Alan Smith D’52 T’53 Visiting Executive Program

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Bringing Senior Executives to Tuck


Kiran Smith

CEO of Arnold Worldwide, Kiran Smith T'00 visited Tuck during the fall term to speak in Professor Lauren Grewal’s Principles of Marketing class and spent additional time meeting with MBA students. 

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.

Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and MBA students listen to community talk

Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and MBA students participate in a lunch time community talk, "Power of Purpose,” given by Tim Scott, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Spring 2019 Visitors

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

  • Sara Shank T’03, Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management, Beacon Capital Partners
  • Tom Linebarger, CEO, Cummins
  • Jeff Lessard T’02, Cushman and Wakefield, Inc.
  • Brian Gallagher, President & CEO, United Way Worldwide
  • Lalo Medina T’07, President, Pecan Grove Farms
  • Roger McNamee T’82, Partner, Elevation Partners
  • Jeff Blackburn D’91, SVP Business Development, Amazon

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. Learn more about the history of the program and how it has impacted Tuck students.

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.

Thank You for Visiting