Doug Conant, former CEO of Campbell Soup, former president of Nabisco Foods and author of TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments, provided the keynote presentation. In addition, Terence O’Toole ’80 VSB was awarded the 2017 Rev. Joseph C. Bartley, OSA Alumni Medallion. The Bartley Medallion is awarded annually to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers while also demonstrating extraordinary service to their communities and to VSB.
Robert J. McNeill Jr. ’88 VSB, managing partner of Deloitte's Greater Philadelphia practice and member of the VSB Dean’s Advisory Council, remarked, “This year’s BLF was the best yet. It combined important updates regarding the University and VSB’s strategic direction; cutting-edge insights about the important emerging topic of creating sustainable value; and opportunities for networking and interactions with executives, VSB faculty, staff and students.”