The David Eccles School of Business announced today Bill Campbell, a successful television executive and producer, is the honoree and keynote speaker for the 2014 Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation

Campbell is the founder of Palmetto Southern Production and Advisory, a television and documentary production and consulting firm, and a past president of Discovery Networks, where he oversaw blockbuster programs like Planet Earth, Deadliest Catch, Dirty Jobs, Mythbusters and No Reserverations. He will speak about “Living with Disruption” during the convocation event on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. in the George S. Eccles Auditorium of the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building.

“As a longtime friend of Spence Eccles, I’m extremely honored to be a part of this event and to engage in what I know will be enlightening dialogue with the students and faculty of the David Eccles School of Business,” Campbell said. “Every aspect of broadcast media, film and the internet are interwoven with today’s global business world, and I’m excited to have this opportunity to share my insights and perspectives while also learning more about the innovative work taking place at the U in this ever-changing arena.”

Before founding his current company, Cambell was CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. He has held positions at Miramax Television, CBS, Warner Bros. Television, and ABC Entertainment. He was also a passenger on United Airways Flight 1549, “The Miracle on the Hudson,” which landed in the Hudson River in 2009, and the experience impacted his life in significant ways. Campbell is a native of Greenville, S.C. He is a 1982 graduate of Harvard College and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

The annual Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation launches each new academic year at the David Eccles School of Business, and it serves as a salute to Spence