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PDP events feature executives from a variety of industries and roles to share career insights and more about their positions and career paths.

Explore previous speakers from PDP events:

Kevin Pennington HeadshotKevin Pennington
Partner, PWC spoke on Business Skills: Next 5-10 Years on April 20, 2022.
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Jason Andrew HeadshotJason Andrew
Chief Revenue Officer spoke on The Road to the C-Suite on April 6, 2022.



Jamie Gorey HeadshotJamie Gorey
Director of Strategic Accounts, Johnson & Johnson spoke on how Diversity Delivers on March 16, 2022.
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Alumni Panel PhotosSam Azide, Johana Favela, and David McGee
Panel discussed Creating Success After Baylor on March 2, 2022.



Naslund - HeadshotLars Naslund
V.P Global Commercial -3M Safety and Industrial Business Group spoke on Navigating International Waters on February 16, 2022.
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Internship Panel PhotosJoshua Eapen, Andrea Henderson, Bailey Shoemaker, and Findlay Yepo
Panel discussed Successful Internships on November 3, 2021.



Bojana Bowermon HeadshotBojana Bowermon
Leader, Velocity Sales- Americas - UiPath spoke on Human Achievement in the Age of Automation on October 20, 2021.
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Lauren Hernandez HeadshotLauren Hernandez
Talent Acquisition Manager, Patterson Companies, Inc. spoke on How to Market Your College Experience on October 6, 2021.



Gaines and Fulop ScreenshotGlenn Gaines and Tammy Fulop
Director, Energy & Sustainability Services and V.P. Sales, Energy Solutions - Schneider Electric spoke on Influential Leadership on September 15, 2021.Watch this talk here: link to YouTube video



Matt Kisber HeadshotMatt Kisber
Chair, Silicon Ranch Corporation spoke on Building Your Personal Brand on September 1, 2021.



headshot image of Greg TesimaleGreg Tesimale
University Recruiting Lead - CISCO spoke on Creating Winning Business Teams on March 17, 2021.
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headshot image of Amelia HardyAmelia Hardy
VP Diversity & Inclusion - Best Buy spoke on Diversity and Inclusion in Business Today on March 3, 2021.
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headshot image of Nathan McCrayNathan McCray
Sales Manager - Spectrum spoke on From Dull to Dynamic: Effective Communication in the Business World on February 17, 2021.
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headshot image of Christen MedullaChristen Medulla
Co-Founder - Tastebuddy spoke on The Power of Selfless Serving on February 2,2021.
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headshot image of Sean MaxwellSean Maxwell
Chief Commercial Officer - Absolute Software spoke on Career Pathing: Positioning Yourself for Long-Term Success on October 7, 2020.
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headshot image of Debarati SenDebarati Sen
Vice President - 3M spoke on Conducting Business across Cultures on October 7, 2020.
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headshot image of Jessica RushJessica Rush
Chief Talent Officer - Paradox spoke on How to Get Hired on September 2, 2020.
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headshot image of Clint EdensClint Edens
Regional President - Patterson Dental spoke on Career Selling on September 2, 2020.
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headshot image of Clint EdensClint Edens
Regional President - Patterson Dental spoke on Lessons from Crisis on September 2, 2020.
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Mario ZandstraMario Zandstra
President & CEO, Family Legacy
A Divine Business Calling: Who? When? Where? How?



Adam CannardAdam Cannard
Manager - Talent Acquisition, Fisher Investments
Interviewing Success



Robert HowardRobert Howard
Big Tech Recruiter
It Gets Better, I Promise: From sales to recruiting in Big Tech and navigating the first 7 years of your career



Brian GaliciaBrian Galicia
Global Sales Leader for Sales Automation & LinkedIn, Microsoft
LinkedIn Workshop



Deb SawyerDeb Sawyer
Managing Director, ZRG Partners
Leading with Emotional Intelligence



Staci WoodsStaci Woods
Director - Solution Engineering Strategic Messaging and Execution, Oracle
Faith in a Fortune 100 Company



Curtis SchroederCurtis Schroeder
Principal Advisor - Sales Strategy & Organizational Development, Oracle
Faith in a Fortune 100 Company



Joanne MorettiJoanne Moretti
Founder & CEO, JCurve Digital
Positioning Yourself



Mike SchultzMike Schultz
President, RAIN Group
What Sales Winners Do Differently



Sam AzideSam Azide
Outside Sales Representative, IBM
How Learning Continues After College



Meagan RowellMeagan Rowell
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, PolyOne
How Learning Continues After College



Jemia YoungJemia Young
Diversity Talent Program Manager, TEKsystems
Show up Different: How to Knock Your Interview Out of the Park



Lynn HiggsLynn Higgs
CEO, Fortis Solutions Group
Positioning Yourself



Brian WilliamsBrian Williams
Founder & CEO, Perspectivity International
The Power of Effective Communication



Grant CardoneGrant Cardone
Best Selling Author, Sales Trainer & Marketing Influencer
Building a 10X Career



Jim AlcinaJim Alcina
AVP of Sales, Pegasystems
Interviewing Success



David BellasDavid Bellas
Head of Sales - Australia & New Zealand, LinkedIn
Positioning Yourself on LinkedIn



Shawn DorroughShawn Dorrough
Author, Speaker and Certified Career and Business Coach - The Wealth Shift Project; Senior Manager - GuideStone Financial
Five Rules to Creating a Successful Business Career


Curtis MohrCurtis Mohr
CEO, The Pinske Edge
Balancing Progress, Professionalism & Levity at Work



Ty WilliamsTy Williams
Manager of Inside Sales, Palo Alto Networks
Interviewing Success



Eric WallerEric Waller
Managing Partner, Moab Medical Development
Positioning Yourself



Dennis AllenDennis Allen
Private Equity/Turnaround Situation Expert
Flying High as a High Performer



Warren BurtWarren Burt
Territory Account Manager, AppDynamics
Navigating New Beginnings



Alex DixonAlex Dixon
Deal Execution Lead, Accenture
Navigating New Beginnings



Kimberly DixonKimberly Dixon
Account Executive, Qualtrics
Navigating New Beginnings



Morgan GreenwoodMorgan Greenwood
Enterprise Acquisition Inside Account Manager, VMware
Navigating New Beginnings



Scott CloutierScott Cloutier
Senior District Sales Manager, Federated Insurance
Interviewing Success



Jeffrey JonesJeffrey Jones
Marketing Representative, Federated Insurance
Interviewing Success



Kathleen HartmanKathleen Hartman
Sales Trainer, Rackspace
Positioning Yourself



Mack RhoadesMack Rhoades
Vice President and Director of Athletics, Baylor University
Rebuilding and Reshaping Culture



Mike RodriguezMike Rodriguez
Speaker, Author and Leadership Expert, Mike Rodriguez-International
Are You Ready to Become More?



Justin PowellJustin Powell
Sales Operations Leader, Owens Corning
Interviewing Success



Mickey HessMickey Hess
National Sales Manager, 3M
Positioning Yourself



Diana CurtiDiana Curti
Partner Services Coordinator, IMG College
Marketing Baylor Athletics



Clark McCormackClark McCormack
Account Executive, IMG College
Marketing Baylor Athletics



Amanda MeslerAmanda Mesler
General Manager, Microsoft
Running, Leading, Making an Impact



Natalie CassNatalie Cass
Corporate Recruiter, Qualtrics
Interviewing Success



Taylor SaffordTaylor Safford
Site Lead – Dallas Office, Qualtrics
Interviewing Success



Dave GordonDave Gordon
Chief Marketing Officer, Gallagher Bassett Services
Positioning Yourself



  • Jim Fifield
    Retired Music Industry, Apparel and Consumer Goods Executive
    First Wednesday - April
  • HSB Communications & Marketing
    Becca Broaddus, Brittany Foreman, Lindy Fuller, CJ Jackson
    Marketing the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business & Innovation
  • Richard McLemore
    Canada BDC Regional Manager, Oracle
    Branding Workshop
  • Chris Newberry
    Vice President of Sales, Global Atlantic Financial Group
    30 Years in 30 Minutes
  • Kartik Pashupati
    Research Manager, Research Now
    CASRO Market Research Panel
  • Paul Kirch
    CEO, Actus Sales Intelligence
    CASRO Market Research Panel
  • Phil Jackson
    Director, Healthcare & Insurance Verticals, Decision Analyst, Inc.
    CASRO Market Research Panel
  • Hayley Dawson-Owens
    Vice President, Client Service, Decision Analyst, Inc.
    CASRO Market Research Panel
  • John Colias
    Senior Vice President and Advanced Analytics Consultant, Decision Analyst, Inc.
    CASRO Market Research Panel
  • Ian McCaw
    Director of Athletics, Baylor University
    Leadership & Time Management
  • Jay Mitchell
    President & Founder, Mereo, LLC
    Career Secrets: The Baylor Edition
  • Emily Warren
    CEO, Homecare Interact
    Start Now: The Importance of Social Media in Your Career
  • Kerry Olin
    General Manager, Microsoft
    First Wednesday - April
  • David Engfer
    Manager, Pariveda Solutions
    First Wednesday - March
  • John Barry
    Chief Marketing Officer, Baylor University
    Branding Workshop
  • Adam Bryant
    Corner Office columnist, The New York Times
    First Wednesday - February
  • John Rainey
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, United Airlines
    First Wednesday - November
  • Shirley Hunter
    VP Global Operations, Teradata
    First Wednesday - October
  • Sharon Chacon
    Executive Team Lead - HR, Target
    Branding Workshop
  • Keith Link
    Senior Account Manager of Sales, Occidental Chemical Corporation
    First Wednesday - September
  • Kristine Mansour
    Corporate Sales Manager, Houston Rockets
    "Tip-Off" Your Career - April
  • Debra A. Dinnocenzo
    President, VirtualWorks!
    First Wednesday - April
  • Sam Turtletaub
    Key Accts/Sales Development Leader, Century Interactive
    First Wednesday - March
  • Micah Copeland
    Executive Team Leader, Target
    Branding Workshop - February
  • Becca Hoopingarner
    Field Campus Recruiter, Target
    Branding Workshop - February
  • Mark Jones
    Chairman and CEO, TWG Insurance
    First Wednesday - February
  • Warren Burt
    Inside Account Executive, VMware
    First Wednesday - November
  • Will May
    Enterprise Account Manager, AppDynamics
    First Wednesday - November
  • Stefani Thornton
    Regional Sales Director, Reynolds and Reynolds
    First Wednesday - October
  • Ashley Slaughter
    Store Team Lead, Target
    Branding Workshop - Fall
  • Deborah McGregor
    CEO, Care Net Pregnancy Center
    First Wednesday - September
  • Chuck Anderson
    President, Occidental Chemical Corporation
    First Wednesday - September
  • Melanie Courtright
    VP Research Services, Research Now
    First Wednesday - April
  • Hayley Dawson-Owens
    VP Client Service, Decision Analyst
    First Wednesday - April
  • Rynetta Garner
    Senior Recruiter, Target
    Branding Workshop - Fall
  • Bill Goren
    Head of Business Operations, Austin Toros
    Senior Send-Off
  • Amy Kruckemeyer
    VP Human Resources, Decision Analyst
    First Wednesday - April
  • Mark Latham
    Owner, TruDenta
    First Wednesday - October
  • Ken Merbler
    President, Ken Merbler & Associates
    First Wednesday - February
  • Tanner Mezel
    Principal, DSG Consulting
    First Wednesday - March
  • Paul Nelson
    Sales Executive, IBM
    First Wednesday - November
  • Chris Olsen
    Recruiting Manager, Research Now
    First Wednesday - April
  • Brandon Parrott
    CEO, Kids Sports Network
    First Wednesday - January
  • Kartik Pashupati
    Research Manager, Research Now
    First Wednesday - April
  • Laurie Watson
    Store Team Lead, Target
    Branding Workshop - Spring
  • Truman Blocker
    Partner, Spectrum Financial Group
    First Wednesday - September
  • Brittany Blum
    Business Development Manager, VitecOnline
    First Wednesday - January
  • Matt Bowman
    Regional Manager, Paycom
    Branding Workshop - Fall
  • Stuart Clark
    Senior VP Sales & Marketing, McLane Company
    First Wednesday - November
  • Rhett Dawson
    International Sales Director, Success Motivation International, Inc.
    First Wednesday - October
  • Matt Hess
    Education Director, World Hunger Relief
    First Wednesday - February
  • Tiffany McGowen
    Director of Recruiting, Paycom
    Branding Workshop - Fall
  • Deborah McGregor
    CEO, Care Net Pregnancy Center
    First Wednesday - February
  • Kevin Miller
    Salesperson, Tom James
    Senior Send-Off - Spring
  • Claire Moncla
    Communications, Waco Foundation
    First Wednesday - February
  • Ben Randolph
    Account Director and Principal, Agency Entourage
    First Wednesday - April
  • Mike Raymond
    Senior Advisor, Curves International
    First Wednesday - March
  • Tom Sicola
    VP Marketing, McLane Company
    First Wednesday - November
  • Kathryn Thompson
    Corporate College Recruiter, Paycom
    Branding Workshop - Spring
  • Kathy Wise
    Assistant Director, Mission Waco
    First Wednesday - February
  • Ashley Allison
    Executive Director, Waco Foundation
    First Wednesday - January
  • Sara Dunne
    Co-Publisher, Nside Publications
    First Wednesday - March
  • Ron Gajewski
    President, Beyond ROI, Inc.
    Senior Send-Off - Fall & Spring
  • Michael Jenkins
    President and Managing Director, Dallas Summer Musicals
    First Wednesday - October
  • Jim McKinley
    Founding Partner, 360Partners
    First Wednesday - September
  • Richard Sandomir
    Sports & Business Reporter, The New York Times
    First Wednesday - April
  • Bryan Tilson
    Advertising Executive, Wieden+Kennedy
    First Wednesday - November
  • Matt Zolfo
    Equipment Sales Consultant, Henry Schein Dental
    First Wednesday - March
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