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2012-13 Speakers

Bernard Kinsey

Bernard Kinsey

Former Senior Executive

Xerox


and

Historical Art Collector

The Kinsey Collection

 

The Kinsey Collection

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 5:30 p.m.

Villa Graziadio Executive Center, Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.

About Bernard Kinsey

Bernard Kinsey, former Xerox executive and former Chief Operating Officer and Co-chairman of Rebuild Los Angeles (RLA), now serves as President and founder of management consulting firm KBK Enterprises, Inc. in addition to overseeing The Kinsey Collection. He is a recognized expert and leader in the field of urban revitalization and market development, and as the leader of KBK Enterprises, provides advice and counsel to senior-level executives in the public and private sectors, addressing areas of communication, change management, business process re-engineering and problem solving real issues.


 

Jana Winograde

Jana Winograde

Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and Administration

ABC Entertainment Group


ABC

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 5:30 p.m.

Disney Studios, Burbank, Calif.

About Jana Winograde

Jana Winograde was named Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and Administration, ABC Entertainment Group, in June 2009. In this capacity she oversees the general business related to the development and acquisition of all primetime, daytime and late-night programming, marketing and ABC.com, including overseeing all deals and agreements related thereto. Additionally, Ms. Winograde provides business oversight of the development and production of network, cable and syndicated programming and the licensing of such programming to distributors and exhibitors. She also oversees the business elements of the music department, which sets music policy and handles music licensing and administration.


 

Ed Wedbush

Ed Wedbush

Founder

Wedbush Securities


Wedbush Securities

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 5:30 p.m.

Villa Graziadio Executive Center, Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.

About Ed Wedbush

Edward W. Wedbush is founder and President of Wedbush Securities. In 1955, Mr. Wedbush and a childhood friend founded Wedbush Securities with first year revenues of $659. The growth of the company is an American entrepreneurial success story.

Mr. Wedbush currently holds membership positions on the Regional Firms Committee of SIFMA and Board of Trustees for University of Cincinnati Foundation. In 2004, Mr. Wedbush was recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award from the University of Cincinnati, and in 2006, was awarded Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year for Greater Los Angeles.


 

Burnison

Gary D. Burnison

CEO

Korn/Ferry International


Korn/Ferry

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 5:30 p.m.

Villa Graziadio Executive Center, Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.

About Gary D. Burnison

Gary D. Burnison is Chief Executive Officer of Korn/Ferry International, as well as a member of the firm's Board of Directors.

Under his strategy, Mr. Burnison spearheads the firm's transformation as a diversified human capital organization. He brings hands-on experience to his current position, having served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Korn/Ferry from 2003-2007. Mr. Burnison joined Korn/Ferry as Chief Financial Officer in 2002.


 

Dan SandersDan Sanders

President - Southern California Division

Albertsons


Albertsons

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 5:30 p.m.

Center Club, Costa Mesa, Calif.

About Dan Sanders

Dan J. Sanders is the President of Albertsons (Southern California Division), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SUPERVALU, Incorporated. He assumed his current responsibilities in April 2012 following successful stints as President of Philadelphia-based ACME Markets and CEO of United Supermarkets in Lubbock, Texas. Dan is a graduate of Lubbock Christian University where he earned his BA degree. He also holds an MBA from Pepperdine University. Both universities have honored him since graduation with a variety of awards including the prestigious George Award from Pepperdine University in 2010.

In 2010, Sanders was among one of ten recipients selected by Dean Linda Livingstone for the coveted George Award.

Jed York

Jed York

President & Chief Executive Officer

San Francisco 49ers


49ers 

About Jed York

As Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Forty Niners, Ltd.,  Jed York oversees all aspects of the organization. York is in his third year in the position and has made bold decisions to return the team to its winning tradition and ultimately the Super Bowl. York recognizes and shares the ongoing passion of the team's faithful fans.

York has been the driving force behind the effort to construct a new stadium. In 2011, his leadership produced what some are calling extraordinary results to get "shovels in the ground" for the new stadium in Santa Clara. The 49ers secured an $850 million construction loan and $200 million in NFL support. With all the financing in place, the 49ers broke ground on a new stadium on April 19, 2012. The stadium will quickly be recognized as the world's premium outdoor sports and entertainment venue.


Michael Lynton

Michael Lynton

CEO

Sony Corporation of America

 

Sony Corporation of America

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 5:00 p.m.

Sony Pictures Entertainment - Studio Lot, Culver City, Calif.

About Michael Lynton

Michael Lynton is CEO of Sony Corporation of America, overseeing Sony's entertainment businesses, including Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Lynton is also Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and manages the studio's overall global operations, which include motion picture, television and digital content production and distribution, home entertainment acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities, and the development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. By focusing on digital transformation, worldwide growth, content diversity and financial discipline, Lynton has led the studio through an era of innovation and success, putting Sony Pictures on the cutting edge of an industry experiencing rapid technological and global change.