Past CEO Breakfast Speakers


Here are a list of some of our past speakers and topics at CEOtoCEO Breakfast Series.

“Beyond Diversity: Creating an Inclusive Workplace”

Brian PaulenManaging Partner, West Monroe Partners

“Innovation in Healthcare – The Future of Employee Benefits”

Patrick Chestnut, CEO of AristaPoint

Claire Verity, CEO UnitedHealthcare

“Enlightened Capitalism”

Scott Svenson, CEO of MOD Pizza

“Can You Survive the Age of Disruption”

John Buller, University of Washington

“What Does Leadership Excellence Mean Today?”

Karen Lee, CEO of Pioneer Human Services

Benson Porter, CEO of BECU

“Changes In the Business Lending Landscape”

Al Davis and Bill Lawrence of Revitalization Partners

“How to Build a Healthy Organizational Culture”

Bobby Herrera, CEO of Populus Group

Taking the Guesswork Out of Traffic

Bryan Mistle, CEO of INRIX

Cybersecurity: A New Business Priority

Dick Lake, Director of Security, The Gates Foundation

How to Discover New Sources of Growth for Your Business

Pam Henderson, CEO, NewEdge

What Every CEO Needs to Know to Increase the Value of a Business

Christian Schiller, Managing Director Cascadia Capital

Mike Vanderslice, Managing Director ACT Capital Advisors

Aaron Richmond, Managing Director Endeavour Capital


Savers: Providing Value on Every Scale Imaginable

Ken Alterman President and CEO of Savers/Value Village

“The Business of Baseball”

Kevin Mather, President of the Seattle Mariners

“Washington State Business Climate – Issues that matter”

Kris Johnson, President of the Association of Washington Business (AWB)

Cracking the Culture Code

Bobby Herrera, President of the Populus Group

“2015 Economic Outlook”

Jim Hebert, CEO of Hebert Research

“Weathering the Storm”
How a 26-year-old business went from near failure to international sensation in three years.  

Kevin Klock, CEO of Talking Rain

A LEADERSHIP JOURNEY:  Learning How Success Differs From Significance

Dr. Larry Corey, President and Director Emeritus

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Creating Customer Value, Satisfaction and Loyalty

Kyle Hutchins, West Monroe Partners

Raising the minimum wage: How much? How soon? Who will be affected?

Howard Wright, CEO of Seattle Hospitality Group

How you create a viral brand, one that spreads through word of mouth…

Kurt Dammeier, CEO of Sugar Mountain

“The Art and Science of Employee Engagement”

Brad Root, CEO of GM Nameplate

Steve Gandara, CEO of Excellent Cultures

“Healthcare Reform – Act 3: To play or not to play?”

Pat Chestnut, CEO of AAOA Healthcare

“The Importance of Communication and Team Building”

John Schneider, General Manager and Executive VP, Seattle Seahawks

“The Effects of Bank Reform on Business and Consumers”

Roy Whitehead, Chairman, President and CEO of Washington Federal

Raising Sales Force Effectiveness

Jack Rhodes, UW Foster School of Business

Serial Innovation

Joe McSwiney, CEO of Cascade Designs

Executive Excellence

Colleen Brown, CEO of KOMO

Jerry Lee, Chairman MulvanneyG2

Brian Paulen, Madrona Solutions Group

Megan Kartch, CEO of FareStart

Bryan Mistele, CEO of INRIX

”Repositioning Your Business For Success”

Doug Brown, CEO All Star Directories

Challenges of the Multi-Generational Workplace

Anna Liotta, CEO, Resultance

Get Ready For the 2012 Tax Shakeup

Andrew Cates, Tax and Business Partner, Moss Adams LLP

Building a New Work Force for the New Economy

Jean Floten, First Chancellor, WGU (Washington Governors University)

“Creating Growth Through Innovation”

David Allen, Executive Vice President, McKinstry

“Keys to Success In a Social Media Marketing World”

John Rubino, President of GreenRubio Marketing

The New World of IT. “The Next Generation”

Tom Gobeille, CEO of Network Computing Architects

2011 Economic Forecast and Business Outlook

Jim Hebert, CEO of Hebert Research

Blueprint For a Best Company to Work For

Richard Law, CEO of Allyis

Reinventing Your Business To Fit Today’s Economy

Tom Hoban, CEO of Coast Real Estate

Corporate Citizenship: Smart Business or Civic Duty?

Scott Harrison, CEO of Barclay Dean

Growing Jobs and Improving the Economy in Washington State.

Rogers Weed, Director of Department of Commerce

Managing Talent, Increasing Productivity and Boosting Morale

Jack Zduriencik, General Manager Seattle Mariners

Workforce Insights: Strategies for Talent Engagement in a Downturn and Beyond.

Nita Petry, Area President of Gallagher Benefit Services in Washington

Using Social Media as a Leadership Tool

Richard Law, CEO of Allyis

What are you doing to ensure the future health of your business?

Dr. Thomas Hansen, CEO of Seattle Children’s Hospital

Green Business Makes Sense

Gus Simonds, CEO of McDonald Miller

Access to Capital

Mike Flynn, Al Davis, Andy Dale, Michael Bruksten

How to Reduce Your Health Care Costs

David Hansen, CEO of United Health Care