Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship
The 2017 installment of the Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series took place on February 7, 2017.
President, Sysco Los Angeles
Bryan Allred is the president of Sysco Los Angeles, a distributor that assists foodservice operators in providing consumers with solutions for meals consumed away from home. Sysco is the world’s largest foodservice distributor with a global supply chain spanning 40 countries. Students learned about the largest food distribution company in the world and how Sysco is the "back of the house" for the back of the house.
The Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series was established in 1988 to enable respected industry professionals to spend a few days to several weeks teaching, lecturing, and interacting with students, faculty, and other professionals interested in the goals of The Collins College of Hospitality Management at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
The objective of the Frank Lectureship Series is to augment the classroom experience of students within the college with close interaction with leaders from the hospitality industry and other related disciplines. This not only provides invaluable exposure for Cal Poly Pomona's hospitality management students, but also enables leaders from industry to improve the quality of, and assist in educating, new managers for the industry.
Richard N. Frank is a long-standing advocate and supporter of The Collins College. "Having been associated with the restaurant business in one form or another since childhood, it is quite natural that I should be vitally interested in the continuing development of future food service managers and executives," noted Mr. Frank when he generously donated a major grant to establish an endowment creating The Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series.