Leaders on Leadership. Past Programs. Season Three
301: Richard Snyder, Chairman of the Board for Gateway Computers, and Founder/CEO of Ardesta LLC
After helping turn a major computer manufacturer into an innovative market leader, Rick Snyder created his own venture capital firm bringing nanotechnology and Microsystems into the commercial marketplace. Today he is a leader with both firms.
302 & 303: Bob Lutz, Vice Chairman for Global Product Development at General Motors Corporation
1/15 & 1/22
He has been called the quintessential "car guy." Across a 40-year career, that is still unfolding, he has held leadership roles at 4 major vehicle manufacturers on two continents, leaving in his wake a fleet of iconic vehicles and a whole catalog of new business methods.
304: Sandy Pierce, President and CEO of Charter One Bank in Michigan
The "Bailey Savings and Loan" from "It's a Wonderful Life" is no more. Most small town, independent banks have been replaced by complex national...and often global...conglomerates. And now, regional bank leaders have to satisfy two sets of constituents...the local customer and the parent company. How?
307: Bill Emerson, Chief Executive Officer of Quicken Loans/Rock Financial
Bill Emerson leads a dot.com company that is growing dramatically DESPITE the infamous bubble burst of a few years ago. The company uses non-traditional leadership initiatives...in the very traditional business of home mortgages.
308: Paul O'Neill
He's held senior leadership roles in the US government for Presidents Nixon, Ford, and the current President Bush, and has earned a reputation for his high intellect as well as his outspoken personality. Former Chairman Alcoa/Former Secretary of Treasury.
309: Paul Wilbur
The Ford Model T was available in any color you wanted, as long as it was black. But today's auto consumers want hi-impact vehicles that are unique from their neighbor's. President & CEO American Specialty Car.
310: Alan Frank
The President of the Washington Post Company has said that "Alan Frank is one of the most talented leaders in broadcasting today." Join us Alan Frank takes questions from students from Wayne State University's School of Business Administration. Alan Frank, President Post-Newsweek Stations.
311: John Erickson
They're called the "golden years." In the past, retirement meant a passive lifestyle, and lots of quiet time. But not anymore. Our guest challenges himself to do nothing less than change the way society views the aging process. John Erickson, Chairman and CEO of Erickson Retirement Communities.
312: John Brown
Ignoring market cycles, Stryker Corporation has consistently achieved 20% annual growth - for the last 26 years. Its product line has expanded from hospital beds to hi-tech orthopedics, its stock performance is a Wall Street legend, and it all happened under the leadership of one man. John Brown, Chairman of the Board for Stryker Corporation.
313: Jerry Campbell
Most bankers...but not all...are perceived as conservative people. Our guest took the risk of STARTING a new bank, and beat the odds to make it a model of success. Jerry Campbell, Chairman of Republic Bancorp.
314: Joseph Swedish
Here's an interesting leadership context...a six year old company, operating a national group of 400 hospitals and clinics, with almost $6 billion in annual revenues, not-for-profit status, and a faith based mission. Joseph Swedish, President and CEO of Trinity Health.
315: Graham Beal
There must be something "artistic" in the air of England's Stratford-on-Avon - first giving us William Shakespeare - and now giving us the leader of a top US art museum. Graham Beal, Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
316: Josh Linkner
In college, he changed majors from jazz guitar to business, and then launched his first technology company. His latest enterprise has essentially invented the interactive promotions industry. Josh Linkner, Founder and CEO of ePrize.
317: Edsel Ford II
After 25 years of leadership, driving down the road of corporate culture, he left his family's business to become an entrepreneur and take to the skies. Edsel Ford II, the former President of Ford Motor Credit, and the current Chairman and Owner of Pentastar Aviation.
318: Patricia Mooradian
Patricia Mooradian has been termed a high-energy visionary, with the leadership ability to balance the business aspect of the institution with its charge to deliver the lessons of history. Patricia Mooradian, President of The Henry Ford.