Sprint top executive to speak at Notre Dame

Author: Carol Elliott


Dan Hesse, president and CEO of Sprint Nextel, is speaking at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. His talk, “Foresight and Career Choice,” will take place in the College’s Jordan Auditorium.

Hesse was named chief executive officer of Sprint Nextel on Dec. 18, 2007. Prior to his appointment as Sprint CEO, Hesse was the Chairman and CEO of Embarq Corporation, a $6 billion company which provided voice, data, wireless and entertainment services in eighteen states. He also previously  spent 23 years at AT&T, during which he held various senior management positions, including president and CEO of AT&T Wireless Services.

He recently was named by industry monitoring service Fierce Wireless as one of the “Best Turnaround CEOs of All Time."

Hesse received a master of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master's degree in business administration, with distinction, from Cornell University, and a bachelor of arts degree, with honors, from the University of Notre Dame. 

The talk is sponsored by “Foresight in Business and Society,” a signature course of the Mendoza College that examines future trends likely to impact the global community, and the Notre Dame MBA program.

For more information about the event, contact Timothy E. Balko, Foresight program coordinator, tbalko@nd.edu or (574) 631-4467.