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James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series

The James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series, named for the 1938 graduate of Lycoming College, was endowed by a grant from Kemper Insurance, where Harding served as an executive. As a result of the grant Lycoming students have the opportunity to meet and socialize with top business executives from numerous internationally-recognized companies and firms. Speakers often visit classrooms and dine with select students to encourage honest, informal discussions with America's top business leaders.

Past speakers have included:

  • David Schoch ’73, CFO of the Americas, Ford Motor Company
  • Gene Dodaro ’73, Acting Comptroller General, United States of America
  • Rafael Moreno-Valle ’91, Governor of Puebla, Mexico
  • Steven P. Johnson ’76, President, UPMC Susquehanna
  • Deirdre Connelly ’83, President, Lilly USA
  • Richard L. Yuengling ’66, President, Yuengling Brewery
  • Richard Stamm ’76 Vice Chairman, Global Tax Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
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