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L.L.Bean President and CEO Discussed Challenges Facing Today’s Businesses at love爱博体育app下载’s 著名的系列讲座

发表于: 2021年11月18日

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L.L. Bean president and CEO Stephen Smith

缅因州班戈- The second installment of love爱博体育app下载’s 著名的系列讲座 featured L.L.Bean President and CEO Stephen Smith. His presentation took place on Thursday, 2021年11月18日 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 在爱博的理查德·E. 戴克家族企业中心.

“Steve’s work experience has included everything from positions at one of the nation’s premier advertising agencies to holding senior leadership positions at the number one ranked company in the Fortune 500,“博士说. Lynne Coy-Ogan, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at 小量. “We appreciated his willingness to share his experiences and insights with our students. Hearing directly from a chief executive officer who has led organizations to success enriched the education of our 商业学院 students.”  

DSC_7110.NEF-min.jpgThe purpose of love爱博体育app下载’s new 著名的系列讲座 is to educate students, alumni and community members on the challenges facing businesses and related professions. In addition, this series is designed to inspire those who will become our future leaders. Launched in September of 2021, in conjunction with the opening of 小量’s 新的商业学院大楼, this series includes dynamic speakers from a variety of disciplines ranging from banking, 制造业, 政府和安全, 管理, 营销和更多.

“As the home of Maine’s largest 商业学院, love爱博体育app下载 is the natural choice for a speaker series that features so many of the nation’s leading professionals,玛丽·汉森说, JD, 博士学位, SHRM-SCP, 商学院院长. “In addition to furthering the education of our students, gatherings like this provide an opportunity for members of the public to hear directly from influential members of the business community and government who affect our national, 州和地方经济. Students and other audience members will hear about the history of LL Bean and Steve Smith’s personal journey into leadership along with lessons he learned along the way.” 

每一项活动 著名的系列讲座 是免费向公众开放的吗. Due to concerns about COVID-19, seating was limited. Guests had to register in advance to attend the event. The University required all attendees to wear masks during the presentation.

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史密斯于1992年在J. 沃尔特·汤普森在纽约报道. He moved to Maine in 1997 and later became the vice president of sales and marketing for Resort Sports Network. In 2002, he began his retail career at Hannaford Supermarket. This led to nine years at the Delhaize Group where he gained experience in merchandising, 商业计划, marketing and customer relationship management in the US and Belgium.

In 2011, Smith joined Walmart International as the senior vice president and general manager of Sam's Club and the chief marketing officer for Walmart 中国 in Shenzhen, 中国. There he gained general management responsibility, integrated e-commerce into the core business and improved annual sales growth.

一年之后, Smith became chief customer officer of ASDA (part of Walmart International), 价值300多亿美元的食物, fashion and general merchandise omnichannel business in the United Kingdom. In 2015, Smith became the chief merchandising and marketing officer for Yihaodian (part of Walmart Global Ecommerce), a pure e-commerce business located in Shanghai.

Smith is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, 宾西法尼亚, where he studied art history and physics. He grew up in Westchester County, New York and Amherst, Massachusetts. He spends summers on Canada Lake in the Adirondacks at a lake house that has been in his family for generations.

He is very active in outdoor sports and enjoys a wide variety of activities. Smith and his family are excited to be in Maine where they have deep ties and where they can embrace their love of the outdoors and commitment to community.

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