Alan Smith D’52 T’53 Visiting Executive Program

Tuck School of Business Visiting Executive Program

On November 6, 2017 Christine Spadafor, CEO of SpadaforClay Group enjoyed lunch with students prior to speaking in Professor Syd Finkelstein’s “Strategic Leadership” class.

The Alan Smith D'52 T'53 Visiting Executive (VE) Program brings senior executives to the school to share their expertise in the classroom and meet with students and faculty. These visits give members of the Tuck community the chance to interact with business leaders from different sectors in a variety of settings. 

Students are encouraged to sign up for an opportunity to meet with these visitors during meals, group discussions, and one-on-one conversations. One of our host fellows is assigned to each executive and ensures that the visit is enjoyable and rewarding.

Winter 2018 Visitors
The VE program hosts a variety of visitors each term. Some of the visitors we look forward to hosting include:

VE Program History
In 1970, Tuck instituted the Executive-in-Residence (EIR) Program under the direction of Paul Doscher D'66. Tuck’s Executive-in-Residence suite was built in 1983 with a generous gift by Jim Wells D'43 T'47 and his wife Jane. In 1995 Alan Smith D’52 T’53 began funding the VE Program on an annual basis. In 2002 the VE Program was endowed by Alan Smith D’52 T’53.

The Program Staff
The VE Program is managed by Cindy Falzarano, Program Manager, Office of Alumni Engagement who collaborates with Andy Steele T'79, Tuck Ambassador.