‘Shark Tank’ star Daymond John to speak at spring 2019 commencement

Entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John will be the speaker for Georgia Southern University’s commencement ceremony at Paulson Stadium on May 11. 

Emma Smith

Entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John will be the speaker for Georgia Southern University’s university-wide commencement ceremony at Paulson Stadium on May 11.

According to a press release from Jennifer Wise, director of communications at GS, John is a New York Times best-selling author, branding guru and “highly sought-after motivational speaker.”

His accomplishments include being appointed a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by former President Barack Obama in 2013 and founding FUBU, a $6 billion fashion brand.

“Daymond John is a dynamic business speaker with over 20 years of hands-on proven business experience,” Carl Reiber, Georgia Southern’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, said in the press release. “He has a relatable story and journey to success that continues to both motivate and inspire.”

Emma Smith, The George-Anne News Editor, [email protected]