Past Speakers

  • Elisha Finney

    Elisha Finney

    Oct 8, 2010
    Elisha Finney (BBA ’83) was named vice president for finance and chief financial officer of Varian Medical Systems in 1999. Today, she is responsible for directing corporate accounting, corporate communications and investor relations, internal audit, regulatory affairs, risk management, tax and treasury, business development, and corporate information systems. Varian Medical, of Palo…
  • Craig Barrs

    W. Craig Barrs

    Sep 24, 2010
    Craig Barrs (BBA ’80) has served as Georgia Power’s executive vice president of external affairs since January 2009. He is responsible for leading and directing the policies and activities of Community and Economic Development, Land, Diversity, Corporate Communication, and Governmental and Regulatory Affairs. Barrs joined Georgia Power in 1981 and has held…
  • Jim Reese

    Jim Reese

    Apr 2, 2010
    Jim Reese is the president and CEO of Atlanta Union Mission, a nonprofit Christian ministry that provides emergency shelter, meals and recovery programs. In the private sector, Reese previously served as president and chief operating officer of CCCi, an Atlanta-based IT staffing company. Prior to CCCi, he was the CEO…
  • Al Koch

    Al Koch

    Feb 25, 2010
    Al Koch is a vice chairman and managing director with AlixPartners, which provides comprehensive business advisory services to improve corporate performance and execute corporate turnarounds. As one of the firm's senior directors, Koch has led a wide range of significant turnaround and restructuring engagements. Koch is presently the CEO of…
  • Peter Foss

    Peter N. Foss

    Nov 20, 2009
    Peter Foss has served as president of GE Olympic sponsorship since 2003. In 2008, he took on additional responsibilities for sales force effectiveness and corporate sales. Foss is responsible for coordinating GE's global Olympic sponsorship, as well as serving as GE's liaison with the NFL. In addition, he leads a team whose…