Advisory boards are indispensable in guiding, supporting and advocating for the School of Business Administration (SBA). The SBA receives essential guidance from several boards, including the Business Advisory Council, which advises the SBA as a whole, and the Accounting Advisory Board, which champions our Accounting Program. Each advisory council is chaired by a board member who commits exceptional time and energy to support the SBA.
Martyn Etherington chairs the Business Advisory Council, which has more than 40 members who meet three times during the academic year. This is Martyn's first year as chair after having served for three years as a board member. For the past seven years Martyn has held the position of Vice President of Marketing at Tektronix, Inc. He provides leadership for all of Tektronix marketing worldwide and is responsible for the successful development and execution of the company's marketing strategies. He was recently recognized by BtoB Magazine as one of the top 25 marketers for 2006. In 2005 he was awarded CMO Best Practice for Marketing Dashboard Development from IDC.
While he was educated in the United Kingdom, Martyn understands the need for a great business school right here in Portland: "Having a great business school in Portland is essential for the local business community. Being actively involved in the Business Advisory Council enables me and my council member peers to help the dean achieve national renown for the business school and, of course, to contribute the economic viability of the region."
PSU Accounting alumna Lynn Kingston '88 has chaired the Accounting Advisory Board for the past two years. Lynn is a Business Assurance Services Partner with Moss Adams LLP in Portland, providing professional services to a wide variety of not-for-profit clients, primarily institutions of higher education. Prior to becoming a CPA, Lynn was a teacher in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lynn is active in the Portland community and is a board and finance committee member for Loaves and Fishes Centers.
Lynn's commitment to PSU is rooted in gratitude: "I feel that PSU provided me with an excellent education. The caliber of both the professors and the material taught gave me just the right background for a successful career in public accounting. I continue to be impressed by the leadership and quality of PSU personnel and look forward to many more years of interaction with them." Lynn credits Mike Henton with inspiring her to pursue the field of accounting. In addition to her board leadership, Lynn continues to be involved in recruiting at PSU. She has given presentations to the Beta Alpha Psi accounting student group and continues to be involved with students.
The SBA relies on board members to strengthen our ties to the local business community, provide input on our programs, and help spread the word about our school. We appreciate that board members choose to lead and advise the SBA for various reasons, and are grateful for their collective support.