“Principled Leadership” - John Allison
January 26, 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Starry Conference Room 214 College of Business
Sponsored by the BB&T Programs in Economics Distinguished Speaker Series
John A Allison is Retired Chairman and CEO of the BB&T Corporation, the 10th largest financial services holding company headquartered in the U.S. He began his service with BB&T in 1971 and managed a wide variety of responsibilities throughout the bank. He became president of BB&T in 1987 and was elected Chairman and CEO in July 1989. During Mr. Allison’s tenure as CEO from 1989-2008 BB&T grew from $4.5 billion to $152 billion in assets. In March 2009, he joined the faculty of Wake Forest University School of Business as Distinguished Professor of Practice.
Allison is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a master’s degree in management from Duke University, and has received 6 Honorary Doctorate Degrees. He received the Corning Award for Distinguished Leadership, was inducted into the NC Business Hall of Fame and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Banker
He was recognized by the Harvard Business Review as one of the top 100 most successful CEO’s in the world over the last decade.