A Journey in Entrepreneurial Innovation: Stuckey's Leadership - Then and Now

A Journey in Entrepreneurial Innovation: Stuckey's Leadership - Then and Now

Contact: Community Programs -Tanya Ridpath: programs@roanoke.edu

Stephanie Stuckey Hosted by: Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity in conjunction with the Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Innovation

Stephanie Stuckey is CEO of Stuckey’s, roadside oasis famous for its pecan log rolls. The Company was founded by Stephanie’s grandfather, W.S. Stuckey, Sr. in Eastman, Georgia in 1937 and grew into over 350 stores by the 1970’s. The company was sold in 1964 but is now back in family hands and poised for a comeback.

Stephanie received both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia. She worked as a trial lawyer, was elected to seven terms as a state representative, ran an environmental nonprofit law firm, served as Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta, and taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law. Stephanie purchased Stuckey’s in November of 2019 and assumed the role of CEO at that time.

Stephanie’s achievements include being named one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians by Georgia Trend Magazine and a graduate of Leadership Atlanta. She is active in her community and has served on many nonprofit boards, including the National Sierra Club Foundation, EarthShare of Georgia, and her local zoning review board.

About the Sponsors:
Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity in conjunction with the Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Innovation established the lecture series in 2014.  The purpose of the lecture series is to provide students with outside of the classroom opportunities to hear from leaders like Stephanie Stuckey.  The chosen presenter demonstrates success in leadership and understands the critical importance of fulfilling their role as a moral and ethical compass for all individuals and embraces the position with enthusiasm and compassion. In addition to the lecture, the endowed series presents scholarship funds to current Roanoke College students’ who demonstrate strong leadership.