Home Depot co-founder delivers 14th annual Charles F. Dolan lecture

Home Depot co-founder delivers 14th annual Charles F. Dolan lecture

Kenneth Langone, a prominent investment banker and philanthropist who co-founded The Home Depot, Inc., was the guest speaker at the 2014 Charles F. Dolan Lecture Series in April.

The topic was “Investing for the Long Term.” Langone was interviewed by Dr. Don Gibson, dean of the Dolan School of Business (DSB) and two students, Marilyn Peizer ’15 and Luis Gonzalez Rios ’14.

Langone is president and chief executive officer of Invemed Associates, LLC, a New York Stock Exchange member firm specializing in healthcare and high technology companies. He was a director and member of the executive committee of The Home Depot’s board from the time it was founded in 1978 until 2008. He also serves on the boards of Unifi, Inc., Micell Technologies, Relationship Sciences, and Geeknet, Inc.

Langone received a B.A. from Bucknell University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Langone is dedicated to both of his alma maters, serving on the boards of the Stern School and New York University. He is chairman of the Trustees of New York University Medical Center, which was renamed in 2008 after Langone and his wife Elaine following a generous gift to the center.

In addition, he is on the board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, The Ronald McDonald House of New York, The Medal of Honor Foundation, Horatio Alger Society Foundation, and the Harlem Children’s Zone, where he is chairman of its charter school, Promise Academy.

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