September 1, 2017


Byron Spruell
President - League Operations, National Basketball Association

As President, League Operations at the National Basketball Association, Byron Spruell oversees critical league operations, including the Basketball Operations, Referee Operations and Basketball Strategy & Analytics departments and the processes regarding the management of rule changes, the evaluation and training of game officials, the enforcement of conduct standards and discipline, and the application of analytics and innovation on the future of the game. Spruell also collaborates with USA Basketball and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to promote the global growth of the game and development of players worldwide.
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September 8, 2017


Dan Cathy
Chairman & CEO, Chick-Fil-A

Dan T. Cathy is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chick-fil- A, Inc, one of the nation's largest family-owned businesses, and is a member of the company's Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Since taking over the business from his father and founder, S. Truett Cathy, Dan represents the next generation of leadership for the Atlanta-based fast-food chicken restaurant chain.
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October 6, 2017

Diane Aigotti

Diane M. Aigotti
Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, Ryan Specialty Group

Diane Aigotti is Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) and has been at RSG since its inception. Prior to joining RSG, Diane spent almost eight years as a corporate officer at Aon Corporation, where she served as Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer and Treasurer.
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October 27, 2017


Tony Crudele
Former, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Tractor Supply Co

Tony Crudele is the former Executive Vice President and CFO of Tractor Supply Co., one of the fastest growing NASDAQ companies in the 2000’s. Crudele also served as CFO at The Sports Authority during their high growth years.
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November 3, 2017

Paul Reilly

Paul Reilly
Chairman & CEO, Raymond James Financial

Paul Reilly became chief executive officer of Raymond James Financial in May 2010, after joining the firm's management team as president and CEO-designate in May 2009. He has served on the firm's board of directors since 2006. He is the former executive chairman of Korn/Ferry International, a global provider of talent management solutions with more than 90 offices in 39 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
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November 10, 2017

Kim Jeffery

Kim Jeffery
Retired Chairman & CEO, Nestlé Waters North America

Kim Jeffery is the retired Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America, the leading bottled water company in North America and the third largest non-alcoholic beverage company in America. Nestle Waters owns 7 of the top 10 bottled water brands as well as Perrier and San Pellegrino, and had sales of $4.7 billion and 8,000 employees at the time of his retirement in 2014. He has over 45 years of experience in all facets of the consumer products industry including sales, marketing, M&A, manufacturing, logistics, sustainability and finance. Additionally, he managed the journey from entrepreneurial startup to mature multibillion market leader by focusing on organizational development and utilizing a values based leadership model which created a high performance culture.
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November 17, 2017


Crane Kenney
President - Business Operations, Chicago Cubs

Crane Kenney is in his 24th season with the Cubs organization. Named President of Business Operations following the Ricketts' family purchase of the Cubs in 2009, Crane is responsible for the strategic direction of the Cubs business operations and the development of the Wrigleyville campus. He began his career with the Cubs in 1994 as an attorney, representing the Cubs in sponsorship, concession, media rights, municipal and MLB negotiations.
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Boardroom Insights Schedule

Lectures are held on selected Fridays from:

  • 10:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business

"Boardroom Insights" is listed as BAUG 30209 or MBGR 60220, and is open to all Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students and employees.

There are no prerequisites to enroll.

No examinations or graded assignments. Students must attend six of seven lectures in order to receive credit for the course; no excused or unexcused absences. There are no required textbook purchases for this course. From time to time, we will distribute selected reprints, journal articles or web page references. You are to read each of these in preparation for the talk to be given by the next speaker in the series. See your academic advisor or your department chair for additional details.

The public and media are welcomed.


Jean Meade
Phone: (574) 631-3277