King Announces 2017 Commencement Speaker

King is excited to announce our 2017 Commencement Speaker is Facebook Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Gary Briggs '80. Commencement, which celebrates the Class of 2017, will be held on Friday, June 2, 5:00 p.m. King is thrilled to have Gary Briggs address our community, in his speech entitled "Two Truths and a Lie," as we honor King's long tradition of educational excellence.


Alumnus Gary Briggs graduated from King in 1980, and then earned a B.A. in Political Science and American Civilization from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He has held a number of leadership roles at companies including PepsiCo, IBM, eBay, PayPal, and Google. Since August 2013, Gary has served as Chief Marketing Officer of Facebook, Inc. In May, Gary will be inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame in recognition of those who make outstanding contributions to marketing and inspire the next generation.

It is particularly meaningful for Gary to be speaking at King, both as an alumni and a technology innovator. Sharing his excitement, Gary said, "The education and nurturing I received at King was formative in my life. I look forward to celebrating the Class of 2017 with the King community."

For more information about this year's commencement ceremony, visit our Commencement webpage for more information.