In 2018, the Hull College of Business chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma began the CEO Series to bring C-level business professionals to campus to speak about their path to leadership and success, while giving advice to our students.
CEOs are business experts who can speak to many facets of business from operations to strategy. And because of this, the CEO Series allows for the CEO to speak about their passions and the leadership role they have within their company and community.
Stephanie Stuckey is CEO of Stuckey’s, known for generations as a highway oasis serving up pecan log rolls and kitschy souvenirs. Founded in 1937 by her grandfather, W.S. Stuckey, Sr., in Eastman, GA, Stuckey's grew to over 350 stores nationwide by its peak in the 1970s. The company was sold in 1964 and returned to the family in 1985.
Stuckey received both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia. She worked as a trial lawyer, was elected to seven terms as a state representative, ran an environmental law firm, served as Director of Sustainability for Atlanta, and taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia School of Law. Stuckey purchased Stuckey’s Corp. in 2019 and assumed the role of CEO.
Her achievements include being named one of the Most Admired CEOs of 2022 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, 100 Most Influential Georgians by Georgia Trend Magazine, and a graduate of Leadership Atlanta. She also serves on the corporate board for Bealls, a Florida-based retailer with more than 550 stores.
2021: Wayne Brown, Chairman and CEO, Aggressor Adventures
2019: Christa Pitts, Founder and CEO, Creatively Classic Activities and Books
2018: Jamie Gallagher, CEO, Faber-Castell USA