“Love What You Do.” That’s the core of Warren Brown’s personal philosophy and what led him to leave a successful career to follow his dreams.
Brown left a career practicing law as a litigator for the federal government to follow his passion and he founded CakeLove bakery in 2002, he has since grown his organization to include six retail storefronts and has been recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit by local and national media like The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today and NPR.
From 2005 to 2007 Mr. Brown was the host of the television show Sugar Rush on the Food Network. He also received the 2006 Small Business Association of Washington D.C. Small Business Person of the Year award.
Now Brown is bringing his message of finding personal gratification through passionate endeavors to Butler Community College as part of the Harold Smith Cultural Series, which was established following the death of Harold Smith in 1998.
The series has previously hosted former First Lady and presidential mom Barbara Bush at the college in 2002 and Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company in 2008.
7 p.m., Sept. 18, 2012
Hubbard Welcome Center
Butler Community College
901 S. Haverhill Rd.
El Dorado, KS
The Harold Smith Cultural Series was established as a means to bring free speaking events to the local public, Richard King, executer and attorney for the Smith estate, says Mr. Smith attended El Dorado High School and El Dorado Junior College before going away to college at Chicago’s Northwestern University in 1930. While in Chicago, he discovered an access to certain kinds of events that hadn’t been available in El Dorado.
Never married, Smith left nearly his entire estate to local charitable organizations and Northwestern. He felt it would be nice “to give local people the opportunity to hear speakers they wouldn’t otherwise get to hear.”