The Watson Executive-in-Residence speaker series was founded by Thomas Watson '57, a DelVal alumnus who started out in pharmaceutical sales and realized he was passionate about advertising. He became a founder of Omnicom, one of the world's largest advertising firms. Watson has a passion for education and started an in-house program at his company to provide MBA-level training for employees. As part of the series, he awards a scholarship to a student, who introduces the visiting speaker.

This Fall we will be welcoming a panel of previous scholarship winners.  Participants on the panel include: Francis Arnold '16, Jessica Rotondo '17, Nico Sferra '17, and Steven Wodock '07. The presentation will be on October 3, 2019 from 11 until noon in the Life Sciences Building Auditorium.

Past speakers:

  • Spring 2019, Michael Rhodin, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow & Former head of IBM Watson Business Development
  • Fall 2018, Stephen Flavell '04, Chief Operations Officer, Executive Education Academy Charter School (EEACS)
  • Spring 2018, Meghan Maciolek, Senior Program Manager, Contingent Workforce Program at Amazon
  • Fall 2017, Ifeoma Aduba, Nonprofit Compliance Specialist at Harbor Compliance
  • Spring 2017 Allen Childs, Managing Partner, The Doylestown Bookshop
  • Fall 2016: Gregory Krug '77, President, Lampire Biological Laboratories, Inc..
  • Spring 2016 - Jeff Marshall '00, Associate Media Director at Mediacom
  • Fall 2015-Marlene de la Cruz, president, Adelphi Research
  • Spring 2015 - Sheila Willard, Executive at Comcast
  • Fall 2014 - Debbie Goetz, President, Debbie Goetz Media Connections, LLC
  • Spring 2014 - Scott Rudich, Round Guys Brewing
  • Fall 2013 - Jean-Pierre Gagnon, retired from Merck
  • Spring 2013 - Tom Debrowski '72, Mattel Corporation
  • Fall 2012 - Michael Schultz, Microsoft
  • Spring 2012 - Lawrence Cohen, International Technidyne Corporation
  • Prior to 2012 - Laura Owen '79, Neil Clover '89, Sydney Martin, Rob Dhoble, Richard Reif, Chuck Alpuche '81, James M. Herr, Howard Stoeckel, Phillip Clemens, Pamela Sander, Tom Watson '57