Tuesday night a few other students and I had dinner at Colonial Country Club with Tom Hund, CFO of BNSF, and Bill Leonard, a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. The dinner immediately followed Tom’s presentation to grad students and undergrads about the history of BNSF and Berkshire Hathaway. Tom was an amazing presenter, laid back, engaging, and full of information. He was just as likable and interesting in the closer quarters of a private dinner.
It’s another example of TCU’s slogan – “It’s not just business. It’s personal.” I’ve never had a private dinner with executives of that caliber before, and it wasn’t anything like what I expected. Dinner was wonderful and the conversation was fascinating. Tom told stories about meeting with Warren Buffett and his own experiences with BNSF. I’m glad I signed up.
This is just another reason why I’m loving my time at TCU. The classwork is challenging, I love my group members, and events like Tuesday night make me appreciate my choice that much more.