Learning & Leading:

Goizueta Distinguished Speaker Series

Learn. Lead. Repeat.

True impact can't be contained in a spreadsheet.

The series engages exceptional leaders from a range of industries to share their experiences and insights on the world of business as it is today and what it may become tomorrow. Creating powerful connections between students, alumni, and the business community, Goizueta raises its voice and influences meaningful business performance that ignites passion to drive lasting change.

Past Events

  • Building a Purpose-Driven Company

    In 2009 Bill Rogers was hired as President and CEO of SunTrust and tasked with turning around a company struggling due to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression within an industry facing a trust crisis. In eight years, he led the company into the financial industry’s largest and most ambitious merger in over a decade, creating Truist, the sixth largest bank in the United States.

    Professors Rob Kazanjian and Omar Rodriguez-Vila teamed up with Rogers to write a case study on SunTrust’s turnaround by becoming a purpose-driven company. They chat with Rogers about the launch of the Truist business case, the continuation of the purpose-driven work at Truist, and Rogers’s own personal reflections on what it takes to lead with purpose.
  • Reinventing Yourself in a World of Disruption

    Jim Lanzone 98JD/MBA first found success as an entrepreneur during the dot-com boom of the late 90s, then pivoted to a successful career in media and entertainment serving as CEO of CBS Interactive and the first chief Digital Officer in the history of CBS. This summer, Lanzone has reinvented his career once again, accepting the role of CEO for the world’s most popular dating app, Tinder.
  • Meaningful Changes Requires Meaningful Action

    Scott Budnick 99BBA started his career in Hollywood becoming a successful film producer on movies including The Hangover trilogy and Just Mercy. A chance encounter changed his outlook on success, and he became a staunch advocate for criminal justice reform. He founded the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and One Community, a film, television, and digital content co-financing company that uses the power of storytelling to inspire positive global change.