Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Mike Weinstein ’70

Join Mike Weinstein '70, best known for leading the remarkable turnaround of the Snapple brand, for Primetime Pards on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m.  Click here to register

An economics major at Lafayette, Mike Weinstein served as captain of the swim team and water polo team. He graduated with honors, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1972.

Weinstein has served as chairman of INOV8 Beverage Consulting Group, which provides advisory services to multiple U.S. and international beverage companies. He became CEO of Snapple in 1997 when Triarc Companies purchased it from Quaker Oats for $300 million, brought a new vision to the organization, and, within three years, orchestrated its sale to Cadbury Schweppes for $1.45 billion. Weinstein was recognized as the Beverage Industry Executive of the Year in 1999, was elected to the Beverage World Hall of Fame in 2000, and received the Visionary Award from Beverage Digest in 2004. In recognition of his professional achievements, Lafayette presented him with the George Washington Kidd, Class of 1836, Award in 2007.

Weinstein and his wife, Jill, helped dramatically transform Lafayette's natatorium in 2016 with a multi-million-dollar gift. Their contribution was the lead gift for an extensive renovation featuring the addition of striking exterior windows and significant upgrades to spectator seating and pool lighting. Major improvements also included new one-meter and three-meter diving towers, a new scoreboard, new mechanical systems, a new pool tank finish, and an upgraded race timing system.


Primetime Pards is a year-long monthly alumni engagement series coordinated by Lafayette Athletics, in partnership with the Communications and Development divisions of the College.  Each edition of Primetime Pards is hosted by Gary Laubach of the Lafayette Sports Network on Zoom at 8 p.m. ET and feature a guest alum. Because of Zoom participation limitations, early registration for Primetime Pards is encouraged

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