The Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State presents the next session of the Pay It Forward luncheon series, “Solving the World’s Problems – One Company at a Time” featuring keynote speaker John Shegerian, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Satellite Student Union.

Shegerian is a serial social entrepreneur who focuses on solving global problems through game-changing innovation to build successful, socially responsible companies. Shegerian’s work includes co-founding Homeboy Tortillas and Homeboy Industries; creating the popular brand Bulldog Root Beer; co-founding and creating, among other sites.

The Pay It Forward series brings business leaders and alumni together with Fresno State students to engage in dialogue, explore issues in depth and network. The event is free and open to the public, however registration is required. Space is limited. INFO: To register or for more information, visit


University Communications news assistant Easton Kerby contributed to this report.