Kenneth Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series

Spring 2017 Speaker: Suzanne Shank

Connections:  The Characters and Context that Create Great Leaders
February 21, 2017

The most powerful woman on Wall Street. Or maybe Wall Street’s $2 trillion woman. However you want to look at it, Suzanne Shank has risen to the pinnacle of finance in America, co-founding a firm that has overseen trillions of dollars in municipal bond and corporate financing deals. Roads, airports, schools, bridges — she’s done all that and more. And it all started with her Georgia Tech civil engineering education. (Read her full bio.)


Photos from the Event     |     Read a Recap of the Lecture     |     Shank's Biography


The Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series taps the School's broad alumni base to bring a distinguished leader to campus each fall and spring who can share wisdom and insight with the School's students and the wider Georgia Tech community. It is made possible by the generous support of Kenneth Hyatt, BCE 1962, MSIM 1966.


Emmy Montanye delivers the fall 2016 lecture in the Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series. Montanye offered five "buckets" of leadership skills for students. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Fall 2016 Speaker
Emmy Montanye, P.E., LEED AP
BCE 1982

Engineering and Leadership: A Formula for Success and Satisfaction
September 20, 2016

Charles "Wick" Moorman delivers the spring 2016 Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Lecture.

Spring 2016 Speaker
Charles "Wick" Moorman
BCE 1975

A Helluva Way to Run a Railroad
March 9, 2016


Fall 2015 Speaker
Gen. Philip Breedlove
BCE 1977

A Perspective on Leadership in the 21st Century
October 26, 2015


Inaugural Speaker
G. Wayne Clough, Ph.D., P.E.
BCE 1964, MSCE 1965

From the Eocene to the Anthropocene: An Engineer’s View of Climate Change
March 24, 2015