7-Eleven CEO to speak at UNT’s College of Business
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Joseph M. DePinto, president and CEO of 7-Eleven Inc., will speak to students in UNT's College of Business as part of the college's Distinguished Speaker Series. DePinto will speak at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 (Friday) in Business Leadership Building room 180.
Before being appointed CEO of 7-Eleven Inc. in 2005, DePinto was president of GameStop Corporation. He also has held executive positions at PepsiCo Inc. and Thornton Oil Corporation and currently serves on the Board of Directors for several publicly traded companies and national charity organizations.
A native of Chicago, Ill., DePinto earned a bachelor's degree in engineering management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He and his wife Ingrid, along with their four sons, live in Southlake, Texas.
The Distinguished Speaker Series provides students and faculty with an opportunity to interact with prominent executives and community leaders. The series offers students first-hand information about the complexities of the business world, while inspiring them to seek new ways to meet tomorrow's challenges.
Speakers share their views about successful management styles, possible career paths, critical industry-related issues and qualities conducive to successful business leadership.
The lectures aim to enhance the educational experience of College of Business students.
Past speakers have included Phil Sorgen, UNT alumnus and Microsoft corporate vice president; Jeffrey P. Fegan, CEO of Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport; George F. Jones Jr., president and CEO of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc.; Jon Daniels, general manager of the Texas Rangers; D'Ann Patersen, business economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; and Tom Harris, senior vice president of operations at Hillwood Alliance Texas.