This community-wide speaker series, held annually in February, is designed to address emerging and relevant issues that help build a stronger, more resilient Sandy Springs and central Perimeter area. This year we are proud to present our 6th annual Live Learn Lead event, which in 2019, won the "Excellence in Innovation" award by the national Association of Leadership Programs. 

Live Learn Lead 2020 - Shareholder or Stakeholder... What's Your Bottom Line?

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Cox Enterprises
6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Road 
 Sandy Springs, GA 30328
 6PM Networking and Dinner 
 7PM Panel Discussion 


Shareholder or Stakeholder...
What's Your Bottom Line?

Join us for our award-winning thought leaders' dinner featuring a distinguished panel of business leaders discussing the recent Business Roundtable's Statement of Purpose on the new standard for corporate social responsibility.  We'll take a close look at the CEO's commitment to lead their organizations for the benefit or all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders, and look at the impact on today's MBA students.

We are proud to offer these distinguished panel participants:

Michael Goltzman, Vice President Global Policy & Sustainability, The Coca Cola Company
Erika James, Ph.D., Dean, Goizueta School of Business
Emory University
Chrisopher Womack, President External Affairs
Southern Company
David Rubinger, Market President & Publisher
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Click here to read Speaker's bios.
See more in The Neighbor Newspaper 


In the past five years we have hosted:

  • Peter Kageyama, internationally-recognized community development expert discussed how to build an emotionally engaged city.
  • Dr. Jim Johnson, University of North Carolina, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, discussed profound demographic trends and the major implications for our community and its economic development.
  • Dr. Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University; Andrea Lawson, Vice President Talent Management, Diversity & HR Service Delivery, Cox Enterprises; Scott Price, Chief Transformation Officer, UPS, shared their expertise on “Transformational Leadership in a Changing World”

  • Lee Fischer, President and CEO of CEOs for Cities, who shared ideas for connecting urban leaders as well as how to build and activate cross-sector teams called "clusters" to make real progress happen. 
  • Hon. Saxby Chambliss (retired US Senator), Teya Ryan (CEO of GA Public Broadcasting) and Lee Rhyant (retired VP of Lockheed Martin) sharing their thoughts on civil discourse.

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