George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series

(formerly Johnson & Strachan)

A diverse group of corporate leaders and government officials discuss the strategic and operational issues critical to the nation’s ability to sustain and enhance its competitive edge in a global economy. This community-based academic initiative will enrich the educational experience of the School of Business' students, faculty, and alumni while building and strengthening relationships with the region’s business community.

Students, faculty, and alumni are all encouraged to join the conversation and follow live coverage of each speaker series on Twitter using #BBspeaker

Upcoming Events

RonPaul Headshot small Ronald D. Paul
 Chairman, President, and CEO of Eagle Bancorp, Inc.
 Chairman and CEO of EagleBank

 Wednesday, March 2

 6-8:30 p.m.

 EagleBank Arena South Plaza Entrance
 George Mason University Fairfax Campus

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Ronald D. Paul is chairman, president, and CEO of Eagle Bancorp, Inc. and chairman and CEO of EagleBank, a community bank established in 1998 in Bethesda, MD. With over $6 billion in assets and over 25 offices, EagleBank is the largest community bank organized in the Washington, D.C. area. Rated A- by Kroll Bond Rating Agency, EagleBank has consistently been cited for its excellent overall financial performance by recognized bank rating services such as IDC Financial Publishing, Veribanc, and BauerFinancial. For 2014, EagleBank was one of 40 banks named to the Honor Roll of Banks by Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, and was also named a 2013, 2014, and 2015 Sm-All Star Bank by Sandler O’Neill & Partners. EagleBank is a member of the Independent Community Bankers of America, the Maryland Bankers Association, and the Virginia Bankers Association.

Paul is the founder of Ronald D. Paul Companies and RDP Management, Inc., along with his position as chairman for Bethesda Investments, Inc. Paul has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career and was recently inducted into the “Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame.” He was named “Community Banker of the Year” in 2014 for the Eastern Region by the Independent Community Bankers of America, named by the Washington Business Journal as a member of the Washington, D.C. area “Power 100” in 2014 and 2015, and was inducted into the “Washington Business Hall of Fame” in 2012.

As chairman of Eagle Bancorp, Inc., in 2005, Paul founded the EagleBank Foundation, which annually raises funds for breast cancer research, patient services, and education. To date, the Foundation has raised in excess of $2.5 million. In 2015, EagleBank entered into a multi-faceted support agreement benefitting George Mason University, including athletic department support, scholarships, internships, and classroom participation. As a result, the Patriot Center was renamed the EagleBank Arena.

Eagle Bancorp, Inc. is a public company and its shares are traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol EGBN.