Bill Weidner, chairman and CEO of Global Gaming Asset Management, LLC (GGAM) and principal of Weidner Holdings and its subsidiaries, will be the speaker for the 2014 Sylvan T. Warrington Visiting Lectureship in Ethics and Leadership. His talk is titled “Reports from the Front: 30 Years of Seeking Value in an Increasingly Egalitizing World.” The lecture will be held Thursday, October 2, at 6 p.m. in BCC N100.
Weidner received his bachelor’s in hotel and restaurant management and MBA in marketing from the Broad College. He is the honorary commander of the U.S. Air Force’s 57th Operating Group and a member of the Nevada Board of Economic Development. Before GGAM, he served as the president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands.
GGAM was formed to advise, invest in, acquire, and manage hospitality and gaming assets globally. GGAM is currently building one of four integrated resorts in the Philippines Entertainment City Manila project with Bloomberry Resorts Corporation.
The Warrington Lectureship was established with an endowment in the Broad College by MSU alumni Edward R. James (BA Economics ’56) and Jeannie Warrington James (BA Human Ecology ’57) to honor her father, Sylvan T. Warrington. An agricultural and food industry innovator, Warrington was known for his Midwestern values and respect for land-grant education.