Monday, January 14, 2013

University of Michigan Athletic Director speaks at KeyBank Global Leaders Forum

David Brandon, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Michigan and former CEO of Domino’s Pizza, was the featured speaker at The KeyBank Global Leaders Forum, presented by The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation (COBI). The theme was “Leading Change in a Chaotic Environment.”

“The KeyBank Global Leaders Forum provides a wonderful opportunity for our local business owners and leaders to hear from someone like Mr. Brandon, who has been a strong leader in both business and educational arenas,” states Jim Hoffman, KeyBank President. “It’s part of our vision at KeyBank to help our community, and our businesses, thrive.”

“The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation was extremely pleased to again partner with KeyBank to present another Global Leaders Forum,” notes Dr. Thomas Sharkey, COBI Interim Dean.  “Mr. Brandon’s  business acumen and management skills across several venues make him a superb choice to speak to the Toledo regional business community about leadership in these challenging times.”

Prior to joining the UM athletic department in March 2010, Brandon served as chairman and chief executive officer of Ann Arbor-based Domino’s Pizza, Inc. for 11 years, leading the company to the largest IPO of a restaurant company in history. He continues to serve as non-executive chairman at Domino’s. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Herman Miller, DTE Energy and Kaydon Corporation.

KeyBank and COBI presented the first Global Leaders Forum in 2008, which featured former secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department John Snow. The Global Leadership Forum was created to bring noteworthy speakers to address the Toledo community, and to provide an environment for regional business leaders to talk about contemporary issues, discuss current leadership topics and explore trends.

During his visit, Brandon also participated in a private discussion with several UT business students.


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