Albany, Georgia – The Center for Business Solutions at Albany Technical College and the Albany Tech Foundation will host the 2020 Master Lecture Series starting January 22. Community guests, students, and faculty will be able to enjoy lunch and listen to a speaker share perspectives on leadership and success. Sessions will be held on select Wednesdays beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Kirkland Conference Center on the Albany Tech campus. 

At the January 22 inaugural event, the speaker will be Dr. Willie Adams.  Adams was Albany’s first African American mayor serving eight years in that capacity. During his 40-year career as an OB/GYN, he delivered more than 8,000 babies. Dr. Adams currently serves as a community health advisor.

Other speakers slated for the 2020 Master Lecture Series include:

  • Patsy Martin, a realtor and former bank executive, February 19
  • Dr. John Culbreath, former Dougherty County School Superintendent, March 11
  • Dr. Doug Patten, associate dean Southwest Campus of the Medical College of Georgia, April 1
  • Scott Steiner, president and CEO of Phoebe Putney Health System, April 15
  • Karla Heath-Sands, 30-year broadcasting veteran, April 29
  • Bo Henry, musician, community advocate, and entrepreneur, Date TBA

Join us to lunch and learn from these celebrated Albany leaders.  Tickets are available for each lecture or the entire series. If you need staff development or a way to motivate and reward your team, purchase a table and let your staff members attend for lunch and professional inspiration. Call 229-430-3867 or visit and search for master lecture.

Sponsors for the event include Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission, Phoebe Health System, and WALB-TV.

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