N.C. A&T Deese College Closing Bell Speaker Series to Feature Everett on Sept. 16

By Jackie Torok / 09/08/2021 College of Business and Economics

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Sept. 8, 2021) – The Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host Ron Everett on Sept. 16 to kick off its fall 2021 Closing Bell Speaker Series.

Ron EverettEverett is senior vice president of direct-to-consumer operations and hub leader for the Charlotte, North Carolina, location of Synchrony, a premier consumer financial services company that delivers customized financing programs across key industries including retail, health, auto, travel and home, along with award-winning consumer banking products.

In his senior vice president role, Everett is global operations leader for the direct-to-consumer platform, which includes consumer bank, general purpose credit and emerging consumer products. As hub leader, he seeks to deliver an exceptional customer experience in alignment with client commitments while championing a culture of excellence for Synchrony.

Everett previously served as client development leader on the Sam’s credit portfolio, where he was responsible for ensuring successful delivery of critical projects and initiatives that enhanced the credit relationship with Sam’s Club and its members. He was also vice president of operations for the Lowe’s credit portfolio, where he was charged with global operations and support for more than 500 employees providing service on the Lowe’s Advantage Card, Lowe’s Visa, and Lowe’s business and commercial accounts. Additionally, he worked directly with the Lowe’s partner on operational priorities and performance across multiple channels.

Before supporting Lowe’s credit, Everett held operations roles leading Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Phillips 66, American Eagle and Stein-Mart. He joined Synchrony Financial in 2006 as a front-line manager on the Lowe’s credit portfolio.

Everett holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, MBA from Winston-Salem State University, certificate in project management from the University of South Carolina and is a certified Project Management Professional. He has been an ardent supporter of diversity and inclusion during his tenure with Synchrony, serving as network leader for its African American Network+, and mentors at-risk young men through his fraternity.

“As a member of our Deese College Executive Advisory Council, we know Mr. Everett will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the topic and conversation,” said Kendra Sharp, Deese College assistant dean for student success. “It is extremely important for our students to understand what it means to be their authentic and adaptive self, so we are thrilled to have him discuss this topic.”

Everett will speak during the free, public and virtual event from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Register online at https://ncat.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kuAAh1wtRv6ivOKtn7PtXA.

The Closing Bell Speaker Series was established in September 2008 to bring successful professionals to the Deese College to engage students, faculty, staff and the community in topical discussions that reflect the changing global business environment.

Media Contact Information: jtorok@ncat.edu

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