Business Leadership Series

The Business Leadership Series welcomes senior level executives from large companies. Recognizable regional leaders such as CEOs and authors on management and corporate business will share thoughts and engage in a question and answer forum with attendees.

Past speakers have included:

  • Walter Isaacson, Author of Steve Jobs and The Innovators
  • Gary C. Kelly, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO of Southwest Airlines 
  • Arianna Huffington, Chair President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post
  • J.W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Marriott International, Inc.
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin, Author of The Bully Pulpit
  • Howard Schultz, Chairman & CEO, Starbucks
October 9, 2015 Business Leadership Series presents Ben Bernanke

Join the Board of Trade for Bernanke's latest book. Rich with detail of the decision-making process in Washington and indelible portraits of the major players, The Courage to Act recounts and explains the worst financial crisis and economic slump in America since the Great Depression, providing an insider's account of the policy response.

June 16, 2015 Comcast Spotlight Business Leadership Series Presents George Bodenheimer

Come hear from a media expert, a sports enthusiast, and a leader in corporate social responsibility (including his foundation that has raised more than 100 million dollars). This event is meant for every hard working person searching for the secrets to success. Come learn from George Bodenheimer how hard work and a passion for his business made all the difference. 

May 29, 2015 Comcast Spotlight Business Leadership Series Presents General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal

 Join us for conversation with General McChrystal as he frames the existential challenge facing today's organizations, and presents a compelling, effective solution.

For information about the Business Leadership Series, contact Ashley Balis Desing at (202) 857-5920. 


For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Christine Salvador at (202) 857-5923.