- Friday, September 18, 2015 at 10:00am – 11:00am
Supported by a contribution from Terry College of Business alumnus and lawyer Keith Mason, who has held various public service roles throughout the past 20 years, the Mason Lecture is part of the Institute for Leadership Advancement’s student-led Terry Leadership Speaker Series. The lecture features prominent business leaders who have contributed significantly to their communities or spent time in a public service role.
- Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:00am – 9:00am
Ben Ayers is Dean of the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business and holds the Earl Davis Chair in Taxation. He came to UGA in 1996 and previously served as director of the college's highly regarded Tull School of Accounting for nine years prior to his appointment as Dean in 2014. Under his leadership, the college recently closed a successful Building Terry campaign, raising $121 million to support faculty, programs and facilities.
Dean Ayers has received eleven teaching awards at the school, college, and university levels. He was recently recognized as being in the top 5% of the most productive accounting researchers over the past fifty years. He has been actively involved in the American Taxation Association and American Accounting Association and has received national research awards from both.
Dean Ayers earned his bachelor's degree in accounting and Masters in Taxation from the University of Alabama, and his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., he worked for KPMG in Atlanta and Tampa and Complete Health, Inc. in Birmingham.
- Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Join the International Business Society for a Lunch and Learn with Professor Jennifer Osbon from Terry College's Department of Marketing and CEO of MegaPlayer, a Digital and Social Media Agency. Come learn about social and media marketing is like today as more businesses expand into international territories and…
- Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Come out to International Business Society's first program of the year! Professor Natalia Gritsko from Terry Business College Economics Department will be discussing the subject of the Russian Market economy and the impact of recent sanctions. Free lunch will be provided.
- Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 7:00am – 9:00am
Saxby Chambliss served in the U.S. Senate for two terms and in the U.S. House of Representatives for four terms. Georgia Trend magazine, which regularly named him one of its Most Influential Georgians, called him "a highly visible and well-respected presence in Washington," and noted that he earned "a reputation as an affable but straight-talking lawmaker." Chambliss was first elected to Congress to represent Georgia's 8th District in 1994. Throughout his legislative career, he has been recognized numerous times by the public and private sectors for his work on agriculture, defense, budget and national security issues. During his tenure in the Senate, he served as a member of the Armed Services Committee; the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; the Rules Committee; and his leadership and experience on homeland security and intelligence matters earned him an appointment to the Senate Committee on Intelligence, where he served as vice chairman from 2011 to 2014.
- Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:00am – 9:00am
Kevin Riley is the Editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a position he has held since January 2011. Riley is a long-time employee of Cox Enterprises, which owns the Journal-Constitution. He started his career in 1983 at the Dayton Daily News in Ohio while a student at the University of Dayton. During…
- Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:00am – 9:00am
Topic: "The Difference: Lessons from Unexpected Places"
Kat Cole serves as Group President at FOCUS Brands, having previously been president of Cinnabon Inc. for four years.
In her role, she oversees the more than 4,000 ice cream shops, bakeries, restaurants and cafés in the United States and 60 countries that FOCUS runs under the Moe’s, Shlotzsky’s, Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, McAllister’s Deli, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Cinnabon brands.
In addition, Cole is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, and is starting a foundation to fund creative, sustainable approaches to education and self-sufficiency. She holds the distinction of being of only two foodservice company leaders listed on CNBC’s Next 25 List Innovators, Leaders and Disruptors for 2014, which is dominated by tech start-ups and a few financial groups and Fortune 50 companies. She is also co-founder of Changers of Commerce, a leading social movements agency.
- Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:00am – 9:00am
Jerald Mitchell serves as the director of economic development for Atlanta BeltLine Inc., a position he has held since February 2014. Mitchell plays a critical role in developing and advancing the economic development strategy, in partnership with Invest Atlanta, to implement the Atlanta BeltLine's mission. Previously, Mitchell served as the…
- Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Future Music Attorneys (FMA) is a program designed for those who aspire to become music attorneys.
Speakers will include Evita Kaigler of EGK Law Offices and music attorney Michelle Simpson.
Students will learn steps to take on the college level and law school level, knowledge of the music space from a music attorneys perspective, various ways to build a road map in becoming a music attorney, and the ability to social network with other future music attorneys across the country.
- Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:00am – 12:45pm
Topic: Income Inequality: Facts, Hypothesis, and Policy Prescriptions. About: Professor Gregory Mankiw is Professor and chair of the Economics department at Harvard University. Dr. Mankiw is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, …
- Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:00am – 9:00am
Chris Haack was named the Georgia men's golf coach on July 18, 1996, and has since taken to Bulldogs to unprecedented levels of success. Under his guidance, the Bulldogs have earned two national championships, seven Southeastern Conference crowns, 54 team tournament titles, and several squad and individual records. In 2012, Haack also became UGA…
- Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Dr. Harford of the University of Washington will present his paper: "Foreign Cash: Taxes, Internal Capital Markets and Agency Problems" to the Finance Department and interested persons.
- Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:30am – 2:30pm
I am excited to invite you to a very special global webcast which will broadcast live from London, Friday, February 27, 12:30pm ET. The event is part of “Aspire to Lead: The PwC women’s leadership series,” which includes programs and workshops hosted by PwC to help college students build…
- Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Communicating with confidence can propel your college experience, career and life in unimaginable ways. It will make you a better leader, it will help you form deeper relationships and it will help you gain confidence in yourself. If fellow students believe in you, you can spark social change. If employers in believe you, they will hire you. If your chapter or organization believes in you, you can better recruit and spread your message. And if you believe in yourself, anything is possible.
This program is presented by Antonio Neves, Director of Higher Education for about.me. Antonio is a nationally recognized college leadership speaker, millennial expert and award-winning journalist (NBC, PBS, BET, Nickelodeon, etc). An in demand speaker, Antonio has keynoted at Stanford University, University of Southern California, Syracuse University, University of Louisiana Lafayette, Georgia State University, Drexel University and more. As Director of Higher Education for about.me, Antonio regularly facilitates personal branding workshops on colleges campuses nationwide. A former NCAA Division I student-athlete, Neves is the author of Student Athlete 101. Antonio holds a BBA from Western Michigan University and a MS from Columbia University.
- Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10:10am – 11:00am
The Terry Leadership Speaker Series presented by the Institute for Leadership Advancement brings well-known leaders from a variety of organizations to the Terry College of Business and the University of Georgia. In these student-oriented forums, leaders are asked to discuss their unique leadership styles and experiences.