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Northeastern University CEO Breakfast Forum Welcomes Scott Griffith, CEO and President of Zipcar

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.northeastern.edu.