Leadership Conference: June 14, 2023

Leading Through Turbulence

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Registration / Breakfast
Ambani Auditorium / Forum – Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

8:30-8:40 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions
Peter Cappelli, Director, Wharton Center for Human Resources
Michael Useem, Faculty Director, McNulty Leadership Program at Wharton

8:40-9:30 a.m.

Maintaining an Appetite for Risk during a Smorgasbord of Uncertainty
Steven B. Hedlund, COO, Lincoln Electric Holdings

9:30-10:20 a.m.

Fireside Chat with Mike Useem
Kenneth C. Frazier, CEO, Merck

10:20-10:35 a.m.


10:35-11:25 a.m.

The Language of Leadership
Jeffrey Nussbaum. Former Speechwriter for President Joe Biden

11:25-12:15 p.m.

The Prepared Leader: Emerge from any Crisis More Resilient than Before
Erika H. James, Dean of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

12:15-1:10 p.m.


1:10-1:15 p.m.

Sponsorship Spotlight
Willis Tower Watson (WTT)

1:15-2:05 p.m.

Leadership through Turbulence – An automotive perspective
Ashwani Gupta, COO, Nissan Motor Corporation

2:05-2:55 p.m.

Leading through Turmoil, Change, and Uncertainty – the Reinvention of an Iconic American Company
Greg Brown, CEO, Motorola Solutions

2:55-3:10 p.m.


3:10-4:00 p.m.

Leading a Hospital and its Staff and Patients through a Pandemic
Regina Cunningham, CEO, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

4:00-4:50 p.m.

Direction in Chaos: Leading with Precision and Purpose
Edward C. Byers, Medal of Honor Recipient – Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Ret.

4:50-5:00 p.m.

Summing Up
Peter Cappelli and Michael Useem

5:00-6:00 p.m.