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Periodically, the McDonough Center brings to campus an accomplished leader who “gives back” by interacting with students through meaningful activities. The Visiting Executive Program encourages substantive interaction between the executive and the students. These meetings include class presentations, one-on-one sessions, lunch meetings, and Q&A sessions. The Visiting Executive Program works closely with the College’s Alumni Office to bring to campus graduates who can share their professional development experiences with the campus community.

Recent Visiting Executive Highlight:

Jerry Tardivo Alcoser currently serves as Manager of Business Planning and Development for Chevron Deepwater Exploration and Projects Strategic Business Unit. She is responsible for the development of the Deepwater business and strategic plans, optimizing Deepwater Gulf of Mexico capital investments, and corporate reporting. Tardivo Alcoser is a native of Pittsburgh and began her career with Chevron in 2002 after graduating with a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College. She has held a variety of leadership positions throughout her career, including Drilling and Completions Engineering Manager for Mid-Continent U.S. land, Advisor to Vice President of Drilling and Completions, Performance Engineer and Drilling Engineer in Angola, and Drilling Engineer and Rig site Manager in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf. While on campus, she will teach an Organizational Leadership class, speak at a Society of Women Engineers (SWE) luncheon, and interact with students in the Engineering Leadership Certificate (ELC) Program.

Dr. Ted Baartmans, trainer and consultant on presentation and media skills for leaders worldwide, has doctorates in Geography and Scientific Education (State University of Utrecht, The Netherlands) and in Public Policy and Governmental Communica­tion (State University of Leiden, The Netherlands). His consulting firm, De Presentatie Groep, based in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands, helps clients identify their personal communication strengths and learn to use them to create an effective presentation. His clients have included leaders, general staff and boards for Apple, Air France/KLM, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, ING, Shell Nederland BV, Solvay Chemicals, and Unilever. Dr. Baartmans has given training sessions, workshops, and speeches in many countries, including Australia, Austria, Bolivia, China, Germany, France, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, and South Korea.

Past Visiting Executives:

Salvador Carlucci '02 (Global Competitive Intelligence Director for Novartis AG, Switzerland)

Robert S. Edwards '55 (Financial adviser for AXA Advisors, LLC, based in Cincinnati, and one of the recipients of the 2010 Jefferson Awards, considered the "Nobel Prize for public service")

Carson Dye ’74 (Senior Vice President and Partner, Witt/Kieffer, Oak Brook, Illinois)

Michael Milone (Senior Vice President, Rest of World, Enterprise Risk Management and Global Infant/Nutrition, H.J. Heinz Company, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania)

Joe Eddy ’83 (President/CEO, Eagle Manufacturing, Wellsburg, West Virginia)

Ron Carlson ’72 (Senior Vice President at USI of Southern California Insurance Services, Inc., Woodland Hills, California)

Earle Maiman ’70 (Partner, Thompson Hine LLP, Cincinnati, Ohio)

Marianne Candido ’85 (Strategic Sourcing Manager, Honeywell, Inc., Chicago, Illinois)

Michael Salvino ’87 (Global Managing Director, Business Process Outsourcing, Accenture, Charleston, South Carolina)