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Terry Innovation Speaker Series

To highlight the importance of creativity and adaptability and inspire students to become innovators of tomorrow, the Terry Innovation Speaker Series welcomes business leaders who have sparked growth at their organization by introducing and embracing new ideas, processes and technologies. The series occurs once a year.

Next Speaker

Monday, January 30, 2023
10:20am–11:10am
UGA Chapel

Joe Lawrence is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), headquartered in Atlanta. As EVP and COO, Lawrence is responsible for sales and dealer network development in the United States. He also oversees PCNA’s field operations. Lawrence assumed his current role in August 2013 after serving as President and CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. for four years. He began his career selling cars in his hometown of El Paso, Texas in 1989. Prior to arriving at Porsche, he worked for 15 years at BMW in a variety of sales and marketing positions in the United States, Germany and Canada. Lawrence holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Emory University.

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This lecture is part of the university's Spring 2023 Signature Lectures series.

Joe Lawrence portrait
Joe Lawrence
Executive Vice President and COO
Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Past TISS Speakers

November 3, 2021: Jay Henry, Director of Innovation, Shaw Industries | VIDEO