Annual Banquet Speakers
Anirban Basu (2013)
Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Basu is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most recognizable economists, in part because of his consulting work on behalf of numerous clients, including prominent developers, bankers, brokerage houses, energy suppliers and law firms.
Dr. Roger Tutterow (2012)
Dr. Tutterow is a Professor of Economics. He holds a B.S. in Decision Science from Berry College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University. Prior to joining Mercer University, Dr. Tutterow held faculty and administrative appointments at West Virginia University, Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and at the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea.
In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Tutterow has served as a consultant on economic, financial and statistical issues for corporate clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held businesses. He has provided expert testimony on economic, financial and statistical matters in state & federal court and before the Georgia Public Service Commission.
Jim Jacoby (2011)
James (Jim) Jacoby, is the chairman, founder and chief executive of The Jacoby Group.
Jacoby, the visionary behind Atlantic Station, has earned a reputation as "the business-savvy developer with a social conscience" and renown as an innovative leader in the industry for his understanding that the nation’s environment and economy are inextricably linked.
Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle (2009)
A successful entrepreneur and respected former State Senator, Casey Cagle made history in 2006 by becoming the first Republican ever elected to Georgia’s second highest office. In November of 2010, in recognition of his outstanding efforts on behalf of the state his family has called home for seven generations, Georgia voters overwhelmingly re-elected him, returning Lieutenant Governor Cagle to office for another term.