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David Sabey to Deliver Gonzaga School of Business Annual Pigott Lecture Sept. 26

Posted on September 6, 2013 in: Academics, Events, Faculty & Staff, Lectures, Spotlight

SPOKANE, Wash. – David Sabey, president of Sabey Corporation, will deliver the Third Annual Pigott Entrepreneurship Lecture at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. His speech is entitled “An Algorithm of Entrepreneurialism: How Jesuit-Inspired Core Values Shaped My Career.”

SPOKANE, Wash. – David Sabey, president of Sabey Corporation, will deliver the Gonzaga University School of Business Administration’s Third Annual Pigott Entrepreneurship Lecture at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. His speech is entitled “An Algorithm of Entrepreneurialism: How Jesuit-Inspired Core Values Shaped My Career.”

The public and Gonzaga faculty, staff and students are cordially encouraged to attend the free lecture, which will be followed by a question-and-answer session. A pre-lecture reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Jepson Center Lobby. Space is limited; to reserve a seat please visit www.gonzaga.edu/sbalecture.

In a career spanning more than 40 years, Sabey has built an organization that seeks challenging opportunities, validates its hunches, and maintains its bearing through the vagaries of the business world. In this lecture, Sabey will discuss how he was inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola to develop a process – an algorithm – to break the code of the business world with both success and humility.

Among his earliest developments in industries of worldwide importance were building clean rooms for Boeing Electronics, constructing ADP’s first data center, building and owning one of McCaw Cellular’s first switches, developing facilities for Exodus Communications – provider of the world’s first Internet co-location services. That trend continues with real estate development and investment with a focus on high-performance data centers, healthcare and life science research and communications. Also, he is a founder of the Seattle Science Foundation, established to foster the collaboration of medical scientists, practitioners, and engineers to share some of the world’s most sophisticated skill sets.

The lecture is made possible by Gonzaga’s Pigott Professor of Entrepreneurship, a permanent endowment established by the Mark Pigott family, whose legacy of supporting Gonzaga spans nearly five decades. Pigott, chairman and CEO of PACCAR Inc., is a successful industrialist and philanthropist who recognizes the importance of a comprehensive educational program to develop the next generation of global leaders. Bill Powar, former senior executive for Visa, delivered the first Pigott Lecture in 2011. Gerard Centioli, founder, president and CEO of ICON, delivered the lecture in 2012.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Todd Finkle, Gonzaga’s Pigott Professor of Entrepreneurship, at (509) 313-7048 or via email.

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