Terry Leadership Speaker Series

The Terry Leadership Speaker Series presented by the Institute for Leadership Advancement brings well-known leaders from a variety of organizations to share their unique leadership styles and experiences with students.

Terry Leadership Speakers

March 27, 2019
John Turner, CEO of Regions Financial Corporation
Video

February 19, 2019
Alana Shepard, Co-Founder of Shepard’s Corporation
Video

February 13, 2019
Mark Spain, CEO and Chairman of Mark Spain Real Estate
Video

October 17, 2018
Maria Taylor, Sports Analyst and Reporter, ESPN
Video

February 9, 2018
Scott Colosi, President and CFO, Texas Roadhouse, Inc.
Video

January 19, 2018
Howard Young, Business Leader and Philanthropist, General Wholesale Inc.
Video

September 29, 2018
Truett Cathy-Dan Cathy, Chairman and CEO, Chick Fil A, Inc.
Video

April 14, 2017
Douglas Benn, EVP and CFO, the Cheesecake Factory
Video

March 24, 2017
Benjamin Watson, Pro Football Player and Author, Baltimore Ravens
Video

November 3, 2016
Billy Payne, Mason Public Leadership Lecture

September 23, 2016
Karole Lloyd, Vice Chair and Southeast Regional Managing Partner, Ernst & Young
Video

March 18, 2016
Debbie Storey, Executive Vice President-Mobility Customer Service, AT&T Mobility
Video

January 22, 2016
Ken Kendrick, Managing General Partner, Arizona Diamondback
Video

October 9, 2015
Sam Williams, Founder, Business City Partnerships
Video

September 18, 2015
Daniel Amos A.D. and Pete Correll, CEO and Chairman of Aflac, Retired CEO of Georgia-Pacific
Video

March 27, 2015
Arthur Blank, Co-Founder, The Home Depot
Video

February 24, 2015
Michael Slive, Commissioner of the SEC

February 20, 2015
Chris Brearton, Partner, Latham and Watkins LLP
Video

January 23, 2015
Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, Lady Antebellum
Video

October 3, 2014
Gina Drosos, President and CEO, Assurex Health
Video

March 27, 2014
Julio Ramirez, CEO, COO, President, Burger King Corporation
Video

February 21, 2014
Boland Jones, Founder, Chairman and CEO, PGI
Video

January 30, 2014
Robert Rubin, Co-Chairman and Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Council on Foreign Relations and U.S. Treasury
Video

September 20, 2013
William Linginfelter, Area President for Georgia/South Carolina, Regions Financial Corporation

March 22, 2013
Jeff Dunn, President and CEO, Bolthouse Farms
Video

February 1, 2013
Kevin Marsh, Chairman and CEO, SCANA Corporation
Video

January 28, 2013
Senator Saxby Chambliss and Mark Warner, Republican and Democratic U.S. Senator
Video

September 7, 2012
Douglas R. Oberhelman and Kent M. Adams, Chairman and CEO & VP and President of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
Video

February 24, 2012
Jay Gould, President and CEO, American Standard Brands

February 3, 2012
Timothy M. Adams, Chief Private Brands Officer, Macy’s Inc.

November 4, 2011
Tim Chapman, CEO, Stadion
Video

October 7, 2011
Shirley Franklin, Chairman and CEO, Purpose Built Communities
Video

March 25, 2011
Jerry Wilson, SVP, Chief Customers and Commercial Officer, the Coca-Cola Company
Video

March 4, 2011
Dan T. Cathy, President and COO, Chick-Fil-A, Inc.
Video

November 24, 2010
Craig Barrs, Executive VP for External Affairs, Georgia Power

October 8, 2010
Elisha Finney, CFO, Varian Medical Systems

April 2, 2010
James H. Reese, President and CEO, Atlanta Union Mission

February 23, 2010
Al Koch, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, AlixPartners

November 20, 2009
Peter N. Foss, President, Olympic Sponsorship and Corporate Sales, GE

October 2, 2009
Michele Burns, Chairman and CEO, Mercer LLC

April 10, 2009
John Jackson, President and CEO, Bank of Atlanta

February 27, 2009
Bo Means, Partner, Means Brothers, LLC

November 12, 2008
Lizanne Gottung, SVP and Chief HR Officer, Kimberly Clark

October 10, 2008
Jimmy Barge, Executive VP Ad Controller of Tax and Treasury, Viacom International

April 25, 2008
Tom Cousins, Chairman Emeritus and Founder, Cousins Properties

March 28, 2008
Allison O’Kelly, CEO, Mom Corps

March 4, 2008
Cynthia Cooper, WorldCom Whistleblower, WorldCom

February 1, 2008
David Hanna, Chairman of the Board and CEO, CompuCredit

October 10, 2007
Jimmy Blanchard, Retired Chairman and CEO, Synovus

July 18, 2001
Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Investment Group
Video

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