CEO Speaker Series



Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered for the Fall 2020 CEO Speaker Series featuring Scott Case '00 MBA, Chief Information Officer of Truist Financial Corporation. 

This event is part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Belk College of Business and the MBA program. View the full discussion:



About the series

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. 

Overview and Speakers

Recent presenters of the CEO Speaker Series have included alumni Robert A. Niblock, previously CEO of Lowe’s Companies, Inc.; Susan DeVore of Premier, Inc.; Demond T. Martin, investor and philanthropist; and Manuel L. Zapata, P.E., President of Zapata, Inc. Speakers have also included friends of the College: Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. of TIAA; Kelly King of BB&T; Tom Skains, previously of Piedmont Natural Gas; and Mark Beck, previously of JELD-WEN.

The CEO Speaker Series is organized several times a year by the Belk College of Business external relations team and the Niblock Student Center, 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. 


Dontá Wilson
Truist Financial Corporation

2020 Spring Speaker

DeAndrea Salvador
Renewable Energy Transition Initiative (RETI) and JouleScout

2018 Spring Speaker

Scott Price

2019 Spring Speaker

Manuel Zapata

2018 Fall Speaker

Mark Beck

2018 Spring Speaker

Demond T. Martin
Investor and Philanthropist

2017 Fall Speaker

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

2017 Spring Speaker

Susan DeVore
Premier, Inc.

2016 Fall Speaker

Tom Skains
Piedmont Natural Gas

2016 Spring Speaker

Kelly King

2016 Spring Speaker

Robert A. Niblock
Lowe's Companies, Inc.

2015 Fall Speaker


2020 Spring Speaker
Dontá Wilson of Truist Financial Corporation

2019 Fall Speaker
DeAndrea Salvador of Renewable Energy Transition Initiative (RETI) and JouleScout

2019 Spring Speaker
Scott Price of UPS

2018 Fall Speaker
Manuel Zapata of ZAPATA Group

2017 Spring Speaker
Roger W. 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.