Rubel School of Business Events


Susan Cameron, Chairman of Reynolds American, MBA Class of 1987
Bellarmine Centro classroom 075
5:30 p.m. (Networking); 6 p.m. (Speaker)

Susan Cameron was named chairman of Reynolds American January 2017, then named non-executive chairman effective May 2017. Susan had served as president and CEO of Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) from 2004-2011 and then stepped back into the position May 1, 2014. The board asked Susan to return to the CEO role to see through the acquisition and subsequent integration. When RAI acquired Lorillard, Inc. for about $29 billion in 2015, it was reported to be the largest acquisition undertaken by a female CEO. 

A brand marketer at heart, Susan started her career in the tobacco industry in 1981 when she joined Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. Susan worked in a number of countries around the globe before returning to the U.S. in 1999 and being named CEO of Brown & Williamson in 2001. When Brown & Williamson’s U.S. business was merged with that of RAI’s R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in 2004, Susan was named CEO of the new parent company, Reynolds American Inc. Since then, RAI has grown from a market capitalization of about $6 billion to its current valuation of more than $60 billion.


"Mastering Your Time and Focus/Let Your Creativity Flow"
Bellarmine Centro classroom 081, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  
Hosted by Christy Burge

Time is the most precious resource any of us have, so let’s look at ways to maximize it.  Creativity within a business is the process of finding unexpected solutions to unexpected or expected problems. Discover the process to unleash your creativity. We will end with some Excel tips and tricks. Light refreshments will be provided.


Sponsored and hosted by Bellarmine University’s Rubel School of Business
8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
*Paid Event: Register at link below. 
Symposium Website

NAWBO Kentucky is hosting its first state-wide Symposium, “Business in the Bluegrass” on November 9, 2017 at Bellarmine University. This symposium will be open to any business owner or business professional. Our mission is to provide education, tactical skills, and resources to women in business. There will be breakout sessions on Survive, Strive, and Thrive. Keynote speaker will be Victoria MacRae-Samuels, Vice President of Operations for Maker’s Mark® Bourbon.


"Resilience, Agility, Change"
How to identify challenges, overcome them, and come out on top.
Matthew Walls, Vice President of Franchise Development and Recruiting for Dominos, 
MBA Class of 2001
Bellarmine Centro classroom 075 
5:30 – Networking /  6:00 – Speaker

Matthew Walls is the Vice President of Franchise Development and Recruiting for Domino’s Pizza, the recognized global leader in pizza delivery. Matthew joined the company in 2006 having previous worked for General Electric and Yum! Brands in Louisville, KY. Matthew is a proud member of the Rubel School of Business graduating class of 2000. Domino’s Pizza has over 14,000 restaurants, of which 5,400 are based in the United States. Matthew’s division is responsible for the expansion of the Brand in the United States, introducing new Franchisees to the system, and partnering with Franchisees to optimize their enterprise profitability.


Frazier Hall, 5:30 p.m. 

Join students, alumni, and the community for speed networking, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments. Don’t miss our surprise giveaway opportunity!