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
2018: Joseph Berger, executive vice president and president, Americas for Hilton.
2017: John Ascuaga, Former owner of Emeritus Chanirman Nugger Hotel-Casino , Stan Boyd, Owner/Winemaker of Boyd Family Vineyards , Chris Burdett, Senior VP of CBRE Hotels , Jerry Burtenshaw, Chairman of ABC Services, Dwight Call, President(retired), Westin Hotels and Resorts , Larry Culver, Chairman and CEO (retired), Inn Ventures Inc., Tom Drumheller, Chief Executive Officer, Escape Lodging, Jerry Jaeger, President, Hagadone Hospitality Corp., Craig Schafer, Owner, Hotel Andra and Inn at the Market
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.
2014: 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.
2018 Distinguished Burtenshaw Lecture Speakers
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