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Carson College of Business Burtenshaw Lecture

Burtenshaw Lecture

Annual spring event

Learn keys to success in the hospitality industry

The Burtenshaw Lecture Series highlights ways to steer hospitality businesses to prominence and profitability.

Listen to leading industry experts and entrepreneurs

Past Speakers

2016: Dave Furano, co-founder of Rock & Brews, Michael Zislis, owner of Brewco
2015: Rob Steigerwald, chief operations officer, The Americas–Western Region Marriott International, Inc.
Rick Ellingson, vice president and owner, Bargreen Ellingson
2013: Stein Kruse, CEO Holland America Cruise Line
2012: Andrew J.C. Cherng, founder, Panda Restaurant Group
2011: Joe Fugere, founder, Tutta Bella Pizzeria
2010: Stan Boyd, Boyd Family Vineyards
2009: Carla Murray, senior vice president of operations, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
2008: Clarice Turner, president and COO, Papa Murphy’s International, Inc.
2007: Jerry Burtenshaw, chairman, ABC Services
2006: Jim Treadway, chief executive officer of MTM Luxury Lodging, L.L.C.
2005: Niki Leondakis, chief operating officer, Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, Inc.

Free and open to the public

Lectures are held on the Pullman campus.

Join us via live stream here.

About the founder

Alumnus Jerry (’56 Hotel and Restaurant Administration) and Angelina Burtenshaw created the lecture series in 1981 to honor the memory of their son, Calvin Brett. Jerry Burtenshaw is chairman of ABC Services (Seattle), a founding member of the School of Hospitality Business Management advisory board, a former trustee of the WSU Foundation, a President’s Associate, and 1982 recipient of the WSU Alumni Achievement Award. The Burtenshaws also created a memorial scholarship for students in Hospitality Business Management in their son’s name.

2017 Distinguished Burtenshaw Lecture Speakers

“Perspectives from the Past to Frame the Future”
March 24 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.
CUB Auditorium

John Ascuaga
John Ascuaga
Former owner,
Emeritus Chairman Nugget Hotel-Casino

Stan Boyd
Owner/winemaker, Boyd Family Vineyards

Chris Burdett
Chris Burdett
Senior Vice President, CBRE Hotels

Jerry Burtenshaw
Jerry Burtenshaw
Chairman, ABC Services

Dwight Call
Dwight Call
President, retired
Westin Hotels and Resorts

Larry Culver
Larry Culver
Chairman and CEO, retired
Inn Ventures Inc.

Tom Drumheller
Tom Drumheller
Chief Executive Officer
Escape Lodging

Jerry Jaeger
Jerry Jaeger
Hagadone Hospitality Corporation

Craig Schafer
Craig Schafer
Owner, Hotel Andra & Inn at the Market


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