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Presidential Lecture Series

The Presidential Lecture Series stimulates and enhances the intellectual and academic climate of the University. The Series features distinguished speakers who are invited on the basis of their expertise, accomplishments, and relevance to the University’s mission; in particular our four pillars of distinction: Faith, Discovery, Leadership, and Community.

Often, Mount students also enjoy the enriching opportunity to interact with the speakers in varied events prior to or following the lecture event. To continue to foster the University’s welcoming and inclusive environment, the lecture events are open to the general public as well as to the Mount community and alumni.

Recent Speakers:

Richard J. Bolte, Jr. Chairman and CEO of BDP International
Monday, March 10, 2014, 6 p.m.
Radnor Hotel, St. Davids, Pa.

Richard J. Bolte, Jr. was born in Philadelphia in 1957 and joined BDP International in 1973. During his 41-year career with the company he has held positions covering a broad range of the firm's operations in global logistics and transportation.

His formative experience at BDP centered on ocean exports and supply chain management, with particular emphasis on company operations. Rich was Vice President of the company's Northeast Region before taking the position of Chief Operating Officer. In 1996 he was named President of BDP International.

Previous Speakers

Richard J. Bolte, Jr.
Chairman and CEO, BDP International

Craig M. Lewis
Chief Economist and Dir. of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis,
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Joan E. Dubinsky
Chief Ethics Officer, United Nations

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick
Chief Economist, Ford Motor Company

Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly
Bishop, Diocese of Wilmington

Diane Rehm
Public Radio Talk Show Host, NPR

Matthew McKenna
Senior Vice President of Finance for PepsiCo

Joseph Robert
J.E. Robert Companies

The Honorable Robert W. Farrand
Foreign Service Officer

The Honorable Matthew McHugh

Captain Brian Rooney

Anthony Williams
Mayor, District of Columbia

John Allison
Retired Chairman and CEO, BB&T Corporation

Peggy Noonan
Author and Columnist, Wall Street Journal

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