Closing Bell Speaker Series

Held each semester, the Closing Bell Speaker Series brings in top financial experts to address timely issues in the financial sector. Open to all business students, the event provides exposure to experts in all fields of financial economics.

To learn more about the Closing Bell speaker series, contact Dr. Irena Hutton, Gene Taylor/Bank of America Associate Professor of Finance. 


Spring 2021 Speakers

  • January 20 - Todd A. Combs President and Chief Executive Officer, GEICO and Investment Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
  • February 3 - Byron Holmes, Managing Director, LoanStreet
  • February 17 - Salmaan Wahidi, Senior Director Commercial Finance and Credit, CSX
  • March 3 - Terin Cremer, Managing Partner, Barbas Cremer, PLLC
  • March 17 - Ray Mazzie, Managing Director, Southern Waters Capital
  • March 31 - Sammie Dixon, CEO, Prime Meridian Bank
  • April 14  - Kevin Hawkins, CEO, MidAtlantic Finance Company

Past Speakers

  • Peter Jones, Chairman of the Finance Professional Advocacy Board and President (ret.), Franklin Templeton Distributors Inc.
  • Todd Lazenby, Founder and Managing Partner, Royal Ascot Partners
  • George Bchara, Chief Financial Officer, Conn’s HomePlus
  • Charles E. Adcock, III, President/CEO, Florida State University Credit Union
  • Todd Lazenby, Founder and Managing Partner, Royal Ascot Partners
  • Tom Craft, Business Development, Royal Ascot Partners
  • John Crossman, President, Crossman & Company
  • Dr. Sean WilkoffAssociate, Cornerstone Research
  • Bob Foresman, Vice Chairman, UBS Investment Bank and Michael R. Hollomon II ('89), CEO, Missouri Cobalt LLC
  • Eric Rosen (Accounting & Finance '92), Former Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager, Reef Road Capital
  • Michael P. McCauley, Senior Officer – Investment Programs & Governance, State Board of Administration (SBA) of Florida State University
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