Law and Business Schools Welcome McGlothlin Leadership Fellows to Campus

  • Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders
    Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders  The annual forum gives law and business students a special opportunity to expand their understanding of leadership, and engage in discussions with distinguished Forum Fellows about pressing economic, political and legal issues facing the world.  
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The sixth annual McGlothlin Leadership Forum will be held Oct. 25-27 at the Law School and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary.

The annual forum, which provides students the opportunity to engage with pre-eminent leaders in business and law, is the vision of Frances G. and James W. McGlothlin ’62, J.D. ’64, LL.D. ’00.

The multi-day event brings together two generations of leaders: the next generation from the law and business schools and the McGlothlin Leadership Forum Fellows, pre-eminent leaders in their fields. During the Forum, the Fellows engage with students about the most pressing issues of our time, and challenge them to expand their understanding of the vital roles of leadership and accountability in making a difference in the world.

The 2016 McGlothlin Leadership Forum Fellows are:

Dan Akerson, Chairman, LDiscovery. Mr. Akerson is a seasoned senior executive with extensive management, operating and turn-around experience having served as Chairman, CEO, President or Vice Chairman of major companies, including General Motors, The Carlyle Group, General Instrument, MCI, Nextel and XO Communications. He is currently the Chairman of LDiscovery, a technology-enabled eDiscovery services provider based in McLean, VA, a member of the Board of Directors of Lockheed Martin Company, Chairman of the United States Naval Academy Foundation Board of Directors, and member of the Advisory Board for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

Patrick Fitzgerald, Esq., Partner, Skadden Arps.  Prior to joining Skadden in 2012, Mr. Fitzgerald most recently served as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. Appointed in 2001 by President George W. Bush, he was the longest-serving U.S. Attorney ever in Chicago. From 1988 to 2001, he  was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. He served as lead counsel in the investigation, prosecution and seven-month trial of United States v. Usama bin Laden, et al., in which multiple defendants were charged with and convicted of conspiracy to murder U.S. nationals overseas and the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Ilene Gordon, Chairman, President, and CEO of Ingredion Incorporated. Ms. Gordon has been Chairman
of the Board, President and CEO of Ingredion Incorporated since May 4, 2009. She joined Ingredion from Rio Tinto Alcan where as President and CEO of Alcan Packaging she led a $6.5 billion global packaging business based in Paris, France. Over her 10 year tenure with Alcan and Pechiney, which was acquired by Alcan in 2003, she held various leadership positions, starting as Senior Vice President of Pechiney Plastic Packaging.

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