23rd Annual Business Leadership Celebration

Robert IgerThere’s no business like show business, and there’s simply no show business company like Disney. With a market value of more than $100 billion supported by such properties as ABC, ESPN, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and 14 theme parks around the world, this 91-year-old FORTUNE 100 mainstay is constantly redefining itself along with entertainment tastes around the globe. Join us in Bellevue October 23rd for UW Foster’s 23rd Annual Business Leadership Celebration as we hear from Chairman and CEO Robert Iger, the principal architect behind Disney’s international expansion and recent acquisitions of some of the entertainment industry’s greatest storytelling companies.


In addition to our keynote address, we will celebrate three outstanding recipients of our 2014 Distinguished Leadership Award, the Foster School’s highest non-degree honor:

Dan Baty (BA 1965),
Chairman of Emeritus Senior Living
Kemper Freeman
(UW 1963),
Chairman and CEO, Kemper Development

Nancy Jacob (BA 1967),
Founder, NLJ Advisors and Former Dean, UW Business School

Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:30-9:15 p.m.
Meydenbauer Convention Center
11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue

Registration will open in early August.

For information on sponsoring the Business Leadership Celebration, contact Sara Jack, director of corporate development at 206.221.6725 or saras10@uw.edu.

About Foster: Founded at the University of Washington in 1917 and named for entrepreneur and alumnus Michael G. Foster in 2007, the Foster School of Business consistently ranks among the top business schools in the world — including #1 in the Pacific Northwest across all undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Foster School serves more than 2,500 students, 50,000 alumni, and hundreds of leading companies that have helped UW Foster earn top three placement rankings among the nation’s best business schools.