Terry Talks

Though we are not able to gather for traditional fall programming like Terry Third Thursday, the Professional Women’s Conference, or our Homecoming Tailgate, we are excited to offer a virtual way for alumni to stay connected with the Terry network: Terry Talks Fall 2020, a discussion series featuring Terry faculty members and alumni leaders.

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Terry Talks Fall 2020 Schedule


A Conversation with Don Addison: "Leadership in a Virtual World"

September 23, 2020 | 1:00 pm

Donald Addison

Don Addison is a practitioner-scholar with experience providing both applied and research-focused organizational development and change management services. He has 25-plus years applied experience at the small, mid-market, and large corporate levels with a focus on mergers and acquisition, change management, strategic planning, and organization design and development. He has planned and managed multiple large-scale projects with an emphasis on leading large populations through significant change.

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Hosted by:

Mary Richardson

Mary Richardson, BBA 2004 & Institute of Leadership Advancement Leonard Leadership Scholar
Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co, LLC
Auction Co-Chair, Terry College Alumni Board

Brittany Chitwppd

Brittany Chitwood, BBA '14, MAcc '15 & Institute of Leadership Advancement Leonard Leadership Scholar
Assurance Senior, Ernst & Young
Events Chair, Terry College Young Alumni Board


A Conversation with Dawn Bennett-Alexander: "A Diverse and Inclusive Terry"

October 21, 2020 | 1:00 pm

Dawn Alexander

Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander is a cum laude graduate of the Howard University School of Law and a magna cum laude graduate of the Federal City College (now the University of the District of Columbia). She has over 50 awards and recognitions for teaching and service and established an endowed scholarship at UGA for students who engage in diversity work. Bennett-Alexander publishes extensively on employment law with emphasis on race, gender, and sexual orientation issues. She has conducted diversity and employment law seminars since 1985 and has been featured in national media including NPR, The Wall Street JournalUSA Today, Fortune magazine, the Houston Chronicle, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hosted by:

Rachel Perry

Rachel Perry, BBA 1993
Resident Managing Director, Aon Corporation
Diversity & Inclusion Chair, Terry College Alumni Board

Raymond Phillips

Raymond Phillips, BS 2012/MBA 2018
Senior Consultant, Daugherty Business Solutions
Diversity & Inclusion Chair, Terry College Young Alumni Board


A Conversation with Dean Ben Ayers: "Back to Business During a Global Pandemic"

November 18, 2020 | 1:00 pm

Ben Ayers

Ben Ayers is Dean of the Terry College of Business and holds the Earl Davis Chair in Taxation. He came to UGA in 1996 and served as Director of the Tull School of Accounting for nine years prior to his appointment as Dean in 2014. Dean Ayers has received many teaching awards at the school, college, and university levels, including the Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In addition, his research has been recognized by both the American Taxation Association and American Accounting Association with national awards. In 2016, he received the Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award, the highest honor given by the American Taxation Association.

Hosted by:

Blake Bruce

Blake Bruce, BBA 2003
Senior Vice President/Private Wealth Advisor, Rockefeller Capital Management
Chair, Terry College Alumni Board

Matt Beacham

Matt Beacham, BBA 2009/MAcc 2011
Partner, Market Street Partners, LLC
Chair, Terry College Young Alumni Board