McGlothlin Leadership Forum launches at W&M

  • McGlothlin Leadership ForumNamed in honor of James McGlothlin, Chairman and CEO of The United Company, the Forum’s inaugural run will be November 1-3, 2011.

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    McGlothlin Leadership Forum
  • 2011 McGlothlin Forum FellowDavid Boies, Chairman and Managing Partner of Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP.

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    2011 McGlothlin Forum Fellow
  • 2011 McGlothlin Forum FellowThe Honorable John Snow, 73rd United States Secretary of the Treasury and former CEO of CSX Corporation.

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    2011 McGlothlin Forum Fellow
  • 2011 McGlothlin Forum FellowWilliam C. Weldon, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson.

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    2011 McGlothlin Forum Fellow

The Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary and William & Mary Law School announce the launch of the McGlothlin Leadership Forum. 

Named in honor of James McGlothlin, Chairman and CEO of The United Company, the Forum’s inaugural run will be November 1-3, 2011.

The Forum will feature a series of discussions between and among the McGlothlin Leadership Forum Fellows – pre-eminent leaders in their fields – and students and faculty of the business and law schools, culminating in a plenary session of open exchange, active debate, and analysis of the challenges of the global economy and the political, legal, and free enterprise systems that comprise it. The Forum Fellows will be chosen annually and exemplify the pinnacle of leadership, vision, integrity, and revolutionary thinking.

The McGlothlin Forum Fellows for 2011 are:

  • David Boies – Chairman and Managing Partner of Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP 
  • The Honorable John Snow – 73rd United States Secretary of the Treasury and former CEO of CSX Corporation
  • William C. Weldon – Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson

 Conceived and designed by McGlothlin, a 1962 graduate of the College, a 1964 graduate of the law school, and honored by the College in 2000 with a Doctor of Laws honorary degree, the Forum intends to:

To prepare students to make a difference in the world by expanding their understanding of the vital roles of leadership and accountability in global political, legal, and economic systems.

"The Leadership Forum will bring William & Mary students in touch with the highest caliber leaders in business and law in our nation.  This highly personal program is intended to inspire our students to the highest level of achievement possible," said McGlothlin.

On November 2, Forum Fellows will meet with students of the business and law schools throughout the day and then convene a plenary session on the state of the economy and the free enterprise system. The plenary session is open to the public and will be in the Brinkley Commons Room in Alan B. Miller Hall at 2 p.m.

The Forum will be an annual event sponsored by McGlothlin and co-hosted by the business and law schools.

The College of William and Mary, located in Williamsburg, Virginia is one of the nation’s premier public universities and believes that excellence in teaching is the key to unlocking intellectual and personal possibilities for students. Dedicated to this philosophy, the College provides high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education that prepares students to make significant contributions to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation.

As the oldest public university in the United States and educational home to many American leaders, the College is revered as the “alma mater of a nation.” 

The Mason School of Business, named for William & Mary Alumnus Raymond A. “Chip” Mason, embraces the entrepreneurial spirit that built the country atop a foundation of business, trade, and economics. Utilizing a personalized, experiential model, it invites energetic revolutionary thinkers to create a strong sustainable economy and thriving society.       

William & Mary Law School holds a special place in American history as the nation’s first law school. Consistently ranked as a top law school, William & Mary enjoys a national reputation for its strong law faculty, scholarly excellence, and commitment to training highly skilled and ethical lawyers – citizen lawyers – who are committed to serving the greater good.

For more information, contact Andrea Sardone at 757-221-2043 or apsard@wm.edu.