Category: Dean’s Speaker Series

Dean’s Speaker Series: Dennis Swanson, President, FOX TV

March 22nd, 2012 in Dean Freeman, Dean's Speaker Series, Lifelong Learning, News, Video

President of Station Operations at FOX TV Dennis Swanson Visits Boston University School of Management.
Swanson discusses career highlights including Oprah, Monday Night Football, and the Olympics, and shares his insight on the future of the television industry.

Dean’s Speaker Series: Gustavo Valle, CEO of Dannon

March 22nd, 2012 in Dean Freeman, Dean's Speaker Series, Lifelong Learning, Video

Dannon CEO Gustavo Valle Visits Boston University School of Management.
Valle discusses Dannon’s worldwide business, company priorities including health, and provides insight into the US commercial market.

Media Legend Dennis Swanson to Visit SMG

February 16th, 2012 in Dean's Speaker Series, News, School

Mastermind responsible for some of television’s biggest events and franchises will speak at Boston University Feb. 21

Dennis Swanson, President of Station Operations

Dennis Swanson, President of Station Operations for FOX Television Stations Inc., will visit Boston University School of Management on February 21, 2012 and lead a discussion on how the economic slump has changed the way FOX does business.

The event is part of the School of Management’s Dean’s Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the Boston University College of Communication and College of Fine Arts. Audience participation is welcome; please bring questions.

About Dennis Swanson

In his current role, Swanson manages the 27 FOX owned-and-operated stations across the country, including stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Boston.

His impressive career highlights include:

  • Orchestrating one of the most dramatic shifts in major sports program history by persuading the International Olympic Committee to stagger its winter and summer games and hold them every two years.
  • Leading “Monday Night Football” to be one of television’s top-rated primetime programs.
  • Giving Oprah Winfrey her first daytime talk show, which evolved into “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the most successful talk show in television history.
  • Transforming the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting into a network spectacular.
  • Receiving the most prestigious award in broadcasting – the George Foster Peabody Award – and winning both local and national Emmys.

Dean’s Speaker Series: The World Economy in Crisis

December 1st, 2011 in Dean Freeman, Dean's Speaker Series, Lifelong Learning, News, Undergraduate Students, Video

On November 8, 2011, Boston University School of Management hosted the first event in this year’s Dean’s Speaker Series, “The World Economy in Crisis: Debt, Double-dip, Employment Outlook – What Happens Next?”

The event featured a panel of experts discussing the state of the world economy and its effect on business, globalization, employment, and international relations. Much of the discussion was driven by questions from the audience.

Panelists included:

Jeffrey L. Knight, Head of Global Asset Allocation, Putnam Investments
Lawrence Kotlikoff, Professor, Department of Economics
Michael Salinger, Professor, Markets, Public Policy & Law
John Zhao, CEO of Hony Capital

Boston University School of Management Dean Ken Freeman moderated the event.

On November 8, 2011, Boston University School of Management hosted the first event in this year’s Dean’s Speaker Series, “The World Economy in Crisis: Debt, Double-dip, Employment Outlook – What Happens Next?” The event featured a panel of experts discussing the state of the world economy and its effects on business, globalization, employment, and international relations. Much of the discussion was driven by questions from the audience.