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Humanity in Leadership: Perspectives from Business Trailblazers
The current focus on racial justice, inclusion and equity in the U.S. continues to drive meaningful dialogue among individuals and across industries and lines of business. The impact of this collective conversation has empowered many to stand up and share their personal stories.

Join us as we hear from business trailblazers Ken Coleman (BS ’65, MBA ’72) and Jesse Tyson (MBA ’76) as they share their personal experiences and offer their perspectives on how the corporate community can evolve to become more just and equitable for underrepresented populations.

Moderator: Cynthia Turner (MA ’95, PhD ’96), Assistant Dean and Chief Diversity Officer

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Aug 12, 2020 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Ken Coleman
Chairman @Saama Technologies
Ken Coleman is Chairman of EIS Group, one of the leading software companies serving the insurance industry. A Silicon Valley pioneer, Ken was the founder, chairman and CEO of ITM Software, an enterprise software company, whose solution focused on the information technology function. Previously, Ken was the chief revenue officer of Silicon Graphics, Inc. was the VP of product development at Activision, and spent 10 years at Hewlett-Packard Company, where he held several management positions. Ken serves on the board of directors of Prevedere, Saama Technologies, DHP and Complia Health. He is a special advisor to both Andreessen Horowitz Venture Capital Firm and Carrick Capital Partners Private Equity Firm and an advisor to Pinterest, CSSA Insurance Group and several other technology companies. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and the Dean's Advisory Council for Fisher. He is on the boards of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and MLT.
Jesse Tyson
retired President and CEO @The National Black MBA Association
For more than 40 years, Jesse Tyson has been a thought leader, business strategist and implementer. Through technological innovation, keen business strategy and aggressive business tactics, his career grew from an early interest in marketing and sales to include initial successes in sales strategy and operations. He gained regional expertise in energy policy before leading road transportation, safety and efficiency operations at ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil and gas corporation. Jesse’s acumen for business operations and strategy positioned him to lead ExxonMobil’s Global Aviation business. Based in Brussels, Belgium, he worked across multiple industry groups developing strategic customer segmentation solutions, operations and shareholder return requirements. Jesse is an international business trailblazer, a global marketing and operations expert and a recognized name in the multinational oil and gas industry.