Fortune 500 executives to discuss the future of work


by Caitlyn Read

 
MVS Speakers
From left to right: Jennifer Morgan (‘93), Co-Chief Executive Officer of SAP, Carrie Owen Plietz (‘97), Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Hospital Division of WellStar Health System and Kathy Warden (‘92), Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Northrop Grumman.

Join us on Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in the Wilson Hall Auditorium on JMU’s campus for a lively panel discussion featuring JMU alumnae shaping the future of business and technology from the C-suite. Panelists will explore the role of the changing corporation, the skills employees need for the 21st century, the evolving nature of leadership, hot jobs of the future, and more. This event is free and open to the public.

Participating Panelists

Jennifer Morgan ('93)
Co-Chief Executive Officer of SAP
As Co-CEO of SAP, the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software, Morgan leads nearly 100,000 employees and 437,000+ customers across the globe. She is the first female CEO in SAP history and the first woman to serve as CEO for a company on the German DAX index.

Carrie Owen Plietz ('97)
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Hospital Division of WellStar Health System
Owen Plietz oversees strategy and operations for all of WellStar’s 11 hospitals as well as nursing, emergency and emergency preparedness throughout WellStar Health System. She is also Chair-Elect for the American College of Healthcare Executives and Health Education Study Society.

Kathy Warden ('92)
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Northrop Grumman
Warden has extensive experience in operational leadership, strategy and business development in government and commercial markets. She has held multiple leadership roles with Northrop Grumman, including president and chief operating officer, and she led the company’s Mission Systems and Information Systems sectors.

Panel Moderator 

The panel will be moderated by Bobbie Kilberg, longtime leader of the Northern Virginia Technology Council who has been credited with helping raise the profile of Northern Virginia as one of the world’s technology capitals. 

About Madison Vision Series

Madison Vision Series is a speaker series honoring James Madison’s conviction that cultivating an informed and educated citizenry is essential to the health of our republican democracy. The series brings scholars, thinkers and leaders of all kinds to campus for lively explorations of issues facing our society. The series is supported by the Madison Vision Fund. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu/mvs.

MEDIA CONTACT: Caitlyn Read, readcl@jmu.edu, 540-568-5325

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