Location Change

The Terry College of Business is currently remodeling areas of the Terry Executive Education Center. During this time, the Terry Third Thursday event series will be hosted by our event partner and sponsor Synovus at 3400 Overton Park Drive SE, Suite 600. The event series will return to the Terry Executive Education Center in January 2020.

Terry Third Thursday is a breakfast speaker series for the Atlanta business community that features influential speakers, as well as special guests from the University of Georgia, who bring local and global perspectives on business and innovation.

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Russell McMurry

Russell R. McMurry

Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation

August 15, 2019

Russell R. McMurry has served as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation since 2015. The GDOT is a $3.7 billion, 4,000-employee state agency responsible for building, maintaining and operating the 10th-largest transportation system in the country.

McMurry started at the agency as an engineering trainee in 1990 and has served in a variety of roles since then, including construction project manager, district engineer, director of engineering and chief engineer. He also serves on the boards of MARTA, the State Road and Tollway Authority, the State Depository, the UGA College of Engineering and the ATL Transit Authority.

He was named Georgian of the Year for 2018 by Georgia Trend, and also received the inaugural Engineering Influence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia.

In January, McMurry was named one of Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential Georgians. He was also named one of Atlanta’s most powerful leaders in Atlanta Magazine’s “Atlanta 500.”

He graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

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About the Speaker Series

Cost + Schedule

Registration is required due to limited seating. Ticket cost includes breakfast and parking.

  • Single event ticket: $30
  • Season ticket: $215
Breakfast 7:00am to 7:45am
Program 7:45am to 8:30am
Networking 8:30am to 9:00am
$5 of your registration may be considered a tax-deductible gift to support the Terry College of Business.

Premier Sponsor



Media Sponsors

Atlanta Business Chronicle
WABE 90.1, Atlanta's NPR Station


  • AIG
  • Aon
  • AT&T
  • Bibb Distributing Comapany
  • Chick-fil-A Foundation
  • Cox Enterprises, Inc.
  • Crawford & Company
  • Danette and J. Gavin Beck
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Knox Properties
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Raymond James & Associates
  • Regions Bank
  • Renée and Hill A. Feinberg
  • State Bank & Trust
  • TaxConnex, LLC
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • WestRock
  • Zurich Insurance


3400 Overton Park Drive SE
Suite 600 (Synovus Community Room)
Atlanta, GA 30339