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Dean's Executive Leadership Series

The Dean’s Executive Leadership Series (DELS) invites today's top business practitioners and thought leaders to share their insights with the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School community. We carefully select senior executives whose values resonate with those of Pepperdine, and whose real-world success stories reflect the ethical business models we teach.

Our diverse roster of past guests includes men and women who have led organizations such as the Los Angeles Lakers, Yum! Brands, Xerox, Norton, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Paramount Pictures, and the San Francisco 49ers. Our previous speaker was Dr. Jerry Brown, Time Magazine's 2014 Person of the Year and world-renowned doctor and ebola fighter. Get his take on the future of the medicine and the ebola epidemic.

Kellogg: Returning to Gr-r-reat!

Steve Cahillane, Chairman & CEO, Kellogg Compan

We are excited to invite you to an extraordinary evening with Steve Cahillane, Chairman & CEO of Kellogg Company, and Deryck Van Rensburg, Dean of Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.

Kellogg strives to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter, including Pringles, Cheez-It, Special K, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Pop-Tarts, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Eggo, Mini-Wheats, Kashi, RXBAR and more.

Founded in 1906 in Battle Creek, Michigan, the company today employs over 23,000 people worldwide. Kellogg posted 2018 net sales of $13.5 billion, comprised principally of snacks and convenience foods such as cereal and frozen foods.

The company demonstrates its heart and soul through its Kellogg’s Better Days global purpose platform. Mr. Cahillane, who joined Kellogg as CEO in 2017, will discuss his experience implementing a new business strategy within a mature company and deploying its full resources toward a return to growth. Tickets are $25 per person. We look forward to seeing you on January 29 and thank you for your support of the Graziadio School.


Event Details


  • 6 - 7 PM: Check-in and networking reception
  • 7 - 8 PM: Fireside chat with Dean Van Rensburg and Steve Cahillane


  • Bayview Ballroom at the Marriott Marina Del Rey
  • 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292


  • $21: Day of valet parking
  • $42: Overnight valet parking

Food and Beverage:

Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served and a no-host cash bar will be available.