Family Business Center of Hawaii

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Shidler College of Business

FBC Event

Oahu Meeting

“Leaving on top: Graceful exits for leaders”

Speaker: David Heenan,  trustee of the Campbell Estate and visiting professor at Georgetown University

At what point do leaders say goodbye to their current calling, and when is the right time to do so. Well-known author, business executive and educator, David Heenan reveals the answers to these questions through professional sketches and sage advice in Leaving on Top. At our next meeting, Heenan offers some thought-provoking messages on dealing with one of life’s most formidable challenges: the graceful exit.

Mr. Heenan is a trustee of the Campbell Estate and a visiting professor at Georgetown University. He previously served as chairman and CEO of Theo. H. Davies. Earlier, he was the vice president for academic affairs at the University of Hawaii and, before that, dean of its business school. He holds the A.B. degree from the College of William and Mary, the M.B.A. from Columbia University and the Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to Georgetown, he has served on the faculties of the Wharton School and Columbia Business School.

An active writer, his articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review (seven times), the Sloan Management Review, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor. He has authored seven other books, including Bright Triumphs From Dark Hours, Flight Capital and Double Lives.

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View Sunday Times article on Dave Heenan (Published January 6, 2013)