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Oct. 7: Business lecture considers ethics, shareholder value
September 28, 2015

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Symetra-CEO-Tom-Marra-webPULLMAN, Wash. – “Business Ethics: Doing the Right Thing to Optimize Long-Term Shareholder Value” will be presented at 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Carson College of Business, Todd 116, Washington State University. The 23rd annual Walton Lecture, free to the public, will be presented by Thomas Marra, president and chief executive officer of Symetra Financial.

Oct. 13: Costco executive speaks about risk management
October 2, 2014

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Fragnoli-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Dellanie Fragnoli, Costco Wholesale assistant vice president of risk management, will present “What I Did on Summer Break: Recalls, Renewals and Wrecks” at the 22nd annual Walton Lecture 5-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in the Carson College of Business, Todd 130 at Washington State University. The Walton Lecture is free to the public.

CEO Mike Keyes to deliver annual lecture
September 26, 2008

PULLMAN — The 16th annual Walton Lecture will be given by Mike Keyes, president and CEO of Oregon Mutual Insurance Company, at 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at the WSU College of Business in the Pullman campus.  The lecture, presented by the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, will be held in Todd Hall 276 and will focus on current issues in the property and liability insurance industry.

Keyes was named president and CEO of Oregon Mutual in 2000 after joining the company as vice president and treasurer in 1989. Keyes is a 1970 … » More …

PEMCO CEO to deliver 14th Annual Walton Lecture
October 11, 2006

PULLMAN  – Stan McNaughton, CEO of PEMCO Insurance, will be the featured speaker for the Washington State University College of Business’ 14th annual Walton Lecture on Oct. 16. McNaughton’s presentation, entitled “You and the CEO: Things you do to influence what a CEO does,” will be given at 5:00 pm in Todd 276.Before joining PEMCO in 1986, McNaughton served for 13 years as the corporate treasurer for the Herald Newspaper in Everett, Wash. During the prior five years, he worked at Price Waterhouse as a CPA.McNaughton serves on the boards of many professional organizations, including Washington Roundtable, Washington Insurance Council, and Washington Research Council. He … » More …

SAFECO executive to speak Oct. 7
September 26, 2003

Mike McGavick, chair, president and chief executive officer for SAFECO Insurance Co., will present the annual Walton Lecture at Washington State University on Oct. 7.The 2 p.m. lecture is open to the public and will be in the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 203.“Washington State is honored to welcome Mike McGavick to campus to present his insights on the insurance industry,” said WSU President V. Lane Rawlins. “Our students, faculty and guests at the Walton Lecture welcome the opportunity to meet with such an accomplished business leader as Mr. McGavick.”A Seattle native, McGavick worked in public affairs positions for The Rockey Co., … » More …

What keeps insurance CEOs awake at night?
October 8, 2002

Robert P. Hartwig, senior vice president and chief economist for the Insurance Information Institute, will answer “What Keeps Insurance CEOs Awake at Night?” at Washington State University#s 2002 Walton Lecturer, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Todd Hall, Room 276.Hartwig, a renowned scholar on property/casualty insurance, frequently appears as a television commentator on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN and CNBC. He has published articles on insurance issues and has been quoted in “The Wall Street Journal,” “The New York Times,” “The Washington Post,” “Business Week,” “Forbes” and “The Economist.”The lecture kicks off the fall advisory board meeting for the Risk Management and Insurance Program, part … » More …