Regynald G. Washington ’74 climbed from busboy to CEO. Read Q&A.

Regynald Washington is a 1974 hospitality alumnus. He gave the commencement speech at the Sunday, July 29, 2018 Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management graduation.

Very Important Panther: Regynald G. Washington ’74

  • Chief Executive Officer, Hojeij Branded Foods
  • Bachelor of Science in international hotel and restaurant administration, 1974
  • Member, Dean’s Advisory Council, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Torch Award recipient, 2005

You’ve climbed from the lowest rung of the hospitality world — starting as a teenage busboy in the Florida Keys — to the very top — head of a company that operates the airport outlets of popular restaurant brands nationwide. How has that experience made you a better leader?

Read the Regynald’s answer to this and other questions.