CSUB to continue Distinguished Speaker Series with Domino's Pizza CEO

Patrick Doyle PhotoCalifornia State University, Bakersfield is proud to announce that J. Patrick Doyle, President and CEO of Domino’s Pizza, will be the second speaker in the CSUB Distinguished Speaker Series. The event will take place Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6pm in the CSUB Amphitheater. 

“The purpose of the CSU Bakersfield Distinguished Speaker Series is to bring to the university and community distinguished individuals from around the world whose achievements have had national and/or international significance,” said Dr. Horace Mitchell, President of CSUB.  Doyle follows Elon Musk, CEO and Chief Designer of Space X and CEO & Chief Architect of Tesla Motors, who came to campus as the inaugural speaker in the series in November.

Credited with driving the turnaround of the company’s domestic brand image, Doyle became CEO of Domino’s in 2010, and has been with the company for 13 years. He has served in past as president of Domino’s USA, executive vice president of Team USA corporate stores – and executive vice president of Domino’s Pizza international for six years, where he was responsible for leading the strong acceleration of this Domino’s growth engine.  Prior to joining Domino’s, he was vice president and general manager for Gerber Products Company’s U.S. baby food business, strengthening its core business, as well as launching its Tender Harvest organic line.

The CSU Bakersfield Distinguished Speaker Series Advisory Committee is composed of campus and community members, along with Congressman Kevin McCarthy serving as an honorary chair. As a CSUB alumnus (’89, ’94), McCarthy continues to support his alma mater and community by collaborating with partners of the university to enhance its programs through initiatives such as the Distinguished Speaker Series.

"Patrick Doyle is a true innovator, who is credited with turning around the Domino’s brand. His experiences are great lessons for others to learn from, and I am thrilled that he accepted my invitation to come and share his ideas with not only my alma mater but with our community,” said McCarthy.

“We were extremely pleased with the positive reception our inaugural speaker received by this community. We are committed to continuing to bring some of the top minds in the nation, and in the world, to campus as a part of our engagement with various partners to help move Kern County and the southern San Joaquin Valley forward,” said Mitchell.

The CSU Bakersfield Distinguished Speaker Series is free and open to the public. However, reservations will be required. Please email rsvp@csub.edu or call 661-654-2136.  For more information on the event, please visit www.csub.edu.

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Colleen Dillaway
Director, Public Affairs & Communications, CSUB

Irma Cervantes
Public Affairs Coordinator, CSUB