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2005-06 Speakers

Myrlie Williams at the Dean's Executive Leadership Series

Myrlie Williams, shattered on June 12, 1963 with the murder of her husband, civil rights leader Medgar Evers. In the days and weeks that followed, she showed her courage by continuing Medgar's fight for racial equality, even in the face of threats on her own life.
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JD Power at the Dean's Executive Leadership Series

JD Power, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, tells about her experiences in Washington and discusses consumer protection and identity theft.

Anne Sweeney at the Dean's Executive Leadership Series

Anne Sweeney, Named one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune Magazine, Anne Sweeney serves as co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney-ABC Television Group. She is the highest ranking female executive in The Walt Disney Company today and will share her insights on how to remain entrepreneurial in an established industry.

Ted Waitt at the Dean's Executive Leadership Series

Ted Waitt, with a $10,000 loan guarantee from his grandmother and a revolutionary idea to deal directly with customers and build computers to individual specifications, Ted Waitt cofounded Gateway Computers in his family's Sioux City, Iowa farm house and helped to forever change the computer industry.

David Murdock at the Dean's Executive Leadership Series

David Murdock, is chairman and CEO of Dole Food Company, Inc., David Murdock oversees the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fruit, vegetables, and fresh-cut flowers. He owns interests in a variety of other businesses and has been an active private investor for more than 40 years.