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Meet Aiman Al Khachi '14, Intern at Portland Fire & Rescue and Portland Rose Festival Meet Aiman Al Khachi '14, Intern at Portland Fire & Rescue and Portland Rose Festival
Aiman recently graduated with a major in Advertising Management and Marketing with a minor in Design Management. During his time at PSU's School of Business, he completed two internships and shared his experience with us.
Alumnus
David Pagliarulo - CPA, Deloitte David Pagliarulo - CPA, Deloitte
In a recent interview, David gives insight on how the accounting program helped him score the top CPA score in the state and how the reputation at Portland State's School of Business landed him a senior position at Deloitte.
Alumnus
Meghan Oswalt Meghan Oswalt
Meghan Oswalt, Program Manager: Project Management, Athletic & Outdoor Industry Product Management, Business Management, Lean Practitioner, Lean Healthcare, Six Sigma. Center for Executive and Professional Education
Staff Member
Chris Crary '08 - Owner, Crary Films Chris Crary '08 - Owner, Crary Films
Listen to Chris talk about his time at PSU and how that has helped him build his career.
Alumnus
Ted Khoury - Professor Ted Khoury - Professor
Professor Khoury shares his experience teaching management and strategy at Portland State's School of Business, including his role in the Senior Capstone Strategic Management Course.
Faculty Member
Sameer Allabadi '13 - Graduate Student, London School of Economics (LSE) Sameer Allabadi '13 - Graduate Student, London School of Economics (LSE)
In a recent interview, Sameer credits both his experiences growing up and his time at PSU as instrumental to the development of his goals.
Alumnus
Charlene Wesler '14 - Owner, The Gaufre Gourmet Charlene Wesler '14 - Owner, The Gaufre Gourmet
Listen as Charlene talks about how the School of Business helped guide her new career path while opening her own business.
Alumnus
Walter Iboy '13 - Associate Product Manager, Digimarc Walter Iboy '13 - Associate Product Manager, Digimarc
Watch Walter explain how the Product Innovation course at PSU helped earn his position at Digimarc.
Alumnus
Megan Ellis '13 - Project Coordinator, Bridgetown Natural Foods Megan Ellis '13 - Project Coordinator, Bridgetown Natural Foods
Watch Megan talk about her experience with the Food Industry Management program and how it helped her connect with the industry while completing three internships!
Alumnus
The Portland Shower The Portland Shower
Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists have developed a system to conserve water in showers while reducing utility bills.
Research
Meet Wendy Stearns Meet Wendy Stearns
Undergraduate Student
Changemaker Stories: Paul Thanakorn Vorapanich Changemaker Stories: Paul Thanakorn Vorapanich
Inspiring action for a better world.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Robinson Eaton, Intern at Intel Corporation Meet Robinson Eaton, Intern at Intel Corporation
Robinson interned at Intel Corporation before graduating from PSU's School of Business Administration, and recently shared with us his experience, and how that has empowered him for success after college.
Alumnus
Alumni Achievement Award Honoree 2013: Bill Stoller '79 Alumni Achievement Award Honoree 2013: Bill Stoller '79
Bill Stoller earned his MBA from Portland State University in 1979. He co-founded Express Employment Professionals, an international staffing company with more than 600 franchises. He transformed his family's Dundee Hills turkey farm into the award-winning Stoller Family Estate, a solar-generating, gravity-flow winery that was the first in the U.S. to attain gold-level LEED certification.
Alumnus
Honoring Philanthropists: Rick Miller MBA '91 & Erika Miller Honoring Philanthropists: Rick Miller MBA '91 & Erika Miller
This dynamic husband and wife team champions public education, small business, local churches, and senior citizens.
Gift
Meet Holly Bartlett, Intern at Prolifiq Software Meet Holly Bartlett, Intern at Prolifiq Software
Holly Bartlett interned at Prolifiq Software, an emerging technology company, and recently shared with us the valuable growth and learning opportunities this experience has given her.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Alaura Taggart '13, Intern at Ovations Food Services Meet Alaura Taggart '13, Intern at Ovations Food Services
Alaura interned with Ovations Food Services during her final year at PSU's School of Business Administration, and recently shared with us her experience, and how that has led to a career she fully enjoys.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Dan MacDonald MBA '91 Alumni Profile: Dan MacDonald MBA '91
Dan McDonald is an outstanding MBA alum who has continued his engagement and involvement with Portland State University in a very meaningful way. Dan works for PECI, which designs and manages energy efficiency programs for utility providers, government organizations and other clients. PECI has earned "Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon" recognition every year since 2009.
Alumnus
Meet Sarah Maher, Intern at Microchip Technology Meet Sarah Maher, Intern at Microchip Technology
Sarah is currently interning at Microchip Technology, and recently shared with us some of her experience, and the value and insights it has brought her in shaping her future.
Undergraduate Student
Changemaker Stories: Ahmed Abidine Changemaker Stories: Ahmed Abidine
Inspiring action for a better world.
Graduate Student
Meet Cara Rothe, BA '13 Meet Cara Rothe, BA '13
Cara graduated from Portland State University's School of Business in 2013 and was recruited by First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland through her capstone project.
Alumnus
Meet Keri McGee, undergraduate advisor Meet Keri McGee, undergraduate advisor
Having worked in the as advisor at Virginia Tech for 5 years, Keri recently moved to Portland and is now part of our PSU advisor family. Keri is also the liaison for student athletes at PSU.
Staff Member
Meet Eryn Brown, peer adviser - School of Business Meet Eryn Brown, peer adviser - School of Business
Stop by SBA 240 for express advising where you can meet with Eryn Brown for peer advising.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Tim Do, peer adviser - School of Business Meet Tim Do, peer adviser - School of Business
Stop by SBA 240 for express advising where you can meet with Tim Do for peer advising.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Rebecca Deaton, peer adviser - School of Business Meet Rebecca Deaton, peer adviser - School of Business
Stop by SBA 240 for express advising where you can meet with Rebecca Deaton for peer advising.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Lindsay Ferreira, Peer Adviser - School of Business Meet Lindsay Ferreira, Peer Adviser - School of Business
Stop by SBA 240 for express advising where you can meet with Lindsay Ferreira for peer advising.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Jessica Hoffman, Peer Adviser - School of Business Meet Jessica Hoffman, Peer Adviser - School of Business
Stop by SBA 240 for express advising where you can meet with Jessica Hoffman for peer advising.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Tim Klaus, Peer Adviser - School of Business Meet Tim Klaus, Peer Adviser - School of Business
Stop by SBA 240 for express advising where you can meet with Tim Klaus for peer advising.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Doug Siegler, Academic Adviser - School of Business Meet Doug Siegler, Academic Adviser - School of Business
Staff Member
Meet Chris Fast, Peer Adviser - School of Business Meet Chris Fast, Peer Adviser - School of Business
Stop by SBA 240 for express advising where you can meet with Chris Fast for peer advising.
Staff Member
Alumni Profile: Brian Haug MS '98 Alumni Profile: Brian Haug MS '98
Brian credits Portland State with allowing him to advance in the scientific community and connect with various professionals employed throughout the Pacific Northwest in private firms and state/federal agencies. He says the continuing education classes were particularly helpful and will begin the new Business of Craft Brewing Certificate through PSU’s Center for Executive and Professional Education next quarter.
Alumnus
Meet Gregg Bahr Meet Gregg Bahr
Undergraduate business student with more than 15 years of professional experience in the information technology industry. In addition to being a full-time student, Gregg is leading an information systems overhaul project for the City Club of Portland with Former Mayor Sam Adams.
Undergraduate Student
MBA Hub: Jason Lee MBA '08, of PECI MBA Hub: Jason Lee MBA '08, of PECI
While Jason was a student at Portland State University he secured an internship at Vestas, the Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines. His job at Vestas helped build his resume and eventually helped him secure a job at PECI.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Tim Schindler, PhD '02, MBA '95 Alumni Profile: Tim Schindler, PhD '02, MBA '95
Tim Schindler PhD ’02, MBA ’95, is an employee of the federal government who was furloughed during the partial government shutdown. He has returned to work as the field office manager of the Government Accountability Office in Seattle where he is also an Assistant Director
Alumnus
Ian Yolles Ian Yolles
Instructor, Athletic & Outdoor Industry Product Management. Ian Yolles is Recyclebank’s Chief Sustainability Officer and previously was its Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Recyclebank, Ian was a co-founder of Nau, an innovative social venture apparel company. As Vice President of Marketing and Brand Communications, he oversaw the full spectrum of marketing activities that defined the Nau brand and associated customer experience.
Faculty Member
Austin Davidsen Austin Davidsen
Instructor, Athletic & Outdoor Industry Product Management. Austin Davidsen is the Global Account Executive for two Taiwan-based footwear material suppliers, Pony Leather, and Tai Ruey Fong. He works with an international team to design, market, and present world-class materials to decision makers across the footwear industry. His role is to manage the suppliers' relationships with the brand to make sure they deliver materials that are aesthetically pleasing and cost-competitive. Austin stumbled into the footwear industry after launching his career as a teacher in elementary classrooms in the US and in South Korea. He holds a master's degree in International Management from PSU..
Faculty Member
TMM's Thoroughly Modern Success Stories: Jana Kopp TMM's Thoroughly Modern Success Stories: Jana Kopp
In just under a year Jana Kopp has moved from her post-college job at Sammy’s Flowers to working for an award-winning digital marketing agency, Mambo Media. The networking opportunities she gained in PSU’s CEPE Digital Marketing Certificate Program fueled her quick leap into the forefront of Portland’s marketing community.
Alumnus
CEPE Student Success Stories - Joel Bornzin CEPE Student Success Stories - Joel Bornzin
Joel Bornzin completed his certificate in Digital Marketing Strategy at Portland State University over a year ago. He came to the program in hopes of increasing his digital marketing skill set and driving a smart online marketing strategy at his current job. Not only did Joel manage to implement several successful marketing campaigns, he also was selected for a promotion. His hard work and dedication to his craft paid off and now HE has a marketing assistant.
Alumnus
TMM's Thoroughly Modern Success Stories: Heather English TMM's Thoroughly Modern Success Stories: Heather English
Student Success Story - Heather English Heather joined TMMPDX.COM last year after completing PSU’s Digital Marketing Certificate Program. Heather was reliable, resourceful and full of GREAT ideas. She started her TMM journey by writing in-depth articles and connecting with some of the biggest names in digital marketing. She very quickly became the ‘go-to’ girl when we needed to get something done. She was fast, eager and always willing to help out. Today we are proud to call her our Director of Marketing and can’t wait to see where she takes us.
Alumnus
Marvin Daniel Alvilez Marvin Daniel Alvilez
Meet Marvin Daniel Alvilez, an Accounting and Supply & Logistics Major who anticipates graduating from the School of Business in Spring 2016.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Erica Wagner, Ahlbrandt Professor & Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs Meet Erica Wagner, Ahlbrandt Professor & Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Erica Wagner is an associate professor of information systems. She earned her Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and has an undergraduate degree in accounting. She has previously taught at Cornell University and The London School of Economics. Erica draws on her organizational field-based research when teaching in order to provide rich insights that help illuminate concepts. Throughout her career, Erica has been interested in effective learning methods and is dedicated to experimentation in the classroom. Erica is also the associate dean of undergraduate business programs.
Faculty Member
Meet Ashley Storey, undergraduate advisor Meet Ashley Storey, undergraduate advisor
Staff Member
Meet Becky Einolf, undergraduate career advisor Meet Becky Einolf, undergraduate career advisor
Staff Member
Meet Becky Sanchez, Director of Undergraduate Business Programs Meet Becky Sanchez, Director of Undergraduate Business Programs
Staff Member
Meet Haley Holmes, undergraduate advisor Meet Haley Holmes, undergraduate advisor
Staff Member
Meiru Liu Meiru Liu
As the Director of the Confucius Institute at PSU and as a Chinese language professor in the MIM Program, Meiru Liu is passionate about China and about teaching Chinese language and culture.
Faculty Member
John Major John Major
Instructor, Lean Six Sigma. John Major is a founding member of the Northwest Center for Performance Excellence (NWCPE). He is also Founder and Managing Partner of Compass Strategies, focused on helping small and mid-cap companies to design, optimize, and implement manufacturing, supply chain, and service delivery strategies in direct alignment with corporate strategy and desired market branding positions. John recently stepped down as Vice President of Global Operations for Radisys. His functional responsibilities included design and implementation of a structured continuous improvement capability across the Radisys enterprise based on the fusion of Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen and Policy Deployment methodologies. Before that, he held similar positions with Planar Systems and Tektronix. John holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Washington.
Faculty Member
Ryan Summers Ryan Summers
Instructor, Advanced Digital Strategies. Ryan is the Web Analytics and Optimization Practice Lead for ISITE Design. He helps clients align user experience, business goals, branding, marketing metrics, and business analysis. ISITE leads their clients in strategic analytics and testing programs to help them increase the return on their digital investments. His primary focus is using testing platforms like GWO and Test and Target to run optimization programs directed toward moving the needle for my clients and unlocking trapped revenue from digital marketing programs.
Faculty Member
Derek Phillips Derek Phillips
Instructor, Advanced Digital Strategies. You won’t see the words “guru” or “expert” anywhere in Ryan's resume or profile. He considers himself a student; always learning and open to new ideas and perspectives. Ryan leverages his ten-plus years as a digital strategist but more as a way to get the conversation started and to ensure we're focused on actionable ideas. His sweet spot is digital strategy. It’s what he does best and has a good track record. He works best in collaboration with others whose strengths differ from his own. It’s how he learns and it’s what inspires him. That inspiration has led to some pretty cool campaigns and digital experiences. He's always looking for the next one.
Faculty Member
Steve Burnett Steve Burnett
Instructor, Advanced Digital Strategies. Steve started his professional career in internet marketing in 1998 before graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism, emphasizing Electronic Media. After interning with a local search agency in Bend, Oregon, he was immediately hired as an Internet Copywriter and Project Editor after the agency was acquired by global leader, Outrider.com. Here, Steve studied all aspects of online marketing for Fortune 1000 brands and saw firsthand the impact that consumer-driven media could have on consumer brands. Upon moving to Portland in 2000, he continued my career as an SEM consultant and Sales Director for Internet Sales companies developing local and national search campaigns for small/medium sized businesses.
Faculty Member
Tom Bennett Tom Bennett
Instructor, Advanced Digital Strategies. Mobile and Social Media Account Strategist, responsible for Brand analysis and development, strategic positioning, message development for Fortune 1000 Enterprises at the corporate and product level.
Faculty Member
Julie C. Gibson Julie C. Gibson
Faculty Member
EndoBright, a New Approach to Natural Colorants EndoBright, a New Approach to Natural Colorants
Clean Challenge semifinalists EndoBright propose producing a natural dye that may overcome some of the primary disadvantages of using natural dyes in foods and cosmetics.
Research
Lisa Peyton Lisa Peyton
Lisa Peyton, Instructor; Digital Marketing Strategies, Business of Craft Brewing. Diving into digital marketing during its nascent stage, Lisa Peyton is today among the leaders in the field, particularly so in the Pacific Northwest. Based in Portland, Ore., she serves as an adjunct professor at Portland State University, teaching Introduction to Digital Strategies for the Digital Marketing Strategies certificate program offered through the university’s Professional Development Center. Lisa is an avid blogger and publisher, acting as Executive Editor for ThoroughlyModernMarketing.com, a non-profit publication she founded in 2009. She also regularly contributes content to Social Media Examiner and SocialFresh.com.
Faculty Member
Meet Saori Clarck Meet Saori Clarck
Staff Member
The Clean Challenge The Clean Challenge
In the first round of the Clean Challenge 16 teams of cleantech innovators and entrepreneurs had two minutes to pitch their ideas for a chance to receive $5,000 in funding for project development.
Research
Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: New Methods for Producing Natural Dyes Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: New Methods for Producing Natural Dyes
Research
Clean Challenge Semi Finalist: Green Innovations Inc. Clean Challenge Semi Finalist: Green Innovations Inc.
Research
Bridges to Use Bridges to Use
Undergraduates in the School of Business Administration's Strategy Capstone course partner with Innovation & Intellectual Property and gain real world experience researching and planning paths forward for technology developed at PSU.
Research
Unleashing the Power of Business for Social Impact Unleashing the Power of Business for Social Impact
The Social Innovation Incubator at Portland State University provides social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs the resources, networks, and encouragement they need for their businesses to succeed while achieving positive social change.
Organization
Paresh Patel (BS '96) Paresh Patel (BS '96)
Alumnus
PSU Entrepreneurs: Green Innovations Inc. PSU Entrepreneurs: Green Innovations Inc.
Turning used oil into affordable diesel fuel for carriers in Portland's trucking industry.
Organization
Meet Anita Ramachandran (MBA '07) Meet Anita Ramachandran (MBA '07)
MBA alum, Anita Ramachandran (’07) knew she wanted her work to have a direct impact on the world around her – and she has found that in her role as Partnerships Development Officer at Mercy Corps.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Kent Hartman (BS '83) Alumni Profile: Kent Hartman (BS '83)
Born and raised in Portland, OR, Kent Hartman graduated from Portland State in 1983 with a degree in Political Science. Kent’s first book, The Wrecking Crew, was released in 2012 by St. Martin’s Press and won a 2013 Oregon Book Award in the category of nonfiction.
Alumnus
Amanda Bernard Amanda Bernard
Amanda Bernard has over 8 years of experience in multimedia marketing and advertising including digital marketing and traditional media. As Director of Digital Marketing at ISITE Design, Amanda works with clients helping them build and utilize effective strategies for paid, organic, and social marketing channels.
Faculty Member
Meet Jason Kallingal (MBA '12) Meet Jason Kallingal (MBA '12)
Before coming to PSU to pursue his MBA, Jason owned and managed Paccini's, an on-campus restaurant. As successful as the venture was, though, he knew he would ultimately outgrow his restaurant. So he decided to join the part-time MBA program to explore his options.
Alumnus
Thomas R. McDaniel Thomas R. McDaniel
Community Partnership
Meet Linda Sullivan, Distinguished Accounting Alumnus Meet Linda Sullivan, Distinguished Accounting Alumnus
Alumnus
Meet Jodi Nelson Meet Jodi Nelson
Staff Member
Meet Mei Lee, BA Accounting '98 Meet Mei Lee, BA Accounting '98
Alumnus
Meet Brian Federico (MBA '12) Meet Brian Federico (MBA '12)
Alumnus
Meet our 2012 Visiting Scholars
Faculty Member
Meet Stephanie Moshofsky, Tim Navarrette and Ian Skelly (MBA ’13) Meet Stephanie Moshofsky, Tim Navarrette and Ian Skelly (MBA ’13)
MBA students Stephanie Moshofsky, Tim Navarrette and Ian Skelly (MBA ’13) studied International Finance and Global Capital Markets in Marseille, France.
Student Project
Meet Nanette Reid (MBA '03) Meet Nanette Reid (MBA '03)
Nanette Reid chose the PSU MBA program over law school because of the resources and introductions it offered to the Portland business community.
Alumnus
Meet Andrew Essreg (MBA '03) Meet Andrew Essreg (MBA '03)
Andrew Essreg has built a career around sustainability, starting with earning a sustainability-focused MBA from Portland State University.
Alumnus
Meet Yulia Smirnova (MBA '07) Meet Yulia Smirnova (MBA '07)
Portland State MBA alum, Yulia Smirnova believes that regardless of where you get your MBA, the true value lies in what you make of the experience.
Alumnus
2012 Oregon Lab2Market Intensive 2012 Oregon Lab2Market Intensive
Developing ideas, zeroing in on markets, acquiring venture capital: how 30 seconds in an elevator can make a company.
Research
Meet Mark Prater Meet Mark Prater
Mark Prater earned his BA in Accounting from Portland State in 1981. He is currently the deputy staff director and minority chief tax counsel on the Senate Finance Committee. Prater became the committee's chief tax counsel when Sen. Robert Packwood was chair, who is well-liked and widely praised on both sides of the aisle. Prater’s expertise extends beyond taxes to other areas under the Finance Committee’s jurisdiction including health care.
Alumnus
Boeing and the SBA Boeing and the SBA
Organization
Talya Bauer Talya Bauer
Faculty Member
Angela Frank: MIM Alumnus, 2012 Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow Angela Frank: MIM Alumnus, 2012 Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow
Congratulations to Angela Frank (MIM '01) on being selected as a member of the 2012 First Mover Fellowship Class at the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program! The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program announced the fourth class of First Mover Fellows, individuals who are working within companies to unite business growth with a sustainable society in the products and services they are developing.
Alumnus
A Green Law Firm Walks the Walk A Green Law Firm Walks the Walk
Ater Wynne, a Portland based law firm, serves as a valuable resource to local social entrepreneurs by sharing its expertise on law, as well as state and local business climates and political issues. They help social entrepreneurs untangle the more complex and sometimes intimidating components of starting a business and guide them towards the right decisions from the beginning that will ultimately help sustain their social and environmental values.
Organization
Siouxsie Jennett Siouxsie Jennett
Instructor, Digital Marketing Strategies. Siouxsie Jennett is the founder and president of Portland-based Mambo Media, an integrated marketing agency that helps companies build brand, establish thought leadership, and develop marketing strategies that drive revenue. An award-winning pioneer in the world of online marketing, Ms. Jennett has immersed herself in interactive marketing and cutting-edge trends like social media for the past 15 years. Her proven methodologies and best practices in social media marketing are well respected in the industry and heralded as groundbreaking by clients and colleagues alike. She specializes in launch campaigns and building online businesses quickly, and has created innovative, revenue‐based media programs for brands including Dell, Nokia, HP, McDonalds, Chevron, and Infiniti.
Faculty Member
Dan Vetter Dan Vetter
Instructor, Human Resource Management. Dan Vetter, MS, is an independent consultant specializing in instructional design, training delivery, and human performance improvement. He is actively involved in the local training community and served as president for the Cascadia Chapter of ASTD. He has been the instructional designer of over 70 training programs during the last decade. Prior to moving to Portland, Mr. Vetter invested 12 years working in training and development, and continuous improvement at a Fortune 500 company in Omaha, Nebraska.
Faculty Member
Aaron Gray Aaron Gray
Instructor, Digital Marketing Strategies. Aaron Gray has 15 years' experience defining, measuring, and optimizing digital experiences. From Internet stores and branded experiences to SaaS products, Mr. Gray has been through the entire life cycle of digital experience management numerous times.
Faculty Member
John Hartman John Hartman
Instructor, Digital Marketing Strategies, Advanced Digital Strategies. John has 18 years experience in digital and media strategies and development. He has run a number of successful agencies over the years working with fortune 500 clients to create digital and traditional media. In 2003 John joined the Digital Universe, helping to architect a web portal with the lofty goal of becoming “the definitive repository of human knowledge online." John became the conduit between the engineering group and NASA, Environmental Literacy Council, Earth 911, Cosmos Studios, The Jane Goodall Institute, M.I.T., Boston University, H.A.R.C. and a litany of other organizations and universities helping them integrate their data and designing tools to facilitate portal management. John went on to become the technology evangelist for the Digital Universe, traveling the country speaking at conferences on open-source and the platforms capabilities and contributors.
Faculty Member
Sarah Stebbins Sarah Stebbins
Instructor, Organizational Development. With over 20 years experience developing/delivering curriculum for workshops, seminars and university classes, Dr. Stebbins has developed an enthusiastic following for her training programs and organizational consulting work. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, the Federal Government, colleges/universities and large diverse non-profit organizations. Looking for a way to help her organizational clients improve their abilities in implementing change, Dr. Stebbins is a licensee of Prosci Change Management Methodology and is a Certified Fierce Conversation Facilitator. She is a member of the Springboard NW Fierce Learning Community. She is successfully using this communication strategy inside organizations to help them make the case for and implement change. A sought after speaker, she brings to her clients humor, vision, warmth, passion and a strong belief that what she has to offer can positively change organizations and……the world!
Faculty Member
Tami Boedigheimer Tami Boedigheimer
Instructor, Human Resource Management. Tami Boedigheimer has an undergraduate degree in economics and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Portland. She recently held the position of president for Columbia Willamette Compensation Group, an affiliated group of World at Work, and is currently a group partnership liaison and board member for World at Work. Before establishing a career and consulting practice in employee compensation, Ms. Boedigheimer spent over ten years in corporate accounting and finance in the high-tech industry. Since starting her own practice she has worked for companies as small as 40 employees and as large as 10,000. Her work spans a variety of industries, including health care, high tech, banking, public utilities, and manufacturing.
Faculty Member
Tom Fabrizio Tom Fabrizio
Instructor, Lean Practitioner and Lean Healthcare. Tom Fabrizio, president and founder of Lean Manufacturing Tools, LLC and a founding member of the Northwest Center for Performance Excellence (NWCPE), has been teaching leadership, team development, and Just-In-Time systems for over 25 years. He received his original Lean training from first-generation experts, including Dr. Shigeo Shingo (co-architect of The Toyota Production System), Hiroyuki Hirano (author and noted JIT expert), Dr. Ryuji Fukuda (member of The Sigma Project in Japan and winner of the Deming Prize), and TPM experts from Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. Mr. Fabrizio holds an undergraduate engineering degree, a MEd, and a law degree. He has authored several books and training programs about Lean.
Faculty Member
Kent Lewis Kent Lewis
With a background in integrated marketing, Lewis left a public relations agency in 1996 to start his career in search engine marketing. Since then, he’s helped grow businesses by connecting his clients with their constituents via the Internet. In 2000, Lewis founded Anvil Media, Inc., a digital marketing agency specializing in search engine and social media marketing for Fortune 2000 companies. Under his leadership, Anvil has received recognition from Portland Business Journal and Inc. Magazine as a Fastest Growing and Most Philanthropic Company
Faculty Member
Paul Spindel Paul Spindel
Instructor, Project Management, Business Management, Human Resource Management and Onsite Programs. Paul Spindel is principal at Paul Spindel LLC, focusing on management and supervisory development. He holds an MA in organizational communications and is a certified facilitator of the Myers Briggs assessment and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Instrument. Mr. Spindel has over 18 years of human resources experience with Marriott and Nike. With Tonia Twigger, he teaches "Creating the Life You Want" workshops. He is president of the Earth Wisdom Alliance and conducts workshops aimed at creating environmental sustainability, social justice, and spiritual fulfillment. His mission is to "touch hearts, challenge minds, and incite laughter."
Faculty Member
Steve Zagarola Steve Zagarola
Instructor, Six Sigma. Steve Zagarola is director of quality for Cascade Microtech, Inc., and a founding member of the Northwest Center for Performance Excellence (NWCPE). He is also founder of The ZDM Group, an organization dedicated to the advancement of statistically based approaches for competitive advantage. He graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech. Mr. Zagarola is Six Sigma Master Black Belt with more than 30 years experience in the application of statistical and modern structured approaches to the optimization of manufacturing and transactional processes, quality systems, and R&D for industries ranging from food and beverage, plastics molding, wind energy, and advanced semiconductors. Mr. Zagarola teaches courses in the Six Sigma yellow, green and black belt series.
Faculty Member
Tonia Twigger Tonia Twigger
Instructor, Project Management, Business Management, Business Communication and Onsite Programs. Tonia Twigger is principal of Tonia McConnell & Associates, a cooperative consulting group specializing in team development, training, and leading change. She holds an MS in instructional technology and is a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator facilitator. She has 20-plus years of instructional and program design experience in public and private sectors. With Paul Spindel, Ms. McConnell teaches “Creating the Life You Want” workshops. She works as a coach and mentor with people who are trying to change the course of their lives. Her mission is “behold, ask, learn, create, share, connect.”
Faculty Member
Bryan Rhoads Bryan Rhoads
Instructor, Digital Marketing Strategies. Bryan Rhoads is a senior digital strategist for Intel focused on social and emerging media. He has led the Intel Digital Innovation Program responsible for driving online leadership opportunities between marketing and IT; he created the Intel Digital IQ digital marketing curriculum and is a member of the Intel Social Media Center of Excellence.
Faculty Member
Lillian Tsai Lillian Tsai
Instructor, Conflict Resolution in the Workplace. Born in Malaysia, Ms. Tsai has a unique ability to lead, motivate, train, and retain executives, employees, teams, and clients of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Her work in diversity and inclusion, presentation skills, and cross-cultural competency on three continents has developed hundreds of mid- to upper-level managers into interculturally savvy communicators. She has consulted with Columbia Sportswear, Danner, ESCO, Intel, Nike, Ladies Professional Golf Association, Providence Health Systems, Marylhurst University, Multnomah County Library, Portland Development Commission, Royal Dutch Shell, Tektronix, Western Oregon University, and Ziba Design. She serves on the boards of APANO, New Leadership Oregon, and PHRMA.
Faculty Member
Judy Clark Judy Clark
Instructor, Human Resource Management. Judy Clark, SPHR, CPC, is the president and founder of HR Answers, Inc., the largest independent human resources consulting firm in the Pacific Northwest. She has more than 30 years of human resource experience. Ms. Clark has been an instructor in the Professional Development Center's HR Certificate Program since its inception and is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Washington. She is certified as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) and as a professional consultant. Nationally recognized, Ms. Clark's experience with organizations of all sizes and industries gives her the broad perspective she brings to the classroom.
Faculty Member
Ron Sarazin Ron Sarazin
Instructor, Project Management, Business Analysis, Onsite Programs. Ron Sarazin is president of Olympic Performance, Inc., a consulting company, and CEO of Process Path, Inc., a software company. He holds a BS in industrial engineering from Oregon State University and completed advanced training at the University of Idaho and Stanford University. Mr. Sarazin has held leadership positions with ALCOA, PACCAR, PGE, and Mutual Health Systems, Inc. He is an accomplished author and trainer, and his most recent publication, Action with Traction, is available on Amazon. Mr. Sarazin has been active in his profession and the community, and is a youth soccer coach.
Faculty Member
Ali Mondragon (MIM ’12) is taking her MIM experience to the upcoming TEDMED 2012 conference. Ali Mondragon (MIM ’12) is taking her MIM experience to the upcoming TEDMED 2012 conference.
Alison Mondragan (MIM ’12) will be representing PSU’s MIM program at this year’s TEDMED conference in DC, April 10th-13th, as a delegate. TEDMED is a community of people who are passionate about imagining the future of health and medicine.
Graduate Student
Scott Davis, CEO of UPS and Portland State University Alumnus, Featured in Harvard Business Review’s Blog Network Scott Davis, CEO of UPS and Portland State University Alumnus, Featured in Harvard Business Review’s Blog Network
The U.S. economy is slowly improving, raising questions and concerns among business leaders over the slower than expected growth.
Alumnus
Meet Lindsey Dietz, Neil Schimmel, Josh Mathis, and Joel Barranger Meet Lindsey Dietz, Neil Schimmel, Josh Mathis, and Joel Barranger
Portland State MBA students, Lindsey Dietz, Neil Schimmel, Josh Mathis, and Joel Barranger (MBA 2012) are in midst of a Cambodian venture as part of their Capstone project with Impact Entrepreneurs (IE).
Student Project
Congratulations to Matt Guilfoyle (MBA ’04), Gregory Price (MBA ’09), and Ken York (BS Marketing ’03) Congratulations to Matt Guilfoyle (MBA ’04), Gregory Price (MBA ’09), and Ken York (BS Marketing ’03)
Each year the Portland Business Journal recognizes 40 overachievers under the age of 40. The 2012 list of winners includes three Portland State School of Business Administration alumni.
Alumnus
Food Industry Leadership Center’s Pathways Initiative Expands to all SBA Majors Food Industry Leadership Center’s Pathways Initiative Expands to all SBA Majors
Due to the success of the Pathways diversity initiative and continuous support from industry partners in diversity, the program has been expanded to all undergraduate majors in the SBA.
Community Partnership
Carmen Schwisow Carmen Schwisow
Carmen Schwisow, Program Manager: Human Resource Management, Strategic Organizational Development, Business Analysis, Business Communication, Tax Practitioners Institute, and Construction Contracting. Center for Executive & Professional Education
Staff Member
Melissa Endicott Melissa Endicott
Assistant Director, Programs- Center for Executive & Professional Education
Staff Member
Understanding the Social Dimensions of Sustainability Understanding the Social Dimensions of Sustainability
Publication
Meet Paul Aragon Meet Paul Aragon
Paul Aragon is an expert on business ethics and real estate law
Faculty Member
Meet Trevor Calton Meet Trevor Calton
Trevor Calton finances commercial real estate investment
Faculty Member
Meet Abe Farkas Meet Abe Farkas
Abe Farkas understands mixed use development
Faculty Member
Meet Julia Freybote Meet Julia Freybote
Julia Freybote understands investing in commercial real estate
Faculty Member
Matthew Gebhardt Matthew Gebhardt
Matthew Gebhardt knows how urban housing is development
Faculty Member
Meet our Nine New Faculty Members
Faculty Member
Alumni Entrepreneur Snapshot: Charlie Devereux Alumni Entrepreneur Snapshot: Charlie Devereux
2004 MBA Graduate Charlie Devereux credits his program with helping him start a successful business in the industry he loves.
Alumnus
SBA Portfolio Class Outperforms the Market
Business students learn real-world portfolio management skills in a unique 6-credit course
Student Project
Meet Caroline Lewis - MBA Student and founder of My City Designers, LLC Meet Caroline Lewis - MBA Student and founder of My City Designers, LLC
Caroline's concept of a "go-to" website for Portland fashion helped propel her to the final round of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Angle Investor competition.
Student Project
Alumni Profile: Scott Davis Alumni Profile: Scott Davis
Many business students dream of ascending the ranks to become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company and worldwide brand. Scott Davis ’74 did exactly that.
Alumnus
Introducing PSU’s First Student-Run Advertising Agency Introducing PSU’s First Student-Run Advertising Agency
FIR (Fierce, Innovative, Raw) consists of five SBA students and Dr. Tim Christy, who serves as agency director
Organization
Melissa Appleyard Melissa Appleyard
Team Science - Merging disciplines to enhance innovation
Faculty Member
Alumni Snapshot: Bruce Veldhuisen MBA '94 Alumni Snapshot: Bruce Veldhuisen MBA '94
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Thomas Ezra
Soon after Thomas Ezra was honorably discharged after serving four years in the United States Marine Corps, he began searching for his next step.
Alumnus
Meet Saori Clark Meet Saori Clark
Faculty Member
Jarrell Townsend, Junior, Marketing & Black Studies Jarrell Townsend, Junior, Marketing & Black Studies
Undergraduate Student
Business students help guide lighting maker Business students help guide lighting maker
Student Project
Business Outreach Program Client Spotlight: Gina Nash, Experienced Materials LLC Business Outreach Program Client Spotlight: Gina Nash, Experienced Materials LLC
Gina Nash approached the BOP in 2009 with a strong desire to grow her small business, Experienced Materials LLC. After 10 years of selling her recycled and reclaimed steel garden art, accessories, and sculptures at the Portland Saturday Market, Gina was ready to expand her business and explore new markets.
Community Partnership
Meet Thomas Kemper
Tom Kemper knows how to buy and develop quality real estate
Faculty Member
Meet Cliff Hockley Meet Cliff Hockley
Cliff Hockley is a licensed broker in both Washington and Oregon who has successfully represented buyers and sellers of commercial, investment, and residential properties over the years.
Faculty Member
Berrin Erdogan Berrin Erdogan
Global Satisfaction - Helping managers lead an international workforce
Faculty Member
Greg Ness MBA '87 Greg Ness MBA '87
Inspiring future CEOs
Alumnus
Kristi Yuthas Kristi Yuthas
Earning Power - Lifting people out of poverty through business education
Faculty Member
Meet Christopher Longinetti Meet Christopher Longinetti
Christopher Longinetti can help you invest successfully in real estate.
Faculty Member
Alumni Profile: Nick Poindexter Alumni Profile: Nick Poindexter
Nick Poindexter, BA '07 Advertising Management and Marketing, is an Office Assistant at Metropolitan Group
Alumnus
Alumni Entrepreneur Snapshot: On Your Feet Alumni Entrepreneur Snapshot: On Your Feet
On Your Feet is a consultancy that uses improvisation and other experimental techniques to help organizations create, relate and communicate... all while having a ridiculously good time
Alumnus
Business Outreach Program helps businesses benefit from light rail project Business Outreach Program helps businesses benefit from light rail project
Organization
Scott Marshall Scott Marshall
Better Business - Valuing equity and ecology
Faculty Member
Tom Gillpatrick Tom Gillpatrick
Shelf Life - Getting from product to profit
Faculty Member
Mellie Pullman Mellie Pullman
Food Chain - Bringing the freshest ideas to market
Faculty Member
PSU Human Resource Management Association attends SHRM National Conference in Chicago PSU Human Resource Management Association attends SHRM National Conference in Chicago
PSU Human Resource Management Association attends SHRM National Conference in Chicago. Sixteen members of this award winning chapter attended the conference; their summary report provides a wealth of HRM knowledge.
Organization
Meet Professor Melissa Appleyard Meet Professor Melissa Appleyard
Melissa Appleyard is one of the first Ames Professors in the Management of Innovation and Technology program.
Faculty Member
Introducing the SBA's Advisory Board Leaders Introducing the SBA's Advisory Board Leaders
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.
Community Partnership
Research Profile - Jeanne Enders and Pamela Tierney
Drs. Jeanne Enders and Pamela Tierney presented their research paper "Designing for Sustainability: Applying Management Theory to the Pursuit of Sustainable Design" at Business & Sustainability Conference
Research
MBA+ Program MBA+ Program
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report
Resource
Summer Business Institute Summer Business Institute
Providing a unique opportunity to high school students
Community Partnership
Portland State Business Accelerator Portland State Business Accelerator
Running start in promoting commerce
Community Partnership
Food Industry Leadership Center Food Industry Leadership Center
Leadership and research for Oregon's food industry
Research
Meet John Oh Meet John Oh
John Oh has a deep understanding of monetary economics and international finance.
Faculty Member
Meet Ed Sullivan Meet Ed Sullivan
Ed Sullivan is Oregon's leading expert on land use law
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Carolyn McKnight Meet Professor Carolyn McKnight
Carolyn McKnight, an acknowledged figure in the area of corporate leadership and organizational development for over 25 years, directs a number of PSU initiatives that increase the capacity of social entrepreneurs to succeed, including the Entrepreneurial Leaders training program with partners Mercy Corps and Digital Divide Data.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Thomas Gillpatrick Meet Professor Thomas Gillpatrick
Oregon's food industry has a lot of cravings. Tom Gillpatrick satisfies them.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Don Dickinson Meet Professor Don Dickinson
When Don Dickinson brings his students to the boardroom, Portland's advertising agencies listen.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Sully Taylor Meet Professor Sully Taylor
When Sully Taylor brings her Asian business expertise to the table, Oregon companies win.
Faculty Member