BIZ Talks

BIZ Talks is in the past.

BIZ Talks
(Business. Integrity. Zeal)
April 22, 3-4 p.m.
Stowe Hall (Swang Center, room 108)
Free and open to the public.


This dynamic, fast-paced presentation modeled after the popular TED Talks format, will present 10-12-minute talks by four local businessmen and a student team selected from this semester’s business communication class. The theme is the “The intersection of Business, Integrity & Zeal.”

Speakers are Doug Smith, Anna Boon, Joe Ivey and Greg Kirby.

Greg Kirby

  • Youth Minister serving the Woodbine Family Church in Nashville
  • Pursuing an MBA in Non-Profit Management, with the goal of helping develop non-profit businesses in the South Nashville area
  • 2013 winner of the full scholarship in Lipscomb’s Degree of Difference video contest

Doug Smith

  • An HCA executive and founder or investor in multiple companies including Passport, Quorum Health Group and Blue Coast Burrito
  • Doctorate from UAB, Master’s from Duke, and B.S. from ACU

Joe Ivey

  • Serves as Professor of Management and Executive Director of the Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Teaches entrepreneurship and business strategy
  • Recently concluded five years as Sr. Vice President for Advancement at Lipscomb

Anna Boon

  • Management Consultant with the North Highland management consulting firm
  • Consulting experience includes change management, physician engagement strategies, and organizational development, primarily in the healthcare industry
  • B.A. in Psychology and Business from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and an MBA from Lipscomb University

BIZ Talks grew out of a SALT project for this semester’s business communication class. For more information, contact Leanne Smith at