What: Scott Grif­fith, CEO and Pres­i­dent of Zipcar, will be the dis­tin­guished guest speaker at North­eastern University’s CEO Break­fast Forum. Grif­fith will dis­cuss his expe­ri­ences run­ning the world’s largest car sharing ser­vice, also high­lighting social and eco­nomic trends that have con­tributed to his company’s success.

His visit comes in the wake of Zipcar’s recent expan­sion into London and Van­couver, as well as the company’s agree­ment with the MBTA to quadruple Zipcar loca­tions along var­ious T lines, making it easier for Mass­a­chu­setts res­i­dents to live and work without owning cars.

When: Wednesday, April 25. A net­working recep­tion will take place at 7:30 a.m., fol­lowed by break­fast and remarks from Mr. Grif­fith at 8:00 a.m., con­cluding at 9:30 a.m.

Where: The State Room, 60 State Street, Boston, MA

Con­tact: John Natale at 617–373-2802 or j.​natale@​neu.​edu

About the Event:

North­eastern University’s CEO break­fast Forum rec­og­nizes national busi­ness leaders from across the United States. With an audi­ence of sev­eral hun­dred chief exec­u­tive offi­cers and other senior exec­u­tives from the Greater Boston area, the pro­gram is rec­og­nized as one of the leading forums in the country.

About Scott Griffith:

Scott Grif­fith became chief exec­u­tive officer and pres­i­dent of Zipcar in 2003. Under his lead­er­ship, Zipcar has emerged as the world’s largest car sharing ser­vice, with more than 100% mem­ber­ship and rev­enue growth, year to year.Busi­ness­Week named Grif­fith one of its “Best Leaders of 2006” for his accom­plish­ments at Zipcar. Mayor Thomas M. Menino recently awarded Zipcar with the 2007 Boston Green Busi­ness Award. Grif­fith is a grad­uate of Carnegie Mellon Uni­ver­sity and the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago, Grad­uate School of Business.

About North­eastern:

Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.