April 17 – Paul Carolan, Bruegger’s Bagels and Paul Van Deventer, MPI

Our Guests for the April 17th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show:

Paul Carolan – President – Bruegger’s Bagels

Paul Van Deventer – CEO – Meeting Professionals International

Join us every Friday afternoon at 3:00 on 770 KAAM (KAAMRadio.com)

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Paul Carolan, President – Bruegger’s Bagels

Paul Carolan, Chief Development Officier, La Madeleine, January 2013Paul Carolan was named president of Bruegger’s Bagels in January, which includes more than 300 bakeries and cafés.

Bruegger’s Bagels is known for its freshly baked, authentic New York-style bagels and signature coffees. Bruegger’s Bagels leadership team has joined management from Le Duff America, Inc. and its sister brands, la Madeleine and Brioche Dorée, at the Dallas offices. They have also just opened their first bakery in Dallas in over 10 years at Love Field.

Paul most recently served as chief development officer for Le Duff America’s Bruegger’s Bagels, la Madeleine, Brioche Dorée and Timothy Coffee brands.



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Paul Van Deventer, CEO – Meeting Professionals International

Paul Van Deventer HeadshotPaul Van Deventer joined Meeting Professionals International in April 2013 as President and Chief Executive Officer. He most recently served as divisional vice president of the Health & Wellness Division at Walgreens, the largest drug store chain in the United States.

Prior to Walgreens, Paul was the senior vice president of Sales and Field Services at Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, software and business solutions for the automotive insurance and collision repair markets. Earlier in his career, Paul spent 22 years with American Express where he gained experience with the business travel and meeting and event industries.

Meeting Professionals International is the largest global meeting and event industry association with approximately 18,500 members belonging to 70 chapters and clubs worldwide.


Phone: (972) 720-3000

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Paul Van Deventer, Host Steve A Klein, Paul Carolan