Hosted by the TCU Neeley School of Business, the Tandy Executive Speaker Series brings to campus a broad mix of business professionals from across North Texas for networking and thought leadership. Attendees will gain new contacts while learning valuable insights from industry experts.
 

Location

Brown-Lupton University Union, TCU Campus

Time

     
7:00-7:30 a.m.   Coffee and networking
7:30-8:00 a.m.   Breakfast is served
8:00-9:00 a.m.   Conversation between Interim Dean Hettie Richardson and speaker

 

Upcoming Speakers

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Randy Parker

Chief Executive Officer, Hyundai Motor America

April 8, 2024

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Randy Parker is the chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor America. In this role, Parker is responsible for Hyundai’s commercial automotive operations in the United States. Parker is one of the first African Americans to be CEO of a major automotive company regional market. Parker became CEO in August 2022 and reports to José Muñoz, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor North America.

In May 2019, Parker joined Hyundai Motor America as the vice president of national sales and was promoted to senior vice president in February 2021. During his tenure as the head of sales, Hyundai became one of the fastest growing mainstream brands in the U.S., setting an all-time retail sales record in 2021 and growing retail market share 31% since 2020.

Prior to joining Hyundai, Parker had more than three decades of automotive industry experience and leadership roles at both Nissan and General Motors. He served as division vice president, Global Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sales and marketing at Nissan Motor Company where he was responsible for the automaker’s LCV business unit based in Yokohama, Japan.

At Nissan, he was also vice president of Infiniti North America, where he was in charge of the brand’s overall performance in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and previous to that the regional vice president of Nissan USA’s western region. Prior to Nissan, Parker spent nearly 25 years at General Motors, working in a variety of sales, marketing and finance roles.

Parker holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University. He also completed Executive Management Programs at Harvard and Penn State. In 2021, Parker was named to the Automotive News All-Star list and was also recognized by the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2022 in their prestigious list of industry influencers.

Parker was born in Nuremburg, Germany, but considers himself a native of Texas. He gives much of the credit for his success to the examples of tough, compassionate, and ethical decision making provided by his parents.

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Eric Artz

CEO, REI

"The Convergence of Values, Leadership and Revenue"

Eric Artz is president and chief executive officer for REI, a co-op known for providing top-quality outdoor gear, apparel and expert advice on experiencing nature since 1938. Artz joined REI in March 2012 as chief financial officer and became chief operating officer and executive vice president in August 2014. He was named the co-op’s chief executive in May of 2019.

Artz has led teams in retail, digital, strategy, supply-chain and IT, and helped the business rise to $4 billion in sales and a growing community of more than 23 million lifetime members and more than 16,000 employees.

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Grant Moise

CEO, DallasNews Corporation

"Facing the Evolution of Media in the Age of Technology Distribution"

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Grant S. Moise is currently chief executive officer of DallasNews Corporation and president and publisher of The Dallas Morning News, one of the leading daily newspapers in the United States. In his role, Grant is responsible for both The Dallas Morning News and Medium Giant which is one of Texas’ largest marketing agencies serving clients nationwide.

Previously, Grant served as general manager of The Dallas Morning News and senior vice president of Business Development for DallasNews Corporation. He managed mergers and acquisitions for DallasNews Corporation and oversaw the integration of new companies into the Company’s marketing solutions ecosystem – including The Dallas Morning News core assets, as well as six new businesses that were built or acquired during the past five years. Prior to that, Grant served as the vice president of digital for The Dallas Morning News where he was responsible for the monetization of all digital assets.

In addition to Grant’s direct responsibilities, he also sits on the boards of the News Media Alliance, the Dallas Citizens Council, the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU, and the Neeley School of Business Board of Advisors at TCU. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Texas Christian University.

A native of New Mexico, Moise currently resides in Dallas with his wife, Katie, and their three children, Macy, Lyle and Reid.

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Elaine Paul

Former CFO of Lyft, Amazon Studios andn Hulu

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Elaine Paul is the former CFO of Lyft where she served as Chief Financial Officer from January 2022 through May 2023. Prior to her role at Lyft, Elaine was the CFO at Amazon Studios, a division of Amazon, from 2019-2021 and the CFO of digital streaming service Hulu from 2013-2019.

Prior to Hulu, Elaine spent 22 years at The Walt Disney Company in Corporate Strategy and M&A.

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Sandra Taylor

Former SVP of Corporate Responsibility at Starbucks and CEO of Sustainable Business International
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Cynt Marshall

CEO, Dallas Mavericks

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