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Accomplished leader and 24-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company in Burbank, Calif., Nancy Kachline ’81 will speak at Lycoming College on Wednesday, March 4, at 5:30 p.m., in Krapf Gateway Center’s Trogner Presentation Room. Part of the James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series, Kachline’s lecture, “Navigating the Pixie Dust – 24 Years at Disney,” will focus on her time working for The Walt Disney Company.
Prior to her retirement in 2017, Kachline served as director of systems and reporting for the corporate group International Labor Standards (ILS) at The Walt Disney Company. During her tenure there, she led design and implementation of the ILS global data system, improved audit processing time, and automated audit scheduling, all with great results.
Outside of work, Kachline is involved with non-profit organizations that assist individuals and families in obtaining the skills needed to secure independent housing. In 2017, Kachline received the “Hands On, Hearts In” award and, in 2019, received the “Making a Difference” award, both presented by Family Promise of the Verdugos. Kachline graduated from Lycoming College with a bachelor’s degree in American studies.
The James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series, a lecture series facilitated by the College’s Institute for Management Studies (IMS), invites top business executives like Kachline to campus each year. Through annual lectures, endowed by a grant from the James S. Kemper Foundation in Long Grove, Ill., the series allows students to network with some of America's top business executives. Past speakers have included David Schoch ’73, CEO of Ford China, Ford Motor Company (retired); Gene Dodaro ’73, Comptroller General, United States of America; Rafael Moreno-Valle ’91, Former Governor of Puebla, Mexico; Deirdre Connelly ’83, President, Lilly USA (retired); and Alicia Tillman ’97, Global Chief Marketing Officer, SAP; among others.