Business Leadership Conference

Business Leadership Conference 2022

The College of Business held its 2022 Business Leadership Conference bringing in local titans of industry to speak to more than 1,500 business students.

This conference helps to prepare our students for the realities of the business world in a professional conference environment and provides opportunities to interact with ECU’s Business Advisory Council members, esteemed alumni, employers, and community members. The event complements the intensive leadership preparation that students receive during enrollment in the business program.

The Business Leadership Conference is free for juniors, seniors, and graduate students in the College of Business, and made possible by generous donations from conference sponsors.

Past Keynote Speakers

2015 – Ruffin McNeil
ECU Head Football Coach

2016 – Lynn Good
Chairman, President & CEO Duke Energy

2017 – Robert D. Cabana
Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, Ret.; Director, Kennedy Space Center

2018 – Janice Bryant Howroyd
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Act•1Group

2019 – Brian Hamilton Founder, Inmates to Entrepreneurs

2020 – Conference Cancelled due to COVID-19

2021 – Ken Bouyer
EY Americas Inclusiveness Recruiting Leader

2022 – John May
Founding and Managing Partner, CORE Industrial Partners

2023 – Raj Kannan
CEO at I-Mab