Former Auburn athletic director and three former quarterbacks featured at Women’s Philanthropy Board event


Special to the
Opelika Observer

Tickets are currently available for the 2018 Women’s Philanthropy Board Fall Colloquium and Luncheon, featuring Auburn Athletics Director Emeritus David Housel and former Auburn quarterbacks Randy Campbell, Stan White and Ben Leard Oct. 12 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Housel, a 1969 Auburn alumnus, will serve as the luncheon’s keynote speaker, presenting, “Looking at Life, Auburn, and One Another as seen from The Backbooth at Chappy’s,” and will focus on musings inspired from his essays shared through his popular Facebook page, The “Backbooth at Chappy’s.”
In Housel’s time as athletics director, Auburn won eight national championships, more than 30 SEC titles, had its highest graduation rates ever and finished every year financially in the black, one of a very few athletic departments in the country to do so at that time. He is the author of six books, including the “Auburn University Football Vault,” “Saturdays to Remember” and “From the Desk of David Housel, a Collection of Auburn Stories.”
The morning colloquium, “Be the Quarterback of Your Financial Future,” will feature Campbell, White and Leard who work in the financial services and insurance industries.
Campbell played quarterback from 1981-83 and led the Tigers to the 1983 SEC Championship. He is the owner and managing partner of Campbell Wealth Management, a comprehensive wealth management firm.
White played quarterback from 1990-93, where he led his team to a perfect 11-0 season in his final year. He now serves as the radio color commentator for Auburn Football, hosts several sports talk radio shows and is the owner of a local State Farm Insurance and Financial Service Agency.
Leard played quarterback from 1998-2000 and is considered one of the top 10 quarterbacks in Auburn history.
He currently serves as senior vice president of J. Smith Lanier & Co.
Following the colloquium, attendees will be able to participate in a question-and-answer session and photo opportunity with Campbell, White and Leard.
A networking coffee and WPB Corporate and Business Partner showcase will begin at 9 a.m., with the colloquium beginning at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon will begin at noon.
Because of construction in the hotel parking lot, attendees are asked to arrive early or park off-site. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.
Individual, open-seating reservations for the luncheon are $65 and a platinum pair of reservations is available for $250. Reserved sponsorship tables of 10 seats are available in the following price structure: Gold Table, $800; Platinum Table, $1,200; and Diamond Table, $1,500. Reservations and sponsorships may be purchased by visiting
For more information about the Women’s Philanthropy Board or the 2018 Fall Colloquium and Luncheon, call 334-844-3524 or email


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