Past Speakers

  • Dikembe Mutombo

    Dikembe Mutombo

    Chairman and President, Dikembe Mutombo Foundation
    Four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Atlanta Hawks
    Jan 20, 2011
    Born in the capital city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dikembe Mutombo is the seventh of ten children born to Samuel and the late Biamba Marie Mutombo. He arrived in the United States in 1987 on an academic scholarship to attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.…
  • Steve Green

    Steve Green, BBA 1971

    Chairman, Georgia Ports Authority
    Nov 18, 2010
    Steve Green is a native of Savannah, Ga., where he attended Benedictine Military School and graduated from the University of Georgia. He began his professional career in his family’s distribution business, Green Distributors, the exclusive franchisee for Frito-Lay products in Southeast Georgia. He was president of the company for 10…
  • Mike Anderson

    Mike Anderson, AB 1991, MMR 1997

    Vice President, dunnhumby USA LLC
    Oct 21, 2010
    Michael Anderson is the vice president for client leadership with dunnhumby USA, a marketing analytics firm formed through a joint venture of the Kroger Co. and London-based dunnhumby. Anderson manages comprehensive engagement strategies for non-food retail partners, working to drive value from loyalty programs and associated marketing, merchandising, promotion and…
  • Steve Goodroe

    Steve Goodroe, BBA 1971

    Retired Vice President, Global Customer Marketing, Procter & Gamble
    Executive-in-Residence, Terry College of Business
    Former CEO, dunnhumby USA LLC
    Oct 21, 2010
    Steve Goodroe joined The Procter & Gamble Company after graduating from Terry College in 1971. Over the course of a thirty-year career with P&G, he had the opportunity to live and work in North America, Europe, and Asia. Steve spent the first part of his career in various sales…
  • Gina Drosos

    Gina Coleman Drosos, BBA 1985

    President, Global Personal Beauty, Procter & Gamble
    Sep 16, 2010
    Gina Coleman Drosos is the group president for Procter & Gamble’s global female beauty division, which includes skin care, cosmetics, deodorants, body care and cleansing, female hair removal, and hair care and hair color. Her career with P&G dates back to 1986, when she worked as a summer…
  • Kenneth Stewart

    Kenneth C. Stewart

    Former Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development
    Aug 19, 2010
    Stewart was named the Senior Advisor of Industry Strategy at Georgia Tech in July, 2010. Previously, he was appointed the Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development, by Governor Sonny Perdue in January 2007. As chief marketing officer for the state of Georgia, he led Georgia’s efforts to recruit new businesses and…
  • Mark Rosenberg

    Mark Rosenberg

    President and CEO, The Task Force for Global Health
    Jul 15, 2010
    Before assuming his current position at the Task Force for Global Health, Dr. Mark Rosenberg served the Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 20 years. During this time, he led the CDC’s work in violence prevention and later became the first permanent director…
  • James Shepherd

    James Shepherd, BBA 1973

    Chairman, Shepherd Center, Inc.
    Jun 17, 2010
    James H. Shepherd, Jr., is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shepherd Center, the country’s largest catastrophic care hospital, specializing in the treatment of people with spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders, and urological problems. Currently, James divides his time…
  • Michael Adams

    Michael F. Adams (2010)

    President, University of Georgia
    May 20, 2010
    Now in his 13th year as President of the University of Georgia, Michael F. Adams is one of America's longest serving and best known university presidents. A widely respected figure in higher education, he has been elected by his peers to lead a number of national organizations including the National…
  • Mark Fox

    Mark Fox

    Head Coach, UGA Men's Basketball
    Apr 15, 2010
    Mark Fox became the 21st head basketball coach in the history of the University of Georgia on April 3, 2009. The native Kansan arrived in Athens after five successful seasons in a similar capacity at the University of Nevada, which played in the postseason in each of those five years. During Fox's…
  • Joel Babbit

    Joel Babbit, BBA 1978

    CEO and Co-Founder, Mother Nature Network
    Mar 18, 2010
    Joel Babbit is the CEO and co-founder of Mother Nature Network (—a leading provider of environmental news and information—ranked by Alexa Information Services as the most visited for-profit environmental website in the world. Co-founded in 2009 by Babbit and Chuck Leavell, keyboardist for the Rolling Stones, MNN was…