Donovan Campbell, Combat Veteran & Best-Selling Author to present: “Leadership Learned on the Front Lines‰”

8.13.2012 General, Global, News Release

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Wake Forest University Schools of Business will welcome decorated combat veteran, author and management consultant, Donovan Campbell, to campus to share his experiences that helped shape his definition of leadership.

His presentation titled “Leadership Learned on the Front Lines” will be the keynote address for the Schools of Business graduate business student orientation on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 9:00 a.m. in room 401 of the Benson Center on the Wake Forest campus in Winston-Salem.

The event is part of the Broyhill Leading Out Loud Executive Lecture Series and is free and open to the public. Wake forest students and alumni will have priority seating.

Campbell’s combat memoir, Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, Leadership and Brotherhood, became a New York Times best-seller in 2009. His second book on character-based servant leadership will be published in 2013.

A graduate of Princeton University and the Harvard Business School, Campbell has worked as a Director in PepsiCo’s elite Leadership Development Program, the Chief Operating Officer of one of America’s top-fifty printing companies, and as a management consultant for Credera, a strategy and technology consulting company.

He was deployed twice to Iraq and was awarded a Bronze Star with Valor for heroism during his second deployment in which he led a 40-man infantry platoon through some of the fiercest fighting of the war. After leaving active service, he was deployed to Afghanistan as a Captain supporting Special Operations Command, Central. He was awarded a Defense Meritorious Service Medal for exceptional service overseas.

Leading out Loud is a Wake Forest University Schools of Business lecture series created to educate and inspire business students through exposure to industry leaders shaping today’s business world. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Broyhill Family Foundation of Lenoir, NC.