James Mulva, CEO and Chairman of ConocoPhillips, was the guest of former McCombs Dean George Gau at the McCombs Leadership Forum on October 8. Mulva spoke about his 36-year career in the energy industry and his passion for it. He stressed the importance of work ethic and integrity in ConocoPhillips’ corporate culture. “It’s not enough [...]
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On September 17, 2009, Texas Executive Education presented an industry panel on Strategies for Growth in Trying Times. John Hanks – VP, National Instruments; Tiffany Dávila-Dunne – EVP, BBVA Compass; and John Berra – Chairman, Emerson Process Management, discussed the strategies they use to navigate turbulent economic times. All three companies adhered to their corporate [...]
Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly, BBA ’77, waxed philosophic about leadership and his experiences in the top spot at SWA during a conversation with Professor George Gau September 24. Ethical leadership was the theme of the event, the first of three McCombs Leadership Forums planned for this semester. Kelly emphasized how important caring [...]
Texas entrepreneur and philanthropist Red McCombs discusses leadership with Dean Tom Gilligan of the McCombs School of Business at the premiere Access McCombs alumni event in San Antonio on March 25, 2009.