The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

President of Sysco LA Guest Lectures

Richard Frank Distinguished Lecturerer: Bryan Allred, president of Sysco Los Angeles

The Collins College welcomed Bryan Allred, president of Sysco Los Angeles, to campus for the 2017 Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series. Allred is at the helm of a subsidiary of the world’s largest food service distributing company.

More than 200 Collins College students, faculty, staff and distinguished guests attended the lecture and gained invaluable advice about succeeding in the industry. He discussed his experiences with the corporation and gave students tips on how to be an effective leader.

Allred has more than 20 years of broad business and leadership skillsets and heads over a billion dollars of top line sales. His ability to inspire a team in a growing business has proven to be a valuable and prized attribute. Sysco is the world’s largest foodservice distributor with a global supply chain spanning 40 countries.

“We were honored to have such an accomplished leader of the industry guest lecture,” said Dean Lea Dopson. “He did a great job connecting with our students.”

The event was part of the Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series, which was established in 1988 to enable respected industry executives to spend time teaching, lecturing and interacting with students. This not only provides invaluable exposure for students, but also enables leaders from industry to improve the quality of, and assist in educating, new leaders for the industry.

After the lecture, Sysco provided complimentary Philly cheese steak sandwiches and braised short rib sliders for attendess.