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The 2015 Downtown Business Breakfast

Downtown Business Breakfast 2015

Seattle Pacific University’s Downtown Business Breakfast is a gathering of more than 1,000 business and community leaders who come together for breakfast and to hear from national speakers who engage the audience with insights into some of the most thought-provoking ideas and issues of our time.

Keith Alexander
Gen. Keith Alexander

“Espionage, Cybersecurity, and Privacy”

Featuring Former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander

Seattle Pacific University’s 2015 Downtown Business Breakfast features the former head of the National Security Agency (NSA), retired four-star Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander.

Alexander is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on cybersecurity, a topic of growing concern in America. At this year’s event, he will offer an insider’s perspective on espionage, cybersecurity, and privacy –– a timely and compelling topic for companies, policymakers, and private citizens.

This is the 19th year SPU has hosted the breakfast, which gathers more than 1,000 business and community leaders to hear a national speaker present insights into the ideas and issues of our time. 


Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 7–8:45 a.m.
Cost: Invited guests may call the number below for ticket information.
Location: The Westin Seattle
Contact: 206-281-2108 or

Get Involved

The Business Breakfast is an invitation-only event for business audiences. If your business is interested in sponsorship opportunities, or to learn about hosting a table, please call 206-281-2108 or email

Free Public Lecture: “Hackers, Spies, and Freedom”

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 7–8 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Royal Brougham Pavilion

Former Speakers

Madeleine Albright
U.S. Secretary of State 

Eric Metaxas
Best-selling author

Ben Carson, MD
Professor of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins

Carly Fiorina
Best-selling author

Vali Nasr
Senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

David McCullough
Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Paul Gigot
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist

George Mitchell
Former U.S. senator

2015 Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge this year’s business and individual sponsors:

U.S. Bank

Ellis, Li & McKinstry PLLC
Fischer Plumbing
GM Nameplate

Clark Nuber, P.S.
Cornerstone Advisors
Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc.

Amicus Law Group, PC
Johannessen & Associates
Thomas and Gwen Kroon