Former Accenture Chairman to Keynote Rawls College Luncheon

Chief Executive Roundtable Luncheon honors business leaders, provides funding for speakers for students of the college.

Written by Michael Castellon

Joe W. Forehand, former chairman of Accenture, will be the keynote speaker at the Rawls College of Business CER Luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday (March 8). 

Forehand served as Accenture’s CEO from November 1999 through August 2004, leading Accenture through a period of significant change and growth. In August 2000, he orchestrated the successful conclusion of the company’s arbitration process with Andersen Worldwide. Shortly thereafter, the company changed its name to Accenture and undertook one of the largest global rebranding campaigns of its kind in record time. In July of 2001, Forehand led the company in its IPO, one of the largest in US history. 

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