Business Engagement

The Dillard College of Business hosts guest speaking events throughout the year to further contribute to the diversification of knowledge and experience for our students, university, and community.

Please visit the Event Calendar for a list of current events and speakers.

MSU Distinguished Speaker

November 2016

Robert Kaplan, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 

Dillard Energy Center Distinguished Speaker Series

November 2017

Cody Campbell, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Double Eagle Energy III, LLC

November 2016

Bill Magness, ERCOT CEO

Executive-in-Residence Speaker Series

September 2016

Dave Munson, CEO of Saddleback Leather Co.

September 2015

Christian T. van Dijk, Integra Mortgage Solutions

September 2014

Brigadier General Scott Kindsvater, Commander of the 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard AFB


October 2017

Dr. Dwain Cox, Senior Director of Innovation and Design, Chick-fil-A

April 2016

Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby

April 2015

Chuck Lyles, CEO of GuideIT

April 2014

Clifford Hudson, CEO of Sonic Corp.

Building the Job I Love Series

April 2018

Matt LeVasseur, Founder & CEO of Midwest Dental Equipment & Supply and Managing member of Acadia Oil, LLC

March 2018

Will Kelty, Founder & CEO of iRent 

February 2018

Ann Arnold-Ogden, Ann Arnold Media Management

November 2017

Carol Murray & Jessica Edwards, Owners of Frank & Joes

October 2017

Matt Bitsche, Co-Owner of Wichita Falls Brewing Company

September 2017

Ashton Gustafson, Realtor/Partner, Bishop Realtor Group; speaker and writer

April 2017

Mayor Stephen Santellana; COO of WS Construction, President ACC Assett Management, Inc., and President of Lone Star Highway Products, Inc. 

March 2017

Lance Lane, Partner/President Subway of Wichita Falls, Inc. and BraLan Properties, Inc. 

February 2017

Carl Watson, Big League Dirt Company and Proforma Marketing Solutions

November 2016

Shelly Mills, Higginbotham Insurance business associate

October 2016

Merrill Sweatt, Owner of m. lynne designs

September 2016

Nichole Kirk, Owner of Dear Heart Designs

April 2016

Cliff Harris, Edward Jones Financial Advisor

Steve Morath, Edward Jones Financial Advisor

March 2016

David Kelley, Owner of Sport Clips, Wichita Falls  

February 2016

Matt Kelly, President and CEO of Infinity Steel Services

November 2015

Hollis Sullivan, President of Veritas Energy, LLC

October 2015

Chad Willis, President and CEO of Texas Energy Holdings

Streich Family Lecture Series

February 2018

Damian Fernandez-Lamela, Director of Global Analytics, Fossil Group
"The Human Side of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data"

February 2017

Pablo Garcia-Fuentes, Assistant Professor of Economics at Midwestern State University
Agim Kukeli, Assistant Professor of Economics and Director of the Bureau of Business and Government Research at Midwestern State University
"Experiences of Economic Transition from Socialism to Capitalism"

February 2016

Robert Bryce, Author, Journalist and Public Speaker
“More Energy, Please: How Increasing Energy Use Promotes a Richer, Freer World”

February 2015

John Marthinsen, Professor of Economics and International Business at Babson College.
“Offshoring: Is it an Economic Elixir or a Recipe for Disaster?”

February 2014

Jennifer Apperti-Ochoa, Consul for Economic and Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas
“NAFTA after 20 years”