The Fitz Roy and Mary Jane Walling Management Endowment was established in 2006 by Fitz Roy '46 and Mary Jane Walling. The fund supports management education at Bucknell, especially by funding the visits and lectures of scholars and experts in management to Bucknell students and faculty. (Learn more about the Endowment)

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College of Management's 2017 Walling Speaker Series to Begin Sept. 7
Bucknell's new College of Management will present five leaders from diverse fields in the 2017 Walling Lecture Series, beginning Thursday, Sept. 7, with Kathy Vizas '79, founding member of the advocacy initiative Maverick Collective.

Fall 2017 Walling Speaker Series


Kathy Vizas '79

Thursday, Sept. 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
Trout Auditorium

Kathy Vizas '79​Kathy Vizas is an attorney and advocate dedicated to global development efforts to improve the lives of girls and women worldwide. She is founding member of Maverick Collective, an advocacy initiative aimed at nurturing the next wave of social investors. In early 2017 Kathy completed a three-year pilot program for cervical cancer screening with Population Services International India, working in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in which more than 120,000 women were screened.​

Garry Thaniel '04

Thursday, Sept. 14, 7-8:30 p.m.
Trout Auditorium

Garry Thaniel '04Garry Thaniel is the chief executive officer of ONA Designs International, LLC, a purveyor of fine bags and accessories for the photography, creative professional and travel marketplace. He has held various positions with Sears Holding Corp., the Grayson Group, AT Kearney, Macy's, and Lord & Taylor. His experiences in the retail sector and management consulting provide him with expertise in balancing strategic planning and tactical execution.

Alumni profile: It's In the Bag

Jay Wright '83

Thursday, Sept. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
Trout Auditorium

Jay Wright '83Jay Wright has been the head coach of the Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team for the last 15 years. Under Jay's direction, the Wildcats have advanced to the NCAA playoffs in 11 of the last 12 seasons, highlighted by the 2015-16 season buzzer-beater win of the NCAA Tournament. Jay was selected as the 2016 Naismith National Coach of the Year in 2016 and the Big East Coach of the Year from 2014 to 2016, making him the first person to win that award in three consecutive seasons.

Bucknell Magazine: The Wright Stuff

Thomas Williams '80

Thursday, Sept. 28, 7-8:30 p.m.
Trout Auditorium

Thomas Williams '80Thomas Williams is chairman and chief executive officer of Parker Hannifin Corp. Since joining Parker in 2003, he has held various leadership positions, including executive vice president and operating officer for Parker's Aerospace, Engineered Materials Filtration, Instrumentation and Asia Pacific groups along with the Strategic Pricing department. Prior to joining Parker, Tom held several key management positions at General Electric.

Kristina Leslie '86, P'17

Thursday, Nov. 2, 7-8:30 p.m.
Trout Auditorium

Kristina Leslie '86, P'17Kristina Leslie served as chief financial officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG from 2004 through 2007. Previously, she oversaw strategic planning and corporate finance for the company, including all banking and investor relations. Since joining DreamWorks in 1996, Kris was a key participant in all significant financing and investing activities. Before joining DreamWorks, she was director of financial planning at Viacom. Now retired, she serves on a variety of public, private and not-for-profit boards.

Alumni profile: West Coast Wonder

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