William and Mary Law School

Third Annual McGlothlin Leadership Forum to be Held Oct. 8-10

  • Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders
    Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders
    Named in recognition of James McGlothlin '62, J.D. '64, LL.D. '00, chairman and CEO of The United Company, the annual Forum is designed to help prepare students to make a difference in the world by expanding their understanding of the vital roles of leadership and accountability in global political, legal, and economic systems.

The Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary and William & Mary Law School announce the Third Annual McGlothlin Leadership Forum.

Named in honor of James McGlothlin, Chairman and CEO of The United Company, this year's edition of the Forum will be held on Oct. 8-10, 2013.

The Forum will feature a series of discussions between and among the McGlothlin Leadership Forum Fellows - pre-eminent leaders in their fields - and students and faculty of the business and law schools, culminating in a plenary session of open exchange, active debate, and analysis of the challenges of the global economy and the political, legal, and free enterprise systems that comprise it. The Forum Fellows are chosen annually and exemplify the pinnacle of leadership, vision, integrity and revolutionary thinking.

The McGlothlin Forum Fellows for 2013 include three distinguished leaders.

Sen. Evan Bayh is a partner at McGuireWoods LLP and practices law in Washington, D.C. He also is a senior advisor at Apollo Global Management. A former two-term governor of Indiana (1989-1997), he also served in the U.S.  senate (1999-2011).

Glenn H. Hutchins is co-founder of Silver Lake, one of the world's largest firms investing in technology and technology-enabled businesses. He also served as a special advisor on economic and health-care policy to President Clinton. He is a director of the Federal Research Bank of New York and vice chairman of the Brookings Institution.

Linda A. Klein practices law in Atlanta, where she is a managing shareholder at Baker Donelson. In 1997 she became the first woman to serve as president of the Georgia Bar Association. She served as chair of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates during the 2011-12 term.

Conceived and designed by McGlothlin, a 1962 graduate of the College, a 1964 graduate of the Law School, and honored by the College in 2000 with a Doctor of Laws honorary degree, the Forum intends to prepare students to make a difference in the world by expanding their understanding of the vital roles of leadership and accountability in global political, legal, and economic systems.

"The Leadership Forum will bring William & Mary students in touch with the highest caliber leaders in business and law in our nation. This highly personal program is intended to inspire our students to the highest level of achievement possible," said McGlothlin.

On Oct. 9, Forum Fellows will meet with students of the business and law schools throughout the day and then convene a plenary session, which will be on the topic of leadership challenges in business, law and politics. The plenary session is open to the public and will be in the Brinkley Commons Room in Alan B. Miller Hall at 2 p.m. and will be available via live video stream from the forum website as well. To suggest an issue or question for the fellows to address during the session, please visit this website.