University of Michigan athletic director to speak at KeyBank Global Leaders Forum

January 22, 2013 | Events, UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak

David Brandon, director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Michigan and former CEO of Domino’s Pizza, will be the featured speaker at the KeyBank Global Leaders Forum Friday, Feb. 1.



Presented by The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation, the forum will be held at 8 a.m. at the hotel on UT’s Health Science Campus.

The theme is “Leading Change in a Chaotic Environment.” The program is free, but seating is limited and registration is required.

“The KeyBank Global Leaders Forum provides a wonderful opportunity for our local business owners and leaders to hear from someone like Mr. Brandon, who has been a strong leader in both business and educational arenas,” said Jim Hoffman, KeyBank president. “It’s part of our vision at KeyBank to help our community and our businesses thrive.”

“The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation is extremely pleased to again partner with KeyBank to present another Global Leaders Forum,” noted Dr. Thomas Sharkey, interim dean of the college. “Mr. Brandon’s business acumen and management skills across several venues make him a superb choice to speak to the Toledo regional business community about leadership in these challenging times.”

Prior to joining the UM Athletic Department in 2010, Brandon served as chair and chief executive officer of Ann Arbor-based Domino’s Pizza Inc. for 11 years, leading the company to the largest initial public offering of a restaurant business in history. He continues to serve as non-executive chair at Domino’s. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of Herman Miller, DTE Energy and Kaydon Corp.

In 2008, KeyBank and the College of Business and Innovation presented the first Global Leaders Forum, which featured former secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department John Snow. The forum was created to bring noteworthy speakers to address the Toledo community, and to provide an environment for regional business leaders to talk about contemporary issues, discuss current leadership topics and explore trends.

During his visit, Brandon also will meet with several UT business students.

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