Past Speakers

  • 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 (MNN.com)—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…
  • Kessel Stelling

    Kessel D. Stelling, Jr., BBA 1978

    President and CEO, Bank of North Georgia
    Regional CEO, Atlanta Market, Synovus
    Feb 18, 2010
    Kessel D. Stelling, Jr. began his banking career with First Railroad and Banking Company in Augusta where he worked for 11 years. He served as Senior Vice President of First National Bank of Cobb County from 1985 to 1990 and then as Executive Vice President of The Chattahoochee Bank in Marietta, Georgia, from 199…
  • Leo Wells

    Leo Wells, BBA 1967

    Founder and President, Wells Real Estate Funds
    Jan 21, 2010
    Leo F. Wells III pioneered a disciplined office real estate investment philosophy of low debt, high-quality tenants, and long-term leases that has attracted more than 250,000 investors and $12 billion in assets since Wells Real Estate Funds was founded in 1984. A 30-year veteran of the real estate brokerage, sales, and management industries,…
  • Howard McLure

    Howard McLure, BBA 1979

    President, CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services
    Nov 19, 2009
    Howard McLure is responsible for Caremark Pharmacy Services of CVS Caremark Corp. Prior to his current position, he was the senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Caremark. He also served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Caremark from May 2000 until June 2005. He joined the…
  • Tim Chapman

    Tim Chapman

    Co-Founder and CEO, Stadion Money Management
    Oct 15, 2009
    Tim Chapman is Chairman and CEO of Stadion Money Management, formerly known as PMFM, Inc. Tim began his investment career in 1981, obtaining his NASD securities licenses while still a student at the University of Georgia. He later received a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and spent the first 10 years of…