McKinnon CEO Lecture Series

Sonnet and Ian McKinnon The McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series was created in 2010 by Anderson alum, Sonnet McKinnon, and her husband, D. Ian McKinnon, as an expression of their commitment to UNM and the Anderson School.

This endowed CEO Lecture Series will provide a glimpse into the minds of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. These distinguished lecturers will articulate lessons learned and provide insight into our complex business world. Alumni, friends and the business community will benefit from discussions ranging from business ethics to practical applications of academic theory. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Upcoming CEO Guest Speaker

Garry O. Ridge

President and CEO, WD-40 Company

It's All About the People
the principles and practices that build a highly engaged tribe.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
5:00 p.m. Reception
5:45 p.m. Lecture and Q&A

Mr. Ridge will share his philosophy for creating a culture of care, candor, accountability, and responsibility within the work place. He will discuss Tribal Leadership giving examples of how this type of leadership gives employees, or "tribal members," a sense of identity and belonging and how that benefits the company as a whole.

Embassy Suites Albuquerque
1000 Woodward Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Books will be available for purchase for $15.
Mr. Ridge will personalize your copy at the end of the event. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your space. RSVP to or phone Sara Lucero (505) 277-6413.

Previous CEO Guest Speakers

J. Michael Shepherd

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bank of the West and BancWest Corporation

Rebuilding a Strong and Trustworthy Financial System

Michael Shepherd, CEO Bank of the West, Speaks at UNM Anderson School of Management's McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series. from ASM IS Staff on Vimeo.

Carlos Perea

Former CEO and now Chairman of MIOX Corporation

Lessons Learned from a Serial Entrepreneur on Clean Technologies