If you're interested in hearing what folks like BB&T's chairman and CEO John Allison think of the current financial crisis then you should check out the free public panel discussion titled “Exploring Today’s Financial Crisis: Business, Politics, Ethics and You” that Wake Forest is hosting this Friday (October 3, 2008) at 4 p.m. at the Scales Fine Arts Center. Other panelists will include PNC Bank managing director Reggie Imamura and several Wake Forest professors. From the news release:
Banking industry panelists will be John Allison, chairman and chief executive officer at BB&T Corp. and Reggie Imamura, managing director at PNC Bank. Panelists from Wake Forest University will be Sheri Bridges, associate professor of marketing at the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy; David Coates, professor of political science; and Alison Snow Jones, associate professor at the School of Medicine’s Program in Bioethics, Health and Society.
Moderators will be Bill Marcum, associate professor of finance at the Calloway School and Rob Nash, associate professor of finance at Wake Forest’s Babcock Graduate School of Management. To promote informal dialogue among the panelists, a moderator-led question-and-answer format will be employed. The two-hour session will include time for questions from the audience. Dean of Business and Professor of Leadership and Strategy Steve Reinemund will offer opening and closing remarks.
You may recall that John Allison is the banking executive who wrote a letter to Congress about the bailout that garnered just a little attention.