Schwan Food Company CEO Dimitrios P. Smyrnios will share lessons learned from his decades of experience in the food industry at the 1st Tuesday speaker series on Septemer 1 at 11:30 a.m. at McNamara Alumni Center. 

Dimitrios P. Smyrnios

Tickets for the event are available for $35

Smyrnios was named CEO of the Schwan Food Company in 2013, and has drawn on his extensive experience in the food business to lead the organization. He began his career with the Frito Lay division of PepsiCo, where he spent eight years in sales and marketing. In 1993, he joined Nestle Waters North America in southern California and took on roles of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure. Smyrnios eventually was named executive vice president and general manager of the Nestle Waters Home & Office Division and the Retail Division. He also served as president of Nestle Dreyer's Ice Cream Division.

Smyrnios holds a bachelor of science degree in business management from the University of Wyoming.

About the Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series

The Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The series features top-notch executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, the program attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community, and has become an attractive spot for professionals in the metropolitan area to network.