Past Speakers

  • 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…
  • 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…
  • David Ratcliffe

    David Ratcliffe

    President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Southern Company
    Sep 17, 2009
    David Ratcliffe is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Company, one of America's largest producers of electricity. Elected by the board of directors in December 2003, Ratcliffe became president of Southern Company in April 2004 and assumed the additional responsibilities of CEO and chairman in July 2004. As CEO of Georgia…
  • Tim Stack

    R. Timothy Stack

    President and CEO, Piedmont Healthcare
    Aug 20, 2009
    R. Timothy Stack has served as president and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare since December 2001. He has a history of leading healthcare systems, having previously served as president and CEO of Borgess Health Alliance and as president and CEO of Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich. Prior to joining Borgess, Stack…
  • Eric Zeier

    Eric Zeier

    Former UGA All-American Quarterback, UGA
    Color Analyst, Georgia Bulldogs Radio Network
    Jul 16, 2009
    During football season, former Georgia Bulldog All-American quarterback Eric Zeier is the color analyst for Georgia games on the Bulldogs Radio Network. During the rest of the year, he has built a post-football career as a mortgage lender. He was recently named director of CBO national sales for Taylor, Bean …
  • Robin Loudermilk

    Robin Loudermilk, Jr.

    President and CEO, Aaron Rents, Inc.
    Jun 18, 2009
    Robert C. (Robin) Loudermilk, Jr., is currently the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE:RNT). He held the position of chief operation officer (COO) since 1997, in addition to serving as director of the company in 1983. After joining the company in 1985, Robin has held various positions…