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Rick Howell

Adjunct Faculty


Rick Howell holds a B.A. in English and Speech, as well as an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from the Washington State University. Rick has more than 20 years of professional experience in Human Resources, both as a specialist (Organizational Development, Training, Compensation, Employee Relations) and a generalist (trainee to Vice President). Currently, Rick is the Human Resources Director at  New Seasons Market. He has experience in various industries including hospitality (Director of Training and Development at Red Lion Hotels, VP of Human Resources at North Pacific Management) manufacturing (Employee Relations Manager at Nike, Director of Human Resources at Columbia Forest Products, Director of HR at Longview Fibre Paper & Packing, Inc.), and education (Senior Director of Organizational Development at the Knowledge Learning Corporation).