Gate Way Group’s Tom Dempsey Delivers Commencement Speech

Tom Dempsey, former President Pro-Tem of the Missouri Senate, delivers the commencement speech for the graduating class of 2013 from Lindenwood University. In his speech, Dempsey relays the importance of hard work and perseverance through his long-standing career in the restaurant industry. Most of Dempsey’s life lessons were gained in a small Italian restaurant where he began bussing tables and eventually took over the entire operation by age 24. Being able to make quick decisions and reacting to problems are a few of the qualities he valued and what helped prepare him for the future.