Keynote Speaker
Bob Chapman

Truly human leadership: The skills and courage to care

Wednesday, Nov. 1 Location Code
3:00pm-4:15pm Huntington Convention Center WK/06
About Bob Chapman

Recently named the Tharseō CEO of the Year by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the #3 CEO in the world by Inc. and a leading Social Capital CEO by International Business Times, Bob Chapman is very intentional about building a better world.

Chapman is CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, a $3.6 billion capital equipment firm that he transformed by applying a unique blend of strategy and culture to a struggling $20 million business. Today, Barry-Wehmiller is the combination of 130+ acquisitions and 12,000 teammates in 28 countries.

Chapman’s journey from traditional management to “Truly Human Leadership” inspired his WSJ best-seller, “Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family,” which has sold 90,000 copies and is available in seven languages. A TEDx Talk and a Harvard case study, now taught at 70 business schools, also profile his leadership philosophy.

Chapman brings these principles to education through initiatives with Fordham University, other business schools and several secondary education institutions.