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Department of Business Communication Guest Speakers

Each semester, we host a number of distinguished academic and business professionals on campus. Our guest speakers regularly provide experienced-based wisdom and guidance for enrolled students, alumni, and the USC community at-large.

We frequently invite prominent figures to participate in our Expert Speaker Series, where the events usually take place in the evening, or to appear one of our many communication courses.

Some of our past guests include:


Christopher Baker,
Public Relations Director of Japan External Trade Organization, Los Angeles
Ajay Bedi,
Chief Financial Officer of News Corp
Curt Black,
Account Executive at Google
Frank Blethen,
Publisher with the Seattle Times 
Drew Boyles,
Mayor of El Segundo, California, Entrepreneur and Marshall MBA alumnus
David Coleman,
Visual Storyteller and former Systems Engineer at Apple
Emilio Diez-Barroso,
Chairman of The World is Just a Book Away (WIJABA)
Brian Do,
Founder, CEO, and Chief Beer Taster of Hand & Malt Beer (Seoul, Korea)
Rachel Glaser, 
Chief Operating Officer of Etsy
Scott Keller,
Senior Partner, Leader of the Global Organization Practice at McKinsey & Company 
Suzanne Lane,
Senior Lecturer and Director of  WRAP at MIT
Jenny Ming, 
CEO of Charlotte Russe and former President of Old Navy
Don Mischer, 
President of Don Mischer Productions
Gaurav Misra,
President, SingleCare
Bernard Moon,
Co-founder and Partner at SparkLabs Group
Anthony Pirozzi,
Director, Satellite Systems at The Boeing Company
Ajay Pondicherry,
Vice President of Product at Live Nation Entertainment 
Tiffany Romero,
President, Influencer Management at Sway Group
Bryan Stockton,
former CEO of Mattel, Inc.
Shane Snow, 
Entrepreneur and Award-Winning Author of "Dream Teams"
John Tabis,
Founder and CEO, The Bouqs Company
Brent Willman,
Chief Operating Officer of the Pac-12 Conference
Jon Winokur,
American Writer and Editor