Great Conversations

Great Conversations

Great Conversations offers an unforgettable evening of fine dining and stimulating conversation with prominent individuals from our vibrant community.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Reception at 6pm — Dinner from 7:30 – 9:30pm
The Madison Hotel, Morristown, New Jersey (directions)
Seats are $225 each

Mingle with the distinguished conversationalists at a cocktail reception, then enjoy in-depth discussion over dinner with one of the host conversationalists. Learn about these remarkable individuals, their work, their insights into their fields and the experiences that shaped their lives. This is an evening to exchange ideas and thoughts and savor the pleasure of a live discussion, all while supporting Morris Arts.

Join Our Host Conversationalists

Susan L. Blount
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Jeffrey R. Boscamp, MD
Vice President, Chief Academic Officer at Hackensack University Medical Center; Chairman of Pediatrics, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
Bill Carroll
Managing Director & Head of Investment Solutions, UBS Wealth Management Americas
Lorna Davis
President, Biscuits, North America, Mondelēz International (Nabisco)
Ryan DePersio
Chef & Partner, Fascino Italian Restaurant, Nico Kitchen & Bar, Battello
Brian Donohue
Emmy Award-winning Reporter, The Star-Ledger; Member of Pulitzer Prize-winning team
Susan Ennis
Executive Vice President, Program Strategy & Planning, Home Box Office (HBO)
Sebastián Forster
Concert Pianist; Faculty Member, Piano School of New York City
Thomas M. Gartland
President, North America, Avis Budget Group
Steven J. Goulart
Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, MetLife, Inc.
Andre Goy, MD
Chairman & Director, John Theurer Cancer Center, Hackensack University Medical Center
Lamar Graham
Chief Content Officer,
Thomas J. (TJ) Higgins
President, North America, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
Mila Jasey
New Jersey Assemblywoman
Neil N. Jasey
Former Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance
Allen Kopelson, AIA
Founding Principal, NK Architects
Patricia A. Lee
Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer, Wyndham Worldwide
Al Leiter
National League All-Star & 19-year Major League Baseball Pitcher (retired); MLB Network Analyst; Color Commentator YES Network
Owen W. Lewis, MD
Child Psychiatrist; Poet; Author; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
James Roe
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra President & CEO
George Marriner Maull
Artistic Director, The Discovery Orchestra, public television personality
Paul H. McRae
Assistant Artistic Director, New Jersey Ballet Company; Faculty, New Jersey School of Ballet & Kean University; Artistic Advisor, NJPAC
Joe Morris
New York Giants former Running Back, key member of 1987 Super Bowl-winning Giants
Janet Taylor Pickett
Award-winning visual artist & retired professor of Art History/Studio Art
Bucky Pizzarelli
American Jazz Guitar Legend
Jean Rosanvallon
President & CEO, Dassault Falcon Jet
Stephen Rusckowski
President & CEO, Quest Diagnostics
Sandra Brown Sherman
Partner, Riker Danzig, Worth Magazine Top 100 Attorneys for USA
Michael Slackman
NY Times Deputy Foreign Editor; member of Pulitzer Prize-winning team
Patricia Sly
Executive Director, Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Inc.
JoJo Starbuck
Two time U.S. Olympic Figure Skater, three time US pairs skating champion
David T. Welsh
Founder and Partner, Normandy Real Estate Partners

Event Co-chairs

Edda and James Gillen
Alan Levitan

Great Sponsors of Great Conversations

We thank the following corporate sponsors for their support of Morris Arts. Click on the sponsor’s name to link to their website.

Any questions? If you have any questions about Great Conversations, please call Gina Moran at 973-285-5115 x13 or email her.

Read about last year’s Conversationalists.