CEO Day

CEO Day: A Forum was established in 2003. By bring successful business people to campus, students are given the following opportunities:

  • Discover challenges and issues CEOs face
  • Understand how CEOs charter their career paths Discover characteristics they seek in managers
  • Interact with successful CEOs
  • Learn about CEO’s decision processes and leadership styles

CEO Day Speakers:

2014

  • Joseph Eastin, ISNetworld
  • Bill Hite, Hull Speed Associates
  • Alicia Smales, Snap-on Incorporated

2013

  • Sean Kouplen, Regent Bank
  • David Nimmo, Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc.
  • Dana S. Weber, Webco Industries, Inc.

2012

  • Becky Frank, Schnake Turnbo Frank/PR
  • Don Greiner, Grace Living Centers
  • Al Litchenburg, American Fidelity

2011

  • Jerry King, King Aerospace
  • Tucker Link, Knightsbridge Resources
  • Paul Cornell, SpiritBank

2010

  • Rick Darnaby, Darnaby & Associates, LLC
  • Rhonda Hooper, Jordan Associates
  • Griff Jones, EDF Trading

2009

  • Keith Geary, Capital West Securities, Inc.
  • Steve Irby, Stillwater Designs
  • Terry London, London Broadcasting Co.

2008

  • Paula Marshall, Bama Companies
  • Malone Mitchell, Longfellow Energy, LP
  • William S. Spears, Energy Education, Inc.

2007

  • Jim Carreker, J.D.C. Holdings (OSU 1970, Marketing; 1972, MBA)
  • John Clerico, ChartMark Investments, Inc. (OSU 1973, General Business)
  • Tiffany Sewell-Howard, The Charles Machine Works, Inc. (OSU 1990; 1995, MBA)

2006

  • Jack Allen, Jr., CFR (OSU 1970, Finance)
  • Chuck Watson, Eagle Energy Partners (OSU 1972, Business Administration, Economics)

2005

  • David H. Batchelder, Relational Group, Founder & Principal (OSU 1971, Accounting)
  • Link Newcomb, Oakley, Inc. (OSU 1984, Accounting)

2004

  • Robert A. Farnsworth, PlayCore (OSU 1971, Marketing)
  • Steven J. Malcom, Williams
  • Carl D. Thoma, Thoma Cressy Equity Partners (OSU 1971, Ag Econ)

2003

  • Charlie Eitel, Simmons (OSU 1971, Business Administration)
  • Dennis H. Reilley, Praxair (OSU 1975, Finance)
  • Derek Smith, ChoicePoint
  • Thomas K. Tracy, SunTrust Robinson Humphreys (OSU 1961, Business Administration)