Co-Founder of Wahoo's Fish Taco Guest Lectures at The Collins College

Wing Lam

More than 200 students, faculty, staff and alumni packed the Kellogg West Auditorium to hear from this year’s Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lecturer, Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco. Lam is the face of the surf-inspired fish taco chain with more than 65 restaurants in seven states.

“I knew Wing could connect to our students on many different levels,” says Collins College Board of Advisors member John Gilbert. “Wing is one of the most exciting entrepreneurs in the industry. His knowledge and understanding of branding are what case studies are written about.”

Lam captured the attention of his audience with funny anecdotes of his adolescence that turned out to be important life lessons. Then, he shared how he became successful in business, and he offered students advice on how to have fulfilling careers. After the lecture, students were able to enjoy complimentary tacos from Lam’s taco truck.

The Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series was established in 1988 to enable respected industry professionals to spend time teaching and interacting with students, faculty and other professionals.