‘Famous Dave’ Anderson, to Share Expertise and Leadership Experience with Johnson & Wales University

WHAT:  President Bette Matkowski of Johnson & Wales University will welcome Dave Anderson as a Presidential Distinguished Visiting Professor. Mr. Anderson founded Famous Dave’s of America and created several companies which produced over 20,000 jobs and billions in sales.    

WHEN: Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Noon1:45 p.m.

WHERE: Johnson & Wales University. Jared S. Polis Auditorium, College of Business. Located at 19th Avenue and Olive Street


  • Dave’s life has been featured in two best-selling books.  In high school, he was in the bottom half of his class yet earned his master’s degree from Harvard without an undergraduate degree.  He has experienced adversity, frustration, and bankruptcy in his path to success.  He will sign books following his presentation.
  • Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn from one of the nation’s leading experts in brand development and peak performance.   
  • Dave Anderson stated that his, “…whole purpose in life is just to make you happy.”  Come learn more about this statement and why it’s applicable to those he meets.
  • This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tony Barreiro, director of the Community Leadership Institute, at (303) 256-9314 or tbarreiro@jwu.edu.
  • For media ONLY, to schedule a private interview before or after his talk, please contact Lindsay Morgan Tracy.

Media contact:  Lindsay Morgan Tracy.  303-256-9452 (work) / 303-246-3789 (cell) lindsay.morgantracy@jwu.edu