Wharton Club of Dallas-Fort Worth: Newsletter

Metro Mixer - WCDFW Monthly Networking Event

NEXT WEEK - Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - Metro Mixer - WCDFW Virtual Networking Event With Dare Rosebery (Virtual)

Network with alumni across the Metroplex without battling through the city.

Join us Tuesday 3/21 5:30 - 6:30 and let the traffic tide recede while you connect with alumni you might otherwise never meet.

Dare Rosebery WH90 will facilitate this networking event to ensure that you have an opportunity to get to know alumni and discover ways that we can help each other be successful – e.g. advice, leads, partnerships / deals, ideas, investing opportunities, connections to other alumni / resources. Bring a request to the group and realize the benefits of the Wharton Network.

DFW Metro Mixer is part of Wharton DFW's Networking Series for members


Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 7 PM - Navigating the Future with Ram Charan

Join renowned professor, consultant and leadership coach Ram Charan in a live interactive workshop for business leaders.  Topics will include:

  1. Mindset and psychology of the leader:  future back and outside in
  2. Doubling your own capability every 3 years
  3. Identifying early warning signals in shaping your future
  4. Surrounding yourself with key talent: select, retain, develop

Ram Charan has coached more than a dozen leaders who went on to become CEOs. He reaches many more up and coming business leaders through in-house executive education programs. His energetic, interactive teaching style has won him multiple awards, including the Bell Ringer award at GE’s famous Crotonville Institute and best teacher award at Northwestern.

Professor Charan was among Business Week‘s top ten resources for in-house executive development programs. Ram has authored or coauthored more than 30 books that have sold over 4 million copies in more than a dozen languages.  Four of his books were Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including Execution (coauthored with former Honeywell CEO Larry Bossidy), which spent more than 150 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. 

Ram also was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and was named one of the most influential people in corporate governance and the board room by Directorship magazine. He has served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Corporate Governance and serves or has served on a dozen boards in the US, Brazil, China, India, Canada, and Dubai. 

Ram's latest book, Leading Through Inflation, provides timely insights into today's business environment.



Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 11:30 AM CT - CEO Lunch - Wharton Boardroom Lunch Series with Antonio Carillo

This event is hosted by Antonio Carillo, WG'93, Chief Executive Officer of Arcosa, Inc. Antonio Carrillo. Antonio was appointed President, CEO and a Director of Arcosa, Inc. (NYSE:ACA) in 2018 at the time of its separation from Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN), where he successfully led the separation process, recruited Arcosa’s new management team, established the Company’s growth strategy and successfully launched Arcosa as an independent public company on the NYSE on November 1, 2018.

Prior to taking the leadership role at Arcosa, Antonio was the CEO of Mexichem SAB de DV (now known as Orbia Advance Corporation SAB de CV)(BMV: ORBIA), from 2012 to 2018. Prior to joining Mexichem, Antonio spent 16 years at Trinity Industries, a diversified industrial company, where he held several executive positions. Anonio is the only Mexican who has been the CEO of public companies both in Mexico and the US.

Antonio received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with a major in Industrial Engineering from Anahuac University in Mexico, City, Mexico.

RSVP NOW (CEOs Only, Please)

BOARDROOM LUNCHES ARE BACK!  After a brief holiday hiatus, the WCDFW is looking to schedule our fifth year of "Boardroom Lunches," a quarterly series of exclusive lunches, each one focused on a very specific professional function. 

The purpose of the micro-lunches is to provide an intimate setting for 10-15 attendees in which our alumni can meet and engage their peer group in a protected, informative, and effective way.  Our next executive lunch will be hosted by Orman Anderson, CFO of Glazer's Beer and Beverage. We are finalizing the date for late February, so check our website soon for the registration link and details, and RSVP early since attendance is limited!

To keep the momentum going in 2023, we are looking for an additional 3-4 Wharton alumni Presidents/CEOs/CFOs/CMOs to host one of the next few quarterly meetings.  All that is needed of the host is a provide lunch for the group and have a conference room large enough to hold up to 15 attendees.  The WCDFW will handle website publication and marketing for the event. These lunches are a great way to not only network, but to develop more connected relationships with Wharton peers. Please email [email protected] (WG01) if you are available to host and she can finalize meeting logistics with you.

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