Maj. Gen. Eric J. Wesley speaks at Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum

Maj. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, Maneuver Center of Excellence commanding general, addresses attendees at the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum, Aug. 28, at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Founded in 2005, the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, is the premier leadership event in the region and offers an intimate setting with some of the world‘s foremost leaders. Held annually the last Monday and Tuesday in August, the event draws more than 1,200 attendees. The Forum is named in honor of Jim Blanchard, the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Synovus Financial Corp., which is headquartered in Columbus. His vision was to bring the best and brightest minds in the world to Columbus, Georgia. (Photos by Patrick A. Albright, MCoE PAO Photogrpaher)

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