Business Executive Gives Leadership Advice

Published: February 12, 2014 | Category: Academics

With leadership skills being demanded by companies across the marketplace, it’s difficult for the average person to contend that being leader won’t benefit their career.

This Thursday, February 13, Southern Utah University’s School of Business Executive Speaker Series, chief operating officer of Café Zupas Eric Gordon will share his time-tested principles of “Your Role as a Leader,” offering insider guidance to students interested in any field.

The presentation will be at 11:30 a.m. in the Starlight Room located within the Sharwan Smith Student Center. As will all presentations within the Executive Speaker Series, this forum is free and open to the public.

Working with the salad and sandwich chain for the last five years, Gordon has also held roles such as director of catering sales and vice president of operations for Café Zupas. But his business expertise extends past the restaurant field, Gordon has spent years with investment and accounting industries and is a licensed public accountant.

Gordon, along with Café Zupas, has been a longtime supporter of the School of Business and its students within the hotel, management and hospitality program. The franchise has funded many scholarships for SUU students and has also provided SUU students with invaluable internships.

Savannah Cannon, a Business Speaker Executive Speaker Series administrator, said of Gordon’s visit to campus, “He is an experienced businessman and has many valuable insights that will greatly benefit our students. Students who develop the qualities associated with great leadership will stand out in their careers and employers will identify them as ‘top notch’ graduates.”

Other business leaders that will be visiting campus as part of the Business Speaker Executive Speaker Series this semester will be Barney Rosenberg, vice president of ethics and business conduct for Meggitt Group; Fred Dickson, top economist for D.A. Davidson, and a representative of Xi3 Corporation.

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