Guest Speaker: Chef Brian Malarkey
Executive Chef & Co-owner of Searsucker, Gabardine, Burlap, Gingham, & Herringbone Restaurants
Brian Malarkey is the executive chef and partner of five wildly successful restaurants in San Diego: Searsucker, Burlap, Gingham, Gabardine and Herringbone. Each has opened to rave reviews, including Searsucker being named the country's #2 hottest restaurant by Time Magazine.
Before opening his first restaurant, Brian gained national recognition as a finalist on Bravo's "Top Chef Miami." He has since hosted several TLC specials, made TV guest appearances, entertained audiences on the Today Show, at Food & Wine Festivals across the U.S., and at the Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby and Sundance Film Festival.
Guest Speaker: Dave Latter, President of Morehouse Foods, Inc.
Location: The University Club Atop the Symphony Towers
Dave Latter is a native Californian. Born in Oakland he attended public schools through high school and graduated in 1946. Rather than attend one of the large universities in the area he elected to attend Pasadena College (now PLNU) and graduated in 1950 with a degree in Business and Psychology.
After graduation, Dave entered the family business as a third generation partner. In 1969 the partnership incorporated as Morehouse Foods, Inc. and Dave was named president. He has guided the company to its current position as a multi-million dollar international business whose primary products are mustard and horseradish. The products are produced in City of Industry, CA and Montreal, QC.
Throughout his long career he held leadership roles in many organizations in industry, public service and church. His enthusiasm for helping others has been a hallmark of his career.
Dave and his wife, Dot, reside in Yorba Linda. Their two children and grandchildren are graduates of PLNU. In May 2011, the university awarded Dave an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for his years of alumni participation and support.
Guest Speaker: Congressman Mick Mulvaney (South Carolina)
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Mick attended Georgetown University and majored in International Economics, Commerce and Finance. He was an Honors Scholar, the highest level of academic achievement awarded to members of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, and ultimately graduated with honors. After graduation, he took advantage of a scholarship opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a candidate for the Chancellor’s Scholarship. His standing earned him a full scholarship to attend law school, where his focus was on anti-trust law.
From 1992 until early 1997, Mick practiced law with the highly regarded firm of James, McElroy & Diehl in Charlotte. While originally trained in corporate litigation, his area of concentration turned in large part to commercial transactional work. In 1997 he forwent the partnership track in order to to start his own firm, where he continued to mix transactional work with the occasional commercial trial.
Mick serves on the Judiciary, Labor/Commerce/Industry, Medical Affairs, Agriculture/Natural Resources, and Corrections Committee. He was identified as the Freshman Legislator of the Year in 2006 by the Palmetto Family Council for his work on the South Carolina ultrasound bill. In 2010 he was named Legislator of the Year for his work in support of the State’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS). He has received one of only a handful of A+ ratings in the entire legislature.
Mick is running for Congress because he does not think the federal government is taking this country in the right direction, and doesn’t think Mr. Spratt – or anyone representing the 5th District – should be voting for the Obama-Pelosi agenda 98% of the time.
Guest Speaker: Mrs. Ellen Hughes-Cromwick
Chief Economist, Ford Motor Company
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick is chief economist at Ford Motor Company. Her global team is responsible for the firm's global economic and automotive industry forecasts used to support business strategy, finance, and planning. Prior to joining Ford, Ellen was a senior economist at Mellon Bank from 1990 to 1996, and assistant professor of economics at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut during the late 1980s. She also served for two years as a staff economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers during the Reagan Administration. Ellen received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master's degree in International Development and a Ph.D. in Economics at Clark University in Massachusetts.
Ellen completed a six-year term on the National Association for Business Economics, including a one-year term as President. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the NABE Foundation. Also, Ellen is a member of several professional organizations, including the Conference of Business Economists, Harvard Industrial Economists Group, and the American Economic Association (AEA). Ellen will participate in an AEA panel session at the January 2011 annual meeting. Most recently, she was appointed to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Board of Directors for a five-year term.
Guest Speaker: Rear Admiral William D. French, Commander
Rear Admiral William D. French, Commander, Navy Region was the guest speaker for the Spring 2011 Executive Development Event on March 17th at the University Club.
Guest Speaker: Stein Kruse
President and CEO of Holland America Line
Mr. Stein Kruse, President and CEO of Holland America Line was the guest speaker for the Fall 2010 Executive Development Event on November 8th at the University Club Atop the Symphony Towers.
Stein Kruse is president and chief executive officer for Holland America Line Inc. a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc.
Kruse joined Holland America Line in 1999 as senior vice president, fleet operations with overall responsibility for all Holland America Line's operations. In 2003, Kruse was named president and chief operating officer, and on December 1, 2004, was named chief executive officer.
Kruse joined Holland America Line from "K" Line America, where he was senior vice president and chief financial officer. He also oversaw financial activities in seven U.S. subsidiary companies for the global Japanese shipping company and served on the board of directors.
Prior to that, Kruse held several executive positions in the cruise industry. He was executive vice president and chief operating officer for Radisson Seven Seas Cruises and president and CEO for Seven Seas Cruise Line.
He is a former vice chairman of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and presently serves as a director on the board of the United States Coast Guard Foundation, the International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL), and on the board of governors of the World Trade Center Seattle. Kruse, a native of Oslo, Norway, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. He is married to Linda and they have two children – Victoria and Alexander. The Kruse family resides in Bellevue, Washington.