The Auburn University at Montgomery’s (AUM) Chancellor’s Business Breakfast Series provides a platform for national, state, and local speakers to present on cutting-edge topics relevant to the Montgomery and Prattville area business communities. Established over 30 years ago to bring together River Region businesses, industry, government, academia and military leaders, the series is a venue for valuable conversations and networking opportunities for movers and shakers in the River Region to gain new business clients and enhance their organization’s business operations. The series also serves as a pathway to bring new educational opportunities to AUM students, as well as area businesses and their employees.
Speaker: Kevin Harrington
“Business Trends that will Drive Success”
The Chancellor’s Business Breakfast Series will welcome Kevin Harrington, creator of the infomercial, pioneer of the As Seen on TV brand, and the original “shark” on the hit TV show “Shark Tank,” as the keynote speaker for the first 2020 breakfast event. Learn from the master himself regarding the “Business Trends that will Drive Success”.
Watch Kevin’s video on entrepreneurship.
Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Wynlakes Golf and Country Club, 7900 Wynlakes Blvd., Montgomery, AL
Speaker: Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed
The Chancellor’s Business Breakfast Series welcomes Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed, the city’s first African-American mayor, as the keynote speaker for March. Hear about Mayor Reed’s vision to move Montgomery into the future and new direction building “One Montgomery,” spanning across race, gender and economic lines.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 7:15 – 8:45 a.m.
RSA Activity Center, 201 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL
Speaker: Robert Burns, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama
Robert Burns is currently vice president and chief administrative officer for Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Montgomery, Alabama. He is responsible for human resources, team relations, public relations, general affairs, and environment, health and safety at the facility that employee more than 3,000 team members.
Before joining Hyundai in 2007, Robert spent 9 years working for Georgia-Pacific (GP) in Atlanta, Georgia. He was senior manager of communications for GP’s North American Commercial Tissue Business and Communication Papers. His experience at GP included directing public relations for five consumer products manufacturing locations, human resources and labor relations issues. Prior to joining Georgia-Pacific, Robert served in public relations and communications roles for International Paper and the State of Mississippi.
Robert graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and a minor in communications.
He resides in Prattville, Alabama with his wife, Nancy.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | 7:30-9 a.m. | RSA Activity Center- Montgomery, AL
As an AUM Chancellor’s Business Breakfast Series sponsor, you have the opportunity to raise your exposure within the River Region business community, network with leaders in the community, provide professional development to your staff and clients, and explore pathways to bring new opportunities to our students.
Sponsorships are available for the 2020 AUM Chancellor’s Business Breakfast Series.
Each sponsorship includes a table for eight and can range from supporting a single breakfast event up through all the annual breakfast events.
River Region Corporate Sponsor:
River Region Sponsor:
For more information or if you have questions, email Lorina Schrauger.
Registration and payment are required for attendance.
Individual tickets to each breakfast are $35 for general admission and $30 for AUM students and employees.
Our speakers are well known on local, state, and national levels. Some of our past speakers include:
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