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.

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Stephen Moore
Senior Economics Writer, Wall Street Journal

Monday, September 29th
6 to 8 p.m.
Mason's Fairfax Campus | Johnson Center Cinema

Stephen Moore is the senior economics writer for the Wall Street Journal editorial page and a member of the Journal's editorial board. Moore also serves as an economic commentator for CNBC TV, where he appears twice weekly and for Fox News Channel where he comments regularly on economic and fiscal policy issues.

In addition to his work at the Wall Street Journal, CNBC TV and Fox News Channel, Moore is a frequently lectures on the U.S. economic and political outlook in Washington, D.C. to business, investment, and university audiences around the world.

Moore is a graduate of the University of Illinois and holds a MA in Economics from George Mason University.

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Teresa Carlson
Vice President Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

Friday, October 10th
6 to 8 p.m.
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, City of Fairfax
Currently the head of global public sector, Teresa Carlson is responsible for strategy, operations, sales, and business development for Amazon's Web Services and Cloud Computing business. She is charged with driving both revenue and partnership strategy across public sector in all geographies. Carlson also serves as the lead public policy advisor to the business for global public sector.

Carlson has more than 20 years of experience as a business executive driving innovation and change and producing successful business results. A highly respected leader in the information technology field, Carlson's customer focus has delivered exceptional value to her client while consistently exceeding her organization's business goals.

Carlson has earned a number of awards for her leadership, most recently receiving the 2013 FCW Federal 100 Eagle Award for her service to the federal government customer. She has received numerous other awards for her leadership, including being named to Washingtonian Magazine's "100 Most Powerful Women" and honored as one of the "2013 Tech Titans" for contributing prominently to the growth of the Washington, D.C. tech market.

Carlson has an undergraduate and Masters of Science degree in communications and speech and language pathology from Western Kentucky University. She holds a variety of certificates.

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