Presented by Sunwest Bank
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sandhu Conference Center, Chapman University
Katherine (Kay) Napier serves as the CEO of Arbonne International, a privately held skin care, cosmetics and nutritional company. Ms. Napier held executive positions at Procter & Gamble and McDonald’s Corporation. She currently serves on the board of directors of Hill Rom Holdings, Inc., Medical Technologies, and Exact Sciences, a molecular diagnostics company.
Ms. Napier joined Arbonne in 2009, and in early 2010 led the company through a bankruptcy in 37 days, emerging with a much stronger financial outlook. She was successful through this process due to constant and straightforward communication to the sales force, and a positive outlook on the future. Post bankruptcy, Ms. Napier focused on stabilizing the business, and now has a strong balance sheet and the company has been experiencing significant growth.
Ms. Napier earned a bachelor's degree in economics and studio fine arts from Georgetown University, and an MBA in marketing and finance from Xavier University.
Established in 1995, Chapman University’s Leatherby Center offers one of the nation’s most respected programs for entrepreneurial young men and women. The center aims to prepare and inspire principled, dynamic entrepreneurs whose ideas improve lives and solve important problems. Through innovative courses and real-world leadership, the center provides students with access to a range of resources, including professional mentoring, entrepreneurial internships, a multi-university network, community resources, events, speakers, research, professional groups, competitions and boot camps. Ranked as the #13 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program by Business Week, the Leatherby Center is unique in its approach to connecting students with inventors, investors and real-world entrepreneurs.