Terry Third Thursday is a breakfast speaker series for the Atlanta business community that features influential speakers, as well as special guests from the University of Georgia, who bring local and global perspectives on business and innovation.


Upcoming Speaker

October 19, 2023

Julie Schertell

President & CEO, Mative

When Mativ president and CEO Julie Schertell (MAcc ’92) was tasked with managing the merger of culture and operations at legacy paper firms Neenah and Schweitzer-Mauduit International to create a new leader in specialty materials, she saw the opportunity to build a 21st-century materials company.

Schertell, who served as CEO of Neenah before the merger, spent a career in the paper and materials industry. She tapped into that experience as she brought the two organizations together, integrating the businesses and delivering transformative growth.

Known as a change agent and leader who believes culture and values shape the performance of an organization, Schertell spent 15 years at Neenah before the merger. She took the helm as CEO as COVID was emerging in the spring of 2020 and led the organization through the crisis with record-level cash flows and increased employee engagement.

She began her career at Georgia-Pacific in 1992 in a finance role. During her 15 years at the company, she served in several roles including vice president of sales and marketing strategy, vice president of supply chain, director of sales operations and director of financial planning and analysis.

Schertell graduated from Florida State University in 1991 with her bachelor’s degree in accounting and received her MAcc degree from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business in 1992.

Event Details

Registration is required due to limited seating. Ticket cost includes breakfast and parking. $15 of your registration may be considered a tax-deductible gift to support the Terry College of Business.

Complimentary parking in the Live Oak Square deck on Kingsboro Road. Kingsboro intersects with Lenox Road one block south of Peachtree Road. Walkway access to the building is on parking level 4.


Breakfast: 7:00am – 7:45am
Program: 7:45am – 8:30am
Networking: 8:30am – 9:00am

Ticket Prices

Single Event Ticket: $30
Season Ticket: $215

Terry Executive Education

Live Oak Square
Second Floor, Lobby Level
3475 Lenox Road
Atlanta, GA 30326

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