Friday, May 2, 2014
DeVos Place – Grand Rapids, MI
The Excellence in Business Dinner was established in 1998 in honor of alumnus Peter C. Cook. Proceeds from the event benefit Davenport University Foundation scholarships.
Thank you for your support.
Keynote Address by Captain Richard Phillips
We are excited to have Captain Phillips join us as the keynote speaker for this year's annual dinner gala. For five days in April 2009, the world was glued to their TV screens as Captain Richard Phillips became the center of an extraordinary international drama when he was captured by Somali pirates who hijacked his ship, the first hijacking of a U.S. ship in more than 200 years.
His courageous story is intriguing and inspirational. Gala attendees will be interested to match up what really happened from Capt. Phillips’ perspective with what they saw on the news and in the movie.
Honoring Blake W. Krueger
This event will be a true celebration of business excellence as exemplified by Blake W. Krueger, Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Blake has achieved so much as the CEO of one of West Michigan’s most successful global companies and as a well-respected community leader.
Blake is a tremendous selection as recipient of the Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award.