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CEO Forum


USA TODAY CEO Forum with Alan Mulally (Ford Motor Company)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Tate Student Center Grand Hall

Ticketing: Tickets are free and open to UGA students, faculty and staff – they can be picked up at the Tate Student Center Cashier Window starting Tuesday, September 17th.

Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford Motor Company, will be on campus to speak about his experience as the leader of the No. 10 company on the 2013 Fortune 500 list. In addition, Mulally will be fielding questions from the audience. Coverage of the event by Mike Snider, USA TODAY reporter, will be featured on the front page of the USA TODAY money section.

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.


Donovan Nichols, Associate Director of Tate Student Center for Student Activities & Organizations 


About Alan Mulally  

Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally

Mulally is president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Company. Prior to joining Ford in September 2006, Mulally served as executive vice president of  Boeing Company, and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Mulally was named Boeing’s president of commercial airplanes in September 1998. Mulally joined Boeing in 1969 and progressed through a number of significant engineering and program-management assignments, including contributions on the 727, 737, 747, 757 and 767 airplanes and serving as vice president and general manager of the 777 program.

Throughout his career, Mulally has been recognized for his contributions and industry leadership, including being named “Businessperson of the Year” by the readers of Fortune magazine, “Industry Leader of the Year” by Automotive News magazine, and one of “The World’s Most Influential People” by TIME magazine. He is a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of England’s Royal Academy of Engineering.

Mulally holds bachelor and master of science degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Kansas, and earned a master’s in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a 1982 Alfred P. Sloan fellow.


About Mike Snider

Mike Snider, USA TODAY Reporter

Mike Snider, USA TODAY Reporter

Mike Snider, 50, is a technology reporter for USA TODAY based in McLean, Va. He joined USA TODAY in 1990 and has covered technology and entertainment since 1993. A graduate of the University of Kansas, he covers technology and the evolution of digital entertainment including online content, HDTV and video, audio and video games. Snider is often consulted as a source on TV and radio and has done regular TV speaking appearances at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, South By Southwest and Comic-Con. In 2010, the Game Hunters blog he co-founded was awarded an Eppy from Editor & Publisher for Best Consumer Technology Blog.


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