Women in Corporate Leadership Roundtable

April 6, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Graves Auditorium, Campbell Hall

This roundtable brings together three dynamic corporate leaders, who together possess decades of experience in a wide range of companies and roles, to discuss their journeys, lessons-learned, and thoughts about how women are shaping the corporate workforce. Following the roundtable, panelists will engage in discussion with students about how they can become the next generation of leaders in corporate America.


Deborah (Deb) Harris Butler '75 has been executive vice president planning and chief information officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation since 2007. Ms. Butler spent the first 29 years of her 36-year career with Norfolk Southern and its predecessor companies in the company’s operating department in Atlanta. She is chair of the Board of Directors of Thoroughbred Technology & Telecommunications LLC, a subsidiary of Norfolk Southern, and a member of the Board of Directors of TTX Company.

Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, she graduated from Agnes Scott in 1975 with a B.A. in English literature. Ms. Butler went on to receive training in transportation management and executive education at Northwestern University, the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and the Harvard Business School.

Shan Cooper is Vice President of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and General Manager of the company’s Marietta, Georgia, facility. She is also responsible for the company’s subassembly sites in Meridian, Mississippi, and Clarksburg, West Virginia. In addition, she serves as the company’s Vice President of Business Ethics. She was named to her current position in January 2011.

Beth Adcock Shiroishi '97, President of AT&T Georgia, is responsible for the company’s government relations, public policy and community relations initiatives across the state. In this role, she works closely with community stakeholders, business leaders and elected officials to help create stronger communities for all Georgians through new technology.


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