Speakers Announced for 2018 CSU Turner College of Business Executive Speaker Series

Columbus State University’s D. Abbott Turner College of Business announced today this year’s lineup of speakers for the college’s Executive Speaker Series. Free and open to the public, the series features a variety of executives and entrepreneurs who will reflect on their experiences in business:


  • Feb. 22 at 11 a.m.: James Yancey, former president of Synovus

  • Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.: Michael Barker, Director of CSU’S TSYS Center for Cybersecurity

  • Mar. 6 at 11 a.m.: Chris Patterson, Franchise Owner of Bricks & Minifigs

  • Apr. 3 at 11 a.m.: Tim Callahan, Senior VP of Global CSO Aflac


Presentations by Yancy, Patterson and Callahan will be held in the second floor auditorium of CSU’s Center for Commerce and Technology. Barker’s presentation will be in CSU’s TSYS Center for Cybersecurity on the ground floor of the CCT, as part of an evening mixer and open house for attendees to explore the new center. Business leaders, alumni, and current and prospective students are all welcome to attend the series.