The Catholic University of America

CEO Lecture Series

Have you ever wondered what it was like for General Stanley McCrystal to put his leadership into action on the front lines? Ever wondered how the culture at Southwest Airlines grew so strong? Ever contemplated launching a successful startup like HonestTea founder and CEO, Seth Goldman? The CEO Lecture Series provides that opportunity! Every semester, we invite reputable CEOs and inspiring leaders to speak to our student body. These high-profile individuals share how they achieved their career goals, as well as the twists and turns of business, faith, and family that accompanied them along the way. Our guest speakers provide opportunities for Q&A with the students and time to network after the presentation. The CEO Lecture Series is a glimpse into the many possibilities that are awaiting students upon graduation.

Past Lecturers

Arthur Brooks
President, American Enterprise Institute
January 17, 2017


Tim Busch
CEO, Pacific Hospitality Group
November 15, 2016

James Hackett
September 20, 2016

Larry Kudlow, CNBC's The Kudlow Report
April 2015


Seth Goldman, Honest Tea
March 2015


Jay Richards and Bob Woodson, Center for Neighborhood Enterprise
March 2015


Elizabeth Bryant, Southwest Airlines
February 2015


Rachel Campos-Duffy, Television Personality
December 2014


Michael Millette, Goldman Sachs
September 2014


Gen. Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), United States Army
April 2014


John Burke, Venture Capitalist
February 2014


Michael Novak, American Enterprise Institute (Ret.)
January 2014


John Ryan, Mine Safety Appliances
March 2013


Larry Blanford, CEO or Green Mountain Coffee (Ret.)
March 2013


Bill Pulte, Pulte Homes
December 2012


Frank Hanna, CEO Hanna Capital
October 2012



John Abbate, McDonalds Franchiser
October 2012


Prince Alois-Konstantin, the Prince of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Germany
September 2012

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