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E.A. Anderson Lecture Series

E.A. Anderson

Join students and faculty to hear the expertise and perspectives shared by business leaders from across the country who are invited to speak on campus each year.

The E.A. Anderson Lecture Series is an annual feature of the School of Business. The series is made possible by the generosity of the late E.A. Anderson of Atlanta, Georgia, for the purpose of giving the listener a broader understanding of the business world. 

Lectures begin at 6:50 p.m. in Room 3205 of Brock Hall and are free and open to the public. Continuing Education Credit is offered.  The 2023 schedule can be found here.

Videos of the presentations are posted to the lecture series list one week after the presentation. For further information on this series, please contact us at business@southern.edu .

Winter 2024 Presentation Archive
Date Title Presenter Presenter INfo
Apr 22 Journey to the Big 4 Eileen Flores

Senior Financial Service Consultant, E&Y

Apr  8 From Brock to the Boardroom Susie Jamerson

Chief People Officer, Advent Health

Apr  1 Sustainability: A Faithful Approach Joelle Kanyana

Senior Business Analyst, Advent Health

Mar 25 Are you Predicting Failure? David Grabiner

Real Estate Investor

Owner, Lubono Capital

Mar 4 Greatest Commodity for Success Calvin Kim

Dentist/Owner, Olympia Family Dental

Co-Founder, F5 Challenge and ARME Bible Camp

Feb 26 The Power of Purpose Dawson Halliday

Owner, Chick-fil-A, Ooltewah, TN

Feb 19 Delivering Justice: A trip to the Supreme Court Jonothon Cherne Attorney, Cherne Law, PC
Feb 12 Lights, Camera, Capital: Navigating Commerce & Creativity in Cinema Kevin Christenson Executive, Hope Studios
Feb 5 Friends, Colleagues, Mentors Douglas Malin Retired Executive Director
Ascension Living, Alexian Village
Jan 29 Golden Handcuffs Paul Kilroy CIO, Old National Bank
Winter 2023 Presentation Archive
Date Title Presenter Presenter info
Jan 30 Religious Business Advantages, Challenges and Changes Jeremy Richards Attorney, Richards Law Firm, PLLC
Feb 6 Senior Services: An Unexpected Calling Ron Jennette President & COO, SantaFe Senior Living, Inc.
Feb 13 Bridging the Sacred/Secular Divide Jeff Coffey CEO Founder, Zoe Angling Group
Feb 27 Pitching our Tent where He leads - The Story of CampLife Tyler & Jackie Duffy President & Vice President, CampLife
Mar 6 Managing God’s Media and Money Alistair Huong Owner & Financial Planner, AdventEdge Financial, LLC; Executive Director, AudioVerse
Mar 20  Investing For A Small Family Office Doug Zinke Principal at Sierra Springs Asset Management
Mar 27 Trade Associations and Their Role in Your Work Vito Montaperto Retailer and Developer, Manufactured Home Communities
Apr 3  Managing Supply Chains in Economic Crisis Alyssa Saucier Coordinator, Commodity Connectivity & North America Purchasing, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Apr 10 5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Corporate Journey Leroy A. Abrahams Vice President and Manager of the Consumer Systems Support Team for Regions Bank

Winter 2019 - 2021 presentations Archive

Presentation Archives of the E.A. Anderson Lecture Series can be found below. Winter 2019 - 2021 presentations can be found in an updated YouTube Library.
Winter 2018 Presentations Archive
Date Title Presenter Presenter Info
Jan 22 What's In a Name? Evie Vandever  
Feb 5 From Theologian, To Entrepreneur, To Philanthropist Ed Zinke, MDIV, MA Treasurer of the Adventist Theological Society
Feb 12 Demands Driving Change In The Senior Care Industry Scott Edens, Tresa Vaudreil, George Carrazana, Patrelle Major Cross E.A. Anderson Panel
Feb 19 Remaining Relevant In Media Marketing Gabriel Aviles VP Media Marketing at thestartup.com
Feb 26 Blindspots: Why Good People Make Bad Choices Kevin McCarthy Author
Mar 19 Manufacturing In The Chattanooga Region: Past, Present, and Future Megan King, MBA President, Chattanooga Manufacturing Association
Mar 26 Commercial Real Estate and The Economy John Crossman, CCIM, CRX President, Crossman and Company
Apr 2 People Matter Pierre Monice, MBA VP Operations at Florida Hospital Altamonte
Apr 9 The Purpose and Role of a Chamber of Commerce In Economic Development and Community Enrichment Sybil Topel, MFA, IOM Presented By the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
Date Title Presenter Presenter Info
Jan 30 Lead, Follow, Or... John "Churck" Nygaard, Capt., USN (Retired) Government Business Development Manager, Crowley, Inc.
Feb 6 The Impact of Alzheimer's On Longterm Care Robert Young, J. Franklin Farrow, Dr. Eugenia Wang, Mrs. Andi Erwin Panel discussion on emerging trends in the health services industry
Feb 13 Servant Leadership Colonel John Groves Chief Nursing Officer, Madigan Army Medical Center, United States Army
Feb 20 Leadership Admidst Complexity Crissy Ortiz, MHR, PHR, SHRM-CP Career Services Manager, South Carolina Federal Credit Union
Feb 27 How Do We Get From There to Here? Navigating the Professional Landscape Domina Alford Distributor Assurance Analyst at TVA
Mar 13 Finding Fulfillment in Profession Cory Reeves CFO, Gordon Hospital
Mar 20 Excellence and 5P's in Business Collin Williams Director/Producer, Studio 1080, Inc.
Apr 3 Keys to Successful Change Management Monique Prado Berke Vice President of Business Transformation, CBL and Associates
Apr 10 Credit Analysis Rick Richert Portfolio Manager, SoundPoint Capital
Date Title Presenter Presenter Info
Jan 25 Sticking to The Mission Mark McKenzie McKenzie Center for Internal Medicine
Feb 1 Strategy For Navigating Cyclical Business Jay Burris Managing Direct for Production Solutions ALS Oil and Gas
Feb 8 Forward! Beecher Hunter President, Life Care Centers of America
Feb 15 Leading and Managing Muti-National Terms Douglas Harless Director of Manufacturing and Operations, Bunge Amorphic Solutions
Feb 22 The Intern Dianaly Blas Assistant Director of Revenue Cycle, Finance Operations, Florida Hospital
Feb 29 A Decade in Corporate America Anthony Castelbuono Compensation Manager, Bridgestone Americas
Mar 21 One Face: Shed the Mask, Own Your Values, and Lead Wisely Sarah McDugal Brand Strategist, Entrepreneur, and Author
Mar 28 Driving Innovation Through Team Staffing David Glinter Director of Product Management, Zolo Technologies
Apr 4 Luck Favors The Bold Ted Alling Partner and Co-Founder, Lamp Post Group
Apr 11 Connecting Preference and Performance Stephanie Sheehan Assistant Professor, School of Business
Date Title Presenter Presenter Info
Jan 12 A Surprising Look Back at The Great Recession David Beckworth Author of Boom & Bust Booking: The Causes & Cures of the Great Recession
Jan 26 Hedge Fund Opportunities in Capital Cities Keith White VP Portfolio Manager and Global Industry Analyst, Wellington Management
Feb 9 Secrets to Successfully Navigating the Interview Process Michael Kaiser AVP Financial Services EPB
Mar 2 The Journey of a Leader Larnell Jacobs Dir. Oncology Services, Gordon Hospital,
Finalist for Gallup Manager of the Year 2014
Mar 16 Stress Danielle Mitchell  
Mar 23 Creative Followership Jimmy Collins VP of Chick-fil-A, Author of the Shadow of Greatness, Founder of Creative Followership
Apr 20 Performance + Preference Stephanie Sheehan Dir. Institute of Ethical Leadership
Southern Adventist University
Apr 6 What Influences You to Act Major Anastasia McKay, MD, MBA United States Army
Date Title Presenter Presenter Info
Jan 28 How the 48-Hour Launch Made Me a Smarter Entrepreneur Shannon Rinckey Founder, Mama's Got Mail
Feb 3 Long Term Healthcare Administration: Opportunities in an Ever-Changing World - Part 1, Part 2 Doug Cox CEO, Providence Health Group, LLC
Feb 10 Reflections of a Christian Businessman - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Lynn Elkins Retired
Feb 17 The Genius of Warren Buffett: The Science of Investing and The Art of Managing Robert Miles Author
Feb 24 Toastmasters - Part 1, Part 2 Toastmasters  
Mar 17 Embracing the Unexpected - Part 1, Part 2 Lauren Lee Financial Analyst/Purchasing Director, Independent Healthcare Properties
Mar 24 Mission Spotlight: Corporate America - Part 1, Part 2 David Kim Senior Executive, Vanguard Group
Mar 31 Building a Global Brand from Scratch: The Secret Recipe Behind the World Food Championships - Part 1, Part 2 Mike McCloud MMA Creative/Trybe Targeting
Apr 7 We're Not All Born to be Doctors and Nurses, But We're All Born to be Healers - Part 1, Part 2 Chuck Dietzen, MD Founder/President, Timmy Global Health
Apr 14 Passion is a Required Ingredient Sheila Boyingto, PE Entrepreneur/Co-Founder, Thinking Media