Terry alumni leading in logistics, boosting Georgia’s business ecosystems, and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders
In the whirlwind of the global supply chain, there is no standing still. Terry alumni keep the supply chain moving, and Terry students are learning how to make sure Georgia’s positioned to lead the logistics economy for the long haul.
Terry College Dean Ben Ayers discusses the growing impact of Terry on the Georgia economy and global business community.
Jake Goodman used the confidence he learned earning his Georgia MBA to advocate for better mental health care for medical professionals, while working to breakdown the barriers that keep patients from accessing the care they need.
Distinguished Alumni Award winner Sam Holmes has many roles — vice chairman of CBRE, Regent for the University System of Georgia, prolific youth basketball coach — with a principal aim to improve the lives of Georgians while supporting the state’s business ecosystem. [Video]
As chief people officer for Cox Enterprises, Distinguished Alumni Award winner Karen Bennett ensures the company’s nearly 50,000 employees have what they need to thrive. [Video]
Outstanding Young Alumni Award winner Rennie Curran brought the leadership skills he learned on the football field into the Terry classroom, and today he inspires others to hone their abilities to create positive results. [Video]
Terry graduate student Valeria Brenner, founder of online shipping startup Thryft Ship, earned $135,000 at the Rice University Business Plan Competition. Brenner launched Thryft Ship in 2021.
The Georgia MBA Nonprofit Board Fellows program pairs local nonprofits with Full-Time MBA students who share their enthusiasm and business expertise as board members.
The Kickstart Fund, Terry’s student-run venture capital fund, helped launch 70 startup companies over the last five years, but there is plenty of room to learn, plan and grow.
More than 100 international marketing researchers converged at the Terry College to develop a road map for future research into sustainable marketing practices and its impact.
Using robots to source parts of our jobs can have unintended consequences — such as loneliness and depression — according to a recent study by Terry management professor Pok Man Tang. “The rapid advancement in AI systems is sparking a new industrial revolution that is reshaping the workplace with many benefits but also some uncharted dangers, including potentially damaging mental and physical impacts for employees,” he told U.S. News & World Report. “Humans are social animals, and isolating work with AI systems may have damaging spillover effects into employees’ personal lives.”
Georgia’s creative economy generates $23.8 billion for the state’s economy annually, representing 4.0% of its GDP and 134,217 jobs, wrote David Sutherland, a senior lecturer in Terry’s MBA program. This creative economy diversifies the state’s business capacity and enriches Georgians’ quality of life. “The impact of the Creative Economy is not just financial,” he wrote in Georgia Entertainment News. “In fact, some of the less obvious effects like social well-being, cultural definition, and quality of life are equally important outcomes of a robust Creative Economy.”