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Impact Archive

Access all past Impact Speaker Series talks by the semester they occurred.

*Note: This page is working on being updated to include older Impact Speaker Series information. Please view our Youtube channel for more speakers. 
Spring 2019
Date Name Role Description Video
January 23 Bill McGahan Founder of GeorgiaWorks Link Link
January 30  Bill George  Former Medtronic CEO  Link Link
February 6 Beatriz Rodriguez Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Home Depot Link N/A
February 13 Matt Pfaltzgraf  Founder of Softgiving  Link Link
February 20 Polly Sattler Senior Sustainability and Resilience Planner at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Link Link
February 27 Keith Parker  President & CEO of Goodwill of North Georgia Link Link
March 6 Becky Blalock Former CIO of the Southern Company & Author of DARE  Link Link
March 13 Ryan Jones  CEO of Florence Healthcare  Link Link
March 27 Robby Espinosa Product Strategy Manager at Oracle Link N/A
April 3  John Hardman CEO & Director of WildArk Link Lin

Spring 2019 Flyer

Fall 2018
Date Name Role Description Video
September 5 Kathy Walters President of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products Group Link Link
September 19 Gareth Hedges President of The Redwoods Group Link Link
September 26 John Peak Co-founder and Managing Partner at Candid Partners Link Link
October 3 Lesley Grady Senior Vice President of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Link Link
October 10 Rick Lane CEO of Trading Technologies Link Link
October 17 Alex Ross VP and Chief Data Science Officer at Honeywell  Link N/A
October 24 Kathryn Finney Founder and Managing Director at digitalundivided  Link Link
October 13 Judith Winfrey President at PeachDish Link Link
November 7 Sarah Morrison CEO of Shepherd Center  Link Link

Fall 2018 Flyer

Spring 2018
Date Name Role Description Video
January 24  Kerry Schrader & Ashlee Ammons Co-Founders of Mixtroz Link Link
January 31 Jill Morrisey CEO of Camp Twin Lakes  Link N/A
February 7 Nadia Bilchik President of Greater Impact Communications and Editorial Producer at CNN Link Link
February 14 (The Valentine Edition)  Sarah Kathryn Walmsley & Kam Throckmorton Founder of One on One Matchmaking & Chief Creative Officer of Glam Kam Link N/A
February 21 Jenny Levison Founder at Souper Jenny Link Link
February 28 Frank Blake Non-Executive Chairman of Delta Airlines Board of Directors & Distinguished Executive in Residence for the Scheller College of Business  Link Link
March 7 Paul Langenbahn EVP of Global Software at NCR  Link Link
March 14 Zachary First  Executive Director at Drucker Institute  Link Link
March 28 Earl Lewis President at Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Link Link
April 4 Alex Gregory Chairman and CEO of YKK Corporation of America Link Link

Spring 2018 Flyer

Fall 2017
Date Name Role Description Video
September 20 Jay Cranman President and CEO of Hands On Atlanta Link Link
September 27 Adam Zimmerman VP of Marketing for the Atlanta Braves  Link N/A
October 4 Kevin Scott Co-founder of Addo  Link Link
October 11 Jimmy Love CEO of Printpack Link Link
October 18 Stan Chia COO of Grubhub Link N/A
October 25 Angela Nahikian Director of Global Sustainability at Steelcase Inc.  Link Link
November 1 Randy Lewis Author of No Greatness Without Goodness & Former Senior VP of Walgreens Link Link
November 8 Daniel Shoy Jr.  President of East Lake Foundation Link Link
November 15 Mary Laschinger  CEO of Veritiv Corporation  Link Link

Fall 2017 Flyer

Spring 2017
Date Name Role Description Video
January 25 Shan Cooper Chief Transformaiton Officer at WestRock Link N/A
February 1 Derreck Kayongo CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights Link Link
February 8 Paedia Mixon CEO at New American Pathways Link Link
February 15 Jay Cranman President and CEO of Hands On Atlanta Link Link
February 22 Mark Rountree  Former Football Student-Athlete at Louisiana Tech Link Link
March 1 Chad Paris CEO of ParisLeaf  Link Link
March 8 Terry Maple Elizabeth S. Watts Professor Emeritus at Georgia Tech Link Link
March 29 Avishay Braverman Former President of Ben-Gurion University and Former Member of the Knesset Link Link
April 12 (Neil Asks Program) Hala Moddelmog / Larry Gellerstedt / John Brock / Steve Salbu  President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber / President and CEO of Cousins Properties / Former CEO and Chairman of Coca-Cola / Chair of Cecil B. Day in Business Ethics  N/A Link

Spring 2017 Flyer

Fall 2016
Date Name Role Description Video
August 31 David Levin President and CEO, McGraw-Hill Education Link Link
September 7 Sam Williams  Former CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Link Link
September 14 Teresa Finley Chief Marketing and Global Business Services Officer, UPS Link Link
September 19 Tom Falk  Chairman & CEO, Kimberly-Clark Link Link
September 26 Moira Vetter  Founder and CEO, Modo Modo Agency Link Link
October 5 Gary Smith  President and CEO, Ciena Link Link
October 12 Scott Light President, GP PRO and Communication Papers businesses Georgia-Pacific LLC Link N/A 
October 19 Steve Voskuil  Senior Vice President and CFO, Halyard Health Link Link
October 26 Steven Carse  Founder and CEO, King of Pops Link Link
November 2 Bill Nuti Chairman and CEO, NCR Link N/A

Fall 2016 Flyer

Spring 2016
Date Name Role Description Video
January 20 Lalit Dhingra President of Americas Operations, NIIT Technologies Link Link
January 27 Rebecca Curzon Senior Program Manager, IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Link Link
February 3 Jennifer Van Buskirk President, Cricket Wireless, Former Senior VP, AT&T Mobility Link Link
February 10 Jon Winsett  CEO, NPI Financial Link Link
February 17 Carlos Amesquita CIO, The Hershey Company Link Link
February 24 Bill McGahan Founder and Chairman, Georgia Works! Link Link
March 2 Randy Lewis Author, No Greatness Without Goodness Former Senior VP, Walgreens Link Link
March 9 Julia Davis CIO Information Technology, AFLAC N/A Link
March 16 Dan Myers President and CEO, Alimera Sciences, Inc. Link Link
March 28 Michael Mussallem CEO and Chairman, Edwards Lifesciences Link Link

 Spring 2016 Flyer

Fall 2015
Date Name Role Description Video
August 26 Raymond King President and CEO, Zoo Atlanta Link Link
September 2 Hank Halter President and CEO, Delta Community Credit Union Link Link
September 9 Leslie Zinn CEO, Arden's Garden Link Link
September 16 Katie Huie  Senior Manager New Product Innovation, Elavon Link Link
September 23 Monty Hamilton CEO, Rural Sourcing, Inc. Link Link
September 30 John Jackson Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Southwest Airlines Link Link
October 7 Randy Sloan Author, "Discover Your True North"
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October 15 Bill George  CIO Information Technology, AFLAC Link Link
October 21 Jim McClelland CEO (retired) Goodwill Industries Link Link
October 28 Lisa Borders  Chair, Coca-Cola Foundation Link N/A

Fall 2015 Flyer

Spring 2015
Date Name Role Description Video
January 14 Paul J. Brown CEO, Arby's Restaurant Group  Link N/A
January 21 Rohit Malhotra ED Civic Center for Innovation  Link Link
January 28 Faruq Hunter President, Genius Corps  Link Link
February 4 Scott Jenkins General Manager, New Atlanta Falcons Stadium Link Link
February 11 Katharine Kelley President, Green Street Properties Link Link
February 18 Ai-jen Poo Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance Link Link
February 25 Katie Huie  Senior Manager New Product Innovation, Elavon Link Link
March 4 Lara Hodgson President and CEO, NOWaccount Link Link
March 11 Willie Tillery Director Nuance Communications  Link Link
March 25 Robert Pozen Former Chair MSF Investment Management  Link Link

Spring 2015 Flyer

Fall 2014
Date Name Role Description Video
September 3 Denise Holloman VP, Continuous Improvement and Project Management, General Mills Link Link
September 10 Cheryl Bachelder CEO, Popeye's Link Link
September 17 Charles Redding CEO, MedShare Link Link
September 24 Hala Moddlemog President, Metro Atlanta Chamber Link Link
October 1 Opher Aviran Consul General of Israel to The Southeast USA Link Link
October 8 John B Hayes Chairman, NOWAccount Link Link
October 15 Scott Coning Sr. Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Better World Books Link Link
October 22 Eric Robbins Executive Director, Camp Twin Lakes Link Link
October 29 Allen Ecker Executive Vice President (retired), Scientific Atlanta Link Link
November 5 David Kobia Co-Founder, Ushahidi Link Link
November 12 Marc Olivie President and CEO, W.C. Bradley Co. Link Link

Fall 2014 Flyer

Spring 2014
Date Name Role Description Video
January 22 Derek Smith  Founder and Chairman, GivingPoint and The Game of Golf Institute Link Link
January 29 Elisabeth Marchant Founder, Womenetics  Link Link
February 5 Bre DiGiammarino Education Vertical Director and Vertical Team Operations, Indiegogo Link Link
February 12 Lisa Morden Senior Director, Global Sustainability at Kimberly-Clark Corporation Link Link
February 19 David Langstaff Former President and CEO, TASC Link Link
February 26 Richard Harwood Founder, Harwood Institute for Public Innovation Link Link
March 5 David Kappos Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the US Patent and Trade Office, Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Link Link
March 12 Grace Fricks CEO, Ace Loans Link Link
March 26 Carol Godfrey  VP Marketing and Development, Southwire Link N/A
April 2 Jeff Beech Founder, Beech Foundation and Social Enterprise in Kenya Link Link

Spring 2014 Flyer

Fall 2013
Date Name Role Description Video
August 26 Bill Frerking Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Georgia-Pacific LLC  Link Link
September 4 Omar Janjua President, Sonic Restaurants Link Link
September 11 Alexander Rossides President, Growth Philanthropy Network Link Link
September 18 Philip Martens CEO, Novelis Link Link
September 25 Sarah Caldicott CEO, Power Patterns of Innovation Link Link
October 2 Robert Frohwein CEO, Kabbage Link Link
October 9 Charles W. "Wick" Moorman Chairman, CEO and President Norfolk Southern Link Link
October 16 Jill Vialet Founder, Playworks Link Link
October 23 Darrell Glasco Social Mission Architects Link Link
October 30 Chad Strickland VP Aaron's Link Link
November 6 Bruce Byington VP, America Center for Creative Leadership Link Link

Fall 2013 Flyer