McGlothlin Leadership Forum
The McGlothlin Leadership Forum brings together two generations of leaders: the next generation from the business and law schools and the McGlothlin Leadership Forum Fellows, pre-eminent leaders in their fields. The Fellows will engage with students and faculty in discussion, debate, and analysis on the most pressing issues of the 21st century. Fellows discuss the shifts in global politics and the legal and free enterprise systems that comprise the economy.
The Forum will prepare students to make a difference in the world by expanding their understanding of the vital roles of leadership and accountability. Its utmost priority is to instill the values of impeccable integrity and revolutionary thinking in William & Mary students so that they may uphold their commitment to the spirit of innovation and service for the greater good, which alumni have maintained for over three centuries.
For their generosity and steadfast commitment to William & Mary, the Forum is named in recognition of Frances G. and James W. McGlothlin ’62, J.D. ’64, LL.D. ’00.
Deborah Baum, Esq. – Partner, Pillsbury Law
A leader of Pillsbury’s national Litigation practice, she has secured an impressive 7-0 success rate in recent cases tried to conclusion. Ms. Baum has been achieving winning results for more than 30 years. Her broad practice includes complex corporate, commercial, real estate, fiduciary and health care disputes, and international arbitrations.
R. Brad Martin – Chairman of Chesapeake Energy, RBM Ventures & Retired CEO of Saks Inc.
Mr. Martin served as CEO of Saks for nearly 20 years, during which the company grew from a ten-store base in East Tennessee to become a Fortune 500 enterprise. He also co-founded Corporate Child Care, Inc., which became the largest corporate affiliated childcare company in the United States. Mr. Martin served five terms as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
James Sowell – Founder, Sowell & Company
Now in it’s fifth decade, Sowell & Co. is a privately-held investment company and is one of the largest land developers in Texas. The company focuses on Private Equity, Oil & Gas, and Real Estate. Mr. Sowell was President at Boy Scouts of America – Circle Ten Council and has served on numerous NY Stock Exchange companies Board of Directors.