place to work from leading institutions such as Forbes, DiversityInc, Deloitte, Human Rights Campaign and Reputation Institute. A proud 澳门六合彩资料 alumnus, Walling is the company’s senior vice president and chief human resource officer.

2018 Fernandez Alumni Dinner

Honoring Paul Hetterich 鈥84

Established in 1987, the Frank Fernandez Business Leader of the Year Award recognizes 澳门六合彩资料 graduates who model excellence in the field of business while staying true to the Jesuit values of ethics, community service and compassionate leadership. They remain closely involved with their alma mater, whether by serving on College committees, attending regional alumni events, or volunteering their time to speak to current or prospective 澳门六合彩资料 students.

Sound Investing vs. Speculation: Yesterday, Today, and the Future

TMA Upstate New York Chapter, Manufacturer’s Association of Central NY (MACNY), CenterState CEO, Upstate Venture Connect (UVC), and the Madden School of Business joined together for a lively discussion with our distinguished panel of experts. A unique opportunity to gain perspective on sound investing versus speculation.

The Cybersecurity Conundrum: How Do We Fix Cybersecurity?

Pete Chronis '95

Cyber warfare is a dangerous and rapidly growing threat to businesses, governments and individuals around the world. 澳门六合彩资料 alumnus Pete Chronis '95 is calling for a cybersecurity "moonshot" to address this threat and protect our democracy, economy and individual digital identities. A political science major on the Heights, Chronis is the global chief information security officer and cybersecurity thought leader for Turner Broadcasting, a $12 billion media, sports and entertainment company whose holdings include CNN, TBS and Turner Sports.

Rising Above: It's Not Business (or Government) as Usual

The 2018 Madden Lecture was given by  Beginning his term as the 54th mayor of Syracuse on Jan. 1, 2018, Walsh is the first independent, unaffiliated Syracuse mayor in over 100 years.

Creating strong bonds between business, government and education yields meaningful and measurable results for municipalities. True leadership is built on collaboration. Transformational leadership exists with a shared vision between businesses, universities and government, and all stakeholders work together to drive true, positive change.

Capitalism for Social Good

By any measure, Paul Galvin '84 has enjoyed a stellar career since graduating from 澳门六合彩资料 with an accounting degree. Prior to working for two decades in real estate development, Galvin founded a nonprofit organization focused on public health, housing and child survival. In 2007, he began SG Blocks, a leading innovator of container-based structures, repurposing shipping containers into "green building blocks" for commercial, industrial and residential use. Its clients include Lacoste, Puma, Mini Cooper and Marriott. SG Blocks went public in June 2017. Galvin's philosophy: pursue things you are passionate about, pursue them relentlessly and don’t be timid about chasing your dreams.

31st Annual Frank Fernandez Alumni Dinner

During the 31st annual Frank Fernandez Alumni Dinner, the 2017 Frank Fernandez Business Leader of the Year Award will be presented to Joe Savage ’84, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Victaulic Company. Since its establishment in 1987, the Frank Fernandez Business Leader of the Year Award has been presented to alumni who model excellence in the field of business while remaining true to the Jesuit values of ethics, community service, and compassionate leadership.

Springs, Success, and Staying the Course

This talk will focus on the importance of the present, identifying what success looks like, and resiliency. Breagin K. Riley is an assistant professor of marketing in Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management. Her areas of expertise include the effects of worldview and power on consumer behavior. 

Preventing Cybersecurity Attacks: A CIO's Perspective

Cybersecurity has become one of the most critical issues facing society today, with wide-ranging ramifications for national, corporate and individual safety and well-being.

Speaking on the topic will be Jerry Fralick '68, who, over the past 40-plus years, has charted an impressive IT career in both the public and private sector. Prior to his current position at the Fortune Global 500 computer manufacturer Lenovo, Fralick was CIO for the state of North Carolina and, before that, served for 15 years as the CIO for the Office of the Justice Programs within the U.S. Department of Justice.

Constellation Rising

Since graduating from 澳门六合彩资料 in 1984, F. Paul Hetterich has risen through the ranks at Constellation Brands, and is currently president of the beer division at the global firm.

Mr. Hetterich will reflect upon the ways in which the Jesuit education and values instilled upon him as a student on the Heights have guided him professionally and personally for more than 30 years. The title of his talk is "Constellation Rising: How Paul Hetterich Helped Build One of the World's Largest Beverage Companies." 

"The Vocation of the Business Leader"

A Talk by Dr. Michael Naughton
Good leaders are meaning-makers. They excite vision and mission, encourage engagement, and empower others to think critically and make good judgments.  Michael Naughton, Ph.D., M.B.A., will explore decision-making in light of a faith tradition that encourages contemplation and action. Dr. Naughton is the director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) and former director of the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought at the University of St. Thomas. He is the co-author and co-editor of nine books and more than 50 articles. He also helped coordinate and write The Vocation of the Business Leader issued by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, which has been translated into 15 languages.

A Conversation with Michael Naughton

Michael Naughton joins members of the Madden School of Business Community in a conversation on the Integrating Liberal and Professional Education at a Catholic Jesuit College.

Millennials Will Save us All

Todd Corley ’91 and John Zogby ’70 discuss their research on the Millennial Generation, also known as Gen Y. According to the Pew Research Center, this group is “racially diverse, economically stressed and politically liberal,” and its members are building their own networks through social media rather than through political parties, organized religion or marriage. Corley is the former chief diversity officer of Abercrombie & Fitch, and author of the recently released book Fitch Path – A Cautionary Tale About A Moose, Millennials, Leadership and Transparency. Zogby is the inaugural director of the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship at the Madden School of Business, and author of the recently released book First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing Our Millennial Generation.

Spring '16 Madden Lecture:

"Making the Case for Principled Leadership"

Be inspired by the real-life stories of three notable alums developing case studies for the Global Jesuit Case Series (GJCS).

    James Grabowski '82, VP at AMIDEAST, a non-profit that strengthens mutual understanding between Americans and peoples of the Middle East and North Africa;
    Joe Savage '84, Executive VP and CFO of Victaulic, a worldwide leader in pipe joining systems, and;
    Jim Joseph '83, dean of the Madden School and former CEO of Oneida Ltd., the number one tabletop brand in North America.

Though dramatically different in content, the studies are all international in scope and share common attributes associated with the GJCS - ethics, social justice, cultural respect, compassion, moral leadership -- that are rooted in Jesuit values.

"Beyond Demographics: Who We Are and The Way We'll Be"

John Zogby '70

John Zogby '70, founder of the Zogby Poll and Zogby Companies, presents "Beyond Demographics: Who We Are and The Way We'll Be."

Americans are more than a compilation of demographics and regional cultures. We are now able to freely choose what we are interested in and with whom we choose to hang out. We are simply forming our own tribes, communities of interest that transcend geographical boundaries. In his new book, "We Are Many, We Are One," Zogby closely examine 11 neo-tribes that define most of us and explain his six year journey with Tribal Analytics to discover these and many other tribes. This has great implications for many different sectors and for the political process. 

2015 Hesburgh Lecture: How to Be a More Effective Leader

Michael Crant, Ph.D.

Leadership is about forging connections in order to accomplish great things. Michael Crant, Ph.D., the former chair of the Department of Management in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, will share vivid stories of the best practices of highly effective leaders.

Dr. Crant studies proactive leadership and decision-making in business organizations. He has conducted executive development seminars for companies worldwide, including Bayer, Far Eastern Group, HSBC, Siemans and Toto.

Spring Madden Lecture

Lecture by John J. Quattrone '74

The spring 2015 Madden Lecture was given by John J. Quattrone '74, senior vice president of Global Human Resources at General Motors Company

Since starting his career in 1975 at the Fisher Body Plant in Syracuse, Quattrone has risen through the ranks at General Motors. As a multi-national corporation (#21 on the 2014 Fortune 500), GM operates in dozens of countries around the world, each with its own culture, regulatory nuances, and workplace realities. Quattrone discussed how the Jesuit values he received at 澳门六合彩资料 guide him to this day, and served as the foundation for his impressive 40-year career at one of the world’s most important and influential companies.

Jesuit 澳门六合彩资料 and the New Finance

2014 Madden Lecture

A panel discussion with Martin Whitman, Fernando Diz and Mike Madden '71