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2010 Hall of Fame Celebration

The 26th Annual Business Hall of Fame Dinner

26 Years of Honoring Georgia’s Business Legends

This event occurred on Thursday, May 13 at the InterContinental Buckhead.

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Meet the 2010 Honorees

Dennis P. Lockhart and Richard F. Smith join the elite group of business executives who make up the Georgia State University Business Hall of Fame. Heralded for their business acumen and commitment to their community, each serves as a role model for today’s business students. We are proud to honor them as this year’s inductees into our Business Hall of Fame.

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Hall of Fame Reception


Hall of Fame attendees mingle at a reception prior to the ceremony.

Opening Remarks from the Dean


H. Fenwick Huss, Dean, Robinson College of Business

Opening Remarks from the President


Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University

Opening Remarks from the Board


Parker H. “Pete” Petit, Chair, Robinson College Board of Advisors

Remarks from the Presenting Sponsor


Geri Thomas, Bank of America

Introduction: Dennis P. Lockhart


Bruce W. Williams, Managing Director, Citigroup Inc. (retired)

Acceptance Speech


Dennis P. Lockhart, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Introduction: Richard F. Smith


Paul R. Garcia, Chairman and CEO, Global Payments Inc.

Acceptance Speech


Richard F. Smith, Chairman and CEO, Equifax Inc.

Richard F. Smith Tribute Video


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