The lecture series, named in honor of Bill Bowron’s mother, began in 2002 to introduce students to a variety of hospitality leaders and their perspectives of the hospitality industry.
Lectures take place at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Students who attend will benefit from the advice of a hotel executive who has more than 19 years of hospitality experience with an emphasis on deal-structure and financing.
Greg Friedman has successfully led Peachtree Hotel Group in more than $1.9 billion in hotel acquisitions, investments and development since co-founding the company. Friedman formerly was senior vice president of business development for Specialty Finance Group, LLC, a direct lender providing hotel first mortgage and FF&E financing, where he originated more than $2 billion of hotel debt. Previously, he was vice president of business development for GMAC Commercial Mortgage – Asset-Backed Lending Division. During his six-year tenure there, he originated, closed and funded more than 300 hospitality FF&E financing transactions with an aggregate capital structure exceeding $10 billion. Friedman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Kimberly Severt, director of the hospitality management program, 205/348-8169, firstname.lastname@example.org