Executive Forum to Bring Outstanding Lineup


MACON – As Georgia’s premier business enrichment program, Mercer University’s Executive Forum, a membership-based speaker series designed to link the business community to Mercer’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, will bring in some of the nations most sought-after speakers to its Macon campus for the 2002-2003 speaker series.

Kicking-off the fall series will be economist Todd Buchholz, co-founder and managing director of Enso Management. He will give a dinner presentation titled “Is the Economy Headed Higher – Or Off a Cliff?,” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Religious Life Center on Mercer’s campus. In October, Tucker Carlson, co-host of CNN’s Crossfire and Bill Press, former co-host of Crossfire and current co-host of MSNBC’s Buchanan and Press, will give a dinner presentation, which will include a lively debate followed by Q&A from the audience, at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Macon City Auditorium.  Finishing up the fall series will be Pete Babcock, vice president and general manager of the Atlanta Hawks. He will give a breakfast presentation at 7 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

For the spring series, Fred Schwab, president and chief executive officer of Porsche Cars North America Inc., will give a breakfast presentation at 7 a.m., Tuesday, March, 18, at the Religious Life Center of Mercer’s campus. In April, Paula Rosput, chairman, president and chief executive officer of AGL Resources, will give a breakfast presentation at 7 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, in the Moot Court room of Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law. Allen Franklin, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Company, will complete the series in May, at a time and location to be determined.

Established in 1979, the Executive Forum serves as a resource for working professionals in Macon and Atlanta and provides an opportunity for executives to hear from some of the country’s most sought-after speakers, while interacting with other business leaders.

The event is open to Executive Forum members and their guests. Anyone interested in becoming a member can call the Mercer University Office of University Advancement at 478-301-2715.

Editor’s Note: Media interested in covering any of the Executive Forum events or interviewing any of the speakers should contact Lance Wallace at (478) 301-4037.