2016 Schwebel Lecture Series

The Hospitality Management program at Kent State University is pleased to announce the 2016 Schwebel Lecture Series speaker. This year’s speaker is chairman and founder of the Bravo | Brio Restaurant Group (BBRG), Rick Doody. The Schwebel Lecture will take place on Thursday, April 14 from 4-5 p.m. in 214 Ritchie Hall. A reception will follow the lecture. This event is free, open to the public, and no reservations are required.

In 1992, Rick, his brother Chris Doody, and their executive chef Phil Yandolino opened their first restaurant – Bravo Cucina Italiana – in Columbus. The BBRG has grown to include more than 115 Bravo and Brio Tuscan Grille restaurants throughout the United States, with over 11,000 employees and over 17 million guests per year.

Doody is a member of the Young President’s Organization and the International Council of Shopping Center Owners and is a board member for the Cleveland Restaurant Association.

The Schwebel Baking Company of Youngstown is a major supporter of the Hospitality Management program. The Schwebel family established an endowment for the program primarily to support an annual Schwebel Guest Lecture Series. In addition, the endowment has supported the development of the Catering and Research Kitchen, and other activities of the program.

For more information on the bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or a master’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, visit kent.edu/ehhs/hm. For more information on the 2016 Schwebel Lecture, please contact Swathi Ravichandran at 330-672-7314 or sravicha@kent.edu.

POSTED: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:36 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2022 04:35 PM