Saturday, April 5, 2008

Marcia Garrison Taylor, CEO of Bennett International Group, to Speak at April Women’s Forum

The Wednesday, Apr. 16 luncheon meeting of the Clayton State University Women’s Forum will feature Marcia Garrison Taylor, CEO of Bennett International Group, as the keynote speaker.

The luncheon, which is open to the public, will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State campus in Morrow.

Taylor is president and chief executive officer of Bennett International Group, a company she acquired with her late husband G.D. Garrison in 1974. For more than 30 years she has overseen the company’s strategic growth into an international transportation and logistics industry leader with six primary business lines. Taylor has developed Bennett and its related entities into a multi-faceted system of innovative transportation related companies involved in such diverse modalities as drive away, manufactured housing, heavy-haul freight, logistics, warehousing, port services, international freight forwarding and transportation related insurance.

In addition to her work at Bennett, Taylor also serves on the Executive Board of the Georgia Motor Trucking Association and has received numerous recognitions for her professional and civic accomplishments, including Entrepreneur of the Year (Venture Magazine) and industry of the Year (Henry County Chamber of Commerce). Bennett was most recently named the #1 Woman-Owned Business on the Top 25 Woman-Owned Business List of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

The cost of the luncheon in $12. Please R.S.V.P. to Terri Taylor-Hamrick at (678) 466-4475 or territaylor-hamrick@clayton.edu. The Women’s Forum always welcomes walk-ups, but may only be able to accommodate those without reservations on a space available basis given the advance guarantee and seats available upon arrival.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

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