Clayton State University’s College of Business is set to host the Spring 2012 Jim Wood Speakers Series (JWSS), beginning Tuesday, Jan.18, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center. Kathy Betty, former owner of the WNBA Atlanta Dream basketball team, will be the first speaker.
Betty, a prominent Atlanta businesswomen, has a true entrepreneurial spirit; having spent most of her life helping others achieve their dreams. She has more than 25 years of business management and consultancy experience. Betty received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Computer Sciences from the University of Alabama and Belmont College, and went on to work for Hayes Microsystems.
Also scheduled for the spring JWSS are the following speakers;
Feb. 15 - Louis Miller, general manager, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, will speak in the James M. Baker University Center, room 272, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. When it comes to aviation leadership, Miller is considered an expert on a global level. Not only does he manage the busiest airport in the world, but he also serves as treasurer for Airports Council International worldwide.
Mar. 21 - John Quinn, CEO of Spalding Regional Medical Center, will speak in room 272 of the Baker Center from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m. Quinn, chief executive officer of Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin since 2003, oversees the operations of the 160-bed acute care facility.
Apr. 16 - Chef Alain Bouzoubaa, Five Star Chef and owner of Seven Cables Restaurant, will speak in room 272 of the Baker Center from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Growing up in the south of France, food was the center of life. Combine that with a family of competitors who were always trying to outdo each other at family gatherings, and you have a recipe for success. Through this friendly competition, which included his mother and aunts, Bouzoubaa learned and perfected the art of cooking.
For detailed information about each speaker please visit: http://business.clayton.edu/speakers.htm.
Dr. Jim Wood (he holds an Honorary Doctorate from Clayton State) is a former owner/publisher of the Clayton News Daily, and the only original member still serving on the Board of Trustees of Clayton State University Foundation. Dr. Martha Wood is a professor emerita of Mathematics at Clayton State and founder of the Southeastern Center for the Enhancement of Learning. Together, they have spearheaded an effort that expands the University’s speaker’s series.
The Woods, as well as their family, friends, and business associates, have donated to the College of Business to create an endowed fund for the James Wood Lecture Series, which will financially support the efforts of the College of Business to seek and obtain guest lecturers who are some of Georgia’s most celebrated business personalities. The College of Business sees the series as a means to forge bonds between Georgia’s business leaders and Clayton State students, while ensuring students gain insights into current business trends and corporate strategies. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.