Allison, CEO of BB&T, to Open Lecture Series

Thursday, September 9, 2010

John Allison, former chairman and CEO of BB&T Corp., will be the inaugural guest speaker at the BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise Series, a program established by the bank and the University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business.

Allison’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be in the UWG Coliseum on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. There will be an invitation-only reception at 5:30 p.m. that is open to the media and at which Allison will be available for interviews.

A donation by BB&T, the largest in the history of the Richards College, helped create the lecture series and the Center for Ethics and Free Enterprise, which fosters a comprehensive and ongoing discussion of the foundations of capitalism and free enterprise.

“BB&T has been and continues to be a wonderful benefactor and friend to the university,” said Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, president of UWG. “BB&T’s generosity has enabled us to accomplish much good work over the years. This tremendous gift is yet another example of BB&T’s continuing support and interest.”