The 51st Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture Series was held March 27 featuring speaker Kelly King, CEO of BB&T. He discussed “Economic Realities – Post Election" in the Holmes Convocation Center.
King, who has been with BB&T for 40 years with BB&T, discussed his perspective on the current economic climate, both overseas and domestically. He also discussed the values he believes create effective leadership. You can watch his speech online, or download as a podcast. This was King's second CEO Lecture. He was the featured speaker in Fall 2009, discussing leadership in turbulent times.
Prior to King's speech, Appalachian State Trustee Dr. Brenda White Wright delivered the CEO Lecture Series Luncheon speech. A motivational speaker, Wright described the life lessons she's personally learned. Her speech is also online and available as a podcast.
The luncheon also featured a second presentation. The Bowden Investment Group presented a stock analysis with which they recently won the North Carolina Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society Research Challenge.
Celebrating 50 Lectures in the CEO Series
The Fall 2012 CEO Lecture welcomed a panel of previous Boyles Lecturers back to campus for a discussion moderated by Appalachian Chancellor Dr. Kenneth Peacock.
The panel included Robert Tillman, former chairperson, president and CEO of Lowe’s Companies Inc.; William Holland, former chairman and CEO of United Dominion Industries; Robert Ingram, former CEO and chairman of GlaxoWellcome; and James Morgan, president and CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.
HISTORY OF THE SERIES
50TH CEO LECTURE
About Harlan Boyles
The Distinguished CEO Lecture Series began in the Spring of 1988 and is held each semester. In October 1991 the Series was dedicated to Treasurer Boyles in honor of his service to the State of North Carolina. An endowment fund was established at that time, with the assistance of former U.S. Senator James T. Broyhill, to permanently endow the series in Boyles' name.
Harlan E. Boyles (1929-2003) devoted his 49-year career to the citizens of the State of North Carolina. A native of Lincoln County, Boyles was elected to six four-year terms as State Treasurer and served under nine governors. His name was associated throughout the state and the nation with fiscal integrity, hard work and honesty.
Harlan Boyles was dedicated to education, and through his involvement with Appalachian State University and the Walker College of Business, he was able to share his experience, advice and wise counsel with hundreds of students and future business leaders. For eleven years, he came to campus to preside over the bi-annual Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture Series.
Not only did his association with the Walker College make a difference in many on-campus endeavors, but it also had a tremendous effect on the college’s fund-raising efforts. He was honored with three separate endowments in the college -- for the lecture series, student scholarships, and faculty support. These endowments will provide an impact on the college for years to come.