Christendom College

Entrepreneur Tim Busch to Speak at Christendom’s Life on Tap

September 19, 2016

busch01Christendom will welcome Tim Busch, founder of The Busch Firm and the Napa Institute, to campus next Monday, September 26, for the college’s popular “Life on Tap” networking series. Sponsored by the college’s career and leadership development office, the talk will give students the valuable opportunity to meet and learn from one of the most successful Catholic business leaders in the United States. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the college’s St. Kilian’s Café, with refreshments provided.

Busch has been a practicing attorney in Orange County, Ca., for more than 35 years and is the founder of The Busch Firm. He serves on the boards of several non-profits and universities, including The Catholic University of America (CUA), which in 2016, named their business school The Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics, in recognition of their generous gift of $15 million.

He also has various affiliations in private operating and real estate companies, including Pacific Hospitality Group, a company that owns and operates eleven hotels throughout the United States, including The Meritage Collection, an exclusive collection of six lifestyle hotels. He is also a partner in Busch’s Markets, which operates 16 high-end grocery stores in southeastern Michigan.

Busch is extensively involved in various Catholic organizations and charities. Since 1990, Busch has been an active member of the Orange County chapter of Legatus, an organization for Catholic CEOs and their spouses, where he was named Ambassador of the Year in both 1994 and 2009, and was named a Founder in 2005, an honor that is given to only four people in an organization of more than 2500 CEOs.

With Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Busch co-founded the Magis Institute, which administers the Reason and Faith Center, and also co-founded the Napa Institute, which holds intellectual apostolic conferences and pilgrimages intended to prepare Catholics for the Next America.

Busch is also a long-time advocate of private Catholic schooling, and has founded several Catholic schools with his wife, Steph, over the years.

After his talk, Busch will be available to speak one-on-one with those in attendance, giving them a valuable networking opportunity and the chance to gain helpful knowledge as they discern their vocations.

Christendom’s “Life on Tap” events are some of the college’s most popular, giving students the unique opportunity to gain valuable insights by bringing successful figures from a variety of different fields to campus to give talks and mentor students.

“Life on Tap” will be next be hosting Dr. Jimmy Sheehan on Wednesday, October 12. Sheehan, a native Irishman, is the inventor of the Sheehan Total Knee Replacement and is a close friend of Christendom College.

More “Life on Tap” events will be announced soon. For more information on these and any “Life on Tap” events, please contact director of career and leadership development Colleen Harmon at