Frederik Meijer Lecture Series

The Frederik Meijer Lecture series has been established to provide local and national presentations that focus on issues of leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship from the perspective of students, faculty members, and participants in business throughout the region.


Fall 2015

A Conversation with Nancy Hickey

Nancy Hickey, Steelcase Executive (retired)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM  in the Loosemore Auditorium of the DeVos Center

Nancy began her career as a high school English teacher and retired from Steelcase in June of 2014 where she was the Chief Administrative Officer.  Throughout her 28 years at Steelcase, Nancy held positions in sales leadership and as CAO was responsible for a wide variety of global corporate functions including corporate communications, corporate and community relations, talent management, information technology, sustainability, real estate and facilities.  In addition, Nancy managed the global business centers in Kuala Lumpur, Monterrey and Cluj. She is a member of the board of directors for Fifth Third Bank, Meijer Inc., West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) and Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

Nancy Hickey


Winter 2016

Creativity in the Digital Revolution

Ryan McManus, Accenture Strategy

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM in the Seidman College of Business Forum 

Ryan McManus is the founder of Accenture’s Digital Business Strategy practice and previously served as the Accenture Strategy COO and a leader in the firm’s Corporate Strategy, M&A and International Expansion practices. He has worked with clients across industries since 1995.

He is a regular speaker and faculty on digital and global business strategy topics and has been recognized as one of Accenture Strategy’s top thought leaders and talent developers globally.

Ryan is a member of the Aspen Institute Society of Fellows Vanguard Chapter Advisory Board and the Aspen Institute’s Socrates Steering Committee. He has worked in over 40 countries, earned his MBA at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Valedictorian of the University of Iowa.

 

Ryan McManus


All Lectures

A Conversation with Nancy Hickey

A Conversation with Nancy Hickey

October 13, 2015 5:00 PM

Nancy began her career as a high school English teacher and retired from Steelcase in June of 2014 where she was the Chief Administrative Officer.  Throughout her 28 years at Steelcase, Nancy...

Creativity in the Digital Revolution

Creativity in the Digital Revolution

February 23, 2016 5:00 PM

Ryan McManus is the founder of Accenture’s Digital Business Strategy practice and previously served as the Accenture Strategy COO and a leader in the firm’s Corporate Strategy, M&A...

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