Posted on September 19, 2016, BY Matthew Beltz

Gary Sheinbaum '79, the CEO of Tommy Hilfiger Americas, will speak at Bucknell University on Thursday, Sept. 22, as a part of the 2016 Walling Lecture Series, beginning at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

In his current role, Sheinbaum leads the North American business for Tommy Hilfiger, and also oversees the company's Latin American operations. Previously, he served as CEO of Tommy Hilfiger North America beginning in 2009. He has worked in several leadership positions since joining the organization in 1995. Prior to his time at Tommy Hilfiger, Sheinbaum held senior leadership positions at J. Crew Retail and Polo Mansion, and he began his career at Macy's New York, holding a variety of store line and buying positions. Sheinbaum holds a bachelor's degree from Bucknell in international business and Spanish.

The Walling Lecture Series brings highly accomplished individuals with Bucknell ties to campus for on-stage interviews in which they share their leadership stories and discuss their career paths and inspirations. The Fitz Roy and Mary Jane Walling Management Endowment funds the program. The Walling Lecture Series' focus on leadership honors Fitz Walling's many years as a University leader. He served as the longtime dean of admissions; helped start the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Engineering and the former College of Business Administration; and established the Office of Planned Giving.

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