The Neel Corporate Governance Speaker Series was founded in 2003 with three speakers from regional law firms. Since then it has brought academics, politicians, regulators, industry executives, board members and other experts in corporate governance from around the country.

The series has six to eight speakers per year. Join our mailing list to get regular updates about upcoming speakers or RSVP for an upcoming event.


For information about supporting the Neel Center, please visit our Donate page or email us at neelcgc@utk.edu.

Past sponsors include PwC (2013-2019) and Ruby Tuesday (2010-2012).

Speaker Referrals

We welcome referrals to our Distinguished Speaker Series. We seek regulators, auditors, consultants, corporate executives or board members, creditors, investors and other guests who can speak about their personal experiences in corporate governance. Please email us if you’d like to contribute.