Steven Beshear, Former Governor of Kentucky and Menschel Senior Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Leadership: Daring to Fail Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – watch live at 12:30 P.M. EST  Steve Beshear served as the 61st Governor of Kentucky from 2007-2015.  He also served as Attorney General from 1979 to 1983, Lieutenant Governor from 1983 to 1987 and was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1973 to 1979. As Governor, Steve expanded the expansion of the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act and launched the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, benefiting over 500,000 … Continue reading “Steven Beshear, Former Governor of Kentucky and Menschel Senior Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health”

John Lechleiter, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eli Lilly and Company

Leadership Along the Path We Have Chosen Tuesday, March 31, 2015 John Lechleiter has served as president and chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Company since, and became chairman of the board of directors in 2009. John joined Lilly in 1979 as a senior organic chemist in process research and     development and became head of that department.  He began serving as director of pharmaceutical product development for the Lilly Research Centre Limited in Windlesham, England, and later held roles … Continue reading “John Lechleiter, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eli Lilly and Company”

Janet Napolitano, President, University of California

The Difference Between Management and Leadership Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Janet Napolitano was named the 20th president of the University of California on July 18, 2013, and took office on Sept. 30, 2013. She leads a university system with 10 campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program. Napolitano is a distinguished public servant with a record of leading large, complex organizations at the federal and state levels. She served as Secretary of Homeland Security … Continue reading “Janet Napolitano, President, University of California”

Christine Gregoire, Former Governor of Washington State

Women Leaders in American Politics Chris Gregoire served as the 22nd governor of the state of Washington. Facing a $2.2 billion budget shortfall when she took office in 2005, Governor Gregoire balanced the state’s budget as she expanded health care coverage to low-income children, led an effort to make government more efficient and accountable, introduced a plan to create a world class education system, and launched a bold plan to save Puget Sound. In 2007, she proposed and the voters passed … Continue reading “Christine Gregoire, Former Governor of Washington State”

Michael Dukakis, Former Massachusetts Governor

Views on Effective Governing Having served four terms in the Massachusetts legislature beginning in 1962, Michael Dukakis’ first term as governor of Massachusetts was from 1975 to 1979. He was reelected to an unprecedented third four-year term in 1986. In 1988, Dukakis won the Democratic nomination for the presidency of the United States. Since 1991, Dukakis has been a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University and Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy at UCLA. His research … Continue reading “Michael Dukakis, Former Massachusetts Governor”

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson

Leadership in Sensitive International Missions Bill Richardson completed his second term as Governor of New Mexico in 2010. Governor Richardson moved New Mexico forward in several important areas, including making New Mexico the “Clean Energy State” by requiring that utilities meet 20% of New Mexico’s electrical demand from renewable sources and expanding access to quality health care by implementing several initiatives that provide affordable coverage solution options for every child under the age of 12 years old. In his former … Continue reading “Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson”