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ILA Speaker Series

Terry Leadership Speaker Series

The Terry Leadership Speaker Series (TLSS) brings well-known leaders to share their unique leadership styles and experiences with students.

TLSS Speakers

2022

February 16Arthur Blank, Entrepreneur | VIDEO
April 11: Tope Awotona, Founder and CEO, Calendly | VIDEO
September 21: Julie Schertell, President and CEO, Mativ | VIDEO

2021

February 12: James C. Jackson, former Senior Financials Executive | VIDEO
February 9: Harold Black, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville | VIDEO
March 3: Lisa G. Laube, President, Floor & Decor | VIDEO
April 12: Tope Awotona, Founder and CEO, Calendly | VIDEO

2020

February 12: James C. Jackson, former Senior Financial Services Executive | VIDEO
March 2: Bonney Stamper Shuman, CEO, Stratix Holding | VIDEO
March 27: John Turner, CEO, Regions Financial Corporation | VIDEO

2019

February 13: Mark Spain, CEO, Mark Spain Real Estate | VIDEO
October 9: Senator David Perdue

2018

January 19: E. Howard Young, Partner, General Wholesale Company | VIDEO
February 9: Scott Colosi, President, Texas Roadhouse | VIDEO
October 17: Maria Taylor, ESPN Sports Analyst and Host | VIDEO

2017

March 24: Benjamin Watson, Pro Football Player and Author | VIDEO
April 14: W. Douglas Benn, CFO and EVP, The Cheesecake Factory | VIDEO
September 29: Dan T. Cathy, Chairman and CEO, Chick-fil-A

The Mason Public Leadership Lecture

The Mason Public Leadership Lecture is part of the ILA's 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. It is supported by a donation from Terry College of Business alumnus Keith Mason (BBA '82, JD '85).

Mason Public Leadership Speakers

2022

October 5: Shan Cooper, Founder and CEO, Journey Forward Strategies, LLC | VIDEO

2021

October 6: Dr. Raphael W. Bostic,  President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta | VIDEO

2019

February 19: Alana Shepherd, Cofounder, The Shepherd Center | VIDEO
September 20: John Crowley, Chairman and CEO, Amicus Therapeutics | VIDEO

2016

November 3: Billy Payne, CEO, 1996 Atlanta Olympics

Diversity and Inclusion Lecture Series 

The Diversity and Inclusion Lecture Series (DILS) invites leaders from leading organizations to share insights on their leadership styles and career experiences, focusing on how the speaker addresses challenges around diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and life.

DILS Speakers

2022

March 14: Vecus Miller, Executive Vice President, Waffle House, Inc.
November 2: Korryn Williamson, Director of DE&I, Insight Global

2021

September 29: Chuck Kinnebrew, retired VP of DE&I, Floor & Décor and Aisha Avery, VP of DE&I, Floor and Décor

2020

February 5: Chapelle Dabney Davis, VP and Chief Diversity Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion
September 16: Elizabeth Deeley, Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP and Global Vice Chair, Complex Commercial Litigation Practice

2019

January 16: Mohamed Massaquoi, Founder, VESSOL

2018

April 9: Sloane Evans, VP of Human Resources, Georgia Power Company
November 27: Rodney Bullard, VP of Community Affairs, Chick-fil-A, Inc. and Executive Director, Chick-fil-A Foundation

2017

November 2: Kali Franklin, Director of Human Resources, First Data