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Friday, October 16, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Meet our October Guest Speaker
TOPIC: Greedy Bastards: A One on One with Sheryl Sculley
Greetings Harvard Alumni and Friends,
Join us this Friday, October 16th at the HBS/Harvard Virtual October Lunch Club get together. We are excited to have former city manager Sheryl Sculley joining us. Sculley will discuss her new book Greedy Bastards! In her book, she takes you behind closed doors to tell the story of the uphill battle to improve San Antonio city government, including challenging the powerful public safety unions and steering the city from financial ruin (read more about Sheryl Sculley below).
The HBS/Harvard 'Lunch Club' is an informal virtual lunch gathering via Zoom, and it is an opportunity to talk, network and exchange ideas in a relaxed, virtual atmosphere. We meet on the third Friday of each month from noon until 1 PM and all HBS alumni are invited. There is no need to RSVP for the HBS/Harvard Luncheons - Just jot down the luncheon date, have your cold beverage and sandwich nearby, and call into our Zoom lunch meeting at noon on Friday. Below are the Zoom Meeting details:
Topic: HBS & Harvard Clubs of San Antonio - Virtual Lunch
Time: Friday, October 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Look forwarding to seeing you at the October virtual luncheon.
All my best,
Harvard Club of San Antonio
MORE ABOUT SHERYL SCULLEY
Sheryl Sculley served as city manager of San Antonio, Texas, from 2005-2019. In that position, she was the chief executive officer overseeing 13,000 employees, an annual operating and capital budget of $2.8 billion, and a city population of 1.5 million residents.
Sculley proposed the three largest bond programs in city history totaling $2 billion including 450 construction projects for streets, sidewalks, drainage, parks, libraries, senior centers, fire stations and museums. All three programs were overwhelmingly approved by San Antonio voters and the projects were executed with precision—on time and within budget.
Sheryl has worked in city management for over 40 years. She served in leadership roles in Phoenix, Arizona and Kalamazoo, Michigan.
She is a fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration and has been an adjunct professor at the LBJ School of Public Policy at The University of Texas in Austin. Sheryl served on the United Way boards in all three cities and is currently working with the United Way 2019 campaign as well as assisting numerous other non-profit organizations.
In her new book Greedy Bastards, former city manager Sheryl Sculley takes you behind closed doors to tell the story of the uphill battle to improve San Antonio city government, including challenging the powerful public safety unions and steering the city from financial ruin. Sculley will discuss her book and share the strategies she used to create mutually beneficial solutions to San Antonio’s biggest problems.
“I can’t take credit for this book’s title,” said Sculley. “The president of the local police union inspired it back when writing a book was just an item on my to-do-once-I-retire list. Why then did I title my book in honor of a false statement meant to malign me? First it foreshadowed the way the union representatives would ultimately portray our city. And second, the phrase was emblematic of just how dirty this disagreement was going to get.”
Join us for this virtual conversation to discuss Greedy Bastards, the obstacles to police collective bargaining reform, and the changes that are still needed.