Dean's Speaker Series, Orlando Ashford, President, Holland America Line

Orlando Ashford

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 9 a.m.–10 a.m.
Library Seminar Room

Contact: Mark Oppenlander, Director, Center for Applied Learning


As Holland America Line's president, Orlando Ashford oversees sales, marketing, revenue management, deployment, itinerary planning, public relations, hotel operations and strategy. Before joining Holland America, Ashford was president of the Talent Business Segment of global consulting firm Mercer. Previously, he was senior vice president, chief human resources and communications officer of Mercer's parent, Marsh & McLennan Companies. He held executive positions at the Coca-Cola Company and Motorola Inc. Mr. Ashford’s book, Talentism, examines how technology and human networks can bridge skills gaps, enhance business performance and improve society. Mr. Ashford is on the board of ITT Corp., Executive Leadership Council and Streetwise Partners. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Organizational Leadership and Industrial Technology from Purdue University.

The quarterly SBGE Dean's Speaker Series brings together outstanding local and regional business professionals with our undergraduate students to share their insights, and to bring the workworld into the classroom.

Past series speakers