Mendoza School of Business

Sprint top executive to speak at Notre Dame

Published: October 27, 2011 / 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,
or (574) 631-4467.


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