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Lourdes College of Business & Leadership hosts the annual Joseph M. Magliochetti Leadership Summit on Wednesday, October 13 at 11:30 AM. This years summit we host Michelle Gethers-Clark who is Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Responsibility for VISA.

All proceeds raised will support the Lourdes Endowed Chair of Business and Finance, which helps provide a values-centered education to business majors. The Summit serves as a catalyst for our region’s businesses to engage and encourage leaders to accept the challenge of leading in a socially responsible manner.

For questions or additional information, please contact Ruthi Mitchell, IA Operations Coordinator, at 419-824-3813 or rmitchell@lourdes.edu.

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2021 Keynote Speaker

Michelle Gethers ClarkMichelle Gethers-Clark serves as Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Responsibility for VISA. She leads the company’s global strategy for growth in inclusive and diverse talent, social impact and environmental sustainability. Prior to joining Visa, Michelle served as the President and CEO at United Way of Greater Greensboro where she and her team focused on partnerships to end poverty. She led business transformation and fundraising by galvanizing community leaders, businesses and not-for-profits. Michelle also held a variety of roles over 21 years at American Express, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of Card Operations. She also has experience as an entrepreneur with a consulting firm, as a certified public accountant, and as an author.

 Michelle has held roles with global leadership responsibility in the US, Canada, Philippines, and India. She leverages her corporate and social impact experiences to form strategies, operationalize solutions, convene stakeholders, innovate and address root causes of business and societal problems.

 Michelle’s accomplishments and career have been featured in Ebony, Black Enterprise, Working Mother, Biz Life, Triad Business Journal’s 2017 Most Admired CEO and 2021 Leader in Diversity, and as a speaker at two regional TEDxGreensboro talks.

 Michelle currently serves on the board of directors for Wyndham Championship PGA Tour and the Board of Trustees for her alma mater, Long Island University.

 Michelle is an energetic public speaker. Her published book, The Next Level, presents a perspective on leadership. Her mantra is “People follow character and not titles.” She is a native of New York City and currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is the proud mother of two children, Gregory and Sophia.

 Learn more about Visa’s inclusive culture at Visa.com/inclusion


About the Summit

Sponsored by the Endowed Chair of Business & Finance, the Leadership Summit honors the work of former Chairman and CEO of the Dana Corporation, Joseph M. Magliochetti. Today, the Summit is recognized as the Toledo region’s foremost event dedicated to realizing business as a noble profession. Previous events have featured CEOs and administrators from local, national and international businesses and organizations.

In his memory, the Magliochetti family established the $500,000 Lourdes University Endowed Chair of Business and Finance will be used to provide the following transformational opportunities:

  • Appointment of a Professor of Finance with the highest level of credentials, experience, and proven track record for delivering outstanding instruction and who would provide faculty leadership in teaching and research related to finance and financial issues
  • Creation of a new cutting-edge Finance major that would open new career opportunities for Lourdes’ business students
  • A media display on campus noting real-time movements in the stock market
  • Pursuit of corporate funding for trading room technology to provide students with the latest real-world learning experiences related to finance
  • Creation of the annual Joseph M. Magliochetti Leadership Summit, inviting guest speakers on financial issues of interest to our students and the broader community

Past presenters have included:

  • 2020: Pete Kadens – Northwest Ohio Community Change: Improving Our Region Requires Us to Improve the Condition of Our Youth
  • 2019: Michael Gibbons and Prakash Karamchandani – Innovative Entrepreneurship
  • 2018: Charles Stocking and Stephen Hirzel – Creating Your Legacy
  • 2017: Dr. Carolyn Yauyan Woo and Jeffrey Potter – A Driving Force of Good
  • 2016: Vicki Escarra and Haley Thomas – Creating the Culture
  • 2015: Eric Savage, Robert Savage Jr., and James Wesner – In Contribution to the Common Good
  • 2014: Vincent C. Byrd and Dean L. Spangler – The Role of Core Values
  • 2013: Mike Anderson, Hal Reed, Debbie Sauder David, and Kevin Sauder – Vocation of the Business Leader: A Reflection

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