Lunchtime & Executive Speaker Series

The Baker Lunchtime and Executive Speaker Series provide Penn students with a unique opportunity to interact with retail leaders, gaining crucial insights into the industry, various career paths, and current trends.

Past Executive Speakers Include:

Neil Blumenthal, Warby Parker
Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer

Stacey Bendet
alice + olivia – Designer, Founder

Tory Burch
Tory Burch – Designer, Chief Executive Officer

Kenneth Cole
Kenneth Cole Productions – Chairman of the Board, Chief Creative Officer

Domenico De Sole
Tom Ford International – Chairman

Millard Drexler
J. Crew Group, Inc. – Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Roger Farah
Ralph Lauren Corporation – President, Chief Operating Officer

William Fung
Li & Fung, Ltd. – Executive Deputy Chairman

Ken Hicks
Foot Locker, Inc. – Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

John Hoke
Nike, Inc. – Vice President, Nike Design

John Idol
Michael Kors, Inc. – Chief Executive Officer

Leonard Lauder
The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. – Chairman Emeritus

William Lauder
The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. – Chairman of the Board

Mark Lee
Barneys New York – Chief Executive Officer

Terry Lundgren
Macy’s, Inc. – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Áslaug Magnúsdóttir
Moda Operandi – Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Plank
Under Armour, Inc. – Chief Executive Officer, President

Richard Perry
Perry Corporation – Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer

Narciso Rodriguez
Narciso Rodriguez – Designer

Joshua Schulman
Bergdorf Goodman – President

Glen Senk
Urban Outfitters, Inc. – Chief Executive Officer

Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia – Founder

Daniella Vitale
Barneys New York – Chief Operating Officer

Vera Wang
Vera Wang Bridal Ltd. – Designer


Laura Alber
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. – President and Chief Executive Officer

Meredith Epstein
Parfums Christian Dior – Director of Marketing, Skincare

Drew Fifield
Urban Outfitters – Learning and Development Manager

Michael Koppel
Nordstrom – Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mike Novotny
Jack Threads – General Manager

Francesca Schuler
BevMo! – Chief Marketing Officer

Kim Spalding
Starbucks – Vice President of Operation

Tracey Stroeber
Urban Outfitters – Director of Store Operations & Communications