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Hospitality Week Burtenshaw Lecture

Burtenshaw Lecture

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MARCH 2, 2023


2023 Event
Time

Mr. Dimond argues that above all else, life’s most valuable currency is not money but time. Listen to him explain how learning to leverage his time has shaped his own trajectory and how it can help you to put yourself on a path to greater success.

Speaker:


Navin C. Dimond
CEO & Chairman
Stonebridge Companies

 

Navin Dimond is the founder & CEO of Stonebridge Companies, a privately-owned hospitality firm founded in 1991. Stonebridge owns and operates a diverse portfolio of 64 hotel properties in the United States, with approximately 12,000 rooms. Mr. Dimond has received numerous awards for his work in the hospitality industry, including the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award®, and the Award of Excellence from the American Asian Hotel Owners Association. Dimond is a firm believer in serving his community; currently he serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Denver and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). Mr. Dimond also served as the former chairman of the Denver Metro Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (Visit Denver). Most recently, he was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Denver branch (Chair). Mr. Dimond serves in an advisory role for many organizations, including Washington State University’s College of Engineering and Architecture Executive Leadership Board and Cornell University’s Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Hotel Administration. Mr. Dimond is a graduate of Washington State University where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Construction Management. He also earned his MBA in Real Estate/Construction Management from the University of Denver.

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Past Burtenshaw Lecturers

YEARSPEAKER
2021

Chad Mackay,
CEO,
Fire & Vine Hospitality

2020

Jan Hazelton,
VP of Development – Europe and the Americas,
Kerzner International

2019

Bob Donegan,
President,
Ivar's

2018

Joe Berger,
Executive Vice President and President,
Americas for Hilton

2017

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


Stan BoydOwner/Winemaker,
Boyd Family Vineyards


Chris Burdett
Senior Vice President,
CBRE Hotels


Jerry Burtenshaw
Chairman,
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 Corporation


Craig Schafer
Owner,

2016

Dave Furano,
Co-Founder,
Rock & Brews


Michael Zislis
Owner,
Brewco

2015


Rob Steigerwald
Chief Operations Officer,
The Americas–Western Region Marriott International, Inc.

2014


Rick Ellingson
Vice President & Owner,
Bargreen Ellingson

Spring 2013


Stein Kruse
Leadership Lessons from the Sea,
President & CEO,Holland America Line,
Chairman, Seabourn

Spring 2012


Andrew Cherng
The Panda Story: A Conversation with Andrew Cherng,
Founder, Chairman, and Co-CEO,
Panda Restaurant Group

Spring 2011


Joe Fugere
Do What You Love,
Founder,
Tutta Bella Neopolitan Pizzeria

Spring 2010


Stan Boyd
From Water to Wine,
Vintner,
Boyd Family Vineyards;

Fall 2009


Carla J. Murray
Hope is Not a Business Strategy,
Senior Vice President Operations,
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc

Fall 2008


Clarice Turner
Powerful Leadership is Not about the Power,
President & COO,
Papa Murphy’s International, Inc

Fall 2007


W. Terry Umbreit
Lessons from a Journey,
Taco Bell Distinguished Professor Director,
School of Hospitality Business Management – WSU

Spring 2007


Jim Treadway
Life, Lodging, Luxury and WWF,
CEO,
MTM Luxury Lodging

Fall 2005


Niki Leondakis
Corporate Social Responsibility: Maximizing the Benefits of Your Company and Community,
CEO,
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurant Group, Inc

Fall 2004


Joseph P. Micatrotto
Can You Be Both a Leader and an Entrepreneur?,
Chairman, President, CEO,
Micatrotto Ventures, Inc


Fall 2003


Gerry Fernandez
The Business Case for Diversity,
Founder and President,
The Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance (MFHA)


Fall 2002


Cheryl Bachelder
You Gotta Be a Maniac! Success Criteria for the Hospitality Industry,
President & Chief Concept Officer,
KFC Corporation


Fall 2001


Dennis Koci
A Comprehensive Approach to Creating Value for All Constituents,
Senior Vice President Operations Support,
Hilton Hotels


Fall 2000


Robert C. Hazard, Jr
As I See It…Tomorrow’s Travel Industry,
Chairman,
The Creative Hotel Associates, LLC


Spring 2000


Laurence Mindel
A View from a Barstool,
Chairman of the Board
Il Fornaio Corporation


Fall 1999


William McCormick
Chasing the Rabbit: The Baby Boomer,
Chairman,
McCormick & Schmick Management Group


Spring 1999


Gerard Centioli
In the Footsteps of Legends,
President & CEO, Emerging Concepts Division,
Brinker International, Inc


Fall 1998


William P. Fisher
Creating Creativity Creatively,
President & CEO, Emerging Concepts Division
American Hotel & Motel Association


Spring 1998


Todd Clist
Dealing with Change in the Lodging Environment,
President,
Marriott Lodging North America


Fall 1997


Roz Mallet
Soft Skills Aren’t Soft Anymore,
Vice President for Human Resources and Operations Services,
Friday’s Hospitality Worldwide, Inc


Spring 1997


Wallace B. Doolin
American Food Service–A Global Perspective,
President & CEO,
Friday’s Hospitality Worldwide, Inc


Fall 1996


Deidra Wager
Starbucks Coffee, Creating the ‘Third Place’,
Senior Vice President, Retail Operations
Starbucks Coffee Company


Spring 1996


Juergen Bartels
The New Global Consumer,
Chairman & CEO,
Westin Hotels & Resorts


Fall 1995


Richard Rivera
Being and Doing ¾ Leadership Priorities for the 90’s,
President & CEO,
Longhorn Steaks, Inc


Spring 1995


Gretchen Mathers
Never Confuse a Memo with Reality,
Operating Partner,
Gretchen’s of Schwartz


Fall 1994


Ron McDougall
Challenges of the Future,
President & COO,
Brinker International


Spring 1994


Ron Magruder
Customers Don’t Want to Break Even; They Want a Profit Too!,
President,
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant


Fall 1993


John Norlander
Radisson’s Blueprint for the Year 2000,
President,
Radisson Hotel Corporation


Spring 1993


Jackie Trujillo
Where Will My Strengths and Weaknesses Lead Me?,
Executive Vice Chairman & President of Operations,
Harman Management Corporation


Fall 1992


Norm Doerges
We Create Happiness,
Executive Vice President,
Disneyland


Spring 1992


Robert I. Small
It's your Choice,
President & CEO


Fall 1991


Michael A. Leven
If It Ain’t Broke — Now is the Time to Fix It,
President, Franchise Hotel Division,
Holiday Inn Worldwide


Spring 1991


Jerry Best
The Hospitality Industry in the 90’s: The Pace Changes,
President & CEO,
Red Lion Hotels & Inns


Fall 1990


Michael Hurst
Food for Thought,
President,
National Restaurant Association


Spring 1990


Richard Komen
Upscale Restauranting in the 90’s,
Chairman,
Restaurants Unlimited, Inc


Fall 1989


Patricia Swinton
A World of Opportunity,
General Manager,
The Westin Hotel, Edmonton


Spring 1989


Herman Cain
Success Is a Journey,
President & CEO,
Godfather's Pizza, Inc


Fall 1988


Mitchel E. Rhoads
Meeting the Challenges of the Service Sector,
Executive Vice President, Western Division,
Burger King Corporation


Spring 1988


Jack P. DeBoer
Success is Seldom Permanent. Neither is Failure.,
Chairman of the Board,
Neighborhood Inn Corporation


Fall 1987


Richard E. Marriott
A Tradition of Success,
Vice Chairman of the Board,
Marriott Corporation


Spring 1987


John E. Martin
You Snooze, You Lose!,
President,
Taco Bell Corporation


Fall 1986


John J. Ascuaga
A Recipe for Success,
Owner,
John Ascuaga's Nugget


Spring 1986


William N. Hulett
A Bright Future for the Best,
President,
Stouffer Hotel Co.


Fall 1985


Don N. Smith
Franchising in the Restaurant Business,
Chief Executive Officer,
SES Management


Spring 1985


James A. Collins
Food Service: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?,
CEO/Chairman of the Board,
Collins Foods International, Inc


Fall 1984


M. Eugene Stone
Your Future in the Hospitality Industry: Where Do You Go From Here, What Can You Expect, and Have You Considered Your Options?,
President & CEO,
Skipper’s, Inc


Spring 1984


William H. Edwards
Tourism is Everybody’s Business,
President,
Hilton Hotels Division


Fall 1983


L.W. “Bill” Lane Jr.
Tourism Has Earned A Better Image,
Chairman of the Board,
Lane Publishing Company


Spring 1983


Walter W. Ashcraft
Human Resources Management: The Missing Link,
Director of Human Resources,
National Restaurant Association


Fall 1982


Victor Rosellini
A Profile of the Food Service Industry,
Chief Executive Officer,
Rosellini’s 410 and Other Place.



Harry L. Mullikin
The Management Triangle,
Chief Executive Officer,
Westin Hotels


Fall 1981


Charles A. Lynch
Strategic Planning at SAGA Corporation,
Chief Executive Officer
SAGA Corporation



Patrick Foley
The Future of the Hotel Industry,
President,
Hyatt Hotels



Edward E. Carlson
The Service Industry in a Free Enterprise System,
Chairman,
United Airlines, Inc


The Burtenshaw Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by alumnus DeVere Jerry and Angelina Burtenshaw in memory of their son, Calvin Brett.

The lecture is presented annually by the WSU School of Hospitality Business Management.


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