24 Feb March 7: Former Tri-Citian to talk storied career as keynote for WSU Tri-Cities business fundraising brunch – sponsored by Anthony’s and proud partner STCU
RICHLAND, Wash. – Individuals will enjoy a delectable brunch, keynote presentation from a prominent WSU hospitality business alumnus, as well as a live auction and games as part of the annual Washington State University Tri-Cities Carson College of Business Point to Success Fundraising Brunch on March 7, as generously sponsored by Anthony’s at Columbia Point and proud partner STCU.
The brunch takes place from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Anthony’s at Columbia Point on Saturday, March 7. Admission costs $100 per person before Feb. 27. After Feb. 27, admission costs $125 per person. To register and for more information, visit tricities.wsu.edu/ccbbrunch.
Admission also includes a signed copy of “ROAR: How to Build a Resilient Organization the World-Famous San Diego Zoo Way,” a book authored by Point to Success keynote speaker Tim Mulligan, chief human resources officer of late Paul Allen’s Seattle-based holding company Vulcan Inc.
Keynote speaker Tim Mulligan
Mulligan’s career has taken him all over the west coast, from the Tri-Cities, to the Starwood Hotels and Resorts, to the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, to now leading the human resources department of Vulcan Inc. The Hanford High School, WSU and juris doctor Gonzaga University alumnus has used his education wisely, asserting opportunities in the business sector that have led to more than he thought possible. All the while, he remained close to his roots, supporting WSU students in their journeys in business and helping them find jobs in business and other sectors.
“I went to WSU and graduated from the Carson College’s hospitality program with the hope of managing restaurants and hotels,” Mulligan said. “I never anticipated that I would take that amazing WSU experience and degree and see it lead me to a unique and exciting career as a lawyer and HR executive at such diverse companies and locations as I’ve been fortunate to experience.”
Robert Harrington, director of the WSU School of Hospitality Business Management, said stemming from Mulligan’s foundation as a WSU alum, to his travels across the country for a variety of exciting experiences, his presentation will lend a fascinating account of what is possible through a WSU degree in business, and how others may be able to follow in his footsteps.
“Tim will also talk about successful ways for building and maintaining a business,” he said. “It’s a great learning opportunity for our local business and affiliated community members.”
Generous community support
Harrington said each year, Anthony’s at Columbia Point generously donates their space, service and food for the annual WSU fundraiser so that all proceeds go directly to the local program. This year, STCU joins as a proud partner. The Lodge at Columbia Point also donates accommodations for the featured speakers for the event, as well as other services.
“It’s an incredible partnership that truly benefits local business students and faculty,” Harrington said. “This is an event that not only showcases what our students are currently doing in the business programs through WSU Tri-Cities, but also what is possible when businesses support local education. They are supporting their future employees and the future of business. We are incredibly grateful for their support.”
Robert Harrington, director of WSU School of Hospitality Business Management, 509-372-7487, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Mulligan, chief human resources officer of Vulcan Inc., 206-342-2382, email@example.com
Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities public relations/communication coordinator, 509-372-7333, firstname.lastname@example.org