At the UW Foster School of Business, we teach and practice leadership every day. Alumni, students, faculty and the greater Foster community have access to local, regional, and world-renowned leaders who shape the way we do business. The Leaders to Legends Breakfast Lecture Series spotlights leaders from various industries.
Robbie Bach joined Microsoft in 1988 and over the next 22 years worked in various marketing, general management and business leadership roles. He played an important role as a marketing leader in the successful development of the Microsoft Office business, and subsequently led the creation and development of the Xbox business where he served as the Chief Xbox Officer. Bach retired from Microsoft in 2010 as the company’s President of the Entertainment and Devices Division.
Robbie now works as a Civic Engineer with corporate, philanthropic, and civic organizations who are driving positive change in our communities. He speaks, lectures, and teaches extensively. In 2015, he completed his first book, Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal.
As part of his civic commitment, Robbie serves on the national board of governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and for the local Boys and Girls Club chapter in Bellevue, WA. He has served as chairman of both of these boards. He is also a member of the United States Olympic Committee board of directors, the board of directors for the Puget Sound chapter of Year-Up, and the board of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC.
He was an Arjay Miller Scholar at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he earned his MBA, and a Morehead Scholar at UNC where he earned his degree in economics
A continental breakfast will be available from 7:15–8:00 a.m. The session will start at 8:10 a.m. followed by a Q&A Session. The cost of attendance is $10 payable by check, cash, or credit card. UW faculty, staff, and students receive free admission.
Parking is available in lot N5, which is most easily accessed from the main entrance to campus on 17th Ave. NE and N 45th St. Dempsey Hall is located on the north end of campus. The N5 parking lot north of Paccar Hall and Dempsey Hall.
To reach Anthony’s Forum, please enter PACCAR Hall at the north entrance directly across from the N5 parking lot. Walk through PACCAR Hall, turning left into Dempsey Hall, and you will arrive at Anthony's Forum.
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