Wed, Apr 17|
Blacksburg Meeting: Stephanie Stuckey
Join us at the University Club of Virginia Tech on Wednesday, April 17 to hear about an iconic American brand, Stuckey's from CEO Stephanie Stuckey.
Time & Location
Apr 17, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Blacksburg, Lane Stadium, 185 Beamer Way, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA
About The Event
UnStuck: Rebirth of an American Icon
Discover the inspiring firsthand account of Stephanie Stuckey’s
rise to CEO upon suddenly acquiring her family’s iconic brand
that had become a “whatever happened to” fading memory for
Stephanie Stuckey’s remarkable journey unfolds in UnStuck, a
memoir that will inspire and captivate. When she unexpectedly
becomes CEO of her family’s beloved yet struggling brand, Stephanie
embarks on a mission to revive both the business and her family’s
legacy. Armed with her grandfather’s wisdom and fueled by an
unbreakable emotional connection, she sets out to turn the
company’s fortunes around.
Stuckey’s, a roadside oasis for travelers along America’s highways,
fell into disrepair after decades of outside ownership. When
Stephanie Stuckey, granddaughter of the founder, is offered the
chance to buy the business, she takes it, seeing something that isn’t
apparent in the bleak financial statements: an emotional connection
that generations of road trippers had with the brand.
UnStuck weaves Stephanie’s compelling narrative with her grandfather’s rich history. Finding inspiration
and insight into both business and life in her grandfather’s papers, Stephanie leans on her past to craft a
strategy for the future, determined to rebuild the struggling company and leave a lasting legacy.
This story is a celebration of resilience and overcoming seemingly impossible odds—and, ultimately,
coming out on top. For female entrepreneurs, unconventional CEOs, family businesses, and road trip
enthusiasts, UnStuck offers hope, practical tips on managing tough situations with grit, and an irresistible
comeback story promising that second chances are indeed possible
About the Author...
Stephanie Stuckey is Chair of Stuckey’s. She received both her
undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia.
Stephanie has worked as a trial lawyer, served for 14 years as a
state representative in Georgia, and was Director of
Sustainability for Atlanta before purchasing Stuckey’s in
November of 2019 and assuming the role of CEO. When she’s
not running Stuckey’s, Stephanie enjoys traveling by car to
explore the back roads of America and pulling over at every
boiled peanut stand and the World’s Largest Ball of Twine.
More details coming soon!
- Ticket type
Stephanie StuckeyPriceFrom $35.00 to $45.00
- PRSA Blue Ridge Member$35.00