About this Event
The Notre Dame Club of Greater Tampa Bay, in partnership with the Sykes College Of Business Teco Energy Center For Leadership presents: Joint Leadership Speaker & Hesburgh Lecture Speaker Series featuring Chris Steven, co-founder of Keurig Coffee.
Chris Stevens is one of the three original developers of the Keurig Premium Coffee System and currently is an assistant teaching professor in the Mendoza College of Business.
Before joining Keurig in 1996, Stevens worked in a variety of senior sales, marketing, and management positions at companies like Procter and Gamble and Anheuser-Busch. Leveraging his more than 20 years of experience, Stevens developed the Keurig brand, sales, distribution, and marketing strategies, playing a key role in the success and growth of the company. He was also responsible for all aspects of Keurig’s corporate social responsibility practices as part of its commitment to donate at least five percent of pre-tax profits to environmental and social causes.
In the fall of 2012, Stevens joined the Mendoza College of Business as a professional specialist teaching undergraduate courses. After retiring from Keurig in 2013, he began teaching M.B.A. courses in business problem-solving, change management, and entrepreneurship at Notre Dame’s South Bend and Chicago campuses.
Stevens is also the founder and CEO of CS 74 Ventures LLC, a holding company for more than 20 initiatives, in which Chris invests or owns, that commit at least 50 percent of their profits to charitable and social causes. He also authored Fighting to Give, a book he self-published about a Notre Dame classmate who died after a courageous battle against ALS; 100 percent of the proceeds fund research for Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Stevens is a past board member of Mass. Crinc, the ALS Association of America, the Chicago Chamber of Commerce, and the Monogram Club of Notre Dame. He is the Chair of the worldwide Council of Business Professions of the Fetzer Institute and active in a number of other charities.
The Leadership Speaker Series is dedicated to bringing outstanding leaders from the private, government and nonprofit sectors to campus to discuss business topics and corporate strategies with students, faculty, alumni and members of the community. Leaders candidly share their experiences, discuss challenges, which have impacted their leadership development and provide advice to aspiring leaders. For questions regarding this event, please contact Dominique Walker at [email protected].
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The University of Tampa - Plant Hall, Fletcher Lounge, 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, United States