Coldwell Banker President Huskey to Speak at Mercer’s Executive Forum

March 27, 2012

Media Contact: Mark Vanderhoek, (478) 301-4037 or vanderhoek_m@mercer.edu

ATLANTA/MACON — Mercer University’s Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, will feature Budge Huskey, president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, on March 29. He will give a presentation titled “Real Estate Market Outlook” to Executive Forum members and invited guests during a lunch presentation at the Capital City Club in Atlanta at noon and a dinner presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the Presidents Dining Room of the University Center on the University’s Macon campus.

A 1981 graduate of Mercer, Huskey was named president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC in June 2010. He oversees operational activities supporting more than 98,000 Coldwell Banker agents in 3,600 franchised offices in 49 countries and territories around the world. He is also responsible for growing the Coldwell Banker brand domestically and internationally.

Huskey began his real estate career as an agent in 1984 with family-owned Huskey Realty. He then joined NRT in 1998 as a branch manager for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Longwood, Fla. He eventually became a district and regional manager in the organization’s Central Florida region before being named president and chief operating officer of Florida’s Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in 2004. He remained in this position until 2007 when he was promoted to executive vice president of NRT’s Coldwell Banker Southeastern region. In this role, he oversaw the strategic initiatives of more than 120 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in Florida, Dallas/Fort Worth and Atlanta, which generated annual sales volume in excess of $10 billion. He also was responsible for oversight of NRT’s REOExperts, one of the nation’s largest REO asset management firms.

Well regarded in the real estate industry, Huskey served as president of the Orlando Association of Realtors, where he was honored as Realtor of the Year, and as director and committee chairperson for the Florida Association of Realtors. He won the 2006 Coldwell Banker Chandler Barton Award, representing dedication and service to the Coldwell Banker brand.

In addition to his degree from Mercer, Huskey earned a Master of Business Administration in 1984 from Wake Forest University.

The Executive Forum is a membership organization composed of businesses, organizations and individuals. Events are by invitation only to members. For more information on membership, call (678) 547-6392 in Atlanta or (478) 301-2943 in Macon or visit www.mercer.edu/forum/membership.

About the Executive Forum, Presented by BB&T
The Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, is a business outreach program of Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, and the Office of University Advancement. The Executive Forum provides business professionals with an opportunity to hear nationally noted speakers while networking with other business leaders. For more information, call Mercer’s Office of University Advancement in Atlanta at (678) 547-6392 or in Macon at (478) 301-2943 or visit www.mercer.edu/forum.

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.
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