Outback Steakhouse Founder Gives Lecture

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The Chellgren Visiting Lecturer Series was established by former Ashland Inc. Chairman Paul W. Chellgren in 1999. The lecture series was created to bring “individuals of national and international renown” to deliver a major speech to the UK community that will enrich the educational programs of the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 16, 2004) -- Outback Steakhouse founder Chris Sullivan of Tampa, Fla., will deliver the 2004 Chellgren Lecture at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Lexmark Room, 209 Main Building at the University of Kentucky. The title of his speech is “ Putting People First Generates a Culture for Success.”

Sullivan, who earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from UK, started Outback Steakhouse in 1988 and serves as the company’s chairman and CEO. There are now over 540 of the Australian-themed restaurants, making it one of the largest casual-dining steakhouse chains in America. Sullivan’s company also owns 65 Carrabba’s Italian restaurants.

Sullivan is part-owner of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays baseball team and serves on the advisory board of the Outback Bowl.

The Chellgren Visiting Lecturer Series was established by former Ashland Inc. Chairman Paul W. Chellgren in 1999. The lecture series was created to bring “individuals of national and international renown” to deliver a major speech to the UK community that will enrich the educational programs of the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Parking Structure 1 on Limestone, next to Kennedy Bookstore.


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