Georgia leader added to speakers to present at Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum

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Morris Multimedia announces Georgia leader Michael Thurmond as the opening speaker at the inaugural Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum Sept. 12-14 at the Kehoe Iron Works at Trustees' Garden.
Morris Multimedia announced Georgia leader Michael Thurmond as the opening speaker at the inaugural Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum coming to Savannah Sunday, Sept. 12 through Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the Kehoe Iron Works building at Trustees’ Garden.

Thurmond has served as chief executive officer of Dekalb County, one of the largest and most diverse counties in the Southeast, since 2017. Thurmond’s primary mission as CEO has been in restoring trust in county government.

Thurmond is widely regarded as a “turnaround expert” after fundamentally transforming the culture and enhancing operations of complex organizations such as the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, the Georgia Department of Labor and the Dekalb County School District. The three-term past Georgia Labor Commissioner is an accomplished author with his latest book being “Freedom: Georgia’s Antislavery Heritage, 1733-1865,” which received the Georgia Historical Society’s Lilla Hawes Award. Thurmond plans to speak at the Forum on how unity jumpstarts a community.

Other speakers for the forum announced to date include world-class presenters Steadman Graham, Horst Schulze, and Erica Dhawan.

In addition to these presenters, participants can expect to learn thought-provoking content from statewide CEOs, business futurists, and regional community leaders, as well as have the opportunity to connect with the more than 400 participants expected to attend.

Sponsoring this inaugural event with Morris Multimedia are Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Power, Georgia Southern University and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. The Forum fee is $395 per person.

Limited scholarships are available for community leaders who may need financial assistance to attend the Forum.

For information about the speakers and to purchase tickets, visit

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