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Goizueta and NYSE partner to discuss the future outlook for the financial sector

On September 2, 2009, Goizueta Business School and NYSE Euronext teamed up to offer a day-long financial barometer for students, alumni, and special guests. Duncan Niederauer 85MBA, CEO of NYSE Euronext, began the day by hosting a key C-level meeting for Atlanta-headquartered New York Stock Exchange companies. During the intimate breakfast Niederauer met with executives such as Hank Halter, SVP and CFO of Delta Air Lines; William Holden, CFO of Mirant; Dan Ramon, CFO of Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc., and others.

Following the breakfast, Niederauer joined Dean Larry Benveniste for a candid, student-only Q&A session that focused on leading through transformational change, government regulation of financial markets, and the value of “being oneself” in a career and life.

The two then joined a distinguished group of business and political luminaries for a panel discussion to examine lessons learned from the global financial crisis and contemplate the question, “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Moderated by Susan Lisovicz, CNN’s primary correspondent on the stock market, the live, web-streamed discussion included Frank Blake, CEO, The Home Depot Inc.; U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.); Daniel Amos, CEO, Aflac Inc.; and Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank CEO Dennis Lockhart.

The culmination of activities brought together students, faculty, and staff along with Niederauer to ring the ceremonial closing bell of the NYSE remotely from Jenkins Courtyard at Goizueta. This groundbreaking event earned Goizueta the distinction of being the first college or university to host the NYSE Euronext’s closing bell ceremony. For more on the events, including videoclips, visit

Nicole Golston and Allison Shirreffs

The historic bell ringing culminated a day of high-level discussions on finance, leadership and the stock market with Duncan Niederauer 85MBA, CEO of NYSE Euronext (second row with sunglasses).

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