Turner College of Business Executive Speaker Series Featuring Gunby Garrard, Marc Olivie

COLUMBUS, Ga. ― The Turner College of Business Executive Speaker Series is an opportunity for students in the D. Abbott Turner College of Business to hear from local and nationally prominent entrepreneurs and executives. This year 5 guest speakers will inspire, enlighten, entertain and inform students. The goal of the series is to expose students to a number of industries and companies as well as present current business issues and strategies.

All of the presentations are at 11 a.m. in the Center for Commerce and Technology Auditorium, Room 237. The presentations are designed for students and open to the public.

2012-2013 Speakers

 Fall Semester


October 23, 2012   Gunby Garrard, Managing Member of Jordan – Blanchard Capital. Mr. Gunby will talk about his newly established private equity firm.

November 15, 2012   Marc Olivié, President and CEO, W.C. Bradley Company. Mr. Olivié will present his experiences in and knowledge of international business

Spring Semester

February 12, 2013  Todd Reaves, President of Omega Financial

March 5, 2013  Jay Stelzenmuller, President and CEO, Jay Automotive Group

April 25, 2013   Bill Jordan, President of Realtree
Note: Mr. Jordan will speak at the Business Plan Competition, which is invitation only. For more information on the 2013 Business Plan Competition, go to http://ColumbusState.edu/businessplan.