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Terry College to open leader speaker series with talk by Caterpillar execs

Two Caterpillar Inc. executives will open the 2012-2013 Terry Leadership Speaker Series Sept. 7 at 11:15 a.m. at the Chapel.

The series, which brings corporate leaders to campus to share their philosophies and practices of leadership, opens with Doug Oberhelman, chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., and Kent Adams, vice president of Caterpillar Inc. and president of Caterpillar Financial Services Corp. 

The student-led event is free and open to the public. A reception for Oberhelman and Adams will take place at 10:45 a.m. on the Chapel lawn. Following the presentation, the speakers will field questions from student attendees. 

Caterpillar recently announced it is constructing a one-million-square-foot-facility in Bogart, which is less than 10 miles from Athens, that is expected to directly employ about 1,400 people when fully operational, making it the biggest economic development in Georgia since Kia’s LaGrange plant. 

The event is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership Advancement at the Terry College of Business. The institute is a privately funded unit housed in the business college.