Past Speakers

  • Bonney Shuman

    Bonney Shuman, BBA 1980

    CEO, Stratix Corporation
    May 21, 2009
    Bonney Shuman serves as CEO of Stratix Corp., which has helped hundreds of end users, distributors and other organizations gain a competitive advantage by utilizing automatic data capture since 1983. Shuman has worked with many industries and companies in the establishment of their bar code guidelines. She has conducted numerous seminars…
  • Jeff Genthner

    Jeff Genthner

    Senior Vice President, General Manager, FOX Sports South and SportSouth
    Apr 16, 2009
    Jeff Genthner is the senior vice president and general manager of Atlanta-based FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth. A 28-year industry veteran, Genthner played a pivotal role in developing FOX Sports South into the nation's largest regional sports network, reaching more than 12 million cable and…
  • Doug Curling

    Doug Curling

    Former President, COO, Director, ChoicePoint, Inc.
    Mar 19, 2009
    Doug Curling served as the president and COO and board director of ChoicePoint, Inc. from May of 2000 until the company was sold to Reed Elsevier and his retirement on September 2008. He served as president since April 2002 and as COO since May 1999. He served as COO and treasurer from May 1999 to…
  • Jerry Wilson

    Jerry S. Wilson

    Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company
    Feb 19, 2009
    Wilson has succeeded in business and society by developing expertise in the areas of: people development, diversity as business, strategic planning, brand marketing, and general management. His unique approach to business challenges has earned him a reputation as an effective turnaround executive with personal integrity. Wilson is a board-elected senior…
  • Randy Jackson

    Randy Jackson

    Director for HR and Administration, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc.
    Jan 15, 2009
    Randy Jackson is the director of human resources and administration for Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. Randy joined the company July 16, 2007, as the Top American Executive to Lead the West Point, Georgia Automotive Project. Prior to joining KIA, Randy was employed with Mercedes Benz USA and International, Inc. in Vance,…
  • Tom Smith

    Tom Smith

    CEO, Oglethorpe Power Corporation
    Nov 20, 2008
    Thomas A. Smith is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oglethorpe Power Corporation and has served in that capacity since September 1999. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oglethorpe Power Corporation from September 1998 to August 1999, Senior Financial Officer from 1997 to August 1998, Vice President, Finance…
  • Jim Nalley

    Jim Nalley, BBA 1964

    Non-Executive Chairman, Nalley Automotive Group
    Oct 16, 2008
    C. V. "Jim" Nalley III has served as president and chief executive officer of Nalley Automotive Group, which operates more than a dozen dealerships in the Atlanta market. He is now chairman of the Nalley Automotive Group, which was acquired by Asbury Automotive Group, one of the nation's largest automotive…
  • Louise Allen

    Louise Allen

    President, Ivan Allen Workspace
    Sep 18, 2008
    Louise Allen is the fourth generation of her family to lead the 108-year-old office and healthcare furniture and workplace services company. She is the first woman in the Allen family to assume the leadership role at Ivan Allen Workspace. She has led the company with courage and a passionate dedication…
  • Sonny Seiler

    Sonny Seiler, BBA 1956, JD 1957

    Owner of UGA's bulldog mascot line, UGA
    Aug 21, 2008
    Sonny Seiler (BBA 1956, JD 1957) is the owner of the line of white English bulldogs that have served as the University of Georgia's mascots since 1956. He is an internationally known attorney who represented Jim Williams in the murder trial made famous in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Both…
  • Kenneth Jackson

    Kenneth G. Jackson, BBA 1979, MAcc 1980

    CFO, Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
    Jul 17, 2008
    Ken graduated from the University of Georgia with an undergraduate degree in Accounting in 1979 and a Masters Degree in Taxation in the fall of 1980. Upon graduation, Ken joined the Atlanta office of Arthur Andersen in the tax division in January of 1981. He was promoted to partner in 1990. During his fifteen…
  • Chris Welton

    Chris Welton, BBA 1981, JD 1985

    CEO, Helios Partners Inc.
    Jun 19, 2008
    Chris Welton is the chief executive officer of Helios Partners Inc., a global sports marketing firm with offices in Atlanta, London, Beijing and Moscow. Helios specializes in the representation of cities bidding for sport events, corporate sponsorship consultation, sport property consultation and sport property brand assessment. Welton is the former…