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The College Of Business & Economics At Longwood University Presents
The Executive-In-Residence Series: 2014-1015

"Discovering the Leader in Me"

Discovering the Leader in Me is the individual story that shows the path of transformation from potential to realized self-confidence and leadership.  While each story is unique, they each follow a model that acts like the operating system of a computer, improving the performance of all other programs. In the model, leadership begins with a step in hope and matriculates through a lifetime of experiences that equips each person with the essential life skills and character traits they need to thrive in the 21st-century economy.

What if it were possible that everyone of us were able to follow this model and create our own story of a lifetime of meaningful achievement and service. Could we really become someone who is responsible, shows initiative, is creative, knows how to set goals and meet them, gets along with people of various backgrounds and cultures, and can resolve conflicts and solve problems in a complex, digital world?

The Executive-In-Residence speakers will each tell us their story, and if we listen carefully the answer to the question above is a resounding…..YES! 


All programs begin at 7:30 P.M. at Longwood University in Farmville, VA. The public is invited. 

View maps and directions to Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia and locate Hiner and Blackwell Halls on the printable campus map (pdf).


October 2, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Wygal Hall Auditorium

Anne-Marie Campbell
Southern Division of The Home Depot

November 6, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Wygal Hall Auditorium

Dr. Val Rahmani
Teradici Corporation
Former CEO, Damballa

April 9, 2014
7:30 p.m.
By invitation only

Mark Fernandes
Chief Leadership Officer
Luck Companies



The Executive-in-Residence program is a public service of the College of Business and Economics and is made possible through the generous corporate support of Barrett Capital Management, LLC and Eagle Fire Inc.

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Barrett Capital Management, LLC, is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor founded in 2000 and headquartered in Richmond, VA. The company provides investment services in the form of fee-only asset management. Its clientele includes high net worth families, successful professionals, endowments, foundations and trusts. As a privately owned, independent firm, its mission is to preserve wealth and generate the best investment results commensurate with each client's unique risk tolerance and financial goals. For more information, visit www.barrettcap.com.

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Founded in Richmond, Virginia, in 1882, Owens & Minor is the nation’s leading distributor of medical and surgical supplies to the acute-care market and a leading provider of healthcare supply chain management solutions. Owens & Minor has established a great reputation for providing superior, world-class service and continually strives to exceed its customers' expectations. Visit www.owens-minor.com for more information.




Julie Washington, Chief Brand Officer, Jamba Juice, Emeryville, CA



Julie Washington

Monday, October 7, 2013

Julie S. Washington
Chief Brand Officer
Jamba Juice
Emeryville, CA


Julie Washington is Chief Brand Officer at Jamba Juice, the healthy active lifestyle brand and specialty beverage and feed company that has been inspiring and simplifying lives for over 20 years.  She is also the President of Talbott Teas Company, a new subsidiary of Jamba Juice.  Mrs. Washington is responsible for the strategic development and management of Jamba’s marketing and communications programs, the growth and expansion of Jamba’s Consumer Products Division, and the leadership of Talbott Teas. 

She is an accomplished senior marketing and sales executive whose career spans several world-class companies, including Procter & Gamble, The Gillette Company, Luxottica Retail, Nestle Purina Petcare, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.  Most recently, Mrs. Washington was named "2013 Top B2C Marketing Executive of the Year."

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Psychology from Emory University and her Master of Business Administration from Washington University.

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Suresh Kumar, Partner, Oliver Wyman & Adi Kumar, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company


Suresh Kumar

Adi Kumar       Monday, November 4, 2013

       Suresh Kumar
       Oliver Wyman
       New York, NY

       Adi Kumar
       Associate Partner 
       McKinsey & Company
       Washington, D.C.


In March 2013, Suresh Kumar joined the management consulting firm, Oliver Wyman, as a Partner in the Health & Life Sciences and Public Sector practice groups.  Prior to this position, Mr. Kumar served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce & Director General of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Services (USFCS) in the Obama Administration. At the Department of Commerce, Mr. Kumar led the U.S. National Export Initiative since its inception in 2010. 

Prior to serving in the Obama Administration, Mr. Kumar spent thirty years as a manager and consultant, including leading Johnson & Johnson’s Worldwide Consumer Pharmaceuticals business.  He has consulted to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Foundation, the African Development Bank, and to national governments.

Mr. Kumar has an Economics degree from Delhi University, a Masters in Management from Bombay University, and is an alumnus of the Thunderbird International Consortium Program.  He currently serves as Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Business at George Washington University.

Adi Kumar is currently an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, a Global Management Consulting Firm.  At the age of 25, Adi became the Deputy CFO on the 2008 Obama campaign, responsible for the campaign’s budget, financial strategy, as well as significant portions of the campaign’s operations.   He went on to serve the President and the Vice President in the White House as an advisor on a range of economic and domestic policy issues, as well as overseeing the implementation of the 2009 Recovery Act (also known as the stimulus package).  In this capacity, Adi travelled extensively with the Vice President, both domestically and internationally.  His life in public service has also included working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and working with the International Labor Organization in the slums of New Delhi to fight child labor.  These and other accomplishments has let to Adi being recognized by the New Jersey State Senate for outstanding public service.   Today with McKinsey, Adi works with large healthcare organizations on a range of issues aimed at improving health quality and costs in America.  His primary interest is in the area of innovative payment models that incent better health outcomes at lower costs.

Adi holds a B.A in Economics and Government from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

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Brad Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer, Monarch Bank & Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc., Chesapeake, VA



Brad Schwartz

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Brad E. Schwartz
Monarch Bank and Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc.
Chesapeake, VA


Brad E. Schwartz serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Monarch Bank and Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc., a $1 billion community financial services company that provides commercial banking, mortgage banking, and investment services primarily in Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia.  He has served as a director since he joined Monarch Bank in 2004, and as a director of the Company since its formation in 2005. He has approximately 28 years of banking experience and has held past positions at other community banks as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer.  Mr. Schwartz also served as a safety and soundness examiner for the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Financial Institutions, the primary regulator of Virginia-chartered financial institutions.

Mr. Schwartz has an undergraduate degree in business administration from Longwood University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Richmond’s Robbins School of Business, and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Georgetown University.  Mr. Schwartz is also a certified public accountant. 


Dennis Gartman, Editor/Publisher, The Gartman Letter, L.C., Suffolk, VA & Courtney Gartman ('06), NBC Universal, New York, New York



Dennis Gartman Courtney Gartman

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dennis Gartman
The Gartman Letter
Suffolk, VA

Courtney Gartman
Senior Line Producer
CNBC Fast Money
New York, NY


Dennis Gartman has been directly involved in the capital markets since 1974, starting as an economist for Cotton, Inc., analyzing cotton supply/demand in the U.S. textile industry.  In 1984, Mr. Gartman moved to Virginia to run the futures brokerage operations for the Sovran Bank, and in 1987 he began producing The Gartman Letter, a daily commentary on the global capital markets.

Mr. Gartman has lectured on capital market creation to central banks and finance ministries around the world, and has taught classes on derivatives for the Federal Reserve Bank’s School for Bank Examiners.  Mr. Gartman appears often on CNBC, ROB-TV, and Bloomberg television.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Akron and completed his graduate work at North Carolina State University.

Courtney Gartman is Senior Line Producer for CNBC’s Fast Money, an American stock trading talk show.  The show covers topics such as options trading, commodities, and exchange-traded funds.  In addition to working on Fast Money, Ms. Gartman’s career has included stints with CNBC Squawk on the Street, and CNBC Money in Motion.

Ms. Gartman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Longwood University and her Master of Arts at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Kansas.

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