National Press Club

Last chance to reserve your seat for Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich speech on Friday

April 24, 2019 | By Tamara Hinton | tamara.hinton@Storypartnersdc.com

Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich will discuss why Wall Street's fixation on short-term profit is creating social instability and political polarization on April 26.

Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich will discuss why Wall Street's fixation on short-term profit is creating social instability and political polarization on April 26.

Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich will discuss why Wall Street's fixation on short-term profit is creating social instability and political polarization and why America's leaders need to re-invest in America's future in a speech to a National Press Club Headliners luncheon at 12:30 p.m. April 26 in the ballroom.

In the early 1990s, Shaich took Panera off the public stock exchange and stepped down as its CEO. Shaich did this, he said, to protect the fast-casual empire and its more than 100,000 employees from falling prey to the pressures of shareholders chasing short-term profits.

Luncheon tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Click here to purchase tickets.

For all ticketing-related questions, please email reservations@press.org. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.