201908 August Lunch Meeting



Synopsis: Corporate culture has evolved significantly over the last 20+ years in Mississippi (and beyond). Leaders in the private and public sectors are engaging consultants to build a high performing workforce and develop future leaders.  I will share the learnings of the changing trends that I have observed in my mentor/coaching role to senior leaders in the state and provide insights on what techniques could be beneficial as chapter members strive to become better leaders/Project Managers.


M. Ray Grubbs, Ph.D.
Millsaps College
Dr. Grubbs is a Professor of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, Millsaps
College, Jackson, Mississippi
B.A. Millsaps College;
M.B.A.Mississippi College;
Ph.D.University of Mississippi
Dr. Grubbs was employed in the banking industry early in his career, serving in
several management roles, the last being Director of Corporate Planning with
Bancorpsouth.  He remains active in banking as a founder of First Commercial Bank
in Jackson, Mississippi where he serves on the Board, chairs the Risk Management
Committee and serves as a member of the Asset-Liability Management Committee.
He has consulted with numerous private, public, non-profit and entrepreneurial
start up organizations over the past 25 years and has participated in several private
equity investments.  He holds two patents in voice signature technology that
provides a method for signing documents with one’s voice.  He  is a partner in MRT,
llc, (Modern Retirement Theory) an retirement educational company and REAP, llc a
technology company implementing the tenets of MRT.
Dr. Grubbs is Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship in the Else
School of Management where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in
Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Decision Making.  He is a
founding member of ELSEWorks, the Entrepreneurial Initiative of the Else School.  
He is the author of four banking texts and is published in both academic and
professional journals including the ABA Banking Journal, Business Insights, Bank
Marketing, The Bankers Magazine, Journal of Education for Business, Academy of
Educational Leadership Journal, Mississippi Business Journal, and Journal of
Financial Planning.  

Event Properties

Event Date 08-20-2019 11:30 am
Event End Date 08-20-2019 12:45 pm
Registration Start Date 06-22-2019
Cut off date 08-19-2019 11:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00
Location Walker's Drive In
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