Known to many as "the wireless guy," Daniel Hesse (MBA '77) had three decades of industry experience under his belt when he took the helm at telecommunications giant Sprint Nextel -- a company posting $41 billion in revenue -- in December 2007. Previously the chairman, president and CEO of Sprint spin-off Embarq Corporation, Hesse held several top positions during his 23 years at AT&T, including president and CEO of AT&T Wireless Services, then the nation's largest wireless operator, from 1997 to 2000.

Hesse spoke at Cornell on Oct. 2, 2008, as part of the fall 2008 Park Leadership Speaker Series.

The Roy H. Park Leadership Speaker Series, supported directly by the Triad Foundation, brings influential "thought leaders" and corporate executives to campus to give a lecture on the theme of leadership and to interact candidly with students.

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