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Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford Motor Company, Visits Athens for CEO Forum


Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia proudly welcomes Alan Mulally, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company, to speak with students at The CEO Forum. The Forum, located in Tate Grand Hall, will take place from 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm on Tuesday, October 1st.

Mike Snider, USA TODAY Technology and Digital Entertainment Reporter, will be covering the event to have it featured on the front page of the USA TODAY money section.

The CEO Forum is free to all UGA students, staff, and faculty. Tickets may be picked up as early as September 17th from the Cashier Window in the Tate Student Center.

As the leader of the No. 10 company on the 2013 Fortune 500 list, Mulally plans to discuss his role as president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Company. After sharing his own experience, he will turn it over to the audience to answer any participant questions.

Throughout his career, Mulally has gained countless titles including: Fortune Magazine’s “Businessperson of the Year”. Mulally is also considered one of “The World’s Most Influential People” by TIME magazine.

Before starting at Ford in 2006, Mulally served as executive vice president of Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Mulally earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree of science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Kansas. In addition, he gained a master’s in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Also a graduate of the University of Kansas, Snider has been with USA TODAY for over 2 decades. Three years ago, Snider co-founded USA TODAY’s “Game Hunters Blog” in which users can identify and discuss the best and worst video games around. He has also spoken at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, and Comic-Con.

Doors will open at 1:30 pm on the day of the event. For more information visit Please call 706.542.6369 for special accommodations.

Presented by the Student Government Association, University Union, Division of Student Affairs, Terry College of Business, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, College of Engineering and USA TODAY.

Writer: Alexsis Skeen, 770.712.0859,

Contact: Donovan Nichols, Associate Director of Tate Student Center for Student Activities & Organization, 770.542.6396,


This entry was posted on September 11, 2013 by in Press Releases, Programming and tagged , , , .

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