The McKinnon Distinguished 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 Lectures

Bradley J. Preber, CEO of Grant Thornton LLP


preber.pngBrad is the CEO of Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, Ltd. (GTIL). Through its member firms, GTIL is one of six global audit, tax and advisory firms with revenues in excess of $6 billion, membership representation in over 130 countries, and more than 60,000 employees.

Brad was recognized as a Top 25 Consultant in 2019 by Consulting magazine for excellence in leadership. He is a published author in the area of financial expert witness communication and data analytics, among other matters. Brad is a certified public accountant, a certified construction auditor, a certified fraud examiner in financial forensics. He has spent the majority of his long career serving as a consultant, expert witness, forensic accountant, and fraud investigator.