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Executive Lecture Series

Spring 2014


Bruce A. Litchfield, Lieutenant General

Bruce A. Litchfield, Lieutenant General
United States Air Force Commander
Air Force Sustainment Center

Date/Time: Monday, April 21, 2014 at 5:30pm
Place: Professional Sciences Center Banquet Hall, Macon Campus
"AFSC Leadership Model"





Spring 2012


Michael H. Campbell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, GEICO
GEICO

Michael H. Campbell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, GEICO

Mike Campbell serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with Corporate financial reporting responsibilities for GEICO Corporation, GEICO, GEICO General, GEICO Indemnity and GEICO Casualty. He was elected to the GEICO Board of Directors in 2005 and appointed Senior Vice President and CFO in 2009.

Campbell jointed GEICO in 1982 as Manager of Corporate Financial Reporting, and was promoted to Director of Corporate Financial Reporting in 1985, became Associate Controller in 1986, and was named Vice President in 2003. He also serves as a Director of the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation and Plaza Resources.

Campbell holds a Bachelors degrees in Economics and Accounting from the University of Delaware. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

When: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 5:30pm
Where: Professional Sciences & Conference Center, Banquet Hall, Macon Campus
Topic: Applying a Moneyball Strategy in a Corporate Environment
*This free event is open to the public.


Fall 2011


Robert Gunkel, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group
InterContinental Hotels Group

Robert Gunkel, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group

Bob Gunkel is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Inter Continental Hotels Group (IHG). The IHG have a large number of brands including Intercontinental Hotels, Crown Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, and Hotel Indigo. Mr. Gunkel is responsible for the management of financial operations for all the properties, 3260 hotels, in North and South America. He earned an MBA from Wharton School of Finance and an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Virginia.

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 5:30pm
Where: Professional Sciences & Conference Center, Banquet Hall, Macon Campus
Topic: The Power and Value of Brands
*This free event is open to the public.


Fall 2010


Joseph W. Evans, Chairman/CEO, State Bank and Trust Company
State Bank and Trust Company

Joseph W. Evans, Chairman and CEO, State Bank and Trust Company

Joseph W. Evans is Chairman and CEO ofState Bank and Trust Company. State Bank has locations in Metro Atlanta, as well as Bibb, Houston, Dooly, and Jones counties in Middle Georgia and is one of Georgia's best-capitalized banks, with over $2.3 billion in assets throughout Middle Georgia and Metro Atlanta. Evans' banking career has earned him the reputation as one of the nation's most successful bank executives. Evans is a director of Southern Trust Insurance Company and a member of the Investment Committee of the Methodist Children's Home in Macon.

Mr. Evans is a native of Smarr, Georgia. He earned a bachelor's degree in industrial management from Georgia Tech in 1971, graduating first in his class. At Georgia Tech, Evans serves as chairman-elect of the Advisory Board of the College of Management, where he has been inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni and is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Alumni Association.

Spring 2010


Ray De Riggi, President of Dole Fresh Vegetable
Dole

Ray De Riggi, President of Dole Fresh Vegetable

Mr. De Riggi spent 10 years in various executive leadership roles for ConAgra Foods Inc., his most prominent role being President and Chief Executive Officer of Grocery Products, and the company's largest profit contributor before leaving to found Orange County Business Bank in 2005. Prior to joining ConAgra, Mr. De Riggi spent 18 years with Pet Incorporated in senior level finance, operations, and general management. His last position with Pet was Executive Vice President of Sales, responsible for their national grocery business. Mr. De Riggi carries a B.S. in Business Administration from Seton Hall University, an MBA from St. Joseph's University in Pennsylvania, and is a CPA licensed in New Jersey.


Fall 2009


Dennis P. Lockhart

Dennis Lockhart, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Mr. Dennis Lockhart delivered the First Executive Lecture sponsored by the School of Business at Middle Georgia State University. His lecture focused on the current economic situation and indicators for future economic growth including unemployment.

Spoke to 450 students and faculty at Middle Georgia State University on October 1, 2009.

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