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Yale School of Management Chief Executive Leadership Institute Hosts Annual Yale CEO Summit at the NYSE
Yale CEO Summit at The NYSE Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, CEO, Yale Chief Executive Institute, to Ring The Opening Bell
For Release: 08 Jun 10


On Wed., June 9, The Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute, part of the Yale School of Management, will hold its semi-annual Yale CEO Summit at the New York Stock Exchange.   Founded in 1989, The Institute is the world’s first CEO College and is dedicated to the advancement of top leadership education through scholarly research and peer-driven educational forums for global CEOs. 

To mark this occasion Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale Senior Associate Dean and President & CEO of The Yale Chief Executive leadership Institute, will ring The Opening Bell at the NYSE.  Joining him on the podium will be the following:

Name Title Organization TKR

Mark Fields

President, Americas

Ford Motor Co.


Austan Goolsbee


Council of Economic Advisors


Vineet Handa


Kaizzen Communications


Christine M. Jacobs

Chairman, President & CEP

Theragenics Corporation


Klaus Kleinfeld

Chairman & CEO



Stuart A. Miller

President & CEO

Lennar Corporation


Amit Mitra

Secretary General



Rajan Bharti Mittal

Vice Chairman  

Bharti Enterprises


Dan Mullins

Conference Coordinator

Yale Chief Executive Institute


Clarke Murphy

Managing Director

Russell Reynolds Associates


Nicholas T. Pinchuk

Chairman, President & CEO

Snap-on Tools


Matthias Preschern

Vice President, NA Marketing



James H. Quigley




Dan Reardon


North Highland


William V. Roberti

Managing Director

Alvarez & Marsal


Steven A. Shaw

President & CEO

Volt Information Sciences


Jeff Sonnenfeld


Yale Chief Executive Institute


Arthur O. Sulzberger


The New York Times Company


About the YaleChief Executive Leadership Institute:
The Chief Executive Leadership Institute is part of the Yale School of Management.  It was founded in 1989 to provide original research on leadership and lively, current educational forums through peer-driven learning for accomplished leaders across sectors.  To learn more about the CELI, visit:


Wed., JUNE 9, 2009 – NYSE – Security Checkpoint at Exchange & Broad Streets

9:00 a.m.              Media escorted into the building for bell ringing

9:30 a.m.              The Opening Bell is rung

More information on archived and upcoming events at the NYSE can be found in the  NYSE Events Calendar.


Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Christiaan Brakman at 212.656.2094 or in orderto obtain entry into the building. 


Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285) and Bloomberg Photo (212-617-3420). The Opening BellSM (starting at 9:25 a.m.) and The Closing Bell® (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feeds are available via Ascent loop #4009. Those seeking footage via The Switch please contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.

Important note:    The use of wireless equipment/gear/microphones is not permitted inside the NYSE, as this will interfere with NYSE broadcasting frequencies.  When necessary, wired mics should be utilized.


A live webcast of The Opening Bell (beginning at 9:29 a.m.) and of The Closing Bell (beginning at 3:59 p.m.) will be available on the homepage of