Tetley Distinguished Leader Lecture Series

Showcasing Atlanta’s Business Leaders

The Tetley Distinguished Leader Lecture Series brings Atlanta’s great business minds to Coles College of Business students, faculty, staff and alumni. Through this interactive event series, you’ll be able to hear personal stories of success over setbacks, gain insight on what makes a great leader and talk one-on-one with industry role models in an accessible atmosphere.

The series began in 1990 thanks to the vision of KSU supporter Jack Dinos along with a generous endowment from Hank McInerney, then CEO of Tetley, Inc. Since it’s inception the series has inspired, created business relationships and helped students network their way to top internships and jobs.

Many faculty allow students to earn extra credit for attending a Tetley, or bring their class to the events - be sure to ask your professor.

Watch recent speakers here on our YouTube channel.


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The Fall 2017 Tetley events are over. Check back for the Spring 2018 schedule.

Upcoming Schedule

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History of Tetley

View our impressive list of past Tetley speakers.


Sam HoggView Business From A Different Perspective

"The Tetley Distinguished Leader Lecture was my favorite experience so far at a business event. I think it’s a great concept having a high profile leader come and speak to us. It was great being able to see business from a different perspective."

- Sam Hogg, Coles Student, Class of 2016