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Leader in Residence

Bill McNabb

Bill McNabb

Former CEO & Chairman of Vanguard
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

5-6PM: Cocktail Hour in the Mansion
6-7:30: Leader in Residence Address & Fireside Chat with Steve Highsmith in Grace Hall Atrium

F. William McNabb III is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Vanguard. He joined Vanguard in 1986. In 2008, he became chief executive officer; in 2010, he became chairman of the board of directors and the board of trustees. He stepped down as chief executive officer at the end of 2017 and as chairman at the end of 2018. Earlier in his career, he led each of Vanguard’s client-facing business divisions.

Mr. McNabb is active in the investment management industry and served as the chairman of the Investment Company Institute’s board of governors from 2013 to 2016. A board member of UnitedHealth Group and the chairman of Ernst & Young’s Independent Audit Committee, he is also chairman of the board of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia, a board member of CECP: The CEO Force for Good, and a board member of the Philadelphia School Partnership.

In addition, Mr. McNabb is the executive in residence at the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute at the Le Bow College of Business and a member of the Advisory Board of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School. He is a member of the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board of the Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management and a member of The Wharton School’s Graduate Executive Board. He also serves on the Dartmouth Athletic Advisory Board.

Mr. McNabb earned an A.B. at Dartmouth College, holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Saint Joseph’s University.


Cabrini University invites leaders in the corporate and non-profit sectors to serve as Leaders in Residence.

They serve one‑ or two‑day residencies on campus and meet with students, faculty, and staff to discuss their style of leadership as it relates to their work and personal life.

These leaders will be selected for their extraordinary spiritual, emotional, and organizational leadership accomplishments.

All are invited to attend this free event.

For directions to Cabrini, please visit cabrini.edu/directions


    Participate as a Leader in Residence

    If interested in becoming part of this series of leadership experts, or if you have any questions, please contact:

    • Nathaniel Pearson, PhD 
      Executive Director of the Nerney Leadership Institute
      610.902.8248

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