Chaplin Tyler Executive Leadership Lecture Series

The Chaplin Tyler Executive Leadership Lecture Series brings leaders from the business, non-profit and government sectors to the UD campus to share their experiences and insights with students, faculty and the business community. Each semester, the Lerner College’s Graduate Programs office invites these leaders to spend a day engaging in an open exchange of ideas and perspectives.

The series, which is supported by the Chaplin Tyler Endowment Fund, is dedicated to the memory of Chap and Elizabeth Tyler, their commitment to education and their determination to help young people achieve success in the business world.

Lecture History

Fall 2022

Terri Kelly
UD Board of Trustee Chair & former president and CEO of W.L. Gore
Wendy Smith
Dana J. Johnson Professor of Business, faculty director & co-founder – Women’s Leadership Initiative
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Spring 2022

Jeffrey Kleintop ’93, CFA
Managing Director, Chief Global Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab & Co, Inc.
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Robert L. Siegfried, Jr. CPA ’81 BE
CEO & Founder of The Siegfried Group
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David Elkins
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Bristol Myers Squibb
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Dawn Zier
President & CEO, Nutrisystem
Read an interview with Ms. Zier

Past Lectures
Chris Ghysens
President and Chief Executive Officer, Wawa
Eric Foss
Chairman, president and CEO, Aramark
Lawrence A. Cunningham
Author; Henry St. George Tucker III research professor of law, George Washington University
Ron Insana
Author; Contributor, CNBC, MSNBC
J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr.
Executive chairman and chairman of the board, Marriott, International, Inc.
David Robertson
Professor of practice, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania