Each semester a distinguished business professional is invited to the Winthrop University campus as the MBA Lecturer. The lecture, attended by MBA students and faculty, and invited friends of the College of Business Administration, is held on a class night, and students from all MBA classes attend the event. The evening begins with a reception.
Usually lasting about an hour, the lecture follows a format of presentation and discussion. The MBA Lecturer presents topics that are timely and relevant to our MBA students, including leadership, career development, strategic management, the economy, business ethics, and more.
MBA students host the evening activities.
Jim Morgan, President and CEO of Krispy Kreme
Jianhua Jordan Zhu, Global Product Line Director, COMMSCOPE, Inc. (alum)
Hillary Davidson, Sustainability Director, Duke Energy
Dr. Steve Agee, CEO of Agee Energy and Dean of the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University
Lamont Young, Sr. VP Digital Sales and Chat, Citizens Financial Group, Boston (alum)
Roy Weathers, Tax Principal, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, NY (alum)
Pat Riley, President of Allen Tate Companies
Jim Justice, President and COO of Justice Family Companies and the Greenbriar Resort
Scott Middleton, Owner, President of Agape Senior
Jim Murphy, VP and Director of Global Marketing, Jack Daniels
Steve McCormick, President and CEO, LALA U.S.
Larry Carroll, President, Carroll Financial Associates
Stephen W. Boocock, Director of Tax Controversy Services (retired), Deloitte Tax LLP
Jan Ivey, Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations, Wachovia Championship
Cece Sutton, Executive Vice President and Head of Retail and Small Business Bank for Wachovia Corporation
Robert Hill, CEO and President, SC Bank and Trust Company (Columbia Headquarters)
Robert Steen Kledal, Senior Vice President, Area Line & Operations Management, North America Maersk Inc.
Abe N. Reichental, CEO and President, 3D Systems
Jeffrey M. Lacker, PhD., President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
James Olson, Current Advisor, Former Senior Vice President, Toyota Motor, NA
David J. Warner, President, Warner Environmental Management, Inc.
Tom Keith, Executive Director, Sisters of Charity Foundation
Bill Boyd, CEO of Muzak
John W. Harris, President, Lincoln Harris Properties
Ben Jenkins, Vice Chairman of First Union Corporation
Robert Hambright, President, JA Jones Construction Company
David Burner, President and CEO, BF Goodrich
Philip A. Kuttner, President, Little and Associates Architects
Juergon Vogt, President, SAI Automotive USA, Incorporated, SAI Automotive AG
Charlene Jackson, Managing Director, Salomon Smith Barney, New York
Joseph Neubauer, Chair and CEO, ARAMARK Corporation, Philadelphia
Will Spence, President, Wachovia Bank South Carolina, Columbia
Kay Cooper, Executive Director of Human Resources, Lance Corporation, Charlotte
Robert Mosier, Executive Vice President, Springs Industries, Fort Mill
Maceo Sloane, NCM Capital (now Sloane Financial Services), Durham
Charles Coker, Chair, Sonoco Products, Hartsville
Hugh McColl, Chair, NationsBank, Charlotte
Ken Iverson, Chair, Nucor Steel, Charlotte