The Brown Distinguished Lecture

Fall 2012 Brown Distinguished Lecture

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012
Belin Chapel, Morris Cultural Arts Center
6:00 pm

"The Leader's Voice: A Conversation with David Weekley"
Chairman, David Weekley Homes

Weekley, an avid student of progressive management methodologies that make people the primary focus of an organization, was named National Association of Homebuilders' Builder of the Year in 1986 and Inc. Magazine Houston Entrepreneur of the Year in 1989. David Weekley Homes has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America's 500 Fastest Growing Companies twice since 1976 and has made FORTUNE magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" seven times.

About the Brown Distinguished Lecture Series:

In 1972, the Brown Foundation, Inc. established the Herman Brown Endowed Chair of Business and Economics at HBU to honor the memory of one of Houston’s great pioneers. With his brother, George R. Brown, Herman Brown created Brown & Root, which evolved into one of the largest engineering and construction firms in the world. Generous philanthropists, the brothers together founded the Brown Foundation, which has awarded more than $1.35 billion in grants since its inception. The Herman Brown Endowed Chair, and the activities associated with it including the Brown Distinguished Lecture, have enriched the academic life of the university and the resources of the Houston business community for more than 20 years. The Brown Distinguished Lecture is held annually in the spring on the HBU campus.

Past presenters have included:
Spring 2012
T. Paul Bulmahn
Chairman, CEO and Founder, ATP Oil & Gas Corp.
Pete Miller
President and CEO, National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
Larry Kellner
Chairman and CEO, Continental Airlines
Joel V. Staff
Chairman and CEO, Reliant Energy, Inc.
James T. Hackett
Chairman, President and CEO, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Bob Beauchamp MS ’87
President and CEO, BMC Software Inc.
Larry Farmer
Halliburton Brown & Root
Walter Johnson
Southwest Bank of Texas
Gordon Bethune
Continental Airlines
Fall 1996
Archie Dunham
Conoco, Inc.
Spring 1996
Gene McDavid
Houston Chronicle
Jack S. Blanton
Eddy Refining Company
Robert C. McNair
Cogen Technologies, Inc.
Linnet F. Deily
First Interstate Bank of Texas
Dan Wilford
Memorial Healthcare System
Dr. Bob Gower
Lyondell Petrochemical Company
John F. Woodhouse
SYSCO Corporation
Harold S. Hook
American General Corporation
Fall 1985
Sam F. Segnar
Spring 1985
Daniel C. Arnold
First City Bancorporation of Texas, Inc.
John Cater