Leadership Speakers

 Mehmet C. Oz, MD

Dr. Mehmet Oz, one of America's foremost cardiothoracic surgeons, will be the keynote speaker at the 2010 Leadership Forum.  A writer,    inventor and advocate of alternative medicine, Dr. Oz also hosts his own syndicated talk show on Fox Television.

Dr. Oz is vice chair and professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy.  He has authored over...continue


Majora Carter

Majora Carter, environmental justice activist, consultant and winner of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant

Majora Carter, president of The Majora Carter Group, LLC  simultaneously addresses public health, poverty alleviation, and climate change as one of the nation’s pioneers in successful green-collar job training and placement systems.

Born, raised, and continuing to live in the South Bronx, her work takes her around the world in pursui...continue


Julie Cottineau

Vice President, Brand Virgin USA

Cottineau is the vice president of Brand at Virgin USA, overseeing branding strategy for new Virgin companies in North America, as well as providing strategic brand support for the established Virgin businesses.

Virgin is a leading branded venture capital organization and one of the world's most recognized and respected brands. Conceived...continue


Ted Hoff

Vice President, Center for Learning and Development        
IBM Corporation

Ted Hoff is vice president, Center for Learning and Development of the IBM Corporation. Hoff has responsibility for leadership development and succession planning across IBM and works directly with IBM’s Chairman and CEO to ensure IBM has the leaders it needs now and for the future.  This responsibility encompasses assessing, developin...continue


Margaret A. McKenna

President of the Walmart Foundation

Margaret A. McKenna was named president of the Walmart Foundation in 2007. The foundation funds initiatives focused on creating opportunities in education, workforce development, economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness. Between February 2008 and January 2009, Walmart, and its domestic and international foundat...continue