Alumnus Jamie Harris ACC '84 will headline April 20 Boyles Lecture

The 64th event in Appalachian State University's Boyles Distinguished Lecture Series will take place Thursday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

Mr. Jamie Harris ACC ’84, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at RXO will deliver the lecture, entitled: Lessons in Leadership: Baseball to Business.

Mr. Harris is the third App State alumnus to serve as a Boyles Lecturer. Chairman & CEO Lexington Home Brands Bob Stec ECO MKT ’76 served as lecturer in 2003 as did President of the Duke Endowment Gene Cochrane BUS ECO ’72 in 2011.

As an App State student, Mr. Harris was a varsity baseball player. His experiences as a student athlete inspired his lecture.

As RXO's CFO, Mr. Harris provides strategic financial counsel and direction for the Charlotte-based, asset-light transportation solutions provider, which employs more than 7,000.

Mr. Harris has 35+ years of business-to-business experience with more than two decades in high-level roles for public companies, including Coca-Cola. He is a current member of App State’s Board of Trustees and a member emeritus of the Walker College Business Advisory Council.

About RXO

RXO (NYSE: RXO) is a leading provider of asset-light transportation solutions. RXO offers tech-enabled truck brokerage services together with complementary solutions including managed transportation, freight forwarding and last mile delivery. The company combines massive capacity and cutting-edge technology to move freight efficiently through supply chains. RXO’s proprietary technology connects approximately 10,000 customers with over 100,000 independent carriers across North America. 

Register Online

The 2:00 p.m. Boyles Lecture is open to the public with no cost to attend. While registration is not required, it is helpful for planning purposes. 

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Walker College alumnus Jamie Harris will headline App State's 64th Boyles Lecture on Thursday, April 20
Published: Mar 13, 2023 1:47pm