Hillard Gold ’39 Lecture
The 2014-2015 Hillard Gold ’39 Lecture Series presents Robbie Bach.
Robbie Bach: From Chief Xbox Officer to Civic Engineer
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 6PM-7PM, Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Robbie Bach joined Microsoft in 1988 and over the next 22 years worked in various marketing, general management and business leadership roles. Starting in 1992, he played an important role in the successful launch and expansion of the Microsoft Office business and led the creation and development of the Xbox business. Robbie retired from Microsoft in 2010. Robbie now serves on the national board of governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and was the chairman of the board from 2009-10. He is also a board member for the United States Olympic Committee, Sonos Inc., Brooks Running Company, the Space Needle Inc., and the local chapter of Year Up. Robbie is a regular guest lecturer at colleges and universities across the country, with an emphasis on marketing and strategy topics and is currently writing a book and blogging on business and civic strategy.
Prior to earning an MBA from Stanford University, he majored in economics at the University of North Carolina where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar, graduated with highest honors, and was named a first team Academic All-American on the Tar Heel’s tennis team. He is the 2014-2015 UNC Morehead-Cain Alumni Visiting Distinguished Professor. For more information about Robbie, visit www.robbiebach.com.
The talk is hosted by Honors Carolina in the College of Arts and Sciences in partnership with UNC Computer Science and UNC Public Policy.
The Hillard Gold ’39 lecture series is hosted by Honors Carolina in the College of Arts and Sciences. The lecture series is made possible by the gift of James Gold ’72 and Jonathan Gold ’75 in honor of their late father, alumnus Hillard Gold.
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