UGA student Aniketh Narayanan, left, interviews Home Depot co-founder, philanthropist and businessman Arthur Blank at the UGA Chapel during his Terry Leadership Speaker Series talk.

Terry Leadership Speaker Series

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

Past TLSS Speakers

  • Paul Shoukry, President and Chief Financial Officer, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
    March 25, 2024 | VIDEO
  • Colleen Langner, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Cox Communications
    November 29, 2023 | VIDEO
  • Marty Flanagan, President and CEO, Invesco
    February 13, 2023 | VIDEO
  • Julie Schertell, President and CEO, Mativ
    September 21, 2022 | VIDEO
  • Tope Awotona, Founder and CEO, Calendly
    April 11, 2022 | VIDEO
  • Arthur Blank, Entrepreneur
    February 16, 2022 | VIDEO
  • Tope Awotona, Founder and CEO, Calendly
    April 12, 2021 | VIDEO
  • Lisa G. Laube, President, Floor & Decor
    March 3, 2021 | VIDEO
  • James C. Jackson, former Senior Financials Executive
    February 12, 2021 | VIDEO
  • Harold Black, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville
    February 9, 2021 | VIDEO
  • John Turner, CEO, Regions Financial Corporation
    March 27, 2020 | VIDEO
  • Bonney Stamper Shuman, CEO, Stratix Holding
    March 2, 2020 | VIDEO
  • James C. Jackson, former Senior Financial Services Executive
    February 12, 2020 | VIDEO
  • David Perdue, United States Senator
    October 9, 2019
  • Mark Spain, CEO, Mark Spain Real Estate
    February 13, 2019 | VIDEO
  • Maria Taylor, Sports Analyst and Host, ESPN
    October 17, 2018 | VIDEO
  • Scott Colosi, President, Texas Roadhouse
    February 9, 2018 | VIDEO
  • E. Howard Young, Partner, General Wholesale Beer Company
    January 19, 2018 | VIDEO
  • Dan T. Cathy, Chairman and CEO, Chick‑fil‑A
    September 29, 2017
  • W. Douglas Benn, CFO and EVP, The Cheesecake Factory
    April 14, 2017 | VIDEO
  • Benjamin Watson, Pro Football Player and Author
    March 24, 2017 | VIDEO
Allison Fine interviews Raphael Bostic on stage

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).

Upcoming Mason Public Leadership Speakers

Daniel P. Amos, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Aflac Incorporated
October 2, 2024

Past Mason Public Leadership Speakers

  • Donna Hyland, President and CEO, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
    September 6, 2023 | VIDEO
  • Shan Cooper, Founder and CEO, Journey Forward Strategies, LLC
    October 5, 2022 | VIDEO
  • Dr. Raphael W. Bostic, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
    October 6, 2021 | VIDEO
  • John Crowley, Chairman and CEO, Amicus Therapeutics
    September 20, 2019 | VIDEO
  • Alana Shepherd, Co-founder, The Shepherd Center
    February 19, 2019 | VIDEO
  • Billy Payne, CEO, 1996 Atlanta Olympics
    November 3, 2016
Former UGA football player Mohamed Massaquoi shares his story with Terry students at a Diversity and Inclusion Lecture Series event.

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 and inclusion in the workplace and life.

Past DILS Speakers

  • Jonathan (JT) Wu, Founder and Executive Director, Preface
    October 16, 2023
  • Monica Smith, Head of Digital Governance, Language Preference & Risk Management, Truist
    March 27, 2023
  • Korryn Williamson, Director of DE&I, Insight Global
    November 2, 2022
  • Elizabeth Deeley, Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP and Global Vice Chair, Complex Commercial Litigation Practice
    September 16, 2022
  • Vecus Miller, Executive Vice President, Waffle House, Inc.
    March 14, 2022
  • Chuck Kinnebrew, retired VP of DE&I and Aisha Avery, VP of DE&I, Floor and Décor
    September 29, 2021
  • Chapelle Dabney Davis, VP and Chief Diversity Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion
    February 5, 2020
  • Mohamed Massaquoi, Founder, VESSOL
    January 16, 2019
  • Rodney Bullard, VP of Community Affairs, Chick‑fil‑A, Inc. and Executive Director, Chick‑fil‑A Foundation
    November 27, 2018
  • Sloane Evans, VP of Human Resources, Georgia Power Company
    April 9, 2018
  • Kali Franklin, Director of Human Resources, First Data
    November 2, 2017