Leadership Series Continues at Terry with Falcons’ Chairman

The University of Georgia Terry College of Business will continue their Leadership Speaker Series with Arthur Blank, co-founder of The Home Depot and owner and chairman of the Atlanta Falcons and MLS Atlanta.

Blank will be speaking at 10:10am on March 27 at the Chapel. This event, like others in the Leadership Speaker Series, is open to students, alumni and the public. It is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership Advancement at Terry College of Business.

Blank’s business portfolio also includes PGA TOUR Superstore, AMB Group, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Montana

Blank is also a private funders of the new Atlanta stadium. The project is being completed in partnership with the city of Atlanta and state of Georgia and will open in 2017. Blank serves on the board of trustees of The Carter Center, The Cooper Institute and The First Tee.

A press release from the university discusses Blanks not for-profit work:

“In addition to his for-profit work, Blank is dedicated to serving communities personally. The Blank Family Foundation has granted more than $300 million to support early childhood development, education, the arts, and parks and greenspace.  In addition, spurred by the new stadium public-private partnership, the foundation recently committed to a $15 million investment in the neighborhoods surrounding the new stadium with the goal of creating long-term transformational change and vital, healthy neighborhoods.”


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