The President’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series brings exciting and engaging speakers to campus.

Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., president of East Stroudsburg University, created the President's Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series to bring entrepreneurs to campus to talk about the challenges they’ve faced in their careers as well as life experiences and educational opportunities that have guided them on their journey.

Past speakers in this series include Dan DiZio ‘95, founder of Philly Pretzel Factory; Dr. Sam Niedbala ‘82, CEO of CryoConcepts, LP; Steve Somers, owner/president of Vigon International; Ryan McMunn, CEO and founder of BRIC Language Learning; and Chris Paradysz, Co-CEO/Founder, PMX Agency.

Women Who Distill - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Christine, Lauren and Abby Riggleman holding signs and a bottle of bourbon
Christine, Lauren and Abby Riggleman

Christine Riggleman, CEO and Master Distiller of Silverback Distillery, along with her daughters Lauren Riggleman, Assistant Distiller & General Manager, and Abby Riggleman, General Manager for Silverback's Poconos location and the Media Director for the company, will be the featured speakers at the East Stroudsburg University President’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series on Tuesday, November 19 at 7 p.m. in Beers Lecture Hall.

The Riggleman “Women Who Distill” will share their story on how they developed a women owned internationally recognized distillery with locations in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and most recently in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Led by Master Distiller Christine Riggleman, the Silverback Distillery story is inspiring and rooted in her fascination with distilling while on a tour of Ben Nevis Distillery in Scotland in 2012.

Support for the President’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series is provided by The Dr. Gere B. Fulton ’60 Lectureship Endowed Fund.

Admission is free.

Christine Riggleman, CEO and Master Distiller of Silverback Distillery, along with her daughters Lauren Riggleman, Assistant Distiller & General Manager, and Abby Riggleman, General Manager for Silverback's Poconos location and the Media Director for the company, will be the featured speakers at the East Stroudsburg University President’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series on Tuesday, November 19 at 7 p.m. in Beers Lecture Hall.

The Riggleman “Women Who Distill” will share their story on how they developed a women owned internationally recognized distillery with locations in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and most recently in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Led by Master Distiller Christine Riggleman, the Silverback Distillery story is inspiring and rooted in her fascination with distilling while on a tour of Ben Nevis Distillery in Scotland in 2012.

Support for the President’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series is provided by The Dr. Gere B. Fulton ’60 Lectureship Endowed Fund.

Admission is free.

Christine, Lauren and Abby Riggleman holding signs and a bottle of bourbon
Christine, Lauren and Abby Riggleman

Previous Speakers

Watch previous events in the President's Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series.

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