Darien Neighbors, Global Players

Launched last year, this highly-acclaimed speaker series returns to spotlight some of our very own Darien residents. You may know them as friends and neighbors – but they are also some of the most successful leaders and innovators in their respective fields. They will share insights from their careers and discuss issues and trends in their industry.

Charlie Collier
Chief Executive Officer, FOX Entertainment
In Conversation with Jeff Hamill, Executive Vice President Hearst Magazines
Tuesday, March 26: 7:00pm reception, 7:45pm presentation

As FOX Entertainment’s new CEO, Charlie Collier is responsible for driving the company’s overall creative vision, supervising all content development, creating new strategies for growth and overseeing all of its business operations. Previously as AMC television’s President and General Manager, Charlie catapulted AMC into one of the most relevant and heralded original programming brands and businesses in television, having developed critical and award-winning hits such as Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul.


John Osborn
Chief Executive Officer, OMD USA
The Power of Purpose in Advertising in Conversation with Alison Kreuch, Head of Client Partnerships for Thrive Global
Tuesday, April 9: 7:00pm reception, 7:45pm presentation

John Osborn became CEO of global media communications agency OMD USA in 2017, representing such notable clients as Apple, Levi’s, FedEx, Pepsi, Disney and McDonald’s. Previously, Osborn spent 25 years at BBDO, where he served as president and CEO of the New York advertising agency for 13 years. Under his leadership, BBDO New York more than doubled revenues, expanded its client base and diversified its workforce. Osborn also led the agency’s transformation into data, marketing science and communications planning. It was named Agency of the Year more than 15 times.


Scott Pelley
Correspondent, 60 Minutes
Truth Worth Telling
Thursday, May 2: 7:00pm reception, 7:45pm presentation

You can watch him on television every Sunday night and now he’s joining us at the DCA. Scott Pelley is among the most experienced reporters in American journalism and he has been a correspondent to the award-winning CBS 60 Minutes since 2004. In his almost 30 years at the network, Pelley has also been the anchor and managing editor of The CBS Evening News, covering the major stories of our times and interviewing the news makers who have changed our world. Barrett Bookstore will be offering a special presale of his forthcoming memoir, Truth Worth Telling, at the event.

Gold Sponsors: Northern Trust • John M. Glover Insurance Agency

Silver Sponsor: Anonymous

Bronze Sponsors: PG Properties • Hawes Team and Nancy Dauk of Halstead CT in Darien • Darien Police Association

Individual speaker tickets: $30 DCA members / $45 public
Ticket prices include a wine reception.

Advance ticket purchase is recommended for individual speakers. Individual speaker tickets will also be available at the door for each event.

If you are trying to buy tickets after 3:00pm the day of an event, please buy them at the door.

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