Ford Lecture Series Speakers

October 2, 2003

Mr. Albert B. Ratner, Co-Chairman

Forest City Enterprises Inc.

Lecture:  “Making a Difference in Business”

October 14, 2004

Samuel Zell, Founder & Chairman

Equity Group Investments, L.L.C.

Lecture:  “Seeing Around Corners: An Entrepreneur’s View”

October 20, 2005

Mr. Stanley Gold, President & Chief Executive Officer

Shamrock Holdings, Inc.

Lecture:  “Lessons in Business, Governance and Life”

October 12, 2006

Dr. Peter Linneman, Principal of Linneman Associates,

Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Finance & Public Policy

Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Lecture:  “What is the secret of creating value?  Musings of a real estate guru”

September 27, 2007

Ms. Darla Moore, Vice President

Rainwater, Inc.

Lecture: “How did I get here?  An Amazing Journey from Lake City, South Carolina.”

September 25, 2008

Mr. Robert C. Larson

Managing Director of Lazard Alternative Investments LLC and Chairman & Managing Principal of Lazard Real Estate Partners

Lecture:  “How to Do Business: A View from Main Street to Wall Street”

October 1, 2009

Mr. J. Ronald Terwilliger, Chairman

Trammell Crow Residential

Lecture:  “The American Dream – From public schools to HBS: a journey from workforce housing to wealth – with a mission to give back”

October 7, 2010

Ms. Lizanne Galbreath, Managing Director

Galbreath & Company

Lecture:  “From Columbus to New York City … Life is a Journey”

October 6, 2011

Mr. Chaim Katzman, Chairman


Lecture:  “Global Lessons from a Global Life and Career”

October 8, 2012

Admiral  Thomas C. Lynch, Managing Director

Musser Group

Lecture:  “Ship, Shipmate, Self”        

October 3, 2013

Mr. John A Luke, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

MeadWestvaco Corporation

Lecture: “Leadership and Economic Prosperity”

October 1, 2014

Ms. Rachel Lavine, MBA, CPA, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Atrium European Real Estate

Lecture: “A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste”

October 1, 2015

Ms. Jolanta Bott, Executive Vice President, Operations & Human Resources

Paramount Group, Inc.

Lecture: “A Trip Around the World of Business and Life”

September 29, 2016

Jeremy Bloom, CEO, Integrate Founder

Wish Of A Lifetime

Lecture: "Fueled by Failure"

September 28, 2017

Dr. Lucille G. Ford

Dr. Peter Linneman

Lecture: " Inspiration, Hope and Love"

September 25, 2018

Karin Klein

Founding Partner, Bloomberg Beta

Lecture: " Some Insights From My Exciting Journey So Far"

September 26, 2019

Michael Hatchard

Lecture: "Adversity & Endeavor-Pathway to a Lucky Life"

Corporate Governance Consultant