The Office of Stewardship Programs presents one Bowdoin Breakfast lecture each semester, featuring a talk by a prominent Bowdoin alumnus/alumna, parent, faculty or staff member, or Maine leader. Topics include business, public policy, arts, academia and other areas of the speakers' interest and expertise. A buffet breakfast is provided by Bowdoin's award-winning Dining Service.
The event is open to the public and all members of the Bowdoin community. Registration prior to the event is required.
Location: Thorne Dining Hall, Bowdoin College
7:00 — Doors and registration open
7:15 — Full buffet breakfast
8:00 — Lecture begins
8:40 — Q&A with the speaker
9:00 — Program ends
To register for a Bowdoin Breakfast, submit a reservation form and payment by noon, five business days prior to the Breakfast, to Sue Lindsey in the Office of Stewardship Programs. The fee for the event, which includes the buffet breakfast, is $12 for the general public/$6 for Bowdoin faculty, staff, and students. Please make payment by cash or a check payable to Bowdoin College. We are unable to accept credit card payments. Bowdoin employees may provide their department Projects code, and students may provide their ID numbers for payment.
Parking is quite limited near Thorne Hall, so please consider carpooling. Parking spots can be found on most side streets, in the lot on Sills Drive, and at the back end of the Hannaford parking lot.
Contact Sue Lindsey in the Office of Stewardship Programs, 4100 College Station, 207-725-3928, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Peter Eichleay '04
President, FlightLevel Aviation
Peter Eichleay is the founder and President of several aviation-related ventures including FlightLevel, a family of companies that own, operate and manage fixed-base operators (FBOs) at airports along the East Coast. FlighLevel's focus has been exclusively on the development of general aviation airports (as opposed to commercial airports), where they build and lease hangars, sell and administer aviation fuels and provide jet and piston aircraft maintenance. FlightLevel's most recent project was Brunswick Executive Airport, formerly the Brunswick Naval Air Station, where they began operations in Spring 2011 and have helped grow traffic at a rate of nearly 60% annually. Peter also owns an aircraft leasing company and provides FBO- and airport-related consulting. He graduated from Bowdoin in 2004 and has a home in West Bath.
Jean Hoffman '79 founded Putney, Inc. in Portland, Maine in 2006, a company that enables veterinarians and pet owners to reap the cost savings of its branded generic prescription products for pets. Ms. Hoffman has raised $33 million in capital for Putney, built a management team of top animal and human health professionals and guided the business to its position as the 1,040th fastest-growing company in the U.S. in 2011. In 2012, Ms. Hoffman was named by the publication MaineBiz as Business Leader of the Year. Prior to establishing Putney, Ms. Hoffman founded Q Street Advisors, a consulting and advisory firm to the global generic pharmaceuticals market, and Newport Strategies, Inc., a healthcare information technology company that later was acquired by Thompson Reuters. She also previously held positions as CEO of ZetaPharm, General Manager (China) for Zuellig Group North America, and Associate Director of Importer Services for the National Council of U.S. China Trade.