Our Featured Speaker
Executive Chairman & CEO of DuPont
September 27, 2023
Ed oversees the strategic direction of DuPont in creating value by unlocking the full potential of its distinctive capabilities, innovative portfolio, application expertise and
deep customer relationships.
Prior to his current role, Ed served as Executive Chairman and advanced the company’s strategy of active portfolio management, resulting in the separation of
DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business and subsequent merger with IFF. Before that, he was chief executive officer of DowDuPont. Prior to the DowDuPont merger, he was chairman and CEO of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. Under his leadership, Ed has driven significant performance improvements across DuPont’s
businesses, negotiated one of the most transformative mergers in the industry to create DowDuPont, and subsequently launched three industry-leading independent
Ed currently serves on the board of directors of Comcast Corporation and is a member of the advisory board of New Mountain Capital LLC, a private equity firm. He is also a Guardian on The Council for Inclusive Capitalism with The Vatican. Throughout his career, Ed has received many governance awards, including being named one of the
“100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics” by Ethisphere.
Dr. Janice Nevin
DR. KRIS VADDI
ROD WARD III
THÈRE DU PONT
Get your tickets now for the inaugural GRIT Talks Speaker Series!
About Grit Talks
Grit Talks are a quarterly speaker and networking event featuring interesting local leaders answering seven questions over fifteen minutes. Woven together their answers will illustrate a common story. Failure….Overcoming it…. and the resulting success. Speakers will be business owners and leaders from our community who we know or should know with stories of inspiration to share. The talks will be held at The Mill’s Theatre N and the speakers will be captured on video and archived on the Grit Talk website for ongoing sharing and viewing. Guests will be asked to arrive at Theatre N at 8:00 a.m. for thirty minutes of coffee and networking. The talks will begin promptly at 8:30am followed by fifteen minutes of Q&A and additional networking until 9:30am.
What have you not done yet that you would like to be part of your story or included in your eulogy?
How has failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a favorite failure?
In the last five years, what new belief, behavior or habit has most improved your life?
What activities make you lose track of time?
What book do you most often give or recommend and how has that book influenced you?
What have you purchased, or been given, in the last year valued under $200 that has most positively impacted your life?
If you could broadcast a message to everyone in the world knowing it would be received and remembered what would it be?
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