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New Sanford & Hall Report at Price College of Business Advances a More Civil Society

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New Sanford & Hall Report at Price College of Business Advances a More Civil Society

Adriana Sanford and Rear Admiral Garry E Hall - The Sanford and Hall Report

The Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma has launched the Sanford & Hall Report, which examines a breadth and depth of challenges that have risen to the top of the C-Suite agenda and are necessary for effective board meeting preparation.

Drawing on national security career experiences from 9/11 to the modern pandemic, co-hosts Adriana Sanford, a global threats expert, and retired Rear Adm. Garry Hall will address how to secure national and global supply, resiliency and post-COVID-19 economic recovery.

“Our challenge is not to tell you what to think, but to make you think,” said Hall. “A thinking individual makes better decisions for themselves, their family and their community. Advancing critical thinking advances a more civil society.”

The new video series launches Friday, Oct. 30, and is being offered through the college’s Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business, home to OU’s graduate business programs.

“We are fortunate to have Adm. Garry Hall involved in this endeavor with Acting Director of Executive Education Adriana Sanford,” said Shad Satterthwaite, director of executive business programs and aerospace and defense at the Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business. “Admiral Hall brings his in-depth analytical background to the discussion of these real-world problems. The reports that he and Adriana discuss represent important challenges in our current environment.”

The Sanford & Hall Report is offered complimentary online through YouTube and at, along with additional information, including speaker bios.

The following topics are scheduled throughout October and into November:

  • Counterfeiting and Piracy
  • Street Gangs and Human Trafficking
  • Trade-Based Money Laundering
  • Cyber Criminals and the Dangers of the Dark Web

International TV commentator and award-winning cybersecurity and global threats expert Adriana Sanford, J.D. dual LL.M, is the acting director of executive education at the Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business, a faculty member of the Price College of Business and a Senior Fellow at the OU Center for Intelligence and National Security.

Retired Rear Adm. Garry E. Hall USN received a political appointment to serve as a senior director on the National Security Council and special assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. On the NSC, he was responsible for human rights, humanitarian assistance, immigration and migration, atrocity prevention, United Nations operations, democracies and fragile states.

“It will be a unique opportunity to have these challenges observed through the military and strategic lens of Adm. Hall,” Satterthwaite said. “Having received an Executive MBA himself, Adm. Hall is a big proponent of executive education and programs such as the University of Oklahoma’s Executive MBA in Aerospace and Defense.”

The Michael F. Price College of Business has experienced significant growth over the past five years in the number of faculty, staff and students and has become OU’s second-largest college, with more than 4,900 students. The college offers undergraduate, master’s, executive and doctoral programs across six academic divisions in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Finance, Management and International Business, Management Information Systems, and Marketing and Supply Chain Management. The college’s Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business is a 27,000-square-foot facility located in the heart of Oklahoma City’s Innovation District and is home to the college’s full-time and professional MBA programs, as well as the Executive MBA in Aerospace and Defense and the Graduate Certificate in Aerospace and Defense.

The Price College of Business’s website is

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