Excellence in Leadership Award Dinner

Monday, May 11, 2015

  [photo - GSB Lecturer William F. Meehan]

Honoring William F. Meehan lll, MBA '78
Lecturer in Strategic Management, Lafayette Partners; Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company


6:30 - 9:30 pm
Mandarin Oriental
New York 

$65 Young Alumni (2010-2014)
$125 per person Alumni and Guests
Registration is required by Thursday, April 23. 

Business Attire

About Bill Meehan

William F. Meehan III is the Lafayette Partners Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Meehan is a regular writer, speaker and advisor on nonprofit philanthropic strategy and governance. At Stanford, he is a founding member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Philanthropy and the Civil Society, a faculty member of the Public Management Program and the Center for Social Innovation and a member of the Arts Initiative Council.

He is a Board member of the San Francisco Symphony, GiveDirectly, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Endowment, the North American Council of Ashoka, and Positive Coaching Alliance’s National Advisory Council.

He has developed and is teaching a pioneering course in frontier markets private equity as part of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in the Developing Economies (SEED) as well as a Philanthropy Practicum, where GSB students make real donations. In 2016, Stanford University Press will be publishing his book on nonprofit leadership and management, written with his long-time colleague, Kim Starkey Jonker.

He is former Chair of the United Way of the Bay Area, Chairman Emeritus of Guidestar, a former member of the Board of Fordham Prep, the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy (STEP) and the California Roundtable. He is a Special Advisor to Embrace and Equal Opportunity Schools.

Mr. Meehan retired in December 2008 after over 30 years at McKinsey & Company where his focus was working with chief executives in technology and private equity, on top management strategy, organization, and leadership, including mentoring more than 15 new CEOs in shaping their agendas.

In addition to his service to clients, he held many leadership roles with the Firm. As a member of the Shareholders Council, McKinsey’s board, he was Chair of the Client Committee and Chair of the McKinsey Investment Office, which oversees more than $5 billion in investments. He was also Vice-Chair of the Directors Review Committee, founder and leader of the Private Equity Practice, Chair of the West Coast Practice, and Managing Director of the San Francisco Office.

He is a former Director of Juniper Networks and currently a Director for Big Switch and Westward Leaning.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received by April 23 to receive a full refund. Send cancellation of registration to Sue Kellam at alumni@gsb.stanford.edu or call +1-650-723-4046. Refunds will be processed after the event.

Contact us

Contact Sue Kellam, GSB Alumni Relations Office, +1 650-723-4046 or alumni@gsb.stanford.edu