Guest Speakers

The University of Redlands Business Administration and Management department invites guest speakers—many of whom are U of R graduates—to offer unique advice and discuss their experiences with undergraduate students and faculty. Below is a glimpse of some recent speakers.

IMG_7499_600x400.jpgEugene “Mitch” Mitchell, Vice President, Legislative and External Affairs for Sempra Energy

Mitchell is VP for Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Sempra Energy's regulated California utilities. He is responsible for external affairs activities for SDG&E and state governmental affairs for both utilities.

N.E.W. PanelistsNetwork of Executive Women Panel, 2018

The Network of Executive Women is a learning and leadership community of more than 12,000 members and one of the largest events producers in the retail, consumer goods, financial services and technology sectors.

Business226Dinner_Jason_Shogren2_600x400.jpg Dr. Jason F. Shogren, 2007 Nobel Laureate and Stroock Chair of Natural Resource Conservation and Management, University of Wyoming

Shogren was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was co-recipient of the Nobel Peace prize in 2007. He also served as the 2012 Royal Guest Economist to the Swedish King Carl Gustaf XVI.

Aland Failde, Marketing Product Manager for Activision Blizzard
B.S. Business Administration 2004, M.B.A. Harvard University 2010

Activision Blizzard is a French owned, U.S. based software, graphics, and gaming company that has created blockbuster games including World of Warcraft and Guitar Hero, propelling it to world leadership in this highly competitive industry.

Jim Reinhardt, founder of Pathway Capital
B.S. in Business Management

Since founding Pathway Capital, Reinhardt has assisted clients with more than 300 private equity limited partnerships, which represent over $50 billion in capital commitments. His firm currently manages in excess of $30 billion dollars.

James “Jim” Fallows, Author and Correspondent for The Atlantic since the 1970s

From Redlands, CA, Fallows is a world-renowned author and publisher of over ten books. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in the aviation industry and the emergence of the Chinese political economy. He also was the chief speech writer for former President Carter. Read more about his lecture here.

U of R graduate Kevin Knight '77, president of Nordstrom's credit division, speaks to a small group of senior business students during a luncheon following his Capstone presentation.