Steve Plunkett, Senior Management Consultant for Chick-fil-A Inc., will speak at Shorter University’s Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business, on Thursday, March 30. The event will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the lobby of Shorter’s business school, 232 Shorter Ave., Rome.
Plunkett’s lecture is hosted by the Ledbetter College of Business and is part of Shorter’s Character Education course. This lecture will be open to the public.
Rick Johnson, who teaches the Character Education class, said, “We are so excited to have Mr. Steve Plunkett as a featured speaker. I know he will have plenty of great advice to offer to our business students as they prepare to enter the workforce.”
Dr. Heath Hooper, Dean of Shorter’s Ledbetter College of Business, added, “Shorter University and the Ledbetter College of Business are honored to welcome Steve Plunkett to speak to our students and provide professional advice to our students. We’re excited to partner with Rick Johnson on this event; the Character Education class is an excellent course for students to take to expand their understanding of themselves and the world around them.”
Plunkett has invested more than 35 years in the quick service restaurant industry. He was born and raised in Atlanta and originally had plans to go to college, play sports, and one day become a coach. He discovered that God’s plan for him was elsewhere though.
Plunkett credits his success in life to values he learned about as he was growing up in Atlanta, including leadership, encouragement, faith, friendship, change, diversity, and unity. He has carried these lessons along with him in life and has put them into practice while working at Chick-fil-A.
As a consultant, Plunkett serves as a coach and an encourager in Chick-fil-A restaurants and at the Support Center. He loves working alongside his teammates growing a brand that strives to be “REMARKable” and cherishes being a culture champion, mentor, and storyteller.
Plunkett lives in Fayette County with his wife of 33 years, Fran, and they are an active members at Passion City Church in Atlanta.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter University on its list of Best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and four master’s programs. Learn more about Shorter at www.shorter.edu.