Brink’s Executive, Montana Native to Deliver Gilkey Lecture at UM

October 20, 2014

MISSOULA – Thomas Schievelbein, who serves as chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Brink’s Company, will deliver the fall semester Harold and Priscilla Gilkey Executive Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the University of Montana.

The Bozeman native will present “Why Values Matter” at 5:30 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 106. The event is free and open to the public.

During his lecture, Schievelbein will explain the role values play in leadership, culture and decision-making. He will include personal stories of his life in business and his role at Brink’s.

Schievelbein oversees operations at Brink’s, which provides security services to banks, retailers and governments around the world, and has been a leader in the industry for more than 150 years. The company employs 65,000 people in more than 40 countries.

Schievelbein has been the CEO of Brink’s since 2012 and a member of its board of directors since 2009. Before joining Brink’s, Schievelbein served as president of Northrop Grumman Newport News and as a member of the Northrop Grumman Corporate Policy Council from 2001 until his retirement in 2004. He was chief operating officer of Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. from 1995 to 2001 and was responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines.

Schievelbein received his bachelor’s degree in marine engineering from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and his master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia. He has served on the Secretary of the Navy’s Advisory Panel, as well as the board of directors for the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, where he led the subcommittee for ethics, character development and leadership.

Schievelbein also is a director of Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. and a director of New York Life Insurance Company. He is a member of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers from leading U.S. companies. He is a founding member and past chair of the Virginia Career Education Foundation.

The Gilkey lecture series was established in 2004 by Harold and Priscilla Gilkey to provide resources for UM’s School of Business Administration to host the nation’s top business leaders to share their knowledge, expertise and experiences with students, faculty members and the community.

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Contact: Tammy Yedinak, UM School of Business Administration, 406-243-6195,