Innovation in Business and Beyond

The UWG Alumni Association and the Richards College of Business will host a panel discussion on Innovation in Business and Beyond. Breakfast will be served. Reservations are required due to limited seating.

Registration Information

Please RSVP by Monday, July 29.  You can register for this event one of three ways:

Due to limited seating, if you register and determine you cannot attend, please let us know ASAP so we may release that space to someone else.

Panelists Information

Please click on a name below for more information about each panelist for the event.

Mrs. Missy Dugan '87
President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

Missy Dugan is President & Chief Executive Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA), where she oversees the organization including 24 Clubs in 10 counties. Most recently, Missy was the Chief Operating Officer for BGCMA. She joined BGCMA as Vice President of Marketing & Development in January of 2007.

Missy brings experience in operations, fundraising and marketing to the organization through years of work within the Boys & Girls Clubs of America movement.  Prior to coming to BGCMA, she worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley.  She also served as a Vice President for DNS Associates, a for-profit organization specializing in Capital and Endowment Campaigns to non-profit organizations.  Prior to this work, she was a Congressional Aide to two members of the US House of Representatives.

Missy holds a B.A. degree in Business from the University of West Georgia and numerous achievement awards through her work within Boys & Girls Clubs.  Her husband, Mike, is a Lieutenant Colonel, Retired, in the United States Army and was recently elected as a Georgia State Senator from District 30. They are the proud parents of two, Meghan, a pre-law major at Auburn University, and Beau, a Business Major at University of West Georgia and a member of the Wolves Football Team. Missy enjoys running, triathlons and being with her family and friends.

Mr. Tim Houlne
CEO, Working Solutions / Author, "The New World of Work: From the Cube to the Cloud"

Tim Houlne is a visionary whose longstanding, futuristic predictions about the virtual workforce are now a reality. He recognizes and understands trends, and uses that unique knowledge to transform industries across the business landscape. His understanding of the virtual workplace is unparalleled, and his drive to uncover new concepts is matched only by his passion for growing profitable businesses. Tim holds the position of CEO at Working Solutions, a premier virtual agent and technology solutions provider in Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Greg Schulenburg
Executive Vice President & COO, Greenway Medical Technologies

Greg Schulenburg joined Greenway Medical Technologies in March 1999 as Vice President of Development and was promoted to Executive Vice President and COO in May 2004. Mr. Schulenburg oversees and manages the day-to-day operations of Greenway.

Prior to joining Greenway, Mr. Schulenburg worked at NationsBank in Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, where he managed testing and development teams for the Nationwide Platform Development Project. He also managed the Support and Projects Development group for National Support. Mr. Schulenburg previously managed the Development/System Projects for Prudential Bank in Atlanta.

Mr. Schulenburg received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia.

Mr. Stuart Thorn
President & CEO, Southwire Company

Stuart Thorn is president and chief executive officer of Southwire Company, one of the world’s largest producers of electrical cables.  Thorn began his career in consumer products, spending 15 years with S.C. Johnson and three years with Campbell Soup Company in a variety of roles, including finance, marketing, strategic planning, acquisitions and international business. He also spent five years at Beaulieu of America – the world’s largest privately owned flooring company, where he served first as chief financial officer, and then as president and chief operating officer. Thorn joined Southwire Company in 2001.

Thorn graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business earning a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1978 and a master of business administration degree in 1979. In addition to being a director on Southwire’s board, he serves on the executive committee of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, having been elected as its chairman for the year 2009; the board of the Electrical Manufacturers Club, having served as its president in 2008 and 2009; the board of the International Cable Federation; and the board of the Copper Development Association. Thorn also served on the board of the National Association of Electrical Distributors from 2009 to 2011, as well as its Manufacturer’s Advisory Committee. Thorn is active in a variety of community organizations, including the University of West Georgia, where he serves on the Board of Visitors for the Richards College of Business, and Great Promise Kids, where he serves as chairman of the Governing Board.

Buckhead Club Information & Directions

Address: 3344 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 2600, Atlanta, GA 30326 (Google map)
Phone: 404-262-2262

The Buckhead Club is located at 3344 Peachtree Road (Sovereign building), directly across the street from the Atlanta Financial Center.  The Club is located on the 26th floor, accessed by the high-rise elevator bank – look for our logo!  Members and Guests will be able to conveniently access the Club from three points of access: Peachtree Road, Piedmont Road and the Lenox Loop.  A self-park deck is accessible at all times and you may obtain parking validation at the Reception Desk of the Buckhead Club. Valet services are available after 11:00am and are also eligible for validation at the Club.

Driving Directions:

From South/Downtown (75/85 Northbound and 400 Northbound), access from Peachtree Road:
Make your way north on I-75/85, splitting onto I-85 northbound (left lanes at the split). Exit onto GA 400 Northbound. Exit at the Buckhead/Lenox Loop. At the exit ramp, bear right and follow the signs to Peachtree Road Southbound. At Peachtree Road, turn right at the Ritz Carlton. Travel through three traffic lights, turning right at the fourth light onto Tower Place Drive (turn just after the red awnings of Bistro Niko Restaurant, located on the ground floor). The Sovereign motor lobby will be on your right.

From Midtown, access from Piedmont Road:
Heading north on Piedmont Road, travel across Peachtree Road. After passing the Terminus building access, you will turn right at the light onto Tower Place Drive (directly across from the Peachtree Piedmont Cross Shopping Center/“Disco Kroger”) and come to the stop sign (3 way stop). At the stop sign, bear right and slightly uphill between the Double and Courtyard Marriott Hotels. The Sovereign motor lobby will be on your left, just past the Doubletree Hotel and before Bistro Niko (watch for the red awnings).

From North/Perimeter (400 Southbound), access from Lenox Loop:
NOTE: This access point is gated from 7:30am-9:30am and again from 4:30pm-6:30pm.
Make your way to 285 and exit to GA 400 Southbound. Exit at the Buckhead/Lenox Loop exit, after passing through the toll plaza. At the exit ramp, bear right. At the first light, turn left into the shopping plaza named Buckhead Station. Go through the first stop sign and turn right at the second stop sign. Follow around to the next stop sign (dead end at iron sculpture). Turn left and travel past the Doubletree drive. The Sovereign motor lobby will be on your left just past the Doubletree Hotel and before Bistro Niko (watch for the red awnings).