March 3, 2016

Mason Students Urged to Become Leaders

Last night, I spoke before an audience of George Mason University’s School of Business, at the EagleBank Arena, as part of the Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series. My topic was “Leadership:The Key to Making a Difference in Business and in Life.” In my prepared remarks, I urged students and graduates to become leaders, at their place of work, their place of worship and in the community. I then spent 45 minutes answering audience questions, which ranged from “How do you overcome fear when trying to succeed at something new?” to “What was your biggest failure and what did you learn from it?” to “What is EagleBank’s differentiator among local banks?” Good questions! As part of EagleBank’s support relationship with George Mason University, EagleBank offers scholarships, hires interns, seeks graduates and participates in classroom programs. Last night was another way for the Bank to mentor future business leaders.

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(Photo L-R: Sarah Nutter, George Mason University School of Business Dean; Kathleen Kohler, Brown and Brown Insurance; Ron Paul, EagleBank Chairman and CEO; Brad Edwards, George Mason University Athletic Director)