PNC Bank and ChamberRVA support C-Suite Conversations at UR Robins School

Speaker series features trailblazers from business, nonprofit and sports worlds

PNC Bank and ChamberRVA are pleased to support C-Suite Conversations, a speaker series presented by the University of Richmond Robins School of Business. The series features unscripted, one-on-one interviews with leaders from business, nonprofit and sports organizations. University of Richmond Associate Professor Dr. Richard Coughlan facilitates each conversation with an executive-level guest, and the business community, students and faculty are invited to join.

This spring, C-Suite Conversations will feature three local business leaders. Courtney Paulk is president of Hirschler and heads the firm’s litigation section. Neil Amin is CEO of Shamin Hotels, overseeing 54 hotels owned and operated by Shamin Hotels under the Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental and Hyatt brands. Tom Farrell is the president and CEO of Dominion Energy, one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy.

“PNC is thrilled to support C-Suite Conversations. After expanding our presence in the Richmond market in 2018, it was immediately apparent that this is an important community connection that we want to foster,” said Richard K. Bynum, president of PNC Bank in Virginia. “The greater Richmond region has an exceptionally strong business community, and connecting today’s leaders with the leaders of tomorrow is an exciting and essential opportunity.”

Dr. Coughlan started C-Suite Conversations in 2011. Previous guests have included Denise Johnson of Caterpillar, Bill Rogers of SunTrust Banks, Beto Guajardo of Starbucks and Karen Hoguet of Macy’s. Each conversation is filmed onstage in front of a community audience and made available afterward on the Robins School website. This year will feature three speakers in the spring and three in the fall.

“This series provides an excellent connection between our business leaders and the region’s young people – the next generation of business leaders,” said Kim Scheeler, president and CEO of ChamberRVA. “We thank PNC for choosing to invest in greater Richmond’s community, and we’re excited to support C-Suite Conversations alongside them.”

The spring program is as follows:

  • Courtney Paulk, president of Hirschler – February 12, 2019
  • Neil Amin, CEO of Shamin Hotels – February 26, 2019
  • Tom Farrell, president and CEO of Dominion Energy – April 4, 2019

All C-Suite Conversations programs begin at 8 a.m. in the Robins School of Business, Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium, with a pre-event networking breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Find parking information here. Learn more at, and follow the online conversation with @UR_RobinsSchool using #RobinsSpeakers.


About the Robins School: The Robins School of Business at University of Richmond is recognized as one of the nation’s best business schools, offering undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs. As a top business school, the Robins School prepares students to be future leaders in a global business world by providing a dynamic learning community, where real-world teaching practices, scholarship and service are at the forefront of our curriculum. For more information about the Robins School, visit

About PNC: The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit

About ChamberRVA: ChamberRVA is the chamber of commerce representing the entire greater Richmond region – one city, seven counties and one town – since 1867. The chamber’s mission is to build a thriving regional community by supporting the success of members, providing a strong business voice and developing RVA’s future leaders. Learn more about ChamberRVA at

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