Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series

In Hyatt lecture, Shank says leadership is about connection, not isolation

Suzanne Shank delivers the spring 2017 lecture for the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Kenneth Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series. (Photo: Zonglin "Jack" Li)

Suzanne Shank still keeps two textbooks on her bookshelf from her days as a civil engineering undergrad at Georgia Tech. From her classes on differential equations and mechanics of deformable bodies, those two books remind her of a key lesson she learned in those days: “I was much stronger when I reached out and relied on the support of my peers. I realized I could only go so far on my own.”

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In fall Hyatt lecture, Montanye says relationships, curiosity, business skills key to a fulfilling engineering career

In the fall 2016 Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Lecture, Emmy Montanye, BCE 1982, offered five essential skills for young engineers to develop as they pursue their careers: Be curious and keeping learning, develop your personal brand, learn the business of engineering, develop your personal board of directors, develop others. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Emmy Montanye brought practical advice by the bucket-load to the Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series Sept. 20. She used lessons from her experiences to offer students a guide to turning their engineering education into a fruitful career, sharing what she called five “buckets” of skills she’s picked up through her career paired with a practical example. Ultimately, they all came down to one thing: relationships.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

As luck would have it: Wick Moorman found serendipity in a life of railroading

Charles "Wick" Moorman (Photo: Gary Meek)

Luck seems antithetical to engineering. There are no equations, statistics or models for luck — there is no control. But to Wick Moorman, BSCE 1975, the recently retired chairman and CEO of railroad company Norfolk Southern, luck matters. It has, he insists, been a central force of his career.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Hyatt Lecture: From co-op to CEO, Wick Moorman shares lessons from a life in railroading

Charles "Wick" Moorman after delivering the Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Lecture. (Photo: Zonglin "Jack" Li)

Charles “Wick” Moorman talked about railroads, his experiences at Georgia Tech, and some of the things he learned as he rose to leadership of one of the nation’s five large railroad companies during the Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Lecture March 9.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Hyatt Lecture: Gen. Philip Breedlove says leadership is about empowering people

“Take care of your people, and they will take care of you.” That part of Gen. Philip Breedlove’s mantra for young Air Force officers was also a key message from his remarks during the Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series Oct. 26.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Clough tackles climate change in first Hyatt Distinguished lecture

Georgia Tech President Emeritus Wayne Clough said engineers have a responsibility to plan for climate change in the first-ever Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Lecture March 24. The civil engineering alumnus said engineers must be part of the climate change conversation.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Engineers and climate change: Inaugural Hyatt lecturer Wayne Clough says we must design and build for a new paradigm

Georgia Tech President Emeritus Wayne Clough will talk about engineers’ responsibility to plan for climate change in the first-ever Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Lecture March 24. Clough, who has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Tech, says he knows climate change can be a controversial subject. But his message is that engineers can’t ignore the potential impacts and they shouldn’t stand aside and let others make decisions for them.

Friday, March 13, 2015
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