Regents approve president’s contract extension

SPOKANE – A contract extension with President Elson S. Floyd through June 30, 2016, was approved by the WSU Board of Regents at their regularly scheduled meeting at WSU Spokane.   “The board of regents believes that it is important, especially in this difficult financial time, to send a strong message about the continuity of […]

Horizon Air CEO to speak at Power Breakfast

PULLMAN – The WSU College of Business will hold its next Power Breakfast, sponsored by State Farm Insurance and Ameriprise Financial, in Spokane, Wash., on April 3. The breakfast will take place at The Davenport Hotel and will feature guest speaker Jeff Pinneo, president and CEO of Horizon Air. Pinneo was appointed president and CEO […]

Florida insurance executive speaks

PULLMAN – J. Hyatt Brown, chairman and CEO of Brown & Brown, Inc.,will deliver the 15th annual Walton Lecture on Monday, September 10th at the Washington State University College of Business. Presented by the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, the lecture will be at 5 p.m. in Todd Hall Room 276. Brown will […]

New board chair appointed for WSU College of Business

David Grant, former president and CEO of Shurgard Storage Centers, Inc, has accepted the two-year position of chair of the Washington State University College of Business National Board of Advisors. His term begins July 1. “Dave has been a dedicated supporter of the college for years. As a successful business leader, he understands the importance […]

PEMCO CEO to deliver 14th Annual Walton Lecture

PULLMAN  – Stan McNaughton, CEO of PEMCO Insurance, will be the featured speaker for the Washington State University College of Business’ 14th annual Walton Lecture on Oct. 16. McNaughton’s presentation, entitled “You and the CEO: Things you do to influence what a CEO does,” will be given at 5:00 pm in Todd 276. Before joining […]

Entrepreneur, CEO touts ability to spy opportunity

The CEO of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream will present the WSU DeYoung Executive-in-Residence speech at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Smith CUE 203. Hosting the free event is the College of Business and Economics. Renowned in the business world as an entrepreneur, Gary Rogers told the New York Times in 2004 that he values […]

CEO of The Seattle Times to speak at WSU

Frank A. Blethen, publisher and chief executive officer of The Seattle Times, will speak at Washington State University on Friday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. in Bryan Hall Auditorium. His topic will be “Edward R. Murrow and the 21st Century Threat to Democracy.” Blethen is a fourth-generation member of the Blethen family, which founded The […]

Slaughter targets diversity

John Slaughter, president and CEO of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, will deliver the keynote address at the WSU Faculty Honors Convocation this afternoon, Friday, March 28. He will speak about “Diversity: An Opportunity, Not a Challenge.” The convocation is set to begin at 4:10 p.m. in Bryan Hall Auditorium as part […]

What keeps insurance CEOs awake at night?

Robert P. Hartwig, senior vice president and chief economist for the Insurance Information Institute, will answer “What Keeps Insurance CEOs Awake at Night?” at Washington State University#s 2002 Walton Lecturer, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Todd Hall, Room 276. Hartwig, a renowned scholar on property/casualty insurance, frequently appears as a television commentator on ABC, […]