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    Octavia Spencer

    Academy Award-winning actress

    Ron Clark

    America's educator and best-selling author

    John O'Leary

    National best-selling author and speaker

    David Perdue

    US Senator and Former Fortune 500 CEO

    Eric J. Wesley

    Commanding General, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence

    Dan Rose

    VP of Partnerships, Facebook

    Chris Conlee

    Author and Lead Pastor, Highpoint Church

    Amy Cuddy

    New York Times best-selling author

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    Speaker announcement coming June 2017

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    Speaker announcement coming July 2017.

    Peyton Manning

    Two-time Super Bowl Champion, five-time NFL MVP

    Bonnie St. John

    Leadership consultant, Olympic Medalist and best-selling author

    Warrick Dunn

    Former NFL player and founder, Warrick Dunn Charities

    Ajaypal Singh Banga

    President and Chief Executive Officer, MasterCard

    Jim Nantz

    Three-time Emmy Award winning sportscaster, CBS Sports

    Patricia Florissi  

    Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer, EMC Corp.

    Tommy Spaulding

    Former President and CEO, Up with People; New York Times best-selling author and leadership expert

    Jim Blanchard

    Former Chairman and CEO, Synovus Financial Corp.

    Bill Curry

    Former Super Bowl champion, coach, inspirational speaker and author

    Shana Young

    Director, Leadership Institute at Columbus State University

    General Mark Milley

    Chief of Staff, US Army

    Marcus Luttrell

    Former Navy Seal and author of "Lone Survivor"

    Dr. Henry Cloud

    Psychologist, communicator, life coach and author

    George W. Bush

    43rd President of the United States

    Laura Bush

    Former First Lady of the United States

    Barbara Bush

    CEO and Co-founder of Global Health Corps

    Jenna Bush Hager

    NBC Today Show Correspondent

    John Maxwell

    Leadership expert, speaker and author

    Tom Mullins

    Pastor, former coach and author

    James J. Dunne III

    Senior Managing Principal, Sandler O'Neill + Partners, LP

    Scott Harrison

    Founder, Charity Water

    Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author

    Simon Sinek

    Author, speakerand visionary thinker

    Daniel Pink

    New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author

    Ken Blanchard

    Business author and management expert


    General Stanley McChrystal

    Former Commander of US and International Forces in Afghanistan

    Mark Cuban

    Investor, Philanthropist

    Sheryl Sandberg

    Chief Operating Officer, Facebook

    Geoffrey Canada

    President and Founder, Harlem Children’s Zone

    Ronald A. Heifetz

    Founder, Center for Public Leadership and Senior Public Leadership Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School

    Chris Woodruff

    Real estate professional

    Vice Admiral John R. Ryan

    President, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)

    Marcus Buckingham

    New York Times best-selling author, researcher and business consultant

    Sarah Blakely

    Founder, Spanx Inc.

    Captain Mark Kelly

    Commander of the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final mission

    Gabrielle Giffords

    US Representative and best-selling Author of “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope”

    Seth Godin

    World’s foremost marketing provocateur

    Tom Mullins

    Founder, Christ Fellowship Church and author

    David C. Novak

    Chairman and CEO, Yum! Brands, Inc.

    John Stankey

    Group President and Chief Strategy Officer, AT&T Inc.

    Major General H. R. McMaster

    Commanding General, US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence

    Alan Mulally

    President and CEO, Ford Motor Company

    Teresa Tomlinson

    69th Mayor, Columbus, Georgia

    Daniel P. Amos

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aflac and Aflac Incorporated

    George W. Bush

    43rd President of the United States

    James Carville

    Political consultant

    Mary Matalin

    Political contributor, CNN

    Dr. Robert M. Gates

    22nd Secretary of Defense

    General Lloyd J. Austin III

    Vice Chief of Staff, US Army

    Condoleezza Rice

    Former Secretary of State

    Patrick Lencioni

    Founder and President, The Table Group, Inc.

    Gardiner W. Garrard III

    Founder and Managing Partner, TTV Capital, LLC

    Ralph de la Vega

    President and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets

    Johnny Isakson

    United States Senator

    Ken Robinson

    Author

    Major General Robert B. Brown

    Commanding General, US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence

    Laura Bush

    Former First Lady

    Billy Blanchard

    President, Columbus Bank and Trust Co.

    Malcolm Gladwell

    New York Times best-selling author

    William Payne

    Former President and CEO, Atlanta Olympic Games

    Randall Stephenson

    President, CEO and Chairman, AT&T Inc.

    Brigadier General William E. Rapp

    72nd Commandant, United States Corps of Cadets

    Colin Powell

    65th Secretary of State

    Norah O'Donnell

    Correspondent, NBC

    Paul Amos

    President, Aflac and Chief Operating Officer, Aflac US

    Dan Cathy

    President, Chick-fil-A

    General David Petraeus

    Commander, US Central Command

    Richard Florida

    Founder, Creative Class Group

    Newt Gingrich

    Former US Speaker of the House, educator and author

    Leah Ward Sears

    Chief Justice, Georgia Supreme Court

    Tom Friedman

    Author and journalist

    Daniel Pink

    New York Times best-selling author

    General Russell Honore

    Commanding General, First United States Army

    John Maxwell

    Author and speaker

    General John Abizaid

    Former commander, United States Central Command

    Ken Blanchard

    Consultant, speaker, trainer and author

    Phil Gramm

    Former United States Senator

    Mark Rutland

    President, Southeastern University

    Zell Miller

    United States Senator

    Sam Nunn

    United States Senator

    Command Sergeant Major Marvin Hill

    Command Sergeant Major, First US Army

    Judge Griffin Bell

    Former Attorney General