John Stephenson, President & CEO, College Football Hall of Fame, speaks at Terry Third Thursday

Terry Third Thursday is a breakfast speaker series for the Atlanta business community and that features influential speakers, as well as special guests from the University of Georgia, who bring local and global perspectives on business and innovation.

About the Speaker: John Stephenson

John Stephenson was named president and CEO of Atlanta Hall Management, Inc. in December 2011 and was asked to assume the role permanently in February of 2013. As president and CEO of Atlanta Hall Management, Stephenson is responsible for guiding the broader efforts to construct, develop and operate the 94,000-sqare foot attraction known as the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in downtown Atlanta.

Prior to joining the Hall, Stephenson was a corporate attorney at the law firm of Troutman Sanders. He joined the firm in 2000 and was named a partner in 2007. Having served as counsel to a number of clients in the hospitality, sports, and entertainment industry, Stephenson was retained by project organizers in 2009 to assist with efforts to move the College Football Hall of Fame to Atlanta from its previous home in South Bend, Indiana.

Stephenson was born and raised in Atlanta. He holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia.

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