The Graham Speaker Series
The Graham Speaker Series presents a variety of featured guest lecturers ranging from successful local business leaders to notable Penn State alumni to leaders of national prominence. These speakers share their stories, the lessons they have learned, and their advice with our students, faculty, and corporate partners. The Graham Speaker Series is sponsored by The Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies at Penn State York.
President Penn Air & Hydraulics
April 26, 2016
Rhein shared some of the strategies he uses with his sales team. He helped Graham students to see that situations which may appear to be failures, can be learning and building experiences as part of a team.
Human Resources Manager
April 14, 2016
Ural provided candid information on the do’s and don’ts of meeting and interviewing with potential employers, and especially the elements of a proper handshake.
President of Koller Financial Services
January 28, 2016
Koller is a 1976 graduate of Penn State York. She encouraged Graham students to work hard and to be open to change. Koller’s career took her in some unexpected directions that ultimately led to her current position as a highly-respected investment adviser.
Manager, Industrial Engineering at Walt Disney World
Senior Art Director for Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group
October 26, 2015
McCully is a 1996 Penn State graduate. McCully and Carsella shared their stories about their paths to careers with Disney. They also spoke about what they look for when hiring employees.
Vice president, DelGrosso Foods
October 21, 2015
DelGrosso spoke to Graham students about the history of his company and the evolution of his family’s business, and how they became one of the most highly rated sauce companies in the country.
President LSC Design
April 13, 2015
Kinsley shared his life lessons learned in college, support of the Greater York area , and his responsibilities of LSC Design.
Human Resources Manager, Graham Architectural Products
April 7, 2015
Dohner provided an insider’s viewpoint to résumés and the hiring process.
Founder, Byrnes Health Education Center
March 16, 2015
Byrnes spoke with The Graham Center students about their roles and future roles they need to play in their communities.
CEO York Water Company
February 19, 2015
Hines shared with The Graham Center students what it is to be a good steward of the community and the companies where they will work one day.
Owner, Eberle Winery
October 24, 2013
Arts Entrepreneur and Designer
October 1-2, 2013
Co-founder, Volagi Cycles
March 27, 2013
Hon. Thomas Ridge
Former Governor of Pennsylvania
President/CEO of Ridge Global
April 16, 2012
April 15, 2010