CEO Ann Drake delivers keynote at Executive MBA Convocation

DSC Logistics CEO Ann Drake was the speaker for the Executive MBA Convocation of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, December 15. Ann earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

In her speech, Ann told the audience, “Today, leadership is about values and tough choices and longer-term sustainability of our enterprises…and…beyond that, of our country and our world.”

Ann shared her ideas about leadership trends and the "criticality of the all." Ann explained, “Great business leaders are going to need to look beyond narrow interests. They’re going to need to see holistically that, today, our globe is one giant system…and the parts of the system have to work together. And we’re going to have to collaborate – now and in the future – across silos and boundaries and countries and disciplines. We’re going to have to bring together the best and brightest leaders from business and government and the nonprofit sector.

In the conclusion of her speech, Ann said, “The world is looking for leaders who see beyond what’s right in front of them. Who see that we’re all part of a global system. Who recognize and embrace what’s new and what’s changing. Who are agile and open. Who are ready to collaborate and lead.” And she ended by telling the Kellogg EMBA graduates, “You…are exactly who the world is looking for.“

Greg Hanifee, Associate Dean, Executive MBA Global Network, said, “We were thrilled to have Ann continue the tradition of top global leaders delivering the keynote address.”

The Kellogg Executive MBA program is designed for senior and mid-career executives. The program emphasizes teamwork and cross-cultural collaboration, leadership and adaptability.

DSC Logistics is a leader in transforming logistics and supply chain management into a critical business strategy based on collaborative partnerships, innovative thinking, and high-performance operations.