Reitz Union Room 2355
686 Museum Road
Gainesville, Florida 32601
The Linda Parker Hudson Engineering Leader In Residence Program Presents:
DISTINGUISHED GUEST LECTURER: David Thomas (ISE, ’71) (ME, ’72)
Leadership and the Innovation Challenge of Organizations
Come hear from Mr. David Thomas about how leadership and innovation are intricately linked and present key challenges to sustaining corporate competitive advantage in today’s business world – brought to you by the Linda Parker Hudson Leader In Residence program at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.
During his 28-year career with IBM, Mr. David Thomas rose to a prestigious leadership position as a Senior Vice President and Group Executive and became a member of IBM’s Corporate Executive Committee, which oversees all worldwide business operations.After leaving IBM in 2000, Mr. Thomas served as Chairman and CEO of IMS Health until 2006. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Fortune Brands Home and Security, is a Presiding Director of the Board of Directors of Interpublic Group, and is Vice-Chairman of the Fidelity Investments Board of Trustees. He served on the University of Florida Board of Trustees from 2013-2018.
About the Linda Parker Hudson Engineering Leader In Residence Program: The Linda Parker Hudson Engineering Leader in Residence Program brings prominent leaders from technology, academia, public policy and research to the UF campus. The program is part of the UF Engineering Leadership Institute.Linda Parker Hudson is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Florida, and a member of the Industrial & Systems Engineering Hall of Fame. She was the first woman CEO in the defense industry. As the founder and CEO of The Cardea Group, she consults top level executives from around the world on adaptive strategies and organizational transitions and transformations.Linda Parker Hudson launched the program in 2015 with a $1 million gift to the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.
FREE & OPEN TO ALL.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 • 1PM
REITZ UNION ROOM 2355
Refreshments provided. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org