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Schedule of events

Please Note: All times are Eastern

9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Registration Open

9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Connect to Class Sessions (see full list below)
Select Krannert faculty will open up their Thursday classes to all conference attendees. Sit with the students and relive the old days! 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch hosted by the Purdue University Research Center in Economics*
A Federal Tax and Transfer System by Design
Take part in a “lunch and learn” opportunity hosted by the Purdue University Research Center in Economics and featuring Krannert alum and Urban-Brookings Tax Policy associate, James Nunn.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Join fellow conference attendees for heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks before the keynote at the recently relocated Boilermaker Station in Stewart Center.

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Opening Keynote – Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship & Ethics
We are in a society coming out of a pandemic, and yet at the same time continue to make giant strides in technology. Dr. John Whyte, Chief Medical Officer at WebMD, will discuss the ethical considerations of the potential benefits and pitfalls of medical A.I. 

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Legal Foundations of Business
Cliff Fisher

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Intermediate Economics II
Andres Vargas

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Industrial Organization
Joe Mazur

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Consulting Tools & Skills
John Burr

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Financial Management
Ben McCartney

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Leadership Development to Bridge Gender Division
Cara Putman

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Tax Accounting
Rick Laux

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Tax Accounting
Rick Laux

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Supply Chain Analytics
William Haskell

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Developing & Improving Equality Employment Law
Cara Putman

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Advanced Taxation
Rick Laux

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Supply Chain Analytics
William Haskell

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration Open


8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.



9:00 a.m .– 10:00 a.m.

Taking a Healthy Approach to Diversity: The Business Case for DEI*
Morning keynote with Dr. Jerome Adams, a former US Surgeon General and current Presidential Fellow and Executive Director of Health Equity Initiative at Purdue University


10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.



10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Morning Session Options 
Board Leadership Perspectives*

Join a moderated panel of “who’s who” of Krannert alumni board leaders that spans corporate, non-profit and higher education. Speakers include Marshall Larsen from the board of United Technologies, Kelvin Pennington from IMB Partners, and Carolyn Woo, former dean of Mendoza College at the University of Notre Dame. Moderated by Jim Dworkin.

Should I Stay or Should I Go: How to Know it's Time to Transition with Liz Forman, Kim Hauer, and Jonathan Gandolf; Moderator: Vanessa Ortiz
Career transitions – everyone’s done it, and everyone has a level of anxiety around it. We have brought together a variety of perspectives, including an alum with a series of strategic career moves, an employer who knows what to look for and recommend from a recruiting perspective, and an executive career coach with points to consider when navigating a career move.


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Alumni Lunch in the Purdue Memorial Union


12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Networking or Purdue Memorial Union Renovation tour


1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Afternoon Session Options 
The Path to Entrepreneurship
with Scott Moorehead, Stacey Burr, and Chris Thomas; Moderator: Nathalie Duval-Couetil
The entrepreneurial spirit is woven throughout generations of Krannert alumni. Entrepreneurship Program director and professor Nathalie Duval-Couetil sits down with three of Krannert’s innovating alumni entrepreneurs to discuss their pathway to success.

From Service to Business: How a Military Background Shapes Careers* with Erika Steuterman, Gerald Sims, and Casper Jones; Moderator: Don Roush
With a focus on our Krannert alumni veterans, we look at how varying military backgrounds shape career paths and experiences. Notable Krannert alumni will discuss their various paths within the military and business.


2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Student Engagement Opportunity


3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Retirement Lecture, Dr. A. Charlene Sullivan* 
Retirement lecture from Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Charlene Sullivan. Not only an alum herself, Charlene has been a mainstay at Krannert since she joined the faculty in 1978!


5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Alumni Awards & Celebration Cocktail Hour


6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Alumni Awards & Celebration Dinner
You don't want to miss this celebration in the Purdue Memorial Union ballroom. We will recognize our 2022 Alumni Award honorees and announce the largest gift ever given to Krannert!


9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Boilermaker Special Campus Rides


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Boilermaker Brunch at Ross-Ade
Dress in your favorite Purdue gear for a sports-themed event that will include a chat between Purdue quarterback and Krannert student Aidan O'Connell, and Indiana's 2021 Sportscaster of the Year and the "Voice of Purdue Football" Tim Newton.

*Denotes sessions that are included in the virtual mini-conference package