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 3, 2021
Lisa G. Laube, President of Floor & Decor

February 9, 2021
Harold A. Black, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus University of Tennessee

February 12, 2020
James C. Jackson, former Senior Financial Services Executive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 3, 2016
Billy Payne, Mason Public Leadership Lecture

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 24, 2015
Michael Slive, Commissioner of the SEC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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