Cade Joiner

Regent Cade Joiner set as featured speaker during May commencement at GHC

Well-known entrepreneur Cade Joiner is set to speak during the 11AM commencement ceremony at Georgia Highlands College (GHC) on May 11. Regent Joiner is also a member of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia.

As a proud Georgia native, the highlight of Joiner’s career has been founding, growing and advising on more than a dozen different businesses in his home state. One year after earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Georgia (UGA) in 2001, Joiner founded Shred-X Secure Document Destruction, now the largest independent shredding company in the southeast. He is also a strategic partner at Brookwell Capital.

Joiner is the past Chairman of the National Federation of Independent Business of Georgia, an organization with 8,000 member businesses across the state. He serves as a board member of the UGA Entrepreneurship Program, Vice Chairman of the University System of Georgia Foundation, Member of the Georgia Board of Regents and Chairman of the USG Intercollegiate Athletics Committee. The University of Georgia recently named him as one of its 40 most distinguished graduates under the age of 40.

In 2018, Joiner served on the Finance Committee for Governor Brian Kemp and was also on the Executive Committee of the Kemp Inaugural. In early 2019, he was named the Co-Chairman of the Georgians First Commission. He regularly discusses business issues in the media and has been featured on Fox News, CNN and the Wall Street Journal.

Joiner, his wife, Katie, and their sons live in Brookhaven, Georgia. He enjoys traveling and watching college football and basketball in his free time.

Georgia Highlands College will hold its 2023 commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 11, at the Floyd Campus gym, 3175 Cedartown Hwy, Rome GA 30161. The 2023 commencement ceremonies will be held May 11 at 11AM and 7PM, with the Nursing pinning and commencement ceremony at 3PM. More information can be found on the commencement ceremony page regarding details, directions and campus guidelines.