Robinson serves as an engine for the advancement of knowledge, for not only students but also the business community at large.
The college is home to several roundtables consisting of executives who are hungry to discuss trending topics relevant to their fields, and to discover solutions to common problems. Members engage in energetic discussions that contribute to the spirit of lifelong learning.
Financial Leadership Network
The Financial Leadership Network fosters and promotes the professional development of leaders among the ranks of Atlanta-area finance executives at major companies.
Members enjoy access to the Georgia State University network for recruiting opportunities and faculty expertise, while the university benefits from gaining business world input on program curricula, engaging students in mentorships and inviting members to serve as guest speakers in class. Participation is limited and by invitation only. Members typically possess 10 or more years of experience as financial leaders at companies with revenues that exceed $500 million.
The Financial Leadership Network hosts directed discussions and speaker-driven events that introduce timely topics for the modern financial leader, and offer peer-to-peer relationship building. All events earn continuing professional education credit.
Georgia State University
Richard D. Phillips
InterContinental Hotels Group
Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc.
McCracken Alliance LLC
A. Michael McCracken
Julie Lockwood McCracken
Mohawk Industries Inc.
Mueller Water Products
Martie Edmunds Zakas
Spizzirri Law Offices
Paul Spizzirri Esq.
Global Logistics RoundTable
The Global Logistics RoundTable is a gathering of national corporate executives who have senior-level responsibility for logistics, operations and supply chain management.
Membership is by invitation only and is not limited to a specific number of companies. Members are expected to share their ideas, tactics and practices in the field of logistics with the roundtable in order to facilitate a free-flowing open forum. Only one company per industry will be seated on the roundtable in order to develop a network of peers in a non-competitive environment and enhance the depth of conversations.
The Global Logistics RoundTable provides programming aimed at the issues and concerns of its members. Members select the topics for discussion at roundtable meetings, which are led by industry experts. Examples of past meeting topics include economic conditions, best operational practices, talent development, and organizational health and performance.
- AJC International
- Bank of America
- Coca-Cola Bottling
- Cox Enterprises
- Georgia Ports Authority
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
- The Home Depot
- Mercedes-Benz USA
executive director, Global Logistics RoundTable
clinical assistant professor, Department of Management
director emeritus, Global Logistics RoundTable
instructor, Department of Management
Human Resources Executive RoundTable
The Human Resources Executive RoundTable comprises top human resources executives from major Atlanta companies and strives to aid members in achieving their organizational goals.
The roundtable was established by members of the Department of Management, the Beebe Institute of Personnel and Employment Relations, executive programs and the Career Advancement Center - all units of the Robinson College of Business. Invitation-only membership is limited to about 25 companies because smaller meetings can allow for more thoughtful discussion.
The Human Resources Executive RoundTable provides high-quality programs aimed at the concerns of corporate human resources executives. These programs are strategic in focus, and the topics are chosen as a result of membership surveys. The meetings are either led by carefully chosen experts or built around roundtable discussion topics driven by questions from members.
- Arylessence Inc.
- Coca-Cola North America
- Cox Communications, Inc.
- Diversified Search Group
- Enercare & Service Experts
- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
- FHL Bank Atlanta
- Genuine Parts Company, GPC
- Herschend Enterprises
- Kaiser Permanente
- Miller Zell
- Mueller Water Products
- Piedmont Healthcare
- Printpack Inc.
- Rollins Inc.
- Southern Company
- SWM International
- US Orthopaedic Partners LLC
Deborah Butler, Ph.D.
director, Human Resources Executive RoundTable
clinical associate professor, Department of Management, Robinson College of Business
The Robinson College of Business is committed to helping RoundTable members be more effective in their marketing efforts and maintain and support Atlanta’s world-class caliber of marketing.
Founded in March 1990, Robinson’s Marketing RoundTable brings together the top marketing officers of some of the largest firms based in the Atlanta area. Members are from non-competing organizations, and membership is by invitation only.
The RoundTable hosts a series of activities, including thought leadership, social events, lunch-and-learns, and more.
director, Marketing RoundTable
Barbara & Elmer Sunday Associate Professor of Marketing
founding director, Social Media Intelligence Lab, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
Jo Ann Herold
associate director, Marketing RoundTable
former CMO, The Honey Baked Ham Company
consultant | coach | part-time instructor
- Coca Cola
- Atlanta Braves
- Metro Atlanta Chamber
- Emory Healthcare
- CMII - GSU
- Great Southern Wood Preserving
- Truist Bank
- Piedmont Healthcare
- Norfolk Southern Corporation
- Core BTS, Inc.
- Dragon Army
- The Honey Baked Ham Company
- Randstad USA
- Georgia's Own Credit Union
- Rollins, Inc.
- Cobb EMC
- Cox Communications
- United Way of Greater Atlanta
- Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
- PulteGroup Inc.
- LakePoint Sports
- Georgia Aquarium
- Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena
- Kids 2
- Robinson College of Business
- Atlanta Dream
- Delta Air Lines
- Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
- WABE Broadcasting
For more information about the Marketing RoundTable, please reach out to Denish Shah at 404-413-7694 or [email protected]
Sales Executive RoundTable
The Sales Executive RoundTable gives members the opportunity to network with their peers and to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field.
The Sales Executive RoundTable was founded in 2012 by Stephen P. Young, retired senior vice president at MCI and Verizon; Young also served as a Robinson lecturer. Our members comprise top sales officers from major Atlanta-area firms. Membership is limited to 25 companies to ensure that executives can effectively network with their peers and enjoy thoughtful discussion of meeting topics.
The Sales Executive RoundTable provides programming designed to enhance member effectiveness in achieving organizational goals. Meetings are led by preeminent sales experts or conducted as roundtable discussions on topics selected by members.
Member firms enjoy a special relationship with the faculty of Robinson’s Department of Marketing. In exchange for financial support and access to corporate resources, members receive advice and research assistance as well as priority access to 1,500 graduate and undergraduate students who are concentrating their studies in sales and marketing disciplines.
- CBS Radio - WVEE/WAOK/WZGC
- Kaiser Permanente
- Lexis Nexis
- Premiere Networks/iHeart Media
- ReFocus Analytics
- State Farm Insurance
- Verizon Enterprise Solutions
director, Sales Executive RoundTable
president, SOAR Performance Group
chair, Department of Marketing; Katherine S. Bernhardt Research Professor; Distinguished University Professor
Robinson College of Business