Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Speaker Series

David Novak: The Education of an Accidental CEO: Lessons Learned from the Trailer Park to the Corner Office

As the chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, Inc., Novak shapes the strategic direction for the Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver's, and A&W restaurant systems. His focus for the company has been on business growth through multi-branding, international expansion, and excellent customer service. With 2007 revenues exceeding $10 billion, Yum! Brands is the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system units with nearly 35,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and territories.



October 10, 2008
Bush Auditorium
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