CEO Speaker Series

Overview and Speakers

The CEO Speaker Series features alumni and friends of the college who are in leadership positions (at the level of CEO, partner, chairman, etc.). The series brings business leaders to the UNC Charlotte campus to present to and interact with undergraduate and graduate students. 

Recent presenters of the CEO Speaker Series have included Robert A. Niblock of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., Susan DeVore of Premier, Inc., Kelly King of BB&T and Tom Skains of Piedmont Natural Gas, and Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. of TIAA.

The Fall 2017 speaker is alumnus Demond T. Martin, investor and philanthropist. Learn more about the Fall 2017 CEO Speaker Series.

The CEO Speaker Series is organized several times a year by the Belk College of Business external relations team and the Robert A. Niblock Student Center for Professional Development, which prepares graduates to enter a business career and become leaders in the workplace and the community. Through their stories, successes and lessons, speakers of the CEO Speaker Series provide a transformational experience for students. 


Roger Ferguson, Jr.
Susan DeVore 
Premier, Inc.
Tom Skains
Piedmont Natural Gas
Kelly King
Robert A. Niblock
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
2017 Spring Speaker 2016 Fall Speaker 2016 Spring Speaker 2016 Spring Speaker 2015 Fall Speaker


2017 Spring Speaker
Roger Ferguson, Jr. of TIAA
2016 Fall Speaker
Susan DeVore of Premier, Inc.

2016 Spring Speakers Kelly King of BB&T
and Tom Skains of Piedmont Natural Gas 
2015 Fall Speaker Robert A. Niblock
of Lowe's Companies, Inc.