The CWRU Corporate Lecture in Leadership Series launched in 2014 with the inaugural speaker being Eric Spiegel, President and CEO of Siemens USA. The lecture series aims to bring corporate executives to campus to share their experience of leadership with students, faculty and staff.
The lecture series is a program of the Office of Corporate Relations, which aims to establish strategic and meaningful partnerships between companies and the university. Relationships often center around four areas: human capital development, research collaborations, marketing and visibility, and philanthropic investment. CWRU has a long tradition of working with industry, including several prominent companies started by alumni, such as Dow Chemical, Lubrizol, Parker Hannifin, and NASA. The Office of Corporate Relations seeks to continue this tradition and further expand collaborative relationships with the industrial sector.