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2012–Apr⁠i⁠l3 FYI: JMI ⁠t⁠o Hos⁠t⁠ John All⁠i⁠son for Jacksonv⁠i⁠lle Luncheon

By: The James Madison Institute / 2012

The James Madison Institute invites you to join our Jacksonville Board Members J.F. Bryan IV and George Gibbs III for a luncheon featuring
John A. Allison
BB&T Retired Chairman & CEO
speaking on
“The Long Term Consequences of the Financial Crisis and the Future of Capitalism”Thursday, May 3, 2012
12:00 Noon
The River Club
The Wells Fargo Center
One Independent Drive
35th Floor, River Room
Jacksonville, Florida$40 JMI Members – $50 Non-Members
Table Sponsorships Available
For further information or to RSVP, please contact Jenny Stone by Monday, April 30 at 1-866-340-3131 or
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John Allison Bio (PDF)
John Allison is Retired Chairman and CEO of  BB&T Corporation, the 10th largest financial services holding company headquartered in the U. S.  Mr. Allison began his service with BB&T in 1971 and managed a wide variety of responsibilities throughout the bank.  He became president of BB&T in 1987 and was elected Chairman and CEO in July 1989.  During Mr. Allison’s tenure as CEO from 1989 to 2008, BB&T grew from $4.5 billion to $152 billion in assets. In March 2009, he joined the faculty of Wake Forest University School of Business as Distinguished Professor of Practice.Allison is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Universityof North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He received his master’s degree in management from Duke University (1974).  He is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and has received six Honorary Doctorate Degrees.  Allison has received the Corning Award for Distinguished Leadership, been inducted into the NC Business Hall of Fame and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Banker.  He was recognized by the Harvard Business Review as one of the top 100 most successful CEO’s in the world over the last decade.He serves on the Board of Visitors at the business schools at WakeForest, Duke, and UNC-Chapel Hill, and the Board of Directors of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.A native of Charlotte, N.C., Allison is married to the former Elizabeth McDonald of Elkin, N.C.  They have two sons and one daughter.