Ford Lecture Speakers

Ford Lecture 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”



Faculty Spotlight

Dr. David Lifer, professor of information systems, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1983. He holds degrees from Ashland University (B.S. and MBA) and The...Read more