DCA’s ‘Darien Neighbors, Global Players’ Series of Talks by Industry Leaders Who Are Local Residents

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The Darien Community Association’s executive speakers series, “Darien Neighbors, Global Players,” returns this year with three new speakers — all Darien residents who are some of the most successful leaders and innovators in their fields.

— an announcement from the Darien Community Association

They will share insights from their careers and discuss issues and trends in their industry.

Ticket prices include a wine reception. Attendees will have the opportunity to win special items, including two tickets to the Emmy Awards in September, to benefit the nonprofit mission of the DCA.

Charlie Collier, CEO Fox Entertainment

Charlie Collier CEO Fox Entertainment

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FOX Entertainment’s new CEO, Charlie Collier

Charlie Collier, chief executive officer, FOX Entertainment in conversation with Jeff Hamill, executive vice president Hearst Magazines — Tuesday, March 26: 7 p.m. reception, 7:45 p.m. 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, CEO OMD USA

John Osborn

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John Osborn chief executive officer, OMD USA

John Osborn chief executive officer, OMD USA, will talk about “Soul Branding: The Good of Doing ‘Good Work’” in Advertising Tuesday, April 9: 7 p.m. reception, 7:45 p.m. 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’

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Scott Pelley, correspondent, “60 Minutes”

Scott Pelley Correspondent, 60 Minutes Truth Worth Telling Thursday, May 2: 7 p.m. reception, 7:45 p.m. 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 nearly 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.

If You’re Going …

  • Series tickets for all three speakers are $80 for DCA members and $120 for the public. Purchase series tickets by March 22. Single speaker tickets are $30 for DCA members, $45 for the public. Advance ticket purchase is recommended for single speaker tickets.
  • Buy online at DarienDCA.org or through the DCA office. For further information contact the DCA at info@dariendca.org or call 203-655-9050 extension 10. The DCA is located at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien.

Thanks to:

Thank you to our Gold sponsors: Northern Trust and John M. Glover Insurance Agency and our Bronze sponsors: PG Properties, Hawes Team and Nancy Dauk of Halstead CT in Darien, and Darien Police Association.

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