Retired BB&T chairman and CEO to speak at UofL




    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – John Allison, retired chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation and Executive in Residence at the Wake Forest University School of Business, will visit the University of Louisville Jan. 25 for a public talk.

     At 4:30 p.m., Allison will discuss “The Philosophic Fight for the Future of America,” examining classic liberalism versus statism. The event will take place in the PNC Horn Auditorium, Harry Frazier Hall, College of Business, and is part of the BB&T Speaker Series.

     The talk is sponsored by the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise at the College of Business. For more information, contact Donna Zinser Clark, 502-852-5612, or visit



    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.