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ESPN President and Amgen CFO Join List of Speakers at Duke Conference
August 11, 2002
DURHAM, N.C. – George W. Bodenheimer, president of ESPN, and Richard Nanula, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Amgen, will join 10 other top executives and Duke University basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski at the Coach K & Fuqua School of Business Conference on Leadership on the Duke campus Aug. 21-23.
ESPN dominates the world of sports broadcasting, and Amgen is the largest biotechnology company in the world.
“These two speakers are the final pieces of the puzzle, assuring us of an unprecedented and significant series of discussions about corporate leadership that is dominating the headlines,” said Fuqua Deputy Dean Richard Staelin, the academic coordinator for all the sessions Aug. 22.
Bodenheimer will join Krzyzewski, Grant Hill and Billy King in a discussion panel on the topic of Leadership in Sports Management. This panel will review issues from player and team management perspectives related to managing individuals with multiple sets of conflicting short and long-term goals. A heavy emphasis will be placed on developing the individual’s long-term potential.
A graduate of Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, Bodenheimer held several executive positions in ESPN before being named president in 1998. As president, he oversees all of the company's more than 40 domestic and international business entities.
Nanula will speak on “Straight Talk on Leadership” in a roundtable discussion with Laurence Kirshbaum of AOL Time Warner Books and Alan Schwartz, president of Bear Stearns. This discussion will provide insights on ethics, compensation and leadership development.
Before joining Amgen, Nanula was chairman and chief executive officer at Broadband Sports Inc., an Internet media company. At 29, he was the youngest person appointed CFO of a Fortune 100 company, The Walt Disney Company. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1982 from the University of California, Santa Barbara and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1986.
The conference, which is also presented by Duke Corporate Education Inc., will feature a blend of speakers from the upper echelon of business and sports including James M. Benson of MetLife, Stephen F. Cooper of Enron, Betsy Holden of Kraft Foods Inc., Mark V. Hurd of NCR’s Teradata division, Robert A. Ingram of GlaxoSmithKline, Martin Luther King III of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Laurence J. Kirshbaum of AOL Time Warner Book Group, Alan D. Schwartz of Bear Stearns and Co., Ivan Seidenberg of Verizon Communcations, G. Richard Wagoner, Jr. of General Motors Corporation.
“We’ve partnered with The Fuqua School of Business,” said Coach K, speaking at his recent summer press conference in Cameron Indoor Stadium. “I’m not sure anything like that has been done before—a sports program and a graduate business program combining their resources to bring some of the top leadership in business here. I’m excited about it.”
Sponsors for the event include Credit Suisse First Boston, FORTUNE, AOL Time Warner Book Group, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft Foods, Teradata, Nike and the State of North Carolina Department of Commerce. The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club is the conference host hotel.
Registration is $1,000 for the leadership conference, which includes the night of Aug. 21 and all day Aug. 22. Tickets to a roast of Coach K at the Carolina Theater in downtown Durham, charity golf tournament and basketball game are on sale through the Duke Athletic Ticket Office, (919) 681-BLUE.
To register or get more information, telephone 1-800-375-7566 or go online at http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/conference.