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Nate Young

Instructor. Nate Young has worn many hats in his 2 1/2 years as Sustainability Manager at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Significant achievements at Hopworks include revamping the brewery's sustainability-focused webpates, and development and promotion of the first and subsequent HUB sustainability reports. Prior to joining Hopworks, Nate played a marketing role for a number of organizations including Brightworks, a green building consultancy. Nate holds an MBA from Portland State University and a BS in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Kerry Gilbreth

Instructor. Human Resource Management. Kerry is the Director of Human Resources at Portland State University and has over 16 years of experience managing benefits and leave programs. She is responsible for benefits, leaves and HR front desk operations. she oversees the staff who manage benefits, FMLA/OFLA and ADA for over 4,000 faculty and staff. Kerry is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Portland Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA).
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Rick Howell

Instructor, Human Resource Management. 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.
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Enrique Washington

Instructor, Human Resource Management. Enrique is the President and CEO of The Generator Group, an executive recruiting firm located in downtown Portland. He has more than 20 years experience in human resources and talent acquisition. In 2006 he received the "40 under 40" award by the Portland Business Journal for his work and accomplishments in the Portland business community.
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Allison Brown

Instructor, Human Resource Management and Strategic Organizational Management. Allison is Columbia Sportswear's U.S. Learning & Development Manager. Prior to joining Columbia Sportswear, Allison served as Senior HR Manager for Wild Oats Markets, now Whole Foods. She helps employees succeed at work, develops and executes global coaching programs, and helps leaders build influence and manage change. Allison is a certified coach and has certifications through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
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