Cobb Leadership Lecture Series

On May 9, 1986 Ambassador Sue Cobb gave a 50th birthday gift to her husband, Ambassador Chuck Cobb.  That 50th birthday gift was a $50,000 endowment gift to the University of Miami School of Business Administration that would finance an annual lecture on leadership from one of America's most distinguished leaders.

Ambassador Sue Cobb's objective was that the Cobb Leadership Lecture would invite leaders from all walks of life who were experts on leadership.  That objective has been fulfilled as the University of Miami students, faculty and greater Miami community leaders have received superb lectures from some of this nation's most successful leaders.

Read about the 2017 Cobb Lecture featuring MSNBC's Chris Matthews

Past Speakers

Leonard Abess
CEO of City National Bank of Florida
 
Jeb Bush
Former Governor, Florida
 
Al Checchi
Former Co-Chair, Northwest Airlines

Barbara Franklin
Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
 
Bob Galvin
Founder, Motorola
 
David Gergen
Advisor to U.S. Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton
 
Henry Kravis
Founder, Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co.
 
Chris Matthews
Host, MSNBC’s “Hardball”
 
H. Ross Perot
Founder, EDS
 
Condoleezza Rice
Former U.S. Secretary of State

James G. Stavridis
Ret. U.S. Navy Admiral and Former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO

David Stern
Former NBA Commissioner

Bill Verity
Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Caspar Weinberger
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
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