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Professor of Practice for Wake Forest University & Chairman of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at Cato Institute

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 John Allison Biography

John Allison is an Executive in Residence at the Wake Forest School of Business. He is a member of the Cato Institute’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Advisory Council of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. Allison was president and CEO of the Cato Institute from October 2012 to April 2015. Prior to joining Cato, Allison was chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, the 10th-largest financial services holding company headquartered in the United States. During his tenure as CEO from 1989 to 2008, BB&T grew from $4.5 billion to $152 billion in assets. He was recognized by the Harvard Business Review as one of the top 100 most successful CEOs in the world over the last decade.

Allison has received the Corning Award for Distinguished Leadership, been inducted into the North Carolina Business Hall of Fame, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Banker. He is the author of The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism Is the World Economy’s Only Hope and The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why the Future of Business Depends on the Return to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. In addition, he is a former Distinguished Professor of Practice at Wake Forest University School of Business, and serves on the Board of Visitors at the business schools at Wake Forest, Duke, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Allison is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He received his master’s degree in management from Duke University and is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Allison is the recipient of six honorary doctorate degrees.

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The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why the Future of Business Depends on the Return to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why the Future of Business Depends on the Return to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure:  Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy's Only Hope

The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy's Only Hope

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John Allison

Professor of Practice for Wake Forest University & Chairman of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at Cato Institute

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John Allison Biography

John Allison is an Executive in Residence at the Wake Forest School of Business. He is a member of the Cato Institute’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Advisory Council of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. Allison was president and CEO of the Cato Institute from October 2012 to April 2015. Prior to joining Cato, Allison was chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, the 10th-largest financial services holding company headquartered in the United States. During his tenure as CEO from 1989 to 2008, BB&T grew from $4.5 billion to $152 billion in assets. He was recognized by the Harvard Business Review as one of the top 100 most successful CEOs in the world over the last decade.

Allison has received the Corning Award for Distinguished Leadership, been inducted into the North Carolina Business Hall of Fame, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Banker. He is the author of The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism Is the World Economy’s Only Hope and The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why the Future of Business Depends on the Return to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. In addition, he is a former Distinguished Professor of Practice at Wake Forest University School of Business, and serves on the Board of Visitors at the business schools at Wake Forest, Duke, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Allison is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He received his master’s degree in management from Duke University and is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Allison is the recipient of six honorary doctorate degrees.

John Allison Videos

  • John Allison describes philosophic fight for the future of America ...
    Oct 3, 2017 ... John Allison, executive in residence at Wake Forest University and former CEO of both BB&T and the libertarian Cato Institute,...
  • John Allison on happiness and self-esteem - YouTube
    Feb 9, 2015 ... Hear John Allison, President and CEO of the Cato Institute and retired chairman of the BB&T Corporation speak about happiness and ...
  • The Fed vs. The Market (John Allison) - YouTube
    Nov 18, 2013 ... CATO'S 31ST ANNUAL MONETARY CONFERENCE — WAS THE FED A GOOD IDEA? — brings together some of the world's leading scholars ...

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  • How much does it cost to book John Allison?

    Booking fees for John Allison, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Allison, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John Allison?

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  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Allison or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Allison or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

John Allison is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John Allison for your event is available upon request. John Allison generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tom Stewart, Muhammad Yunus, James Traub, Fredrik Carlström and Robert Menendez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Allison for an upcoming event.

John Allison Speaker Videos

  • John Allison describes philosophic fight for the future of America ...
    Oct 3, 2017 ... John Allison, executive in residence at Wake Forest University and former CEO of both BB&T and the libertarian Cato Institute, discusses "The ...
    John Allison on happiness and self-esteem - YouTube
    Feb 9, 2015 ... Hear John Allison, President and CEO of the Cato Institute and retired chairman of the BB&T Corporation speak about happiness and ...
  • The Fed vs. The Market (John Allison) - YouTube
    Nov 18, 2013 ... CATO'S 31ST ANNUAL MONETARY CONFERENCE — WAS THE FED A GOOD IDEA? — brings together some of the world's leading scholars ...
    John A. Allison, "Leadership and Values" - YouTube
    Jun 2, 2008 ... John A. Allison IV is the chairman and chief executive officer of BB&T, a financial holdings company listed on the New York Stock Exchange ...

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