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Cobb Leadership Lecture Series

On May 9, 1986, Ambassador Sue Cobb gave a 50th birthday gift to her husband, Ambassador Chuck Cobb. That gift was a $50,000 endowment gift to Miami Herbert Business School 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 transformative public figures from all walks of life who were experts on leading. That objective has been fulfilled as the University of Miami students and faculty, as well as the greater Miami community 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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