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Leadership Q&A


In partnership with the Economic Roundtable (ERT) of the Ohio Valley, the McDonough Center co-sponsors Leadership Q&A at least once per semester. This event is informal and allows students to meet senior business leaders and engage in a dialogue about their professional experiences in diverse fields.
 
 
Recent Leadership Q&A Guests:
 

 
Ken Walsh, Chief White House Correspondent, U.S. News & World Report. He has written seven books, including most recently, Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom (2015) and Prisoners of the White House: The Isolation of America’s Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership (2013).
 
For more information about Walsh, click HERE to visit his official website.
 
 

 
Catherine Austin Fitts, the president of Solari, Inc., publisher of the Solari Report, and founder and managing member of Solari Investment Advisory Services, LLC.
 
Click HERE to learn more about Fitts' visit to Marietta.
 
 

 
Dr. George McAfee, Head of Commercial Development, Marine Transportation, Marathon Petroleum Corporation.
 
Click HERE to learn more about McAfee's visit to Marietta.
 
 

 
Robert J. Tyler Jr., Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tyler has been with the Steelers organization since 2007. His responsibilities include overseeing all financial and human resource operations, as well as coordination of legal services. Tyler also serves as one of the Steelers’ primary liaisons with the NFL League Office.
 
Click HERE to learn more about Tyler's visit to Marietta.
 
 

 
James P. Meil, Vice President & Chief Economist for the Eaton Corp. Meil has been recognized as a leading industry economist for more than 25 years and is responsible for forecasting economic conditions and primary markets for Eaton, a $16 billion global diversified power management company. He is a contributor to Blue Chip Economic Indicators, Consensus Economics, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal (achieving first-place on a 50 forecaster panel).
 
Click HERE to learn more about Meil's visit to Marietta.
 
 

 
Amity Shlaes, author, columnist, and Director of the Four Percent Growth Project at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Texas.
 
Click HERE to learn more about Shlaes' visit to Marietta.
 
 

 
David Leonhardt, an economics journalist for The New York Times. Leonhardt is with the Washington bureau of The New York Times and is also a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine and founder of The Times’ Economix blog. His recent magazine cover stories have examined the future of health care, the long-term challenges facing the American economy and President Obama’s economic agenda. Leonhardt won the 2008 Gerald Loeb Award for magazine writing and was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in commentary.
 
Click HERE to learn more about Leonhardt's visit to Marietta.

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