23rd Annual Business Leadership Celebration

There’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 on October 23 for UW Foster’s 23rd Annual Business Leadership Celebration as we hear from Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, the principal architect behind Disney’s international expansion and recent acquisitions of some of the entertainment industry’s greatest storytelling companies. Iger was also recently named 2014 CEO of Year by Chief Executive magazine.

Robert Iger
“You can’t stop change so it’s important to embrace it as an opportunity—not a threat—and make it work for you. We believe there is far more value in being a disruptor rather than being disrupted.”
- Robert A. Iger, Chairman & CEO, The Walt Disney Company

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),
Principal at Columbia Pacific Advisors - Private Equity and Wealth Management
Kemper Freeman
(UW 1963),
Chairman and CEO, Kemper Development Company

Nancy Jacob (BA 1967),
Founder, NLJ Advisors and Former Dean, Michael G. Foster School of Business

Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:30 p.m.              Reception
6:30 p.m.              Ballroom Seating
6:45-9:15 p.m.     Dinner, Keynote Address & Awards

Meydenbauer Center  |  11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue
Complimentary parking is available in the Meydenbauer Center garage.

Registration for the event is now closed.

If you have any event questions, please contact Megan Rasmussen at mheming@uw.edu or 206.221.6385.

Hotel Information: Are you traveling from out of town? These hotels are less than a mile from the venue.
Courtyard by Marriott, Red Lion Hotel Bellevue, Hilton Bellevue , Westin Bellevue, Hyatt Regency Bellevue
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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.