Exec Forum LogoWhat is The Executive Forum?

The Executive Forum of Mercer University, presented by BB&T, is a corporate and community outreach program of the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business and the Office of University Advancement. A resource for working professionals in Macon and Atlanta, the Forum provides an opportunity for business and organization leaders to hear from some of the country's most sought-after speakers, while interacting with other business leaders.

The Executive Forum's mission is to:

  • Present an annual series of high-quality management, leadership and current event seminars targeted to the needs of the Forum membership.
  • Promote the University within the Forum membership and to the business community.
  • Provide members with business networking opportunities, analysis on national/international events, new business trends and other critical business topics (economics, healthcare, services, government, industry).

2019-20 Series Sponsors

Co-sponsors for this year's Executive Forum series are

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2019-20 Series Speakers

The Honorable John Kasich
Former Governor of Ohio/Former U.S. Congressman and 2016 Presidential Candidate
Thursday, October 17
6:30 p.m. - Presidents Dining Room, University Center - Mercer Macon Campus
Bryan Batson, Mercer MSTM '94
President, Atlanta Gas Light/Chattanooga Gas
January 28, 2020
12:00 p.m. - Atlanta Lunch
6:30 p.m. - Macon Dinner
Brent Ragsdale, BUSA '96
Executive Vice President & CFO, Chick-fil-A

POSTPONED until Spring 2021

Mark Moraitakis, BUSA '97
Executive Director, Customer & Market Insights, Chick-fil-A
POSTPONED until Spring 2021


Some previous speakers of the Executive Forum include:

Dan Amos              
George Bodenheimer
Neal Boortz
Joyce Brothers
James Carville

Michael Cassidy

S. Truett Cathy
Saxby Chambliss

Anderson Cooper
Lou Dobbs
Bob Dole
Nina Easton
Ari Fleischer
Steve Forbes
Newt Gingrich



Nancy Grace
Stephen Hayes
Lou Holtz
Johnny Isakson
Jesse Jackson
Frank Luntz

Theresa Payton
Juan Williams


For Membership Information, contact Allen London at (478) 301-4169.

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