President

Wayne LordWayne Lord, Ph.D.
president
World Affairs Council of Atlanta

404-413-7177
wlord@gsu.edu

Dr. Lord joined the Robinson College of Business in 2008 as a visiting clinical professor, leading executive education programs and research focused on international business, commercial diplomacy and corporate social responsibility. He continues to teach in the Executive MBA program while he leads the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. Previously, he held the position of vice president at Gold Kist, a large Atlanta-based agribusiness company, and was responsible for the company’s government, community, media and investor relations. He simultaneously served as executive director of the Gold Kist Foundation.

Dr. Lord has extensive experience in international business and wide connections in Georgia’s corporate, educational, legislative and NGO communities. From 1989 to 2001, he was president of Southco Commodities, an international commodities trading company.

Specializations

  • international business
  • corporate social responsibility
  • emerging markets
  • commercial diplomacy

Education

  • Ph.D., Georgetown University
  • M.A., Georgetown University
  • B.A., Birmingham-Southern College
 
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