Launched last year, this Darien Community Association speaker series returns to spotlight some of Darien residents. They may be your friends and neighbors — but they are also some of the most successful leaders and innovators in their respective fields. They will share insights from their careers and discuss issues and trends in their industry. Gold sponsors include Northern Trust and John M. Glover Insurance Agency and Bronze sponsors: PG Properties, Hawes Team and Nancy Dauk of Halstead in Darien, and Darien Police Association.
Ticket prices include a wine reception. Attendees will have the opportunity to win special items, including two tickets to the Emmy Awards in September, to benefit the nonprofit mission of the DCA.
Charlie Collier — Chief Executive Officer, FOX Entertainment
In conversation with Jeff Hamill, executive vice president — Hearst Magazines
Tuesday, March 26: 7 p.m. reception, 7:45 p.m. presentation
As FOX Entertainment’s new CEO, Collier is responsible for driving the company’s overall creative vision, supervising all content development, creating new strategies for growth and overseeing all of its business operations. Previously as AMC television’s president and general manager, Collier catapulted AMC into one of the most relevant and heralded original programming brands and businesses in television, having developed critical hits such as Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul.
John Osborn — Chief Executive Officer, OMD USA
Soul Branding: The good of doing “good work” in advertising
Tuesday, April 9: 7 p.m. reception, 7:45 p.m. presentation
John Osborn became CEO of global media communications agency OMD USA in 2017, representing such clients as Apple, Levi’s, FedEx, Pepsi, Disney and McDonald’s. Previously, Osborn spent 25 years at BBDO, where he served as president and CEO of the New York advertising agency for 13 years. Under his leadership, BBDO New York more than doubled revenues, expanded its client base and diversified its workforce. Osborn also led the agency’s transformation into data, marketing science and communications planning. It was named Agency of the Year more than 15 times.
Scott Pelley — Correspondent, 60 Minutes
Truth Worth Telling
Thursday, May 2: 7 p.m. reception, 7:45 p.m. presentation
Scott Pelley is among the most experienced reporters in American journalism and he has been a correspondent to the award-winning CBS 60 Minutes since 2004. In his almost 30 years at the network, Pelley has also been the anchor and managing editor of The CBS Evening News, covering the major stories of our times and interviewing the news makers who have changed our world. Barrett Bookstore will be offering a special pre-sale of his forthcoming memoir, Truth Worth Telling, at the event.
Series tickets for all three speakers are $80 for DCA members and $120 for the public. Purchase series tickets by March 22. Single speaker tickets are $30 for DCA members, $45 for the public. Advance ticket purchase is recommended for single speaker tickets. Buy online at dariendca.org or through the DCA office. For further information contact the DCA at email@example.com or call 203-655-9050 extension 10. The DCA is located at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien.