Former GE CEO Jack Welch and Former Harvard Business Review Editor Suzy Welch to Speak at Brenau University April 30

Apr 3, 2015
Brenau Staff

The legendary former General Electric CEO Jack Welch and his wife, business journalist and television commentator Suzy Welch, will appear on stage at Brenau University’s historic Pearce Auditorium here Thursday, April 30, in a public event following publication of their second book, The Real-Life MBA.

Suzy and Jack Welch make their only stop on nationwide book launch tour in Pearce Auditorium
Suzy and Jack Welch make their only stop on nationwide book launch tour in Pearce Auditorium

Starting at 7 p.m., the program is open to the public. Tickets are $25 and include admission and a copy of the new book. It is the Welches’ first appearance in Georgia following publication of their second book and the only appearance scheduled in the state on the team’s nationwide book launch tour.

“This is a coup for Brenau University,” said Brenau University President Ed Schrader. “Jack Welch for decades has enjoyed a reputation as a virtual oracle in the business world. Suzy Welch as the former editor of The Harvard Business Review helps keep him grounded.”

The Brenau appearance, part the Kay and Doug Ivester Endowed Program Series at Brenau, will be the Welches’ first  stop in Georgia following the April 16 official publication of their new book, which the subtitle describes it as a “No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career.”

The couple’s earlier book, Winning, was an international bestseller when published more than a decade ago. Since then, the Welches have traveled throughout the world consulting with business leaders and teams in a diverse array of industries. Their encounters, they said, enriched their insights into trending ideas and business practices, covered in their newest book.

Open-to-the-public event includes discussion of the Welches new book, ‘The Real-Life MBA’

Today Jack Welch is executive chairman of the Jack Welch Management Institute, an online MBA school with more than 1,000 students. The popular program draws from Welch’s 20-year career as chairman and CEO of General Electric, which has been recognized as the world’s most valuable corporation and consistently voted the most admired company in the world by Fortune magazine.

Suzy Welch is equally accomplished in her career as a best-selling author, television commentator, and noted business journalist. The former editor of Harvard Business Review, she attended Harvard University and Harvard Business School. She also is the author of her own best-selling book, 10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea.

Jack and Suzy Welch "The Real-Life MBA" Book CoverThe Welches’ visit to Brenau is prime exposure for the university’s MBA program, showcasing its reputation as one of Georgia’s most respected and largest in terms of enrollment. It is the most popular degree program offered at Brenau with availability on several campuses as well as online in multiple specialties, including project management and healthcare administration.

The one-hour program begins at 7 p.m. Immediately afterward, the Welches will move next door to the university’s Sellars Gallery for book-signing. Additional copies of the book will be on sale there.

To purchase tickets online, go to Call  770-534-6160 for more information or assistance.