Stay tuned for details on the next McClure featured speaker, scheduled for spring 2025.
About the McClure Lecture Series
J. Warren McClure was a World War II Navy veteran and former publisher and owner of the Burlington Free Press. He sold the newspaper to Gannett Co., where he later became the first president of marketing. McClure, who turned to philanthropy in retirement, and his wife, Lois, were important members of the RIT community. McClure served on the RIT board of trustees from 1973 until 1986, was an advisor to the Saunders College of Business, and established the McClure Professorship in Marketing which includes lectures by marketing experts in the field.
Saunders College of Business is proud to host the 2023 McClure Lecture Series featuring Paul DePodesta, Cleveland Browns Chief Strategy Officer, Entrepreneur and subject of Moneyball. The McClure Lecture Series is provided through the McClure Professorship in Marketing. Supporting Saunders’ B.S. in marketing, the series invites the top experts in marketing to speak on campus or virtually at Saunders College of Business. The event will be emceed by Rochester Business Journal’s sports columnist Scott Pitoniak.
Join us virtually on April 20, at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Preregistration is required for the keynote speech "Using Data to Deal with Uncertainty" with a virtual VIP meet & greet to follow.
Saunders College of Business is excited to welcome ABC's Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, as the 11th J. Warren McClure Lecture Series keynote speaker! From appearing on a range of shows, including Discovery’s Project Earth, CBC’s Dragons’ Den, and ABC’s Shark Tank, Kevin O'Leary has launched O’Leary Financial Group, O'Leary Fine Wines and is the author of three number #1 best-selling books about the making, saving, and growing money. The McClure Lecture is provided through the McClure Professorship in Marketing, which invites the top experts in marketing to speak on campus at Saunders College of Business.
Sharing in the Digital Age – Privacy, Fake News, Facebook, Net Neutrality, and Digital Lives Join us for the 10th J. Warren McClure Lecture featuring Jeff Jarvis. Jarvis is the author of Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News, Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live, What Would Google Do?, and the Kindle Single Gutenberg the Geek. He also blogs about media and news at Buzzmachine.com and cohosts the podcast This Week in Google. The McClure Lecture is provided through the McClure Professorship in Marketing, which invites the top experts in marketing to speak on campus at Saunders College of Business.
The lecture will take place on the RIT Campus, in the Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Carlson Auditorium (room 1125), from 11:30-12:30 pm. The talk will be followed by a reception at Saunders College of Business from 12:45 - 1:45 pm in the Multipurpose Room. Parking for external guests will be available in S lot. Please see Visit Saunders College for directions to the RIT Campus, campus maps and more.