Burgerville company chair visits George Fox campus

Tom Mears visits George FoxThe College of Business invites the public to hear Tom Mears, chairman of The Holland, Inc., parent company to Burgerville, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 105 of the Hoover Academic Building. The presentation will be followed by a talk-back session from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Mears is the driving force behind Burgerville’s mission-led philosophy of “Serve with Love.” His visit is a part of the College of Business’ Executive in Residence Day program.

Executive in Residence Day

The College of Business' Executive in Residence Day is designed to bring business executives to campus where they engage students and faculty in the critical business issues of the day. The purpose is to better prepare our business students for the professional world as well as help our business faculty be more effective in the classroom.

Executives attend and participate in actual business classes, informally network with students and give a public lecture at the end of the day.

Learning Objectives

  • Students become inspired and learn from hearing the stories of successful business people.
  • Students learn to network with business executives in informal gatherings.
  • Students become better acquainted with the realities of the professional business world.

Past Executives in Residence

  • Marshall Stevens, developed Oil Can Henry’s, a chain of 30 quick lube stores in the Northwest
  • Greg Goodwin, president and CEO of Kuni Enterprises
  • Richard Reiten, retired president and CEO of Northwest Gas
  • John Dannemiller, retired president and CEO of Applied Industrial Technologies
  • Mohan Nair, chief innovation officer, Regence
  • Bob Moore, founder, president and CEO of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Inc.

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