The ILTM guest speakers have established themselves as leaders through their successful decisions. They come from a wide range of corporate environments and come to campus to share their thoughts and experiences with ILTM.

Recent Speakers


Lori H. Greeley ’82, Chief Executive Efficer (CEO) of Serena & Lily

Lori is widely recognized for her extensive experience in the retail industry, as well as for her strong skills in merchandising, marketing, brand development and team building. Founded in 2003, Serena & Lily is an upscale home-furnishings brand headquartered in Sausalito, Calif. The company sells its merchandise inspired by a coastal lifestyle through its catalog, online and more recently in its interior design shops in East Hampton, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Westport and Newport Beach.

Lori attended Bucknell University on a full scholarship to play field hockey and was also a cheerleader and lacrosse player. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 1982. Lori is an active volunteer for her alma mater, serving as a speaker for the Institute for Leadership in Technology & Management program and previously as a Bucknell Institute for Public Policy advisory board member.

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Kenneth Freeman '72, Chair, Bucknell Board of Trustees

Kenneth W. Freeman is the Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of the School of Management at Boston University. His prior leadership experiences included serving as a Managing Director of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), where he remains a Senior Advisor.

Ken was previously the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, the leading provider of medical diagnostic testing services. Under Ken's leadership, Quest Diagnostics provided the third highest five-year shareholder returns among the Fortune 500 (1999-2003) and in 2004 was named to the Business Week 50.

Ken received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Bucknell University in 1972, and an M.B.A. with Distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1976. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University, and an Executive in Residence at the Columbia Business School.

Ed Wise, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The CDM Group

Ed joined CDM as copywriter in 1984, its founding year. He became EVP, Creative Director in 1992, and was appointed President and CEO in December 2001. In January of 2007, Ed was named Chairman and CEO of the newly formed CDM Group.

The CDM Group is a holding company that consists of nine operating companies in five core verticals of the healthcare communications field. The CDM Group is the largest healthcare agency in the US. While headquartered in New York, The CDM Group handles more than 50% of its business on a global basis. Ed has driven a learning culture at the agency, establishing SSCGUniversity, named after the companies core values of Substance, Style, Conviction & Grace.

Ed's unique organizational approach has been detailed in Uncommon Service, a new book by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss, published by Harvard Business Review Press.

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