Previous Speakers - Collins College of Business

Previous Speakers

Since 1985 more than 240 nationally prominent business and public leaders have participated in our Friends of Finance Executive Speaker series.  Some of the individuals who have participated are listed below. Please submit your suggestions for potential speakers to Charity Barton at


Alan ArmstrongPresident & CEO, Williams
Keith BaileyChairman, President, and CEO, Williams
James BarnesPresident, CEO & Chairman, MAPCO, Inc.
James BellCFO, The Boeing Company
Clay BennettChairman, Dorchester Capital, LLC
Robert BiolchiniPresident & CEO, PennWell Corporation
Roy BlissPresident and COO United Video Satellite Group
Peter C. Boylan IIIPresident and COO, TV Guide, Inc.
Tim BoylePresident and CEO, Columbia Sportswear Co.
Steve BradshawPresident & CEO, Bank of Oklahoma
William BrodskyChairman and CEO, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Nancy BueseEVP and CFO, Newmont Corporation
Herman BullsCEO Public Institutions, Jones Lang LaSalle
Chester CadieuxChairman, Quik Trip Corporation
Joseph CappyChairman, CEO & President, DTAG
Mark CasadyChairman & CEO, LPL Financial
Michael CawleyCEO & President, Noble Foundation
Charles CloughChief Investment Strategist, Merrill Lynch
Anne ChowSVP, Premier Client Group, AT&T
Michael L. ConleyEVP and CFO, McDonald's Corporation
Carlin Connerformer CEO, SemGroup
Sean ConnollyPresident, USA Campbell Soup Company
Robert CrandallChairman and CEO, AMR Corporation
Jeff DavisCEO, U.S. Beef Corporation
Pete DelaneyChairman, President & CEO, OG&E Energy Corp.
Jamie DimonChairman & CEO, BankOne
Todd DobsonEVP & CFO, MidFirst Bank
Mike DuboseGlobal VP - Corporate & Major Accounts, W. W. Grainger
Archie DunahmChairman, President & CEO, Conoco-Phillips
Michael DurhamPresident and CEO, The SABRE Group
Tom DurkinBoard of Governors, Federal Reserve System
Wright ElliotExecutive Vice-President, Chase Manhattan Bank
Cy ElmburgChairman & CEO, Blitz, U.S.A., Inc.
Cary EvertPresident, North American Operations, Hilto, Inc.
Tom FanningChairman, President & CEO, Southern Company
Chris FarrellEconomics Editor, Business Week
Steve FeilmeierEVP and CFO, Koch Industries, Inc.
Diana FergusonSVP, Sara Lee Corporation
James FirestonePresident, Xerox North America
Morton FleischerChairman, Pres. & CEO, Franchise Finance Corp.
Gary ForseeChairman & CEO, Sprint Corporation
Randy FoutchChairman & CEO, Laredo Petroleum
Richard, Fuld, Jr.CEO, Lehman Brothers, Inc.
Vicki Fullerformer, Chief Investment Officer, New York State Common's Retirement Fund
Esther GeorgePresident, Kansas City Federal Reserve
David GlassPresident & CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Paul Haaga, Jr.EVP, Capital Research & Management Company
Michael HagedornVice Chairman and CFO, UMB Financial Corp.
Hans HelmerichPresident & CEO, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
Jake Henry, Jr.President & CEO, Saint Francis Health System
Douglas HillManaging Partner, EdwardJones
Thomas HoenigPresident, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
J. Clifford HudsonChairman and CEO, Sonic Corporation
Donald HumphreysSVP and Treasurer, Exxon Mobile Corporation
Alice JacksonPresident, Xcel Energy-Colorado
Roger JarvisChairman, President & CEO, Spinnaker Exploration
James JonesU.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Chansoo JoungManaging Director, Energy Warburg Pincus, LLC
Peter KaganManaging Director-Energy, Warburg Pincus, LLC
Gary KellyVice President-Finance, Southwest Airlines
David KemperChairman, President and CEO, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
Thomas KivistoPresident & CEO, SemGroup, LP
Michaell KrimbillPresident & CFO, Energy Transfer Partners
Richard KunzerDirector, Credit Suisse Asset Management
David KyleChairman, President & CEO, ONEOK, Inc.
Craig LaBargeCEO and President, LaBarge, Inc.
David LampPresident, Holly Corporation
Theresa LangSVP and Treasurer of Merrill Lynch
Tim LatimerCo-Founder, Fervo Energy
Bob LawlessPresident, The University of Tulsa
David LesarPresident and CEO, Halliburton
Kenneth LewisPresident, Bank of America
Greg LippertPresident & CEO, Mazzio's Corporation
Robert LitanSenior Fellow, Brookings Institution
William LobeckPresident & CEO, Vanguard Car Rental
Brent LongneckerPresident, Longnecker & Associates
John LoweSVP, Phillips Petroleum Company
Kimberly LubelPresident & CEO, CST Brands
Stanley LybargerPresident & CEO, BOK Financial Corp.
Steve MalcolmChairman, President & CEO, Williams
Brian MandellEVP, Marketing & Commercial, Phillips 66
Roberto MandiniExecutive Vice-President, CITGO Petroleum Corporation
Colin MarshallPresident & CEO, Cloud Peak Energy
John McCoyChairman and CEO, Bank One
A.H. "Chip" McElroyPresident & CEO, McElroy Manufacturing, Inc.
C. Douglas McMillonPresident and CEO, Wal-Mart International
Mike MearsCEO, President and Chairman, Magellan Midstream Partners
Alfred MockettManaging Director, British Telecom
David MoffettSenior Advisor-Carlyle Group; Previously served as CEO of Freddie Mac, and CFO and Vice-Chairman of US Bancorp
Jim MulvaPresident, Phillips Petroleum
James NewsomeChairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Larry NicholsChairman & CEO, Devon Energy Corporation
James F. ParkerVice Chairman & CEO Southwest Airlines
Drew PearsonChairman, Drew Pearson Marketing
Thomas PetrieVice Chairman, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Boone PickensFounder and Retired CEO, MESA
Robert PrinceFounder and 1st President of Friends of Finance; Co-Chief Investment Officer Bridgewater Associates, Inc.
David RainboltPresident & CEO, BancFirst Corporation
Tom ReeceCEO of Dover Corporation
John RichelsPresident & CEO, Devon Energy
Jim RogersAuthor of Investment Biker
Edward Rust Jr.President and CEO, State Farm Insurance
Paul SavilleSVP, Core Network & Technology Solutions, Lumen
John SchlifskePresident, Northwestern Mutual
Stacy SchustermanChairman & Co-CEO, Samson Investments
H. Lee Scott, Jr.President & CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Tiffany Sewell-HowardCEO, DitchWitch
Raymond Siegfried, IIChairman, The Nordam Group
Sally SmithPresident & CEO, Buffalo Wild Wings
Charles StanleyPresident and CEO, QEP Resources, Inc.
Roger StaubachChairman & CEO, The Staubach Company
Janice StoneyFormer EVP, U.S. West (Quest)
Jerry StritzkePresident & CEO, Coach, Inc.
Scott SullivanCFO, VP & Treasurer, WorldCom
Maureen SweenyVice President, IBM Business Consulting Group
David TippeconnicPresident and CEO, CITGO Petroleum Corporation
Steadman UphamPresident, The University of Tulsa
Fred VierraPresident of TCI International
Al WalkerCEO, Anadarko Petroleum
Frank WangPresident & CEO, Saxon Publishers
Ed WhitacreChairman and CEO, SBC Communications, Inc.
Jim WilburnPresident & CEO, WinnerComm, Inc.
Michael WileyPresident & COO, ARCO
John WoodenHead Basketball Coach, Emeritus, UCLA
Felix WrightChairman & CEO, Leggett & Platt, Inc.
John ZeglisPresident, AT&T
Edward J. ZorePresident & CEO, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network