Posted on September 01, 2016, BY Matthew Beltz

Jessica Jackley '00

The Bucknell University School of Management will begin its annual Walling Lecture Series, which this year features four distinguished Bucknell alumni, on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium with Jessica Jackley '00, the co-founder of Kiva.

The series brings highly accomplished individuals with ties to Bucknell to campus for on-stage interviews in which they share their leadership stories and discuss their career paths and inspirations.

Past speakers have included Charlie Collier '91, president of American Movie Classics; Doug Lebda '92, the founder of LendingTree.com; Sunil Gulati '81, the president of the U.S. Soccer Federation; Carolyn Miles '83, P'14, the president and CEO of Save the Children; Lance Fritz '85, chairman, president and CEO of Union Pacific; and Randy MacDonald P'02, former senior vice president of human resources at IBM.

All lectures begin at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium unless otherwise noted and admission is free.

Thursday, Sept. 15 — Jessica Jackley '00, entrepreneur and investor. She is the founder of Kiva, the world's first peer-to-peer microlending website, and is the author of Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who do the Most with the Least.

Thursday, Sept. 22 — Gary Sheinbaum '79, CEO of Tommy Hilfiger Americas. He has led both Tommy Hilfiger's North and Latin American business since 2014. He was previously the CEO of Tommy Hilfiger North America since 2009 and has worked in a number of leadership positions at the company since 1995.

Wednesday, Nov. 2  — Robert Drake '73, managing director of NGM International BV, Maashaven Holding BV and Cygne AG. He has held numerous positions throughout his entire career at the Nidera Group, which deals in the agricultural business in a fully integrated manner from selling seeding seeds to the farmer through putting bottled vegetable oils on supermarket shelves. This lecture will be held at 4 p.m. in the Elaine Langone Center Forum

Thursday, Dec. 1 (Note date change)Daisy Auger-Dominguez '95, global head of diversity staffing at Google. She has more than 20 years of experience in front-line business, corporate social responsibility and human resources. She has held leadership roles across the finance, media and technology industries. Prior to Google, she held leadership roles at Disney ABC Television Group and Time Warner, Inc. 

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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