Power Breakfast series in Seattle and Spokane

The Washington State University College of Business announced its 2006-2007 Power Breakfast lineup. Now in its third year, the series continues to inform, inspire and engage WSU alumni and regional business leaders on topics of entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership.


The first Power Breakfast will be held during WSU Week in Seattle on Sep. 15, at The Seattle Sheraton Hotel & Towers and will feature speaker Robert J. Herbold, executive VP and COO (retired), Microsoft Corporation, and managing director, Herbold Group, LLC. Herbold’s speech “Will the USA Continue to Be the Global Industrial Leader?” focuses on America’s position as a global industrial leader and globalization’s impact on American higher education.


The CB’s first Power Breakfast in Spokane will take place on Oct. 19, at The Davenport Hotel. This event will feature guest speaker Chairman and CEO of Sterling Financial Corporation Harold Gilkey.


Sally Jewell, president and CEO, REI, will speak at the Feb. 16, 2007 Power Breakfast, followed by Bill Ayer, chairman, president and CEO, Alaska Airlines, on Sep. 7, 2007. Both events will take place in Seattle, with further location details to be determined.


“We look forward to providing stimulating content to the business community and giving alumni a great opportunity to come together,” said CB Dean Eric Spangenberg.


Previous speakers for the Power Breakfast series include inaugural speaker, Kerry Killinger, president, chair, and CEO of Washington Mutual; Blake Nordstrom, president, Nordstrom, Inc.; Scott Carson, executive VP, Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; and Richard M.Kovacevich, CEO and chair, Wells Fargo & Company.


For registration or event information, contact CB Events Manager Traci Tyacke at (509) 335-1386, supportexcellence@cbe.wsu.edu, or visit www.go.wsu.edu/powerbreakfast.

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