Lunch with a Leader

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Lunch with a Leader is a series of opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends. 

Registration is required and you may register for multiple speakers by using the links below. If it turns out you cannot attend a lunch, please notify as soon as possible so we can release the spot to a wait listed student. You may not transfer your position to another student–we will go through the wait list first, but encourage your friends to sign up. 

These lunches count for credit for the ELI minor, Passport to Leadership and the Work Study Pilot.


February 7th, 2024

  • Ron Khormaei 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Dr. Ron Khormaei

    How do you go from tech executive to owner of a knife company? Come listen to this speaker discuss what he learned over his career that gave him the freedom to work for himself.

February 15th, 2024

  • Corey Frazier 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Corey Frazier

    If you have interest in AI, space exploration, corporate social responsibility, strategy, community partnerships, product development, or diversity, come listen to Corey talk about his career path and resulting advocacy.

March 6th, 2024

  • Karmen Olsen 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Karmen Olson

    Do you like to eat and drink and wonder about the stories behind your favorite brands? Come listen to someone who has worked with over 100 founders, from family-owned shops to multinational corporations.

April 3rd, 2024

  • Alli Deverman 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Alli Deverman

    What can you do with a Sociology/Anthropology degree? Everything! Come listen to this alumna describe her journey juggling full time student responsibilities while being a single parent of a young child to Microsoft senior management.

April 18th, 2024



These events require pre-registration. Space is limited.

See past Lunch with a Leader guests here.