Friday Aug 10, 2018

"Following in Entrepreneurial Footsteps"

Jeff Orswell

President and Founder Orswell Events LLC

Introduced by: John Martinka

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Chris opened the meeting and kept everyone on their toes.

In eloquent fashion, Kaj introduced Doug Pinkley as our newest member by explaining the opportunities available to him in the BBRC.  Kaj is pointing at others in the room to highlight the excellent company that he can be a part of.

Carmela encouraged all to skip the boos and avoid the fines by buying a prepaid SAA card.  On sale for a mere $10.  see Carmela for details.

Ann highlighted the many facets of the All in for Autism Run.  It is not just about the runners.  it is about community, global projects, exposure for Rotary, supporting other groups and letting other groups support us.  Mark your calendar for April 28, 2019.

Jeff Orswell gave us an interesting walk thru his career and explained about how he built his business.  The challenges were all met with opportunities to grow in a different direction.  Although his business manages our run, he focused on all of the many activities that Orswell Events runs or gives consultations.

About the Speaker

Jeff Orswell is the founder and President of Orswell Events, LLC, a Kirkland based large-scale outdoor special event planning, promotion and production company that produces over 40 events nationwide each year. Jeff has a degree in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at USC with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial Business and is a Certified Festival & Event Executive with the International Festivals & Events Association. Jeff got his start in the special events industry as an intern at Seafair and worked his way up to become Vice President of Operations. He then managed logistics and operations for Microsoft’s largest conferences and events around the country in the early 2000’s before setting out to create Orswell Events in 2005. Jeff lives in Kirkland with his wife and three kids. And, for those of you that don’t know, BBRC has had the pleasure of working with Orswell Events on our 5K/10K run event for nearly a decade.