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Carolina Panthers’ President Danny Morrison to Deliver Catawba’s CEO Lecture on April 14th

March 10, 2015

Category: Business & Economics, Events


dannymorrison-th.jpgThe Carolina Panthers’ Team President Danny Morrison will deliver the keynote address at Catawba College’s 12th annual CEO Lecture at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Hedrick Little Theatre on campus.

Sponsored by the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business, the lecture is free and open to the public and has become an event much anticipated by the campus and local business community.

From a commitment to customer service to the new construction renovations in the Panthers’ home, Bank of America Stadium, Morrison serves as a steward of Panthers’ owner/founder Jerry Richardson's vision.

In his capacity as team president, Morrison is responsible for the Panthers business operations and Bank of America Stadium business interests, in addition to representing the organization in many NFL matters. Since Morrison assumed his role with the Panthers in September 2009, the franchise has been innovative and aggressive in improving the fan experience while achieving new levels of corporate support and sponsorships.  Morrison immerses himself in the Panthers, working closely with Richardson to provide the impetus for improvements throughout the organization.

A native of Burlington, N.C., Morrison attended Wofford College, lettering four years in basketball and graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics. He served as Athletic Director for his alma mater between 1985 and 1997, then as Senior Vice President there until 2001. It was during this time that the Carolina Panthers began holding training camp at Wofford.

He served as Commissioner of the Southern Conference between 2001 and 2005. From 2005 until 2009, he worked as Athletic Director for Texas Christian University.

Morrison earned his Master of Education degree in administration and supervision from UNC Chapel Hill in 1981 and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of South Carolina in 2000. He was inducted into the Wofford Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002 and currently serves on Wofford's Board of Trustees.  He and wife Peggy have two children: Trey and Meg.

Morrison will join other notable CEOs who have delivered the keynote address at Catawba’s Distinguished CEO Lectures.  Prior speakers have included Louis DeJoy, chief executive officer of New Breed Logistics, Inc.; Jeffrey Kane, former senior vice president in charge of the Charlotte office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Bob Ingram, vice chairman pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline; Ellen Ruff, then president of Duke Energy – Carolinas; Robert Wagner, Lowe’s senior vice president of specialty sales and store operations support, and Kelly King, chairman and chief executive officer of BB&T Corporation; Bryan Jordan, president and chief executive officer of First Horizon National Corporation in Memphis, Tenn.; James H. Morgan, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.; Ralph W. Ketner, one of the co-founders of Food Lion and chairman emeritus of the board of Food Lion, Inc.; Brandi Tysinger-Temple, founder of Lexington-based Lolly Wolly Doodle; and Jenny Fulton, co-founder of North Carolina-based Miss Jenny’s Pickles.