Executive Forum Returns with Presentations by Fox Business Network Host Charles Payne

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Charles Payne

MACON/ATLANTA – Mercer University’s Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, now Truist, returns this spring with two presentations by Fox Business Network Host Charles Payne March 24-25 in Macon and Atlanta.

Payne, who also serves as CEO and principle analyst of Wall Street Strategies Inc. (WSSI), will deliver a 6:30 p.m. dinner presentation March 24 in the Presidents Dining Room on the Macon campus and a 12 p.m. lunch presentation March 25 at the Atlanta Marriott Northeast.

Those in attendance will be required to follow CDC, local and University COVID-19 protocols, including wearing of masks when not eating or drinking and socially-distanced seating.

In 1991, with less than $10,000 in startup capital and working from his apartment, Payne launched WSSI to provide a unique brand of stock market advice. Today, the company provides information to more than 120,000 registered subscribers in more than 60 countries as well as several of the largest bank/brokerage firms. Payne oversees a team of stock analysts that cover specific industry groups, in addition to monitoring the entire market and individual sectors on his own.

Payne has hosted Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” since 2014. He is also a contributor to Fox News Channel, where he has guest-hosted “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” He can be heard on KFI-AM 640, the largest AM station in the Los Angeles area. Over the years, opinions and articles on Payne have been featured in Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and he has been keynote speaker at numerous investment conferences worldwide.

Payne is the author of Act Fast, Be Smart and Get Rich, released in April 2007. He was awarded the Congress of Racial Equality’s (CORE) Man of the Year Award in 2009.

The Executive Forum was founded in 1979 as a business outreach program of Mercer and its School of Business and quickly became an invaluable resource for the business community and professionals across corporate Georgia through the presentation of high quality management and leadership seminars on timely subjects.

Mercer alumnus William H. Anderson II, then-President Dr. R. Kirby Godsey and founding dean of the business school Dr. Charles H. Andrews worked with the Office of University Advancement to plan, develop and implement the Forum in order to establish a closer relationship with the business community.

Over more than four decades of the Executive Forum, countless students and faculty have benefited from exposure to practitioners, and in turn, members of the Forum have benefited from a relationship with academia. These benefits include business networking opportunities, employee development skills and knowledge of current business trends.

BB&T, now Truist, is celebrating its 13th year as presenting sponsor of the Forum. This year’s co-sponsors include The 1842 Inn, Sheridan Construction, Cox Communications, Synovus, Georgia CEO and Georgia Trend.

The Executive Forum is a membership organization composed of businesses, organizations and individuals. Events are by invitation only to members. For more information on membership, call (800) 837-2911 or (478) 301-4169, or visit forum.mercer.edu/membership.

About the Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, now Truist

The Executive Forum is a business outreach program of Mercer University’s Stetson-Hatcher School of Business and the Office of University Advancement. The Executive Forum provides business professionals with an opportunity to hear nationally noted speakers while networking with other business leaders. For more information, call Mercer’s Office of University Advancement at (800) 837-2911 or (478) 301-4169, or visit forum.mercer.edu.

Kyle Sears
Kyle is the director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he coordinates hometown and university news releases and serves as editor of the News@Mercer e-newsletter and Reach magazine.​