Frank Blount attributes much of his success as a business leader to a particular “soft skill” that he developed over the course of many years.
In 2013, the J. Mack Robinson College of Business celebrated its Centennial Year. Founded in 1913 as the Georgia Tech Evening School of Commerce, Georgia State’s business school has a long history of graduating business-savvy people who are ready to make an impact in the local community and around the world.
This anniversary was an opportunity to highlight these individuals, and during our Centennial, we began interviewing 100 of our alums – a project we call Robinson Reflections: 100 Years, 100 Voices. Their stories represent the rich history and growth of the Robinson College and the business community within Atlanta, the Southeast, and around the world.
Please enjoy the inspirational stories that make up the fabric of the Robinson College of Business. Come back weekly to hear from another of our distinguished alums. Thank you for joining us as we celebrate 100 years of commitment to education at Georgia State University.
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Gabi Zedlmayer has traveled the world as a vice president at Hewlett-Packard, but there are few places she loves as much as Atlanta.
Luis Planas initially wanted to be an accountant, and then The Coca-Cola Company uncovered his true passion.
Alba Adamo’s natural curiosity and desire to learn helped her grow from a hotel manager to a leader at Coca-Cola.
Jesús León was looking to expand his knowledge for business fundamentals when he signed up for the Executive MBA program at the Robinson College of Business.
Mac Nease began selling insurance as a way to pay his way through graduate school. Today he is the president of a successful firm that handles complex insurance issues.
Nancy Mansfield knew very early on that she was a teacher at heart. With her prestigious academic record and professional experience, she’s a bright spot among an award-winning faculty.
Connie and Ken McDaniel are successful accounting professionals with years of experience in the industry. They love GSU and the ability to share their knowledge with our students and alumni.
Gary Meggs helped create the Bermuda Scholarship Fund, which brings the best and brightest Bermudians to the GSU Risk Management & Insurance program.
Carole Scott owes her career as a college professor to Georgia State University because it made her BBA, MBA, and Ph.D. degrees affordable.