Launch x Sanford 

Launch x Sanford is a speaker series with a focus on careers and non-linear pathways–thus the name ‘Launch x Sanford: Pathways and Professions.’ We welcome Sanford Middle and Upper School students to come meet and ask questions of our distinguished guests, all of whom are ready to talk about their own winding academic and career stories! Check this space often and listen at morning meetings for upcoming events!

Speaker Series

Michael Barlow, JD

Michael Barlow is a partner at corporate law-firm, Abrams & Bayliss LLP. Michael received his Bachelors of Arts with Honors in economics and political science from the University of Delaware and then went on to pursue law at Harvard Law School. Michael has an extensive background in the field of law as he has previously worked as a law clerk as well as in other corporate law firms. He has most notably worked as Chief of Staff for Governor Jack Markell for 7 years!

John Powell, MD

Dr. John Powell is the chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Christiana Care, however his journey did not start in a hospital. John received his Bachelor of Arts in biology from the University of Delaware and attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University. He then went on to become a medical officer in the US Navy. After being stationed overseas for 3 years, he later received a Masters Degree in health care delivery science from Dartmouth.

Ryan Haydu, MBA

Ryan Haydu is the director of global process owner strategic field operations at AztraZeneca. He was the administrative director of the ChristianaCare Kidney Transplant Program, with a prior career in pharmaceutical commercial operations. Ryan uses his extensive background in business management, analytics, sales, marketing, and leading teams to deliver high-quality solutions and create an exceptional experience for patients and staff. He has a passion for building successful programs, quality-driven processes, and leading a team of highly engaged professionals. Ryan received his MBA in marketing from Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Arts in communication from the University of Akron, and a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication from Youngstown State University.

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