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CANCELED: IMPACT Presents: James Collins, Chick-Fil-A

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Wednesday, September 13



Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

800 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
LeCraw Auditorium


James Collins, Chick-Fil-A

Denise HollomanPlease join the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship for a talk from James Collins, the former president of Chick-Fil-A, Inc.

Born in an unpainted share-cropper house in the middle of cotton fields, Jimmy Collins dreamed of becoming an executive. His story of the pathway he discovered for the realization of that dream is told in his book, In the Shadow of Greatness. He named that pathway Creative Followership. Collins is certain that anyone can use his Creative Followership Principles for their own journey to success and satisfaction.

From his first job of delivering groceries on a bicycle at 12 years old, to establishing his own business as a commercial kitchen design consultant, to his 32 year career with Chick-fil-A, Inc., he learned and applied the principles that you also can learn.

Collins retired from Chick-fil-A, Inc. as president, Chief Operating Officer. He describes his role there as the chief follower of the founder, S. Truett Cathy. In year 2000, Collins received the prestigious Silver Plate Award as Chain Fast Service Operator of the Year. He is the founder of Creative Followership L.L.C, and an author.

Collins will speak at Georgia Tech's IMPACT Speaker Series on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.  

About the Impact Speaker Series:


Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership". The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. The lecture series is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship


The series is free and open to the public, reservations are not required.