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MRED Student Profile: Riley Henderson MRED Student Profile: Riley Henderson
After several years in the restaurant industry, Riley Henderson began thinking about the next phase of his career. He began digging into industries and opportunities outside the restaurant world and was intrigued by the experiences of friends working in real estate. A connection in his network led him to NAI Elliott, a commercial real estate firm in Portland, where he landed a role in property management. Riley quickly found a passion for this industry and turned to his alma mater, PSU, to further his education.
Graduate Student
Serilda Summers-McGee Serilda Summers-McGee
Instructor. Serilda Summers-McGee, MBA, MEd, is the City of Portland Chief Human Resources Officer and the owner of Workplace Change, LLC, a company that exists to help organizations assess their workplace culture, creatively resolve identified workplace challenges, recruit under-represented executives and staff, and retain high-quality employees in an inclusive, positive, and high-functioning work environment.
Faculty Member
Heather Laird Spain Heather Laird Spain
Instructor. Heather Laird Spain is a leadership and communications strategist and coach who has built her career developing people and programs, as well as helping organizations tell their stories. She brings over a dozen years of experience leading communications and marketing programs, both in the nonprofit sector and at Google. As a trainer and coach she has designed and delivered trainings for youth mentoring organizations across the country, served as a communication coach at Stanford University School of Business, and currently is an instructor at Portland State University’s School of Business. She has a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Education, both from Stanford University, and has completed coaching training at The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She loves working with adult learners, fervently believes we can make work better, and is endlessly curious about all things people-related.
Faculty Member
Darin Matthews Darin Matthews
Instructor. Darin Matthews possesses nearly 25 years of contracting experience in the public and private sectors. He currently serves as director of procurement for the University of California, Santa Cruz. He worked previously as the chief procurement officer for Metro. Darin speaks on contracting and procurement issues around the world and has published articles and books on supply chain management. He has served as business faculty for Portland State University and Florida Atlantic University, in addition to teaching construction contracting for the Institute for Public Procurement. Darin holds a BS in Business from Eastern Oregon University and a Master of Acquisition Management degree from American Graduate University.
Faculty Member
MSF Student Profile: Alexis Nelson MSF Student Profile: Alexis Nelson
For Alexis, The Master of Finance program was a natural fit following years of working at a startup she founded. She’d always dreamed of starting a company, and the opportunity came much earlier in her career than she expected. Alexis encourages current business students to stay connected with the university community after graduation and find their own individual way of contributing to the school’s mission of transforming lives through business.
Graduate Student
MSF Student Profile: Xuan Hoffman MSF Student Profile: Xuan Hoffman
Since graduating, Xuan has continued utilizing her passion to help others. This giving mindset has also translated into good business sense for Xuan. Putting the individual first has encouraged her to take a step back and view the bigger picture whenever possible. Xuan says the most valuable skill she gained from her time at PSU was the ability to approach a business problem both systematically and creatively.
Graduate Student
MSF Student Profile: Tevin Conner MSF Student Profile: Tevin Conner
With his path forward identified, Tevin began the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree program at Portland State University. The program offered insight into the world he was looking for -- and ultimately insight into who he wanted to be. As part of his MSF program, Tevin was able to explore various fields of business, including some coursework offered by PSU’s Center for Real Estate.
Graduate Student
MSGSCM Student Profile: Pedro Colon-Amador MSGSCM Student Profile: Pedro Colon-Amador
PSU’s MSGSCM program takes students beyond the textbook and places them directly into real-world scenarios. Just days after learning a new skill or theoretical concept, Pedro was able to put those tools and mindset into practice in projects underway at area businesses. He has applied his learning at OECO to make the supply chain more efficient and drive cultural change across the organization. Pedro encourages students to be different and bring those ’out-of-left-field’ ideas to the table.
Graduate Student
The Portland MBA Student Profile: Katie Eichelberger The Portland MBA Student Profile: Katie Eichelberger
As a woman in the world of engineering, Katie is in the minority, and her time in The Portland MBA program strengthened her resolve to use her platform as a leader to create a more diverse, inclusive workplace.
Graduate Student
The Portland MBA Student Profile: Kate Poppel The Portland MBA Student Profile: Kate Poppel
Inspired by learning new things and thinking positively, Kate has seen a huge impact on her career since starting The Portland MBA. She also says the network she created within the university community has proved to be an important source of support.
Graduate Student
The Portland MBA Student Profile: Trevor Giroux The Portland MBA Student Profile: Trevor Giroux
Since earning his MBA from PSU, Trevor has jumped into yet another new journey – as an instructor in the program. He counsels his students to make an investment in the networking opportunities offered by the program and to build relationships with their graduate cohort, as this offers learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Facing the unknown and solving problems is easier with a group of diverse thinkers.
Graduate Student
The Portland MBA Student Profile: Jessica Ferrell The Portland MBA Student Profile: Jessica Ferrell
Jessica’s career has been defined by her ability to understand the customer perspective as she solves business challenges. Her experience and coursework during The Portland MBA enabled her to widen her perspective and consider what is best not only for the customer but also for the business and the community.
Graduate Student
The Portland MBA Student Profile: Colin Jacobs The Portland MBA Student Profile: Colin Jacobs
Colin Jacobs believes his best ideas are born outside of the office. Many answers to business challenges can’t be solved with numbers alone and instead require a strong self-identity and willingness to leverage both personal strengths and weaknesses. Upon graduating, Colin wanted to give back to The School of Business. He launched the MBA Alumni Group to keep graduates connected, support the university and continue lifelong learning.
Graduate Student
MSGSCM Student Profile: Ekta Singh MSGSCM Student Profile: Ekta Singh
Sustainability is a top concern for supply chain executives looking ahead to the next decade, and it’s a topic that resonates with Ekta personally and professionally. She says her experience in PSU’s MSGSCM program has boosted her knowledge about the importance of sustainability and given her the tools to apply this knowledge in real scenarios. The key for Ekta has been the program’s focus on real-world applications and the high caliber of faculty.
Graduate Student
Meet Julian Steele Meet Julian Steele
Julian works with newly admitted students to help them navigate getting set up in Portland State systems and in preparing for their graduate program. Julian also works on special projects related to student success and engagement.
Staff Member
Meet Rachel Foxhoven, Director & Graduate Business Programs Meet Rachel Foxhoven, Director & Graduate Business Programs
Rachel oversees recruiting, admissions, advising, and career management services for all graduate business programs.
Staff Member
Theresa Bauccio-Teschlog Theresa Bauccio-Teschlog
Instructor. Theresa is the Purchasing Manager for the City of Everett, Washington. She has over 21 years of supply chain management experience, of which over 18 years have been spent in public procurement. She enjoys conducting Requests for Proposals for service contracts and administering construction projects from cradle to grave. Theresa has participated in the Specifications, Protests, and Construction Contracting Delivery Methods Global Best Practice Task Force teams. She is a past Washington State Chapter of NIGP Membership Secretary and is the current Education and Research Chair. Theresa is a graduate of Seattle University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a dual concentration in both Operations Management and Marketing. She also holds the designation of Certified Professional Public Buyer, as well as a Certificate in Construction Contracting from Portland State University.
Faculty Member
2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Turner Automotive 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Turner Automotive
Student Project
2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Protechable 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Protechable
Student Project
2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Meals by the Day 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Meals by the Day
Student Project
Kate Vance Kate Vance
Instructor. Kate Vance is a Project Delivery Program Manager at Multnomah County where her team manages a variety of project types in existing county buildings. Previously, Kate spent 11 years at Portland State University managing and supervising complex multi-million dollar capital projects to meet the University’s goals for future growth and collaborative partnerships. Kate’s professional commitments include collaborative leadership, client relationships, teamwork, and safety.
Faculty Member
René Léger René Léger
Instructor. René Léger brings a breadth of private sector, public, and non-profit leadership experience to his executive coaching and consulting practice. His thoughtful guidance and support help leaders reach their potential to become more effective in their careers and fulfilled in their lives. René’s executive coaching skills stem directly from the diverse senior leadership positions he has held in companies ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit organizations, including Nabisco Brands, the Oregon Business Council, Portland Public Schools, and Camp Fire Columbia. René earned a BA in Political Science from State University of New York and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is certified as an Integral Coach through New Ventures West.
Faculty Member
Elena Einstein Elena Einstein
Instructor. Dr. Elena Einstein is president of the Einstein Group LLC, a women-owned, minority consulting company, and contracts site leader at Harris Corporation. She previously served as a senior contracts manager and chief of staff to the vice president for The Boeing Company. Elena has more than 14 years of experience in contract management and management effectiveness. Her other areas of expertise include leadership, negotiations, strategy, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Training and Employee Engagement, and Development. Elena holds a BS in Business Administration from Cal Poly Pomona University, an MS in Leadership and Management from the University of La Verne, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University.
Faculty Member
Samuel Ashby Samuel Ashby
Instructor. Samuel Ashby has worked as a thought leader in process improvement and people development throughout his career. He is currently the director of performance excellence for Legacy Health Systems, where he oversees the development and deployment of process improvement strategy across clinical, operational, and administrative value streams. Previously, Samuel served as managing principal of Speed of Thought Consulting and worked in process improvement leadership roles for Nike, Converse, GE Capital, Medtronic, and Toyota. Samuel has leveraged his Lean and Six Sigma expertise across healthcare, consumer finance, consumer products, athletic footwear, and automotive industries. Samuel hold a BA in Paralegal Science from Eastern Kentucky University. He is a Change Acceleration Process Coach and a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Faculty Member
Bill Kent Bill Kent
Instructor. Bill is a Market Executive for Mortenson Construction in Seattle, WA. During his 32 years with Mortenson, Bill has focused on design-build and integrated delivery. As indicated by his inclusion as a member of the inaugural class of the DBIA College of Fellows, Bill’s contributions of leadership, advocacy, and education over the past 15 years have had a substantial positive impact on both the DBIA and Design-Build Done Right. In addition to his commitment to teaching certification workshops on behalf of the DBIA, Bill is also an adjunct professor for the University of Washington Department of Construction Management. Bill has held almost every leadership position for DBIA’s Northwest Region, and he is currently a member of the DBIA National Board of Directors.
Faculty Member
Margy Evans Margy Evans
Instructor. Margy Evans is a coach, consultant, and training professional. She brings over twenty-five years of executive, operational, and human resource management experience to her business. As a professional coach and trainer she specializes in leadership and executive development. Margy has a passion for helping individuals and teams through transformational change, impacting both their professional and personal growth. She brings energy and professionalism to her work with clients. Margy’s goal is to create a thriving environment, enriching the strength and performance of individuals and organizations. Utilizing her own strengths and passion, Margy co-founded Link-Up Business Alliance, a growing networking and professional development community.
Faculty Member
Maria Grzanka Maria Grzanka
Instructor. Maria Grzanka is a principal consultant with Lean Portland and Quantum Leaders. She has 20 years’ experience in process improvement leadership and techniques. After earning a degree in Integrated Supply Chain Management, she worked with Tektronix in various supply chain roles, ultimately managing the production planning process in Shanghai, China. She earned her black belt in Lean Sigma in 2006 and has led dozens of kaizens since. These experiences led her to Con-way Freight where she was part of a team launching Lean in over 200 facilities of an integrated transportation network. Following the acquisition of Con-way, she created the first change management program at XPO Logistics for financial shared services applications. Her commitment as a teacher is to guide you toward a deeper understanding of your capacity for improvement, and to support you as you step into that capacity, one change at a time.
Faculty Member
Kjell van Zoen Kjell van Zoen
Instructor. Kjell van Zoen is a Strategic Energy Management (SEM) & Lean Operations Coach at Energy 350, helping industrial clients throughout the Pacific Northwest realize energy efficiency and reductions using continuous improvement practices. An experienced practitioner with over 20 years of entrepreneurial and consulting experience in the United States and Western Europe, Kjell has worked with businesses in the manufacturing, IT, hospitality, municipal and non-profit sectors. He has developed and delivered over 100 workshops and events focused on Lean whole systems thinking. He is the educational and events lead for Lean Portland, a professional non-profit organization focused on supporting continuous improvement and whole systems organizational thinking in the Portland area. When Kjell is not coaching and nerding out on operations he's a science-fiction fan, biker, hiker, swimmer, yoga practitioner, and drives his wife crazy by removing the doors from his kitchen cabinets for optimum efficiency.
Faculty Member
Matthew Horvat Matthew Horvat
Instructor. Matthew Horvat is the founder of Lean Portland, and is the Expansion/Process Improvement Program Manager at Vancouver Clinic. He is a lifelong learner of customer-focused production system design in both projects and operations. His message is about the attitude of respect and the responsibility we have for one another, as well as the discipline of applying the scientific method to everyday concerns. He was academically trained in global management and industrial engineering, and holds numerous professional licenses, degrees, and certificates from state- and trade-sponsored associations.
Faculty Member
David Hall David Hall
Instructor. As a university-level educator and organizational consultant, David Hall is an expert in adult learning and appreciates the opportunity to work with people towards creating better ways to live and work together. With a keen eye towards organizational culture and the factors that support and undermine collaboration, David brings expertise to the human dimensions of process improvement. He employs a whole systems approach to his teaching, facilitation, and consulting work, uniting theory and practice to engage and empower participants to affect change in their lives. David earned a PhD in Systems Science: Psychology and an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He still has a lot to learn.
Faculty Member
Meet Khaitan Allen, Academic Advisor Meet Khaitan Allen, Academic Advisor
Based on my experience my best advice is: Be! Be determined in your education and success; meet with advisors, faculty, peer mentors, and tutors. Be socially active and interact with students in the School of Business and the other colleges on campus. Be adventurous and move beyond your comfort zone, explore and get involved with the many events and gatherings the School of Business and this university has to offer. Be committed to challenging yourself and dare to be more. 
Staff Member
Heather LeFevre Heather LeFevre
Having held senior strategic roles at some of the world’s most creative companies, including Crispin Porter + Bogusky, StrawberryFrog, Tribal DDB, and Hyper Island, Heather knows how to mine for insights and understands how people think, feel, and behave. She’s crafted brand worlds for Emirates, Bacardi, Philips, and Gucci. Heather founded the influential Strategist Survey and authored Brain Surfing: The Top Marketing Strategy Minds in the World, a travelogue about what she learned on a year-long journey apprenticing herself to fantastic strategists around the world. Heather is a global citizen, married to the guy who ran the bicycle shop in her Amsterdam neighborhood.
Faculty Member
Julie Hackett, Academic Director, Master of Science in Finance Julie Hackett, Academic Director, Master of Science in Finance
Julie earned her B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Florida and her MBA in finance from Portland State University. She brings 20 years of private sector experience in financial services, technology, medical device manufacturing, and utilities working for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.
Faculty Member
Brion Hurley Brion Hurley
Instructor. Brion Hurley is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at Business Performance Improvement. He teaches Lean and Six Sigma classes, facilitates workshops and events, performs statistical analysis, and mentors employees through improvement efforts. Prior to BPI, he spent 18 years at Rockwell Collins as a Lean Six Sigma consultant. He also led corporate sustainability teams to reduce electricity usage and solid waste, and helped people connect process improvement concepts with sustainability. He is focused on teaching Lean and Six Sigma concepts to sustainable businesses in the Pacific Northwest to help them reduce their impact on the environment. He has degrees in Statistics, Quality Management, and Environmental Sustainability. He volunteers his time with Lean Portland as the Community Consultant Lead, managing and leading multiple nonprofit improvement projects. He is also the author of “Lean Six Sigma for Good: How Improvement Experts Can Help People in Need, and Help Improve the Environment” and is currently the President of the nonprofit Recycling Advocates.
Faculty Member
Mitchell Sayre Mitchell Sayre
Instructor. Mitchell Sayre is a Business Development & Implementation Manager at OIA Global, where he creates material sourcing and supply chain solutions for major footwear brands. His previous roles working for footwear brand, factory, and raw material suppliers allow a 360° view of the supply chain. Mitchell has spent 10+ years living in Asia.
Faculty Member
Carolyn Niehaus Carolyn Niehaus
Instructor. Carolyn Niehaus is a consultant with MetaSkills Consulting Group, a Portland-based organization that supports leaders making transformational changes. Carolyn has an MBA and certificate in Computer Modeling in System Dynamics from Portland State University. Previously, Carolyn worked with Leverage Networks on the publication of the electronic periodical The New Systems Thinker and has incorporated systems thinking into the development of leadership and experiential education trainings.
Faculty Member
Sara Mesing Sara Mesing
Instructor. Sara Mesing is a design strategist and workshop facilitator. She believes no problem is too big or too small for shoulder-to-shoulder collaboration. Currently the Senior Experience Designer at Cambia Health Solutions, she is engaged in cross-functional initiatives that break down silos and put the customer at the center. Over the last ten years, Sara has delivered over 30+ human-centered design projects across social impact, healthcare, higher education, corporate, and government sectors. Prior to Cambia, Sara was the Systems Lead at XPLANE, a design consultancy in Portland. Prior to XPLANE, she worked in service design, user acquisition marketing, and event management. Sara holds an MBA with a focus on design strategy from Case Western Reserve University.
Faculty Member
Adam Gittler Adam Gittler
Instructor. Prior to his role as Principal, Supply Chain & Operations at North Highland, Adam Gittler’s career included Director-level management roles in four countries, managing up to 120 employees. As a long-time certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, he’s completed or overseen numerous projects over the last 20 years in highly regulated industries in high-growth environments. Adam has a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, a Master's degree in Operations Management from the University of Buffalo, and an MBA from UC-Berkeley in International Business.
Faculty Member
Corissa Saint Laurent Corissa Saint Laurent
Instructor. Corissa Saint Laurent has been immersed in small business marketing and development for the last 17 years. She has owned and operated two small businesses, including a marketing agency, led regional development in three areas of the United States for a small business marketing software company, Constant Contact, and now speaks nationally for Google’s Get Your Business Online program. Corissa knows how to take the glimmer of an idea, turn it into a reality, and shout it from the rooftops. Her passion is in helping people and companies grow, transform, and be the best version of themselves. She currently lives in Portland, OR with her husband and son and spends her free time with them, as well as writing, traveling, and continuously learning.
Faculty Member
Lori Emerick Lori Emerick
Instructor. Lori Emerick, MBA, is Principal at the Aspen Group and brings more than 20 years of organizational and leadership development experience across multiple industries and non-profit organizations. She has held leadership roles across HR, leadership development, diversity & inclusion, leadership team facilitation, and process excellence.
Faculty Member
Lisa Schauer Lisa Schauer
Instructor. Lisa Schauer thrives on connection, loves a challenge, and believes the key to any successful team or organization is communication. She has worked in government, private industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Lisa holds a BA in Political Science, a BA in Public Relations from Gonzaga University, and an MA in Organizational Leadership from George Washington University. Lisa is a certified Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) facilitator and is also a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) by the Society of Marketing Professional Services. She is the President of PointNorth, a consulting firm committed to strengthening leaders and empowering teams to do the right thing by listening, learning, and leading. Most recently, Lisa was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for a regional engineering and construction firm. Lisa has served on various Boards and Committees and is a champion for community involvement and philanthropy.
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Shannon Kaylee Wolcott Mosley Shannon Kaylee Wolcott Mosley
Instructor. I have been in Oregon since the early 90’s, I am originally from Upstate New York where I am a 14th generation Wolcott (Somerset, England). Growing up my family had cider get-together where they would make cider together. Living in the Willamette Valley I have had great access to amazing wine, and got to see the craft beer industry blossom. In 2014, I decided to start home-brewing cider to see if I could make something interesting. The fist cider I made was a Blueberry cider at 10% abv, it was super dry and delicious. I decided to start ^5 cider while I was attending school full time at PSU. My husband and I came up with the name ^5 cider (hi five cider) after shooting down other names. I looked our Australian Shepard and asked her to do a high five and it’s like a light bulb turned on, we knew we had our name. That was the start of our yearlong journey of starting up our cidery. I went through PSU's Business of Craft Brewing classes to get an understanding of how to go about starting and running an alcohol business. Now that we are up and running I make cider and my husband sells it. Keeping ingredients pure is important to me, I don’t want to use artificial chemical things. My juice is real juice, not from concentrate. I use a juice that is mainly made from desert apples because my main product is a fruit cider. My favorite thing to do is to play with flavors by adding other fruits into primary fermentation and see what interesting combinations I can come up with. Our cider is sold and distributed by us in Oregon and Washington, then we use a distributer for our Japan sales. I have made cider down at Wandering Aengus / Anthem in Salem as a Part Time on call cider maker. This experience enabled me to work on large equipment and large batches. Currently I am a distiller at McMenamins Edgefield. I am leaning whiskey, rum, brandy, and gin production.
Faculty Member
Meet Alex Garfias, Career & Academic Advisor Meet Alex Garfias, Career & Academic Advisor
Having taken several business courses in the School of Business, the best advice I received from a former professor was to always say, “Yes!” to new opportunities. My advice is the same, when opportunities arise say, “Yes,” because you never know where those opportunities will lead you to. These opportunities can include joining a club, being a TA for a professor, or spending time with a classmate outside of class. 
Staff Member
Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Robillard, MBA ‘06 Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Robillard, MBA ‘06
Elizabeth Robillard, MBA ‘06 knew she loved Portland, and didn’t want to leave to pursue a masters degree program. She looked into The School of Business and determined that it was the right fit to build up a roster of industry connections. The flexibility of the part-time option, along with the caliber of experienced professionals enrolled in the program, sold her on selecting Portland State University as her school of choice.
Alumnus
Mahmoud Sabbagh ‘16 Mahmoud Sabbagh ‘16
In 2012, Mahmoud Sabbagh left his home in Damascus, Syria and moved across the globe to Portland, Oregon. He arrived, without knowing English and being unfamiliar with the culture. Regardless, Mahmoud was determined to make a new home in the United States, and take the first step towards citizenship: gaining his CPA license and completing 45 credits at an American university. Sabbagh Credits The School of Business Instructors for never losing faith.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: James "Jim" Allegretto ‘84 Alumni Profile: James "Jim" Allegretto ‘84
Oregon native James Allegretto has devoted his career to the federal government, serving 30 years at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. When it comes to his legacy, however, he has a different priority: His alma mater, PSU's School of Business.
Alumnus
Erin Hubert, BS ‘80 - A True Trailblazer Erin Hubert, BS ‘80 - A True Trailblazer
Erin Hubert, BS ‘80, is a woman of “firsts.” In 1990 she was the first woman to join the Portland Trailblazers sales team. Roughly ten years later, she was the first woman in the NBA to be named to a top leadership position as the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Trailblazers Inc., overseeing operations for the Blazers, the Rose Garden and Portland Fire, the company's WNBA franchise.
Alumnus
Swan Dang, MSF ‘18 Swan Dang, MSF ‘18
Swan Dang arrived in the Portland area in 2013, a long way from her hometown of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, and received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance. She fell in love with Oregon and applied to one of the best Master of Science in Finance programs in the US: Portland State University’s School of Business.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Gary Gao - Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Gary Gao - Undergraduate Peer Advisor
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Meet Olga Kelly - Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Olga Kelly - Undergraduate Peer Advisor
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Meet Cooper Staples - Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Cooper Staples - Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Undergraduate Student
Meet Kevin Schmid - Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Kevin Schmid - Undergraduate Peer Advisor
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Meet Cindy Wang - Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Cindy Wang - Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Undergraduate Student
Andrea Bouma, MBA ‘16 Andrea Bouma, MBA ‘16
Andrea Bouma, MBA ‘16, was working as a Research and Development food scientist for Whitewave Foods in Broomfield, Colorado when she had the realization that she wanted to pivot to a new role within the food industry. She’d already earned a culinary degree, as well as a B.S. and M.S. in Food Science and Technology. The next step: The Portland MBA.
Alumnus
Fabiana Pedroso de Araujo, MBA ‘15 Fabiana Pedroso de Araujo, MBA ‘15
For architect and MBA alumna Fabiana Pedroso de Araujo, sustainability is the common thread between constructing a building -- and building a B-Corp. That focus drove her to apply for the Portland MBA program at The School of Business. Her degree, coupled with a solid background of sustainable business practices, is what earned her current position as the Senior Standards Analyst at B-Lab.
Alumnus
Nanette Reid, MBA ‘03 Nanette Reid, MBA ‘03
Nanette Reid has worked at U.S. Bank for 25 years, starting out as a small town bank teller at age 16. She steadily advanced within the company through a combination of on the job experience and educational achievements, including receiving her BA and MBA from PSU’s School of Business. She is now the Business Banking Strategy Manager for U.S. Bank’s Metropolitan Business Banking group.
Alumnus
Student Profile: Monae Khorvash, Marketing ‘18 Pivoting Between Passions Student Profile: Monae Khorvash, Marketing ‘18 Pivoting Between Passions
Monae is an Undergraduate business student majoring in Marketing and is pursuing the Athletic & Outdoor Certificate. She also works in the PSU Athletics Department on the external marketing team as the Fan Experience Coordinator. Monae shares her passions with us and tells how her experiences have helped to shape her current path.
Undergraduate Student
David Richards David Richards
Instructor. David Richards is a Leadership & Executive Development Professional at Intel and for the past 12 years has created and directed a successful portfolio of executive and leadership development programs & solutions, accelerating a high performing pipeline of leaders. He is a certified leadership coach through New Ventures West Program and has coached senior leaders across multiple divisions at Intel.
Faculty Member
Rachel Shafran Rachel Shafran
Instructor. Dr. Rachel Shafran is a business transformation consultant, leadership coach and facilitator with over 20 years of experience in leadership development, change strategy and organization effectiveness. She is currently a Global Leadership and Learning Manager at Intel Corporation. Prior to joining Intel, Rachel spent 6 years working at the Nike Headquarters leading business transformations in Sales, IT, Technology and Finance. She spent 11 years working in International Human Resources at AT&T, Lucent and Johnson & Johnson. She founded her own company Global Leadership Coaches to help emerging leaders develop experiential and individualized developmental plans to enhance their global competencies and is a founding member of the Einstein Group – a women-owned, minority consulting company with expertise in Leadership Development and Business strategy. Rachel completed her doctorate degree at Pepperdine University through the School of Education and Psychology. She holds a M.A. from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and a B.A. from Brandeis University. She received a Master's Level Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.
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Janene Grace Janene Grace
Instructor. Janene Grace has worked in alcohol regulatory compliance for more than 13 years, including over 6 years at a large craft brewery and cidery,and over 4 years as a Field Investigator for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). In 2015 she established Grace Regulatory Consultants so she could bring her regulatory expertise to a broader market. She assists many breweries, wineries, cideries and other alcohol producers, with services from license applications for start-ups to state and federal liquor law compliance for established companies. She lives in Washington State.
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Carmen Hill Carmen Hill
Instructor. In a career spanning two decades, Carmen has worked as TV journalist, content strategist, copywriter and marketing director on both the agency and client side. As Content Director at Babcock & Jenkins, Carmen built an industry-leading content marketing practice, working with global clients including Adobe, Google and Xerox. Her work has contributed to multiple Content Marketing Awards, and she has been recognized as an industry leader.
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Alumnus Profile: Jennifer Zelen, MSF '18 Alumnus Profile: Jennifer Zelen, MSF '18
Jennifer Zelen is one of those rare, mythical creatures you rarely encounter in the City of Roses: an actual Portland local. Aside from leaving for some extended travel, she was born, raised, and educated here in the metropolitan area, including receiving her undergraduate degree from Portland State University.
Alumnus
Alumnus Profile: Edwin Martinez, Advertising ‘17 Alumnus Profile: Edwin Martinez, Advertising ‘17
Edwin Martinez, graduated from The School of Business at PSU in Spring 2017 with degree in Advertising and an Athletic & Outdoor Industry Certificate. He now works at adidas as an Assistant Business Transformation Manager.
Alumnus
Mellie Pullman Mellie Pullman
Social Impact Supply Chains/ Food and Beverage Industry- Business for Society is Society's Business
Faculty Member
Sule Balkan Sule Balkan
Instructor. Sule Balkan got her PhD in Economics from the University of Arizona Eller college of Management. She brings more than 20 years of industry and academic experience. Currently she teaches Business Analytics for Managers, Competitive Strategies for Technology Management and Data Mining at Portland State University. Her research interests include Big Data, Cognitive Computing and Advanced Analytics topics. Prior to moving to Portland, she was the Director of Big Data Certificate Program and Associate Professor at the Institute of Business and Management at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. Sule served as Director of Information Management in finance and insurance industries leading a team of data scientists and programmers, creating measurable value by identifying opportunities and creating data driven solutions to business problems. Her experience includes predictive analytics driven campaign management, end to end data and information management systems, creating prospect data bases for marketing optimization, reporting and analytics.
Faculty Member
Alumni Profile: Priya Sekaran, Finance ‘15 Alumni Profile: Priya Sekaran, Finance ‘15
Priya Sekaran '15, graduated from the Portland State University School of Business with a degree in Finance, and currently works as a Financial Analyst at Intel.
Alumnus
Alumni Donor Profile: Craig Iverson, Accounting ‘78 Alumni Donor Profile: Craig Iverson, Accounting ‘78
Alumnus
Meet Evan T. Green Meet Evan T. Green
Staff Member
Heather Dodge Heather Dodge
Instructor. Heather Dodge is an HR leader with over 17 years of deep and progressive expertise working within the employee benefits field mostly in Portland, OR and for a brief time in So. California. She has diverse industry experience ranging from transportation, healthcare, retail, metal & mining, hi tech, energy and education – with mostly mid-size to large employers in both the private and public sector. Heather is passionate about developing personalized, engaging and well-communicated benefit plans & programs that balance the employee experience with leadership vision and fiscal responsibility. She’s served as a board member on the Columbia Willamette Compensation Group and is undergoing her certification for the Certified 401(k) Fiduciary Program designation (C(k)PF). To help stay connected to her employer’s mission, she volunteers for SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) where she is privileged to read one on one with children weekly at a local school. Heather’s free time is typically spent unintentionally honing her negotiation and conflict resolution skills, as warranted by her sweet but persistent 3-year old son.
Faculty Member
Partnership Spotlight: The Center for Retail Leadership, Columbia Sportswear & Gerber Gear Partnership Spotlight: The Center for Retail Leadership, Columbia Sportswear & Gerber Gear
The Center for Retail Leadership began in 1994 as a partnership between Portland State University's School of Business and the food industry. Retail and packaged goods companies provided seed funding in order to establish a world-class resource for recruiting and developing top management talent specific to the food industry.
Community Partnership
Meet Regina Arellano, Career & Academic Advisor Meet Regina Arellano, Career & Academic Advisor
Advising appointments are guided by what you want to cover. Much like preparing for class, for an advising appointment you should come prepared with paper, pen, and questions you would like to cover. We do not have a lot of time together so some well thought out questions can help prepare you for your appointment.  If you don't have questions but want to stop by, I welcome that as well.
Staff Member
MSGSCM Student Profile: Anna Eckert, MSGSCM ‘18 MSGSCM Student Profile: Anna Eckert, MSGSCM ‘18
Anna '18 is a demand planner at adidas. Anna decided to pursue her degree in MSGSCM primarily because she became increasingly curious about apparel production on a global scale.
Graduate Student
Meet Megan Willis '18 Undergraduate Advising Intern Meet Megan Willis '18 Undergraduate Advising Intern
Meet with your advisor to discuss your academic plan throughout your time at PSU and get involved in student activities and groups, which are both fun and helpful while in school and during your career search!
Graduate Student
Jessica Ferrell Jessica Ferrell
Instructor. Jessica Ferrell grew up in a restaurant family. She starting busing tables and working the counter at her uncle’s burger shop when she was a kid. She has managed everything from private events, small restaurant operations, and kitchen pop ups. She cut her teeth as a bartender in Chicago, before moving to Maine to manage the beverage program at Salt Water Farm, where she sourced local beers, wines, spirits and coffee directly from makers. She planned weekly pairing menus, conducted staff tasting trainings, and managed inventory. If she loves anything more than an efficient creative bar program, it’s creating a superior customer experience in the bar, restaurant or pub. She received her MBA from Portland State University, where she specialized in Marketing Strategy. She spends her weekends camping, cooking over fires, and posting a lot of pictures of her hand holding beer cans.
Faculty Member
Master of Supply Chain Alumnus Profile: Kellen Betts, MSGSCM '17 Master of Supply Chain Alumnus Profile: Kellen Betts, MSGSCM '17
Kellen is a a supervisor on the Omni-Channel team in the Supply Chain Integration Group for REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc).
Alumnus
Shawn Duffy Shawn Duffy
Instructor. Shawn Duffy, CIO & Business Intelligence Practice Lead, has worked in the Business Intelligence industry for over 18 years, working for many years as a Consultant with Fortune 100/500 companies throughout the US & Canada. He currently manages the Business Intelligence Practice at Axian, Inc. in Beaverton, OR and enjoys no longer sitting on airplanes ~220,000 miles each year. His specialties include Business Intelligence (BI) Strategy & Architecture, BI Roadmaps, Business Efficiencies w/ Data, Data Movement, Dashboards, Mobility for BI, and has deep Product Expertise in SAP BusinessObjects, SAP HANA, Microsoft SSIS, Microsoft SSRS, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, SAP Data Services, and the entire MicroStrategy platform (versions 9.3 – 10.8). Shawn earned his MBA from Portland State University. When not working, you’re likely to find Shawn on a local golf course, playing ice hockey, brewing beer/cider, or enjoying time with his wife and 2 children.
Faculty Member
Elizabeth Kunesh Elizabeth Kunesh
Instructor. Elizabeth Kunesh, CCP, GRP, SPHR is a local, independent Compensation Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the field of Compensation. She has worked for large and small companies in both the public and private sector, including Gillette, The Standard, the Port of Portland and OHSU. She has served on the board for Columbia Willamette Compensation Group and WorldatWork's Local Network Advisory Board. She graduated from UCLA with degrees in Political Science and Sociology.
Faculty Member
Mandy Olund Mandy Olund
Instructor. Dr. Margaret (Mandy) Olund is an HR professional with over 22 years of experience in public service in the Federal sector in the areas of human resources, diversity, and civil rights. She also served as a consultant for five years in the private sector in the aerospace, waste management, government, marketing, finance, and sales industries. Dr. Olund’s career successes include developing and implementing diversity/equity/inclusion programs, resolving organizational issues through intervention, designing innovative solutions to HR issues, aligning HR strategies to serve business needs, and building mutually beneficial relationships with customers and stakeholders. Dr. Olund holds a PhD in Business Administration with an emphasis in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University; her dissertation topic was “How HR Policies Affect the Diversity of Applicant Pools – A Qualitative Study.” She also holds an MBA with a focus on Human Resources from American Intercontinental University, and is SPHR certified.
Faculty Member
MIM Alumni Profile: Angie Maybury, MIM ‘10 MIM Alumni Profile: Angie Maybury, MIM ‘10
Angie is a Project and Support Manager for the General Manager of Human Resources at Daimler Trucks North America.
Alumnus
Devan Kochersperger, Departmental Services Cashier Devan Kochersperger, Departmental Services Cashier
Devan Kochersperger is the Departmental Services Cashier at Student Financial Services
Staff Member
Amy Grant, 3rd Party Payments Specialist Amy Grant, 3rd Party Payments Specialist
Amy specializes in 3rd party payments from school districts and community organizations.
Staff Member
Karl Miller Center Donor Profile: Phil Bogue Karl Miller Center Donor Profile: Phil Bogue
“I’m a believer that every city worth its mettle needs a major university,”
Community Partnership
Meet Angela Taylor - BA Accounting ‘13 Meet Angela Taylor - BA Accounting ‘13
Going back to school at age 27, graduating from Portland State’s rigorous accounting program, and thriving in a profession she is passionate about: Angela Taylor, BA ‘13, has accomplished all of the above by tapping into her motivation.
Alumnus
Daniel Wong Daniel Wong
Instructor. Daniel has over 20 years of progressive leadership expertise in transportation, supply chain management, business system and strategy consulting. His background also includes studying the impacts of globalization, information technology development and business management frameworks. Most recently he was with Vestas, where he was the Global Category Sourcing Manager. Prior to that, Daniel was the Vice President of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at North Pacific, a Portland-based wholesale distributor of building materials, industrial wood products and other specialty products. Daniel served as the Director of Supply Chain process improvement at Longview Fibre Company in Longview, Washington. At Sapient, he led their Asian expansions and launched Sapient’s consulting subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan. He received a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University and a Master degree in the Management of Science and Technology from the school of OGI/Oregon Health and Science University. He was a past Treasurer for the North American Rail Shippers Association. Daniel is also a past President and current board member for the Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers.
Faculty Member
M. Stephen Mahaffey M. Stephen Mahaffey
Instructor. M. Stephen Mahaffey recently joined the PSU faculty in the School of Business, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Supply and Logistics Management and MS Global Supply Chain Management programs. Stephen has over 30 years of executive management experience and was part of the management team that grew a less than $200 million national organization to a $1.87 billion industry leader. His career has spanned across leading supply chain, operations and sales management. His executive sales management experience uniquely compliments his supply chain leadership, enabling him to appreciate the customers’ experience as he has delivered supply chain best practices. Over much of his career he has helped independent businesses ranging from a few million to over $100 million in revenues to address their respective business evolution challenges in the area of Sales, Operations, and Supply Chain management. Stephen’s teaching style: “I approach the classroom as I do with business; in a collaborative style that engages and energizes internal talent with external body of knowledge to deliver best practice advancements.”
Faculty Member
Alicia Garrison Alicia Garrison
Instructor. Alicia is an astute and resourceful technical leader who can quickly assess a situation and effectively communicate a plan of action, which help organizations plan and implement practical and sustainable solutions. With a degree in Botany and more than 15+ years of experience in supply chain, Alicia offers clients a diverse set of skills to improve operational efficiency – including quality assurance management, engineering and operations management. Alicia is a straightforward, concise leader driven by a passion to engage all levels of an organization in achieving client goals. She specializes in the following areas: leadership coaching, re-designing processes to improve efficiency utilizing lean principles, manufacturing program development and shop floor deployment, creating a safety culture and plant start-ups.
Faculty Member
Scott DuHadway Scott DuHadway
Instructor. Scott DuHadway is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Portland State University. Dr. DuHadway received a Ph.D. in Operations and Sourcing from Michigan State University, and a B.S. degree in both Operations Management and Business Administration from Utah State University. His research explores the dark-side of supplier relationship such as opportunistic behavior, conflict, interorganizational fraud, and disruptions due to intentional supplier behavior. Most of his research explores interface between organizational behavior theories in the supply chain context with an emphasis in supplier relationship management and risk.
Faculty Member
Teri Danielson Teri Danielson
Instructor. An insightful and determined leader, Teri works closely with food and beverage industry clients to design, develop and implement measurable improvements to plant operations and food safety programs. In addition, she works with companies to launch products, develop sensory programs and design custom solutions for a range of manufacturing environments. With a broad range of experience in her 20+ years in food and beverage manufacturing and quality assurance, clients benefit from Teri’s varied background where she has worked for both local start-ups and international companies. Teri specializes in the following areas: working with clients to deploy company strategy, re-designing processes to maximize efficiency, assessing and improving quality systems and managing projects and new product implementations.
Faculty Member
Steve Brook Steve Brook
Instructor. Steve Brook is an accomplished leader with 30 years of diverse consulting and executive experience. Steve is the founder of Atainium, Inc., established to help make organizations more effective so they focus on doing the right things in the best possible way. Steve is a natural enabler always working to improve the capabilities of the organizations and skilled at integrating people, processes, and technology to deliver tangible results. Steve has worked with business leaders and executives of organizations such as Nike, Linear, PGE, Mercy Corps, Kroger, Albertsons, Nautilus, US Bank, Salem Health, and Fiserv. Steve is a certified PMP and an adjunct professor teaching project management at Portland State University.
Faculty Member
Ed Warnock Ed Warnock
Instructor. Ed Warnock, MA, is a senior manager at the consulting firm Genesis Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in consulting and business management. His expertise includes operations strategy, large-scale re-engineering, IT compliance and adoption planning, performance management, leadership training, and all aspects of transition management. He is a past president of the ASTD-Cascadia Chapter and teaches in the Oregon Executive MBA program. Mr. Warnock holds a BS in aerospace engineering and received his master’s degree in whole systems design/organizational systems renewal from Antioch University in Seattle, Washington.
Faculty Member
Tom Parker Tom Parker
Instructor. Tom Parker has over twenty years' experience in consulting and project management, implementing enterprise applications and technology solutions for some of the largest companies in America. He holds a B.S. in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is a certified Project Management Professional.
Faculty Member
Elaine Lees Elaine Lees
Instructor. Elaine Lees, MBA, SPHR, is a talent-management strategist who helps companies select, develop and retain key employees with custom fit solutions. She is the Principal for Elaine Lees Consulting. In her career as VP, HR, and company officer, Ms. Lees has been exposed to and managed through leading-edge issues in talent management such as retention, scaling for growth, outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions, rewards, and management development. Her organizations have won Best Company in Oregon and have been featured in magazines such as FAST Company and INC. Certified by Lominger, Hogan Assessments, Human Capital Institute among others, she also has a lifetime Senior Professional in Human Resources designation.
Faculty Member
Kyle Abraham Kyle Abraham
Instructor. Kyle Abraham, PHR, SHRM-CP represents employers in both traditional labor and employment law matters. He works with businesses of all sizes, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations. In his employment law practice, Kyle works closely with employers to develop effective workplace policies, and he provides proactive advice and counsel. Additionally, Kyle is a trained, certified and experienced workplace investigator, and he regularly conducts investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or other sensitive issues. Kyle is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented clients before U.S. circuit and district courts, Oregon and Washington state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries, and other state and federal agencies. Kyle leverages his experience to help employers anticipate and resolve problems at the earliest possible stage and in a cost-effective manner, with the confidence and capability to defend employers if the matter escalates to litigation.
Faculty Member
Mike Arnesen Mike Arnesen
Instructor. Mike Arnesen is the founder and CEO of UpBuild, a Portland-based technical marketing firm specializing in search engine optimization (SEO), analytics, and CRO. Mike has spent over a decade in SEO and web analytics, with experiences ranging from working in-house for Fortune 500 companies to getting his hands dirty doing web dev in someone’s basement. After seeing Portland’s own SwellPath through a successful acquisition as the Director of Analytics and Optimization, Mike founded UpBuild to channel his love of all things digital optimization into a new type of highly idealistic and innovative marketing agency. Mike is also a nationally recognized conference speaker, blogger, startup culture advocate, and has served as a board member at SEMpdx.
Faculty Member
Marty Ochs Marty Ochs
Instructor. Marty Ochs has come to Portland State University via a meandering path through multiple marketing management roles with large field agencies and small breweries that became some of the fastest growing breweries in the US. He is focused on details in the quality of work that a good sales department structure and function will provide when planned out appropriately. It is also with a holistic view that Marty approaches the creation of a growth strategy within the business ecosystem we are a part of.
Faculty Member
Michael Dimond Michael Dimond
Instructor. Michael Dimond now teaches finance at Portland State University after spending more than twenty-five years managing results for companies ranging from Fortune 500s to entrepreneurial startups. He has significant experience connecting practical decisions in areas of strategy, operations, and marketing to create financial results and has worked in diverse industries, including manufacturing and banking. He leverages his real-world experience to teach a variety of topics including international finance, asset valuation, and case studies in finance to graduates, undergraduates, and working professionals.
Faculty Member
Anne Ely Kenlon Anne Ely Kenlon
Instructor. Anne Ely Kenlon is a senior-level writer and communications manager with 35 years of experience across a broad variety of business disciplines. As a seasoned strategist and counsel to senior leaders at three Fortune 500 companies, she has written executive speeches, video scripts, opinion columns, and media pitches. Her main focus has been on employee communications and translating complex technical and financial information into understandable terms. She recently relocated to Portland from Corning, N.Y., where she managed the employee global news program for Corning Incorporated and maintained a reader satisfaction rate of more than 95%. She holds bachelor's degrees in English and journalism from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa and a master's degree in Management and Administrative Science from the University of Texas - Dallas.
Faculty Member
Janet Johnson Janet Johnson
Instructor. Janet Johnson is President of O’Johnson Partners, providing interim marketing leadership and digital marketing services for B2B and B2C businesses. A marketer for technologists and a technologist for marketers, Janet has run global marketing organizations for Enron (there are stories and lessons!) and Merant (now Serena Software), and led business development efforts for Apple, IBM, and Compaq (now HP). She was a pioneer in business blogging, having started an ethical debate online in 2005 that resulted in more than 200 pieces of press in Forbes, Business Week, MIT’s Technology Review, and a case study in the Annenburg School of Journalism for her CRM startup, Marqui. Janet co-authored a blog that was recognized by Business Week twice as one of the Top 10 Business Blogs in the country. She wrote early curriculum that was adopted by the Arizona State School of Journalism and regularly teaches classes on LinkedIn, Business Communications, and PR for PSU’s Center for Executive & Professional Education.
Faculty Member
Meet Blas Delascio - MRED ‘14 Meet Blas Delascio - MRED ‘14
Current position: Real Estate Project Manager Current organization: Columbia Sportswear
Alumnus
Meet Chris Simons - MSGSCM ‘16 Meet Chris Simons - MSGSCM ‘16
My work is very project based. There are some daily functions, but I constantly take on new challenges. The HVAC industry has been operating with outdated practices and is growing rapidly. My responsibility is to improve our current inventory management practices to meet company growth.
Alumnus
Meet Elizabeth Heredia - MRED ‘15 Meet Elizabeth Heredia - MRED ‘15
Current position: Development Assistant Current organization: Deacon Corp
Alumnus
Meet Liz Hutchinson - MRED ‘16 Meet Liz Hutchinson - MRED ‘16
When Liz Hutchinson was studying architecture in Boston, her curriculum included a class in homelessness. While she explored the issue from a policy perspective, she also got an up-close look at the reality of homelessness as a volunteer in a shelter.
Alumnus
Meet Hafsa Aden '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Hafsa Aden '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor
I major in Management & Leadership and I minor in Design Management. I'm currently a junior and plan to graduate in 2018. I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Kate Jay '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Kate Jay '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Kate is a Junior double major Marketing and English and she was born in Beaverton, Oregon.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Christina Mai's '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Christina Mai's '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Christina Mai is a senior accounting student and plans to graduate in Spring 2018. She was born and raised in Guangzhou, a big southern city in China.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Thomas Arm, MBA ‘17 Meet Thomas Arm, MBA ‘17
Why would anyone opt to complete about 30 credits more than needed for an MBA - on top of working a job? Thomas Arm has a good reason, and the attitude to get it done, too.
Graduate Student
Meet Emma Britton, Career & Employer Relations Specialist Meet Emma Britton, Career & Employer Relations Specialist
Take advantage of opportunities to connect with faculty, staff and fellow students. Specifically, I recommend getting involved in one of the many mentor programs the School of Business offers. These programs are a fabulous way to gain career clarity, meet other professionals in your field of interest, and participate in professional organizations.
Staff Member
Meet Abby Williams '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Abby Williams '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Abby is a junior studying Marketing and Advertising Management. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up in Portland, Oregon.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Sandra Morris, Executive Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Meet Sandra Morris, Executive Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Sandra Morris serves as the Executive Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In this role, she manages the School's portfolio of entrepreneurial initiatives, including social impact and business outreach.
Staff Member
Meet Daniar Listyasari - MIM ‘17 Meet Daniar Listyasari - MIM ‘17
I am originally from Jakarta and lived in Texas for almost 12 years. My background is in consumer science, with a focus on social media marketing.
Graduate Student
Meet Emily Zurow, MBA ‘18 Meet Emily Zurow, MBA ‘18
"The next two years of my life will pass, whether or not I decided to take on the part-time MBA program. The ability to return to the classroom for a graduate degree is a privilege, and I owe it to myself to scratch the surface of my potential."
Graduate Student
Meet Erin Inskeep Meet Erin Inskeep
Chief Finance and Budgetary Officer for Planning, Construction, and Real Estate
Staff Member
April Duval, Certified Financial Coach April Duval, Certified Financial Coach
Meet April Duval, Certified Financial Coach at the Financial Wellness Center
Staff Member
Meet Victor Cavalcante, '18, MBA Student Meet Victor Cavalcante, '18, MBA Student
"I find it fascinating that the professors constantly encourage us to contribute to the discussions and to share our critical opinions."
Graduate Student
Amanda Nguyen, Director of Student Financial Services Amanda Nguyen, Director of Student Financial Services
Amanda Nguyen is the Director of Student Financial Services and the Financial Wellness Center.
Staff Member
Meet Mehran Nikkhoo, '10, Graduate Finance Alum Meet Mehran Nikkhoo, '10, Graduate Finance Alum
"I truly enjoyed working with diverse groups from very different backgrounds. Picking real business cases for class projects and trying to work with my team to apply our learning to real life examples was instrumental in my learning."
Alumnus
Meet Brian Wynn, '14, Graduate Finance Alum Meet Brian Wynn, '14, Graduate Finance Alum
"My career path has moved quite quickly and has exceeded the expectations I had when starting the program. There is no way I would be where I am today without having been in this program."
Alumnus
Meet Thomas Bussell, '11, Graduate Finance Alum Meet Thomas Bussell, '11, Graduate Finance Alum
"It’s energizing to have skills and a perspective that are valued by senior management. It is really fun to use those skills, such as financial modeling and business partnership to influence key decisions, lead initiatives and solve challenging problems."
Alumnus
Meet Sara Dunn, MSGSCM Student Meet Sara Dunn, MSGSCM Student
Graduate Student
Meet Miki Minagawa, MSGSCM Student Meet Miki Minagawa, MSGSCM Student
Graduate Student
Meet Audrey Pond, Career & Academic Advisor Meet Audrey Pond, Career & Academic Advisor
Portland State's diverse student population and location is what attracted Audrey to pursue a degree in Supply and Logistics Management. Now she works as a career and academic advisor at the School of Business.
Staff Member
Meet Edgar Barrera, Career & Academic Advisor Meet Edgar Barrera, Career & Academic Advisor
Have advising questions regarding the School of Business? Edgar might have the answer!
Staff Member
Meet Lee Roach Meet Lee Roach
Undergraduate Student
Meet Tayler Kersey-Edwards Meet Tayler Kersey-Edwards
Undergraduate Student
Meet Claire Hamilton Meet Claire Hamilton
Undergraduate Student
Meet Rachel Cox Meet Rachel Cox
Undergraduate Student
Meet Lori Heino-Royer Meet Lori Heino-Royer
Alumnus
Pursuing Growth: Didem Karpuzcu, MBA ’16 Pursuing Growth: Didem Karpuzcu, MBA ’16
A true global citizen, Didem Karpuzcu has always been seeking out new environments that would challenge her to grow professionally and as a person. Through the MBA program, she developed that attitude into a valuable skill set.
Alumnus
Meet J.J. Veliz Meet J.J. Veliz
Undergraduate Student
Meet Eunice Makinde Meet Eunice Makinde
Never be afraid to ask your advisers or professors for help no matter how big or small. Whether you're having financial woes or wanting career help the SB has a tremendous amount of resources to meet your needs. Also, if you have an ideas or a thought, share it. There are a lot of opportunities available to you, take advantage of them.
Staff Member
Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Clayton Goode, Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate, ‘17 Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Clayton Goode, Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate, ‘17
After being with the Navy on missions in various locations, Clayton wanted to learn a new skill that is marketable in the Portland area. He is now pursuing the Postbac Accounting Certificate and is interning at the Bonneville Power Administration, a power-marketing administration under the US Department of Energy.
Undergraduate Student
Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Whitney Tremblay ‘17 Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Whitney Tremblay ‘17
Whitney Tremblay is double majoring in Human Resource Management and Management & Leadership. This summer she is interning at Nike in HR Project Management. Whitney loves getting exposed to different facets of HR and the diversity as well as the working conditions at the World Headquarters (WHQ).
Undergraduate Student
Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Ashley M. Lam ‘16 Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Ashley M. Lam ‘16
Ashley M. Lam is a senior, majoring in Supply & Logistics Management at the Portland State University School of Business. She is currently interning with Boeing in the Everett Hazardous Materials Management Department until the end of September.
Undergraduate Student
Study Abroad Experience: Meet Jasmin Landa ‘18 Study Abroad Experience: Meet Jasmin Landa ‘18
To make her dream of studying abroad come true, Jasmin searched and applied for scholarships with perseverance and faith. After having a great experience in Spain, she believes that study abroad is an attainable option for all students regardless of their socioeconomic status.
Undergraduate Student
Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Patrick Staton '16 Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Patrick Staton '16
Patrick Staton is a senior at the School of Business, majoring in Human Resource Management. This summer, he is applying acquired knowledge to real-world situations at Clinicient, a software company in Portland.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Chris Herndon, MBA ’16 Meet Chris Herndon, MBA ’16
Chris Herndon has blazed an unconventional career trail that taught him a lot about what it takes to successfully change course. Now he leverages the leadership skills he honed in this MBA at Portland State to help others navigate shifts in direction.
Alumnus
Meet Patrick Erkkila ’16, Finance Meet Patrick Erkkila ’16, Finance
Patrick Erkkila is graduating with a BS in Finance. He is a former Marine mechanic who certified helicopter engines on the Hawaiian Islands. Shortly after graduation, Patrick will drive across the country to embark on his next adventure in NYC. He accepted a position as PEX Change Agent at UBS Financial Services.
Alumnus
Meet Mona Hutchinson '16, Accounting Meet Mona Hutchinson '16, Accounting
Mona Hutchinson is graduating with a BS in Accounting and double honors. She will start an internship with PwC in the audit/assurance line of service after graduation. Following the internship, Mona will enter the Masters of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) graduate program to fulfill the CPA exam requirements. She plans to take the four state CPA board exams in 2016/2017.
Alumnus
Meet Douglas Rivera ’16, Marketing Meet Douglas Rivera ’16, Marketing
Douglas Rivera is graduating with a BA in Business, Marketing and already has a job lined up as an assistant buyer at Fred Meyer. Read more about his experience with the School of Business at Portland State.
Alumnus
Meet Gabriel Alvarez, MBA '15 Meet Gabriel Alvarez, MBA '15
Gabe is using what he learned from Portland State's MBA program to help his family's business grow. Read more about his experience at the School of Business.
Alumnus
Meet Grzegorz Wiktor ‘14, Accounting Meet Grzegorz Wiktor ‘14, Accounting
Grzegorz graduated from Portland State University in 2014 with a BA in Accounting. He works as an Assurance Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in Seattle, WA. His responsibilities include performing audits of private and public clients, including SOX controls and substantive testing.
Alumnus
Meet Chris Huynh '17 Business Honors Undergraduate Student Meet Chris Huynh '17 Business Honors Undergraduate Student
Chris Huynh is a Business Honors Student and a University Honors Program participant majoring in Finance and Accounting. Chris is from Southern California originally but has spent most of his life in Beaverton. His interest in economics dates back to his childhood when he was fascinated of how money flows through the nation’s economy.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Edward Quinn '17 Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Edward Quinn '17 Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Edward Quinn is an undergraduate student at the School of Business majoring in Management & Leadership. He transferred to PSU from Portland Community College (PCC). Ted works as a Peer Advisor helping his fellow peers and students find their path to academic success.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Gene Park '17 Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Gene Park '17 Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Gene Park is an undergraduate student at the School of Business majoring in Supply & Logistics Management and Finance. After having accomplished his long journey to become a PSU student, Gene started working as a Peer Advisor at the School of Business. He shares his firsthand experience in classes and provides tips about SBA system and guidelines to students.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Shelbie Butler '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Shelbie Butler '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Shelbie discovered her passion for helping students during her previous engagement with the PSU Orientation Team. As a Peer Advisor at the School of Business, she continues to be involved in student matters by offering advice during Express Advising hours
Undergraduate Student
Meet Ilka Bailey, Career and Academic Advisor Meet Ilka Bailey, Career and Academic Advisor
College is such a wonderful time in life - try new things, explore, succeed, fail, get to know who you are and what you want to do. Creating meaningful partnerships with faculty, staff and fellow students can only enhance your experience and help you reach your future goals. SB is a community and being an active, engaged part of it only makes the community better.
Staff Member
Meet Lori Olund '90 Meet Lori Olund '90
Lori graduated from Portland State University in 1990 with a double major in business and psychology. She runs Miles Fiberglass and Composites with her father Lowell Miles. Her responsibilities include developing overall business strategy, overseeing marketing, public relations, environmental and government regulations.
Alumnus
Set to graduate in four years or less Set to graduate in four years or less
At just 19, Portland-native Jose Lopez Delgado is already a junior and well on his way to graduating from the School of Business Administration as part of the University’s innovative Four-Year Degree Guarantee Program.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Edwin Garcia, Athletic & Outdoor Industry Certificate Student Meet Edwin Garcia, Athletic & Outdoor Industry Certificate Student
Edwin approached PSU with engineering on his mind but it was the School of Business that lead him to pursue a career in marketing and the A&O Program.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Jeremy Luedtke, MSGSCM '16 Meet Jeremy Luedtke, MSGSCM '16
Jeremy is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Jing Li, MSFA '16 Meet Jing Li, MSFA '16
Jing is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Qinyue Huang, MSFA '16 Meet Qinyue Huang, MSFA '16
Qinyue is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Nathan Claus, MSFA '16 Meet Nathan Claus, MSFA '16
Nathan is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Daniel Silvey, MRED '16 Meet Daniel Silvey, MRED '16
Daniel is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Melissa Beh, MRED '16 Meet Melissa Beh, MRED '16
Melissa is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Yahan Zhang, MIM '16 Meet Yahan Zhang, MIM '16
Yahan is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Vera Sell, MIM '16 Meet Vera Sell, MIM '16
Vera is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Priscilla Asche, MIM '16 Meet Priscilla Asche, MIM '16
Priscilla is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet "Wind" Nattapon Visespakdeevong, MBA '16 Meet "Wind" Nattapon Visespakdeevong, MBA '16
Nattapon is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Megha Verma, MBA '16 Meet Megha Verma, MBA '16
Megha is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Chris Sweeney, MBA '16 Meet Chris Sweeney, MBA '16
Chris is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet David Seppi, MBA '16 Meet David Seppi, MBA '16
David is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Rich Schwartz, MBA '16 Meet Rich Schwartz, MBA '16
Rich is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Kelly O'Rourke, MBA '16 Meet Kelly O'Rourke, MBA '16
Kelly is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Andrew Nelson, MBA '16 Meet Andrew Nelson, MBA '16
Andrew is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Andreina Mundarain, MBA '18 Meet Andreina Mundarain, MBA '18
Andreina is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Zaidi Moin, MBA '16 Meet Zaidi Moin, MBA '16
Zaidi is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Genevieve London, MBA '13 Meet Genevieve London, MBA '13
Genevieve is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Alumnus
Meet Rebecca Freedman, MBA '16 Meet Rebecca Freedman, MBA '16
Rebecca is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Shawn Duffy, MBA '09 Meet Shawn Duffy, MBA '09
Shawn is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Alumnus
Meet Carol Corry, MBA '16 Meet Carol Corry, MBA '16
Carol is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Julia Baldwin, MBA '16 Meet Julia Baldwin, MBA '16
Julia is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Devdeep Aikath, MBA '17 Meet Devdeep Aikath, MBA '17
Devdeep is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Dan Woodward, Healthcare MBA '12 Meet Dan Woodward, Healthcare MBA '12
Dan is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Alumnus
Meet Alvaro Vasquez '17, Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Alvaro Vasquez '17, Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Alvaro Vasquez is an undergraduate student at the School of Business majoring in Finance and Economics. He works as a Peer Advisor offering assistance to students on their academic and career matters. Alvaro shared with us his motives to become a Peer Advisor and why it is important to see one.
Undergraduate Student
Tammi Wheeler Tammi Wheeler
Instructor. Tammi Wheeler, MS, SPHR, Principal of PeopleSense, LLC, specializing in customized leadership and talent development services including: organizational assessments, individual coaching, team and leadership development, management training and group facilitation. With over 20 years’ experience, Tammi excels in building strategic partnerships and deploying people strategies that are aligned to achieve business results. While at Intel she spent nearly ten years in a number of strategic leadership positions and led a large global team of human resource professionals. She is confident that every organization can realize continuous improvement through effectively leading and aligning their talent. Tammi holds a Master’s Degree in Whole Systems Design/Organizational Development from Antioch University and is certified in Myers-Briggs, Hogan Assessments, Facet Five, DDI and Achieve Global.
Faculty Member
Chris Dennis Chris Dennis
Instructor. Christopher Dennis has been developing, delivering and evaluating solutions since 1988. He has an unusual breadth and depth of experience, working at the intersection of people, process, and technology. As a teacher, Chris brings insight without loss of detail or subtlety. He loves to cook, has visited more than thirty-five countries, and likes jazzy music better than country.
Faculty Member
Jordan Delapoer Jordan Delapoer
Instructor. Jordan has over a decade of experience in managing client relationships and leading strategy for regional, national and global brands across multiple industries. Formerly with Wieden+Kennedy, he has crafted strategy for Target, EA Sports, Brooks Sports, Columbia Sportswear, CLIF Bar, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Peet's Coffee, among many others. He currently oversees all of North’s strategic output as it relates to business goals and strategies, audience analysis, brand positioning, and channel strategies.
Faculty Member
Mitch Menendez Mitch Menendez
Instructor. Mitch Menendez is the Senior Director, Global Apparel Leader for Men’s Athletic Training at Nike. His team works to strategize, line plan, design, and commercialize/bring to market a global apparel line that connects to their consumer/athlete. His role is to lead his team and functional partners across the product creation process that delivers consumer right product that is both profitable and productive. Mitch’s experience at Nike has spanned Sales, Retail Merchandising, Operations, and Product Creation. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Marketing from the University of Florida.
Faculty Member
Jennifer Nolfi Jennifer Nolfi
Instructor. Jennifer Nolfi is an experienced business professional who brings a unique blend of work in both the public and private sectors. She has extensive ties to the region and Oregon's business community. One of Jennifer’s greatest strengths is her ability to weave together ideas, people, and resources to form partnerships and bring programs to life. Jennifer recently joined PSU as the Director of the Athletic & Outdoor (A&O) Industry Program. Prior to joining PSU, she served as the Director for Partnership Development at Looptworks, a design firm that uses excess premium materials to craft limited edition clothing and accessories. There Jennifer gained experience in taking a product from ideation to market and working with partner brands to reduce their waste stream. Before that, Jennifer spent 12 years working for the Portland Development Commission. She counts among her key accomplishments: spearheading a public-private research partnership that culminated in the very first comprehensive market sizing study of the A&O Industry; an action plan to position Oregon as a leader in this space; and providing a platform for PSU to launch a program focused on the A&O industry. Jennifer served on the PSU Athletic & Outdoor Advisory Board and continues to be active with SYNQ Consulting.
Faculty Member
Nate Young Nate Young
Instructor. How do you capture the attention of an ever-changing audience? Nate Young has spent the better part of his life trying to answer that question in roles as diverse as Marketing Coordinator for Brightworks, a small environmental consulting agency and as Sustainability Manager for Hopworks, a regional brewpub in Portland, Oregon. In addition to teaching at PSU, Nate currently works as an elementary teacher and a consultant for a variety of craft breweries in the Portland area. He holds an MBA from Portland State University and a BS in Education from Northern Arizona University.
Faculty Member
Mellie Pullman Mellie Pullman
Instructor. Madeleine (Mellie) Pullman is an associate professor of operations management in the PSU School of Business. She earned her PhD at the University of Utah in 1997. She has previously taught in the Graduate and Executive programs at Cornell University, London Business School, Southern Methodist University, CSU, CU, and University of Utah. Prior to academia, Mellie worked at Pyramid Brewing Co. (Kalama, WA), was the brewmaster at Hops Brewpub (Phoenix, AZ) and brewmaster/co-owner of Wasatch Brewery (Park City, UT).
Faculty Member
Albrecht Enders Albrecht Enders
Instructor. Albrecht Enders is a principal of endersgroup and is an adjunct professor at Portland State University. He has 23 years' experience in innovation leadership including work at Siemens and A-dec which resulted in the creation of market-defining product families. At Siemens Medical Solutions, Albrecht led innovation resulting in platform reinvention that allowed the medical division to regain its #1 market position in less than two years. At A-dec, Inc. as Vice President of Product Development, Albrecht implemented a development infrastructure that bridged the culture of a founder/entrepreneur to the future. His work at A-dec resulted in a new product line that has become the premier product line in the dental industry. Today Albrecht teaches and consults with a number of organizations who seek the tools and momentum to innovate and grow their market share. He has a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Fachhochschule Darmstadt, Germany.
Faculty Member
Dave Garten Dave Garten
Instructor. Dave Garten is currently Professor of Business in the Portland State University and Oregon Executive MBA programs. He teaches graduate courses in Business Strategy, Strategic Alliances and Acquisitions, and Negotiation. He also is Director of PSU’s MBA Capstone Consulting program. Dave has extensive experience in strategy development, management, marketing, product development, strategic alliances and acquisitions, negotiation, raising capital and finance. Dave is a Director and Finance Committee lead at The Organically Grown Company, Chairman and Director at SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel and is a member of the Portland metropolitan region’s Community Investment Initiative Leadership Council. He has an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and an M.Eng. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Faculty Member
Gudrun Granholm Gudrun Granholm
Instructor. Gudrun Granholm is the founder of Box One, Inc. an organization devoted to financial communication for non-financial managers. She received her MBA from Stanford Business School and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). Gudrun has worked with a variety of universities to design, develop and deliver financial curriculum for many nationally-recognized universities including Portland State University, University of Oregon, OHSU, University of California-San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, Southern Methodist University, and San Diego State University.
Faculty Member
Rick Howell Rick Howell
Instructor. Rick is the Principal of Howell Management Consulting and has spent almost thirty years as an HR professional performing most HR specialties including business strategy, organizational development and executive coaching.
Faculty Member
Allison Brown Allison Brown
Instructor. Allison Brown has worked in senior roles in human resources, organizational development, and learning and development, including positions with Rite Aid, Columbia Sportswear, KOIN-TV, and DentaQuest. She specializes in change management, strategic human resources, coaching, leadership, and employee development. Allison earned her MPA from Portland State University and has current certifications through Prosci, HRCI, SHRM, and ATD.
Faculty Member
Meet Melissa Tran '15, Supply & Logistics Management Meet Melissa Tran '15, Supply & Logistics Management
Melissa Tran is graduating with a BS in Supply & Logistics Management. She is entering into the Toyota Logistics Trainee Program post-graduation.
Alumnus
Meet Jeffret Mandondo '15, Accounting Meet Jeffret Mandondo '15, Accounting
Jeffret is graduating with a BS in Accounting and already has a job lined up with prestigious accounting firm, PwC. Read more about his experience with the School of Business at Portland State.
Alumnus
Meet Curtis Cooper '14, Account Service Representative, Nike NFL Specialty Meet Curtis Cooper '14, Account Service Representative, Nike NFL Specialty
Curtis transferred from Oregon State and was impressed by the countless number of industry connections PSU had. He got involved in the A&O Program, established many connections along the way, the landed a job at the company he always wanted to work for, Nike.
Alumnus
Meet Andrew Nelson '16, Part-time MBA Candidate Meet Andrew Nelson '16, Part-time MBA Candidate
Andrew moved to Portland to work for Tektronix but was promoted to Marketing Manager since starting the MBA Program at PSU. Read more to learn how he got there!
Graduate Student
Meet Mandy Loh '15, Management and Leadership Meet Mandy Loh '15, Management and Leadership
Mandy recently shared with us how the Center for Retail Leadership program at PSU helped her prepare for her career at The Hershey Company.
Alumnus
Meet Jimmy Simeles '16, Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Jimmy Simeles '16, Undergraduate Peer Advisor
When Jimmy isn't studying Finance, he works as an Undergraduate Express Advisor at the School of Business. He enjoys using his experiences to help students achieve their goals.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Angela Stanton '16, Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Angela Stanton '16, Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Angela is an Undergraduate business student who is a double major in Marketing & Advertising Management. She also works as an Undergraduate Express Advisor at the School of Business and recently shared her experience as to why students should seek express advising.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Synkai Harrison '15, Intern at Gerding Edlen Meet Synkai Harrison '15, Intern at Gerding Edlen
Synkai chose Portland State's Master of Real Estate Development program after several business trips to Portland -- a city he was drawn to because of it's leading edge in smart growth and sustainability in real estate development.
Alumnus
Meet Jason Liao '14, Social Media Manager, WearTesters.com Meet Jason Liao '14, Social Media Manager, WearTesters.com
When Jason first enrolled at PSU, he had no idea where his career would go. His future was essentially a blank canvas. Through taking different courses and seeing what Jason likes, he's really honed his interests in marketing and advertising, specifically on the digital side.
Alumnus
Meet Sean Evernden '14, Dealer Services Representative, Cascade Designs Meet Sean Evernden '14, Dealer Services Representative, Cascade Designs
Sean came to PSU as a transfer student and had no idea what he wanted to major in, but he had a general idea of business. After taking the first intro Athletic and Outdoor (A&O) course, he knew he wanted to work in the outdoor industry.
Alumnus
Meet Katie Morris, Part-time MBA Candidate Meet Katie Morris, Part-time MBA Candidate
An industrial engineer at Lam Research, Katie is pursuing a PSU MBA to enhance her communication, financial information, and management skills. The MBA will also open doors to managerial and advisory positions within Lam Research for Katie in the future.
Graduate Student
Meet Ben DeRemer, Full-Time MBA Candidate Meet Ben DeRemer, Full-Time MBA Candidate
Ben, a Portland area native and PSU alumnus, chose the Portland State MBA because of its focus on study abroad programs.
Graduate Student
Meet Farzona Yusupova, MBA Candidate Meet Farzona Yusupova, MBA Candidate
Farzona came to Portland one month before starting the PSU MBA program in August 2015. Born and raised in Tajikistan, a young country that gained independence 24 years ago from the Soviet Union—but with the heritage of more than 3,000 years—she lived in a Chkalovsk, a city that lies on a Silk Road.
Graduate Student
Meet Alma Bulbul, Marketing & Advertising Student Meet Alma Bulbul, Marketing & Advertising Student
Like many college students, Alma wanted to attend college to become more independent and to discover herself.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Mary Byes, Management and HR Student Meet Mary Byes, Management and HR Student
Mary chose PSU because it came highly recommended by her contacts at Clatsop Community College who are PSU alumni. She visited the campus and fell in love, and knew it was a good fit for her.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Wenseslao (Wenses) Reyes, Accounting Student Meet Wenseslao (Wenses) Reyes, Accounting Student
Wenses is an Oregon native born in Forest Grove. He chose Portland State University (PSU) because it was recommended by his previous teachers, and because it was close to home.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Natasha Braunwart '15, Trade Marketing Coordinator at Gerber Gear Meet Natasha Braunwart '15, Trade Marketing Coordinator at Gerber Gear
Natasha grew up in a family of business owners and travel buffs, which eventually led her to Portland State University because of the opportunities it offered.
Alumnus
Meet Matticen Cox '14, Data Analyst, Women's Sportswear Apparel, Nike Meet Matticen Cox '14, Data Analyst, Women's Sportswear Apparel, Nike
Matticen graduated in 2014 with a bachelor's in Business--Marketing, and a certificate in Athletic and Outdoor Industry (A&O). During her senior year, she landed an internship at Notogroup--a recruiting firm in the outdoor industry--that led to a full time position. Matticen's experience at a recruiting firm introduced her to different skills and position types, and led her to her current position at Nike.
Alumnus
Meet Stephanie Blair, Career and Academic Advisor Meet Stephanie Blair, Career and Academic Advisor
Staff Member
Meet Nathanial Garrod, Assistant Director of Student Success Meet Nathanial Garrod, Assistant Director of Student Success
Students should definitely meet with and get to know their advisor. We are passionate about helping students navigate through to eventually complete this large professional and life goal. I would also recommend students to get to know their professors, especially in their field of study. Professors can be great mentors and give professional advice that can't be found elsewhere.
Staff Member
Meet Eric Skoro '13, STAR, LLC Meet Eric Skoro '13, STAR, LLC
Networking and cultivating relationships helped Eric hold two internships during his time at the School of Business. One developed into a full time job, during his last two years at PSU, and both experiences gave him a competitive edge that added value employers were looking for.
Alumnus
Greg Ness, MBA '87 Greg Ness, MBA '87
Alumnus
Meet Matt Schaeffer '09, Craft Brew Alliance Meet Matt Schaeffer '09, Craft Brew Alliance
Matt recently shared how his connections through the American Marketing Association at PSU helped him land an internship.
Alumnus
Meet Jenna Simon '14, Completed her Practicum at Wieden + Kennedy Meet Jenna Simon '14, Completed her Practicum at Wieden + Kennedy
Jenna shares how she was able to complete a practicum through the 409 Online Internship Course while working at Wieden + Kennedy.
Alumnus
Meet Daniel Erickson '13, Intern at IBM Meet Daniel Erickson '13, Intern at IBM
Daniel triple majored in Human Resources, Management Leadership, and Supply & Logistics while attending the School of Business at PSU. He recently shared how his experience being proactive as a student helped land him an internship and what he learned from that experience.
Alumnus
The Human behind PSU’s Award Winning Social Media Platforms The Human behind PSU’s Award Winning Social Media Platforms
Portland State University knows talent when we see it, that's why we hired Christian Aniciete! Read about the Human behind PSU’s Award Winning Social Media Platforms here in his Alumni Profile, and check out his awesome #fearlessPSU Selfie!
Alumnus
Current Student Profile: Doug Beyers, MBA '16 Current Student Profile: Doug Beyers, MBA '16
MBA Doug Beyers' work as an archaeologist led to a passion for sustainability. Read how Doug is exploring his new direction through the MBA program and his Graduate Assistant position with Community Environmental Services.
Graduate Student
Maia Zampini '13 - Inventory Planner, Rejuvenation
In a recent interview, MBA alumnus Maia Zampini talks about how the PSU MBA program helped her transition from landscape architecture to her current role in inventory planning at Rejuvenation.
Alumnus
Meet Beth Grover '09, Intern at eROI Meet Beth Grover '09, Intern at eROI
Read how Beth's experience at the School of Business helped her land a summer internship, what she learned about herself, and how it helped her open her own business.
Alumnus
Meet Sarah Myers-Mitchell '14, Intern at Geffen Mesher & Co Meet Sarah Myers-Mitchell '14, Intern at Geffen Mesher & Co
Sarah recently shared her experience interning at Geffen Mesher & Co and what she learned while she was there.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Lori Hensel Alumni Profile: Lori Hensel
Alumnus
Meet Kaitlin Barrer, Intern at Intel Meet Kaitlin Barrer, Intern at Intel
Kaitlin recently shared her experience interning at Intel and how PSU's online intern course helped prepare her.
Undergraduate Student
Impact of Giving: Allen Ray Sandstrom Impact of Giving: Allen Ray Sandstrom
"Everybody needs the opportunity to progress. If college was not in your family's background, you need a little help to get started."
Gift
Meet Tingting Zhang, Undergraduate Peer Adviser Meet Tingting Zhang, Undergraduate Peer Adviser
Tingting is a Graduate student in the Financial Analysis program. She is also an Express Peer Advisor at the School of Business because she enjoys helping people solve problems.
Graduate Student
Fearless Changemaker Patrick Ditty Fearless Changemaker Patrick Ditty
Not only is Patrick raising five kids and working full-time, he is also completing a bachelor's degree through PSU's Online Bachelor's Degree program. He recently shared his experience with us and how this program has been a "lifesaver."
Undergraduate Student
Fearless Entrepreneur Travis Hoffman Fearless Entrepreneur Travis Hoffman
Travis is in the start-up stage of his business, Appitmer. He recently shared his experience in the Entrepreneurship Program at the School of Business and how it has set him on the right path.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Valeriy Panov '15, Intern at NBC Sochi Winter Olympics Meet Valeriy Panov '15, Intern at NBC Sochi Winter Olympics
Valeriy is a senior double majoring in Finance and Russian Language. He had the opportunity to intern at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and recently shared his experience with us.
Undergraduate Student
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 '10 - CPA, Deloitte David Pagliarulo '10 - 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
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 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.
Alumnus
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 Doug Siegler, Career & Academic Advisor Meet Doug Siegler, Career & Academic Advisor
I took a road trip looking for a new city and found Portlandia. I started working at PSU in the Office of Admissions in 2004, then moved into the advising role with the SBA in 2006.
Staff Member
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
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 Ashley Storey, Career & Academic Advisor Meet Ashley Storey, Career & Academic Advisor
Get involved! Get involved with other students, groups and PSU! There is so much that PSU and the SBA has to offer. Take the time to check out anything and everything that interests you and it will make your experience 10 times better!
Staff Member
Meet Becky Einolf, Career & Academic Advisor Meet Becky Einolf, Career & Academic Advisor
Staff Member
Meet Becky Sanchez, Director of Undergraduate Business Programs Meet Becky Sanchez, Director of Undergraduate Business Programs
Network, seek out available opportunities -- including informational interviews, job shadows, student groups, tutoring -- get to know your professors, and register on your registration day!
Staff Member
Meet Haley Holmes, Career & Academic Advisor Meet Haley Holmes, Career & Academic Advisor
Staff 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
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
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 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
Sarah Stebbins Sarah Stebbins
Instructor. With over 20 years of 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
Kent Lewis Kent Lewis
Instructor. 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. 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 helping folks figure out what to do with their lives. He conducts workshops aimed at creating an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling human presence on this planet. His mission is to touch hearts, challenge minds, and incite laughter.
Faculty Member
Judy Clark Judy Clark
Instructor. 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 instructed in CEPE'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. Ron Sarazin specializes in training and consulting project management, business analysis, visual management, customer service, and strategic planning. He has more than 15 years of experience as a manager/officer in a wide variety of businesses and a few more years than that as the owner of his own business consulting and training. Ron became a PSU instructor in the mid-90s.
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
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 Professor Matthew Gebhardt Meet Professor Matthew Gebhardt
Matthew Gebhardt knows how urban housing is development
Faculty Member
Meet our Nine New Faculty Members
Faculty Member
SBA Portfolio Class Outperforms the Market
Business students learn real-world portfolio management skills in a unique 6-credit course
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
Melissa Appleyard Melissa Appleyard
Team Science - Merging disciplines to enhance innovation
Faculty Member
Business students help guide lighting maker Business students help guide lighting maker
Student Project
Meet Thomas Kemper
Tom Kemper knows how to buy and develop quality real estate
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
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
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
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 Professor Ed Sullivan Meet Professor 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 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
Meet Professor Thomas Gillpatrick Meet Professor Thomas Gillpatrick
Oregon's food industry has a lot of cravings. Tom Gillpatrick satisfies them.
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