David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

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Distinguished Speaker Series

Created by a gift from the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, the Distinguished Speaker Series was created to allow the Nazarian College to bring high-level speakers to campus to inspire our students. Past speakers have included Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of HUD in the Clinton Administration; Jane Wurwand, founder of Dermalogica, the largest professional skincare brand in the world; Steve Rabuchin, Vice President for Amazon Alexa Voice Services and Alexa Skills; Michael Grillo, award-winning film producer; and Michael Kramer, CEO and founding partner of Ducera Partners. Rabuchin, Grillo and Kramer are alumni of the Nazarian College.

(Spring 2019 - Featuring Michael Kramer, interviewed by Dr. Mike Phillips, Finance Professor) 

Previous Speakers

Fall 2019

To be announced...

Spring 2019

Michael Kramer, CEO & Founding Partner of Ducera Partners

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Fall 2018

Michael Grillo, Executive Producer

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Spring 2018

Steve Rabuchin, VP of Amazon Alexa

Fall 2017

Jane Wurwand, Founder of Dermalogica

Spring 2017

Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Clinton Administration