Bud Gates

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On January 30th the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs met with Wichita business leader Bud Gates. Mr. Gates shared his experiences as a math teacher, VP of Marketing for Pizza Hut, and CEO of Rent-A-Center. Most importantly he shared his experiences in his latest efforts as an entrepreneur. While he has been a business owner for many years, it is the most resent of these that he has immersed himself entirely into the pursuits of self employment. Theses pursuits include owning Pizza Hut franchises, Rent-A-Center Franchises, Hero's, Budget Blinds, and most recently B.G. Bolton's. Mr. Gates had valuable experiences to share from all of these ventures. ACE members enjoyed the meeting and look forward to future opportunities to meet Mr. Gates.