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2009-10 Speakers

Dean's Executive Leadership Series

Caroline W. Nahas

Caroline Nahas

Managing Director,
Southern California Offices of Korn/Ferry International
Senior Client Partner, CEO and Board Services Member

Bank of America

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Marina del Rey Marriott, Marina del Rey

Caroline W. Nahas is recognized among the top 100 recruiters in the United States, according to The Career Makers. She is also a member of Korn/Ferry International's CEO and Board Services Practice. Nahas specializes in recruiting presidents, CEOs and board members for clients ranging from multinationals to start-ups across various industries. In 2004, her peers recognized her nationally by awarding her the Association of Executive Search Consultants Eleanor H. Raynolds Award, based on professional excellence and ongoing dedication to volunteerism and community improvement.

Brian T. Moynihan

Brian Moynihan

Bank of America

Bank of America

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Private Club in Downtown Los Angeles

Brian Moynihan was named CEO of Bank of America in December 2009. Prior to his role as CEO, he served as president of Consumer & Small Business Banking at the company, overseeing the service of 53 million U.S. consumer and small businesses though leading online and mobile banking platforms; more than 6,100 banking centers; 18,500 ATMs; nationwide call centers; payments processing, and image strategy. Moynihan joined Bank of America in 2004. He previously led Global Banking and Wealth Management, managing services to clients across the U.S.

James N. Gianopulos

James Gianopulos

Chair and CEO,
Fox Filmed Entertainment

Fox Filmed Entertainment

Thursday, December 3, 2009
20th Century Fox Studios, West Los Angeles

James N. Gianopulos has been involved in the evolution of entertainment and new technologies for more than 25 years, and is considered a leading strategist in the film and media industry. He has served as chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment since 2000, prior to which he was president of 20th Century Fox International. In February 2006, he took on the additional role of CEO, and in March 2009, he was promoted to oversee all of News Corporation's Los Angeles-based creative production divisions, alongside Tom Rothman. Gianopulos is also involved in a number of civic and philanthropic activities.

John F. Coyne

John Coyne

President and CEO,
Western Digital

Western Digital

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

John F. Coyne originally joined Western Digital in 1983 to start the company’s PCBA operations in his native Ireland. In 1997, he planned and implemented the company’s consolidation of all worldwide hard drive manufacturing into Malaysia, and in 2000, he lead the expansion of the company’s drive operations into Thailand. During his career, Coyne has held positions in engineering, manufacturing, materials, marketing, and general management. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Coyne received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University College Dublin.

Leslie A. Margolin

Leslie Margolin

President and General Manager,
Anthem Blue Cross

Anthem Blue Cross in California

Thursday, March 11, 2010

In January 2008, Leslie Margolin was named president and general manager of Anthem Blue Cross in California and chief executive officer of the company's Life & Health affiliate. Combined, the companies serve more than 8 million Californians enrolled in commercial, Medicare, and Medi-Cal health plans. Prior to joining Anthem, Margolin served as national chief operations leader for Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest nonprofit health care delivery system. An avid athlete, Margolin has competed in eight marathons.

Ned Barnholt

Ned Barnholt

Founding CEO,
Agilent Technologies
Chair, Board of Directors, KLA-Tencor

Agilent Technologies

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ned Barnholt is currently non-executive chairman of KLA–Tencor and serves on the boards of eBay, Adobe, and the Packard Foundation. Prior to retiring in 2005, he served as president and chief executive officer of Agilent Technologies, Inc. from 1999, leading the company's four business sectors and guiding its spin-off from Hewlett-Packard Company. Barnholt joined the Hewlett-Packard Company in 1966, operating in a number of executive positions including senior vice president in 1993 and executive vice president in 1996. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group in 2003 and the John Gardner Award for Outstanding Leadership in 2004.