The Pigott Entrepreneurship Lecture 2012

Pigott Speaker Series

Iconic Reflections

People and Concepts That Represent the Best of the Restaurant Industry


Gerard Centioli

President and CEO of ICON, LLC

» Thursday, September 13, 2012
GU Jepson Center Wolff Auditorium

Reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Lecture and Q&A session 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

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Join us as successful restaurant entrepreneur Gerard Centioli, President & CEO of Icon Inc., shares his experiences and offers his take one what it takes to be successful - in business and in life.

Mr. Centioli has worked in the restaurant business for most of his life, beginning with his family's opening of one of the first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises, operating all Krispy Kreme stores in the Northwest, and expanding famous Miami restaurant Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab to new markets like Chicago and Las Vegas. Through his reflections, you'll learn what it takes to find opportunity in any business environment and how to leverage your unique strengths to create a path to success.

In addition to drawing on his business experience, Mr Centioli will reflect on the impact his time as a Gonzaga University student had on him and a how is now giving back to the University he loves as a member of its Board of Regents.

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The entrepreneurship lecture is made possible through a permanent endowment established by the Pigott family to educate the next generation of global leaders.