The Decosimo Lecture Series highlights the increasing interconnectedness between business people worldwide, as well as the increased trade and commerce interdependence among nations. It  is sponsored by Decosimo, a Top 100 accounting and business advisory firm with offices located in the U.S. and the Cayman Islands. As an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited, Decosimo also offers the resources of 301 firms across 100 countries.  The series is held annually and is directed by Bryan College in partnership with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The series features a guest lecturer who is accomplished in international business or economics.

Decosimo Lecture Series Goals

  • Increase student and public awareness of conditions, key issues and changes in the global economic environment
  • Highlight the major challenges presented by foreign competition for U.S. firms
  • Review business issues such as the growth in direct foreign investment in the U.S. and the expansion of American firms in foreign settings
  • Examine what is required for businesses to succeed in the global marketplace
  • Help the business community to better understand the dynamics and value of strategic international business alliances
  • Examine how international business trends and practices affect individuals at the grassroots level regarding careers, specific jobs and employment opportunities
  • Provide opportunities for international business people to meet and dialogue regarding their experiences


Dennis Miller, Executive Director of External Relations; 423.634.1114;