Wednesday, June 9, 2010

14th Annual Wharton Leadership Conference

Twelve leaders from the wildland fire service are headed to Philadelphia to participate in the 14th Annual Wharton Leadership Conference. On July 16 wildland fire leaders will come together with corporate executives and future leaders at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. An L-580 Leadership is Action event, the conference is a premier leadership development opportunity.
"The annual Wharton Leadership Conference is one of the gatherings most popular with, and most beneficial for, corporate leaders, according to a recent report by public relations firm Weber Shandwick entitled Five-Star Executive Conferences. An article by writer Matthew Kirdahy on the report notes that the Wharton Leadership Conference is second only to the Fortune Innovation/iMeme conference in the number of C-level speaker participants. And in a 2008 study by Burson-Marsteller, the conference was named as one of the "Most Valued Podiums" for CEOs and senior executives."
Speakers for the 2010 conference include:
  • Scott Davis, chairman and CEO of UPS
  • John Hagel III, internationally known thought leader who has been at the forefront of the technological revolution as a management consultant, author, speaker, and entrepreneur
  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian, president and CEO of Women's World Banking
  • Robert (Bob) Kelly, chairman and CEO of BNY Mellon
  • Steven Pearlstein, columnist for The Washington Post and host of the online forum and video series On Leadership
  • Susan Peters, vice president, executive development, and chief learning officer for General Electric
  • Jeff Schwartz, global leader for Deloitte Consulting's Organization and Change service line
  • Jim Wallis, bestselling author, public theologian, and frequent speaker on faith and public life
  • Benjamin Zander, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra conductor since 1979
Additional information about the conference can be found at

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