In 2015, Chipotle Mexican Grill suffered a significant downturn in business following an E. coli outbreak that involved 11 states, including Ohio.

Chipotle creative lead William Espey, will discuss such challenges in a talk titled “Maintaining Business Integrity When Things Don’t Go Right” on Oct. 3 at the College of Wooster.

Espey’s talk, free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Wilson Governance Room of the Scot Center at 1267 Beall Ave. on the College of Wooster campus. A dessert reception will follow.

In November 2015, the Summit County Health Department identified an Akron-area Chipotle as the site where a Cuyahoga County resident potentially contracted E. coli. State and local health officials at the time said a Cuyahoga resident told a state health interviewer that he had eaten food from the Akron area location as well as from two Cuyahoga locations.

Espey's talk is part of the college’s Wilson Lecture in Business Economics Series.

The James R. Wilson Lecture Series in Business Economics brings business and financial leaders to Wooster's. The series is supported by the James R. Wilson Fund for Business Economics, which was established in 2001 through a gift from James and Linda Wilson.

On Oct. 4, Espey will attend a marketing class and meet with select students.