Gordon College logo

CEL Speaker Series

Every year at CEL, we collaborate with campus partners to bring women and men from a variety of industry sectors to share their life experience and career advice with students. Below is an overview of the speakers CEL has hosted.

  • Mike Salguero, Co-founder and CEO of ButcherBox (formerly CustomMade)
  • Emanuel Pothen, President of Influence International           
  • Sarah Haig, Co-founder of Silverside Detectors
  • Don Larson, Founder and CEO of Sunshine Nut Company
  • Jan Van Teuchner, Founder and Creator of Opera and Vivaldi
  • Annie Brainard, Founder of Mojo Coffee                  
  • Rose Wang, Co-founder and VP of Marketing of Chirps                   
  • Sydney Price, Senior VP of Corporate Social Responsibility for Kate Spade
  • William Clark, Jr., Partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath
  • Shannon Sedgwick Davis, CEO of Bridgeway Foundation
  • Vicky Wu Davis, Founder and Executive Director of Youth Cities
  • Elizabeth Dearborn Davis, Founder and CEO of Akilah Institute for Women
  • Dean Kamon, Founder and CEO of Segway
  • Gale Hull, Founder and Director of Partners in Development
  • David Blanchard, Co-founder of Praxis Labs
  • Jessica Jackley, Co-founder of KIVA
  • Nicole Lim, Founder of Freely in Hope
  • Peter Greer, President of HOPE International
  • Will Haughey, Co-founder and Chief Blockhead of Tegu
  • Nathaniel Mulcahy, Founder of Worldstove, Ltd                  
  • Francis Vigent, Founder of KnowAtom                     
  • Aristotle Nikolaou & David Ray, Co-founders of Number 16
  • Eric Stumberg, Founder and CEO of Tengo Internet
  • Clare Akamanzi, COO of Rwanda Development Board
  • Deborah Dunsire, CEO of Millenium Pharmaceuticals                     
  • Kohl Crecelius, Founder of Krochet Kids
  • Jena Lee Nardella, Founder of Blood:Water Mission
  • Jessica Kim, Entrepreneur-in-Residence of Charles River Ventures and former president and founder of BabbaCo/Barefoot Books               
  • Michael Bontrager, Founder of Chatham Financial
  • Allison Trowbridge, Partner at Just Business