Terry Talk with Jim Blanchard (BBA ‘63) | Retired Chairman & CEO of Synovus Financial Corp
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Join us for a Terry Talk with Jim Blanchard to discuss career advice and insights on Leadership and Finance.  

Mr. Blanchard partnered with The Jordan Company to create Jordan-Blanchard Capital, LLC (“Jordan-Blanchard”) in August of 2011 and serves as Chairman, Board of Advisors. Prior to creating Jordan-Blanchard, he served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Synovus Financial Corp., a multi-billion-dollar financial services company, based in Columbus, Georgia. Synovus bank divisions provide commercial and retail banking, investment and mortgage services to customers in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.  In 1999, Synovus was selected by Fortune Magazine as the #1 Best Company to Work for in America.

In 2006, he formed a partnership with Columbus State University’s Cunningham Center for Leadership Development to create the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum. The mission of the forum is to provide Columbus, and the region, the opportunity to interact with some of the most influential political, military and business leaders in the world to create a synergy that raises both the local and national standard for leadership development. Previous speakers at the forum include: President George W. Bush, former First Lady Laura Bush, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Senators Sam Nunn and Zell Miller, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, author Ken Blanchard, author John Maxwell, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, General David Petraeus and former U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell. “One of the greatest gifts I can offer to our country is an investment in Leadership. We want to provide a forum where leaders can be exposed to the best and brightest minds in the world today,” said Blanchard.

Mr. Blanchard is a Terry alum and earned both a BBA and LLB from the University of Georgia.


Suggested dress is business casual. A meal will be provided to registered participants. Space is limited so sign up now!

Event Details
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 12:30pm1:30pm
The Glover Boardroom | 402
Correll Hall, 600 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
United States
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