Darien Community Associationhighly-acclaimed speaker series, Darien Neighbors, Global Players Returns

This DCA highly-acclaimed speaker series returns for the 4th year. This year’s series includes three online events, in partnership with DAF Media. Registrants will receive an email with an access link the afternoon of the event.

On Wednesday, April 28, at 7:00 pm, Jad Finck, VP of Innovation and Sustainability, Allbirds, will be in conversation with Nate Checketts, co-founder and CEO of Rhone. They will discuss Innovating Better Things in a Better Way.

Allbirds is well-known for its ultra-comfy Merino Wool Runners. As one of their first employees, Jad Finck leads the development of the company’s major footwear and apparel innovations including their eucalyptus fiber Tree fabric and SweetFoam™, a Time Best Invention of the Year. A graduate of Darien High School, Stanford University and USC’s Marshall School of Business, Jad is excited to “return home.”

On Thursday, May 13, at 7:00pm, Chase Carey, Chairman, Formula 1, and Mark Waller, Chief Commercial Officer, McLaren Racing, will be in conversation with Jay Alter, ESPN broadcaster. They will discuss Inside the Business of Formula 1.

Chase Carey is the Chairman of Formula 1, the world’s premier motorsport competition. He served as Chairman and CEO of Formula 1 from 2017-2020. Prior to Formula 1, Chase was President and CEO of Fox and News Corp, one of the world’s leading media companies, where he continues to serve on its board. He is a graduate of Colgate University and Harvard Business School.

Mark Waller has had an international business career that spans more than 25 years. He comes to McLaren from the NFL, where he served as a senior executive for 13 years, most recently responsible for driving the successful growth of the NFL outside the US. Mark is a graduate of Durham University. Both Chase and Mark divide their time between Darien and other locations.

On Tuesday, May 25, 7:00pm, Michael J. Mauboussin, head of Consilient Research, Counterpoint Global, Morgan Stanley will discuss Methods to Improve Decisions.

Michael J. Mauboussin has served as Director of Research at BlueMountain Capital, Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse, and Chief Investment Strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management, prior to his current position at Counterpoint Global. He is also the author of three


books, and has been an adjunct professor of finance at Columbia Business School since 1993. A graduate of Georgetown University, Michael lives in Darien.

Series tickets for all three speakers: $80 DCA members / $120 public
Individual speaker tickets: $30 DCA members / $45 public
Purchase series and/or Jad Finck tickets by April 28 at 3:00pm.
Purchase Chase Carey and Mark Waller tickets by May 13 at 3:00pm.
Purchase Michael J. Mauboussin tickets by May 25 at 3:00pm.
Buy online at dariendca.org or through the DCA office, 203-655-9050 extension 10.

Bronze Sponsors: PG Properties • Darien Police Association

The DCA is a privately-funded nonprofit that does not receive any financial support from the Town of Darien. Since 1923, the DCA has been making our community a nicer place to live, by providing people of all ages a place to gather, give and learn.

DAF Media, a joint venture between The Darien Athletic Foundation and The Darien Foundation, is helmed by veteran sports anchor, Damian Andrew. DAF Media brings together student volunteers to livestream local sports, arts and community events. 

(Pictured left to right: Jad Finck, Chase Carey, Mark Waller and Michael J. Mauboussin)


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