2010 fall newsletter
Jan robinson, partner at hamstreet & associates, speaks in an executive Briefings class last fall.
Bringing Portland’s business community to the classroom
Portland State’S School of BuSineSS honors students and MBA students, features regular
adminiStration takes full advantage of our location in the presentations by local, regional, national, and international
heart of downtown Portland by integrating instruction from business leaders on current business topics.
local business executives into our curriculum. Each term, we “The most valuable thing about the Executive Briefings
host local and regional executives on campus to speak in a sessions was the opportunity to interact with professionals from
variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and meet with the Portland community in an informal, educational setting,”
small groups of students. said second-year MBA student Erin Ogle. “I was able to ask
Our Executives in Residence program brings executives to questions about achievements and pitfalls and receive honest
campus to lecture in a variety of courses, meet with groups of answers. In an interview or internship environment, it would
students and faculty, and see the many changes taking place on be more difficult to have that kind of meaningful interaction.”
Portland State’s campus. Additionally, our Executive Briefings In the 2009-2010 academic year, our visiting executives
class, taught by Dean Scott Dawson and open to undergraduate ranged from the CEO of Alaska Tanker Company, Anil
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Letter from the Dean
SeedS and water Sitting in the form of a business plan. Additionally,
unconnected are nothing more than, more than 30 business executives will speak
well, seeds and water. Unrealized potential. to students this fall in the Executive Briefings
Bring them together properly with soil class. This class exposes students to the
and you have flowers, fruits, vegetables, challenges faced by CEOs, and CEOs learn
and beauty. Similarly, students and the what’s on the minds of the next generation
business community need to mix to realize of leaders.
their potential. Connecting students and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank
professionals through mentoring, speaking, the many people from the community who
business projects, internships, and social help us provide our students with a broader
events unleashes the potential of students educational experience. We are a better
and allows them to blossom in ways they business school because of you.
could not anticipate.
This newsletter is full of examples of how
our community partners enrich the student Sincerely,
experience, and how our partners benefit
from students. For example, through the
Business Outreach Program, students are
learning in a tangible way what a fledgling
entrepreneur faces on a daily basis, and the Scott Dawson
entrepreneur benefits from the marketing Dean and Vergil Miller Professor
and business intelligence students provide
what’s happening at the School of Business
Professor J. Gregory Dees Joins Impact Entrepreneurs Advisory Board
Professor J. Gregory Dees, noted academic pioneer in the field of social entrepreneurship, has
joined the advisory board of the business school’s Impact Entrepreneurs, a network of individu-
als and organizations committed to unleashing the power of business for social impact. Impact
Entrepreneurs works with partners locally and globally through its three initiatives: Social
Innovation Incubator, Entrepreneurial Leaders Program and Social Enterprise Tours.
J. Gregory Dees is a professor of the practice of social entrepreneurship and co-founded the
Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University’s Fuqua School of
“It’s really exciting to see Portland State University join the ranks of leading universities com-
mitted to social entrepreneurship,” said Dees, “With Impact Entrepreneurs, PSU is developing
the capacity of existing social entrepreneurs and also launching new innovations to address so-
cial problems. Impact Entrepreneurs is a unique combination of skill building and incubation
within an academic setting.”
PSU Students Win Prestigious Advertising Award
A team of three PSU students recently won a silver Effie award, one of the most prestigious
awards in the advertising industry, in the inaugural Heineken USA/Effie Collegiate PSA
Challenge. The PSU students were part of the winter term Advertising Campaigns class taught
by Don Dickinson, Director of Advertising Management.
The new collegiate ad competition is part of Heineken USA’s corporate role in promoting re-
sponsible behavior related to alcohol consumption. The competition involved more than 100
colleges and universities. Finalists Heather Laible, Jeremy Gatehouse and Natalie Cookson pre-
sented the Portland State University campaign to Heineken and Effie executives at Heineken’s
headquarters in White Plains, NY.
What’s happening at the School of Business
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Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability Case Study Ranked of Accounting and Meadows Faculty Fellow; TC Dale, Instructor
First in International Competition of Marketing; Jeanne Enders, Assistant Professor of Management;
A case study submitted by Professor Mellie Pullman, along with four Mellie Pullman, Willamette Industries Professor of Supply Chain
business school graduate students, has been ranked first in the pre- Management and Logistics; and Dan Rogers, Associate Professor of
liminary round of the Oikos Case Study Writing Competition 2010: Finance.
Corporate Sustainability Track.
The study, Portland Roasting Company: Farm Friendly Direct, is a Portland Business Alliance board raises $17,000 for PSU
product of the Design for Sustainability Case Study Fellowship pro- Scholarships
gram by the Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability. The fellow- This year, the business school will award a new scholarship in honor of
ship allows students and faculty members to engage directly with busi- the Portland Business Alliance’s outgoing chair, Charles Wilhoite. The 3
nesses to showcase their sustainability-based innovations and business board of directors presented Wilhoite with a check for $17,000 to cre-
practices. This project leads to a written case study for academic use as ate a new scholarship, which was one of his goals during his term as
well as a professional video to provide a multi-media narrative of the chair. The scholarship is funded by a combination of personal contri-
sustainability-inspired success. butions made by Alliance board members, company donations from
Alliance board member companies, and $2,500 from the Alliance.
Portland State’s MBA Program Named #1 in the Northwest, The Alliance plans to renew this fund each year in order to sustain the
25th in the World in Social and Environmental Sustainability Chairman’s Scholarship Fund and support business students on a con-
Portland State University’s MBA program has been ranked 25th on a tinuing basis
list of the Top 100 business schools in the world, according to 2009- “I am so thankful to the board for their efforts on this initiative and
2010 edition of the Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey. Along with pro- I’m very pleased to present this scholarship to PSU,” said Wilhoite.
grams at Stanford, UC Berkley, and Yale, Portland State has demon- “These funds will help support tomorrow’s business leaders today.
strated significant leadership in integrating social, environmental and It is our goal that this fund continues to be a priority and hopeful-
ethical issues into its MBA program. While many MBA rankings ex- ly Alliance board members will contribute to this fund 20 years from
ist, only one looks beyond reputation and test scores to measure some- now.”
thing much more important: how well schools are preparing their
students for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of mod- Introducing the first Harry Visse Excellence in Teaching Fellow
ern-day business. The first ever Harry Visse Excellence in Teaching Fellow, which recog-
“The Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking confirms nizes the long-term instructional contributions of a School of Business
our leadership in providing innovative, sustainability-inspired busi- Administration faculty member, has been awarded to Professor
ness education. We continue to support our faculty in their research Raymond Johnson. Professor Johnson will hold the position of The
and teaching and are committed to providing the highest quality, Harry Visse Excellence in Teaching Fellow for five years and receive a
most progressive educational experience to our students,” states Scott cash stipend total of $10,000. Professor Johnson was nominated by
Marshall, Associate Dean of Graduate Business Programs and Research fellow faculty, students and alumni for representing Harry Visse’s key
at Portland State University. values of integrity, mentoring and commitment to the business school.
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Pat diPrima-leconche, owner of diPrima dolci italian-style bakery, relied on the BoP’s consulting services to help launch her business in 2002.
4 Unique capstone class connects students
with local small business owners
the StatiSticS are well known experience, according to Lara Damon, work with a real business owner.
to most in the business community: 30% BOP Director and capstone instructor. “It really did change my perspective about
of new small businesses fail within the “Because we are working with actual entrepreneurship along with real-life problems
first two years, and 50% fail within the businesses and real people, this is a course that small business owners have to face every
first five years, according to the United with a high level of uncertainty,” said day. It also inspired me as a student,” said Sai.
States Small Business Administration. Damon. “But it’s a win-win situation
Thanks to the Business Outreach Program’s where students and business own-
(BOP) Capstone Program, Portland State ers are learning together to contribute ABOUT THE
business students have the opportunity to towards a common goal, while directly
put their classroom knowledge to the test impacting the local community.”
while helping emerging businesses grow. PROGRAM
The course is offered over two con-
Offered to undergraduate business majors secutive terms in which student teams the BoP was founded in 1994 by
in their senior year, the unique course puts of three to four members work with a dean roger ahlbrandt and Professor
its participants in the role of consultant local small business to develop a final alan Zeiber with the goal of providing
to a local small business. All PSU gradu- consulting report that includes in-depth business support assistance to low to
ates are required by the university to com- research and recommendations. moderate income, primarily minority
plete a senior capstone, providing students The student teams are mentored and women-owned small business
with an opportunity for community-based through this process by the course owners and micro-entrepreneurs
learning while supporting the University’s instructor and the BOP business advi- within Portland. the program offers
motto to “Let Knowledge Serve the City.” sors. The teams are expected to take their comprehensive services in one-on-
The BOP capstone is a dynamic experi- consulting role seriously, to be active in one consulting, technical assistance in
ence demonstrating how students and the meeting with their client and to prepare most business disciplines, bookkeeping
community can come together to learn a professional report and presentation training, business development
and accomplish goals. The class combines that is customized to their client’s needs. workshops, and market research.
lectures, guest speakers, class discussions, Phu Sai, a 2008 graduate of the SBA
and an in-depth consulting project. These and former capstone student, ap- to learn more about how to get involved
elements combined with a real-world set- preciated the rare opportunity to please visit www.sba.pdx.edu/bop.
ting makes for a pretty dynamic student
Bringing Portland’s business EXECUTIVES ON
community to the classroom CAMPUS IN 2009-2010
tony arnerich, ceo and
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chief investment officer,
Mathur, to the Vice President of General Rick Wills appreciates that relationships with massena & associates, inc.
Administration at Costco Wholesale students are mutually beneficial: “As a retired floyd chadee, cfo, the Standard
Corporation, Art Jackson, to Partner at Moss executive I enjoyed working with the students mark donegan, chief executive officer
Adams LLP, Lynn Kingston ‘88. both in the undergraduate and graduate
and President Precision castparts, inc.
Executives bring more to the classroom programs. They were smart, engaged, and
kirby dyess, Principal, austin
than stories of real-life lessons learned. They were eager to learn. Mostly I enjoyed the back
also forge meaningful connections with and forth dialogue in which I think I learned capital management
students and have the opportunity to see their as much as they did. This is always a great mark edlen, Principal, gerding
business from a student’s perspective. way to make the connection between theory edlen development
Former CEO and Chairman of Tektronix, and real world experiences.” martyn etherington, VP worldwide
russ humberston ‘94, President
Introducing the new Master of Real of Beaverton toyota
art Jackson, Vice President of
Estate Development degree general administration, costco
the center for real eState will offer estate programs at Portland State and serve as Bob Jesenik, ceo, aequitas
a new graduate degree option for students the vital link between the university and the capital management
starting Fall semester 2011: the Master of Real real estate community. Consisting of a director gregg kantor, President
Estate Development (MRED). The 68-credit and assistant director, the center staff works and ceo of nw natural
program will feature courses on a variety of with employers to not only meet their intern- Brent keeton ‘82 - chairman 5
subjects covering urban theory, finance and ship and employment needs, but also provide and chief investment
policy, project development, and will also them with valuable updates on the real estate officer, grange capital
include a senior capstone team project. industry through the center’s annual real estate nitin khanna, ceo of
“The intent of the MRED degree is to conference. mergertech advisors
expose students to the various disciplines that The MRED is the centerpiece of the Center lynn kingston ‘88, Partner,
are involved in the real estate industry,” said for Real Estate’s degree options, which also moss adams, llP
Gerard Mildner, the center’s director. “These include the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate nick knapp, managing director of
include development, underwriting, market Development, the Undergraduate Major in m & t realty capital corporation
analysis, property and asset management, Real Estate Finance, and the Undergradu-
anil mathur, ceo, alaska
urban planning and project design, which will ate Minor in Real Estate Development. The
hopefully lead to a variety of career options.” program will stand alone as the only Master
The current curriculum plan calls for most of Real Estate Development, or related degree, Bill mccormick, co-founder
of the required courses to be taught in the late offered in Oregon and Southwest Washington, mccormick & Schmicks
afternoon or evening. Students will have the and one of only a handful of MRED programs rob miller, President, trailblazer foods
option of completing the degree in two years offered on the west coast. keith oelrich, ceo, insight Schools
on a full-time basis or in three years on a part- “I cannot emphasize enough the benefits don Pearson, regional
time basis. Instruction in the program will be to be derived from the MRED, a multi-disci- President of wells fargo
a mixture of full-time professors and part-time plinary program that brings to bear all of the kathy Prosser ‘83, worldwide
instructors who are industry professionals. In resources available at PSU to forge the modern Partner, mercer
addition, the university will hire two full- commercial real estate professional,” said Larry Jan robinson, Partner,
time faculty members to teach in the MRED Remmers, Senior Vice President/Manager of hamstreet & associates
program. the Real Estate Banking Group at Wells Fargo
meg rush, VP marketing &
“We know that a quality real estate career Bank, and a Center board member. “Trained
Product, webmd health Services
education involves both classroom training in all facets of the business, steeped in real
and real world experience and contacts,” said projects and imbued with the benefits of dudley Slater, ceo of integra telecom
Mildner. “Towards that end, the center will sustainability, MRED graduates will be highly dale Stockamp ‘81, former ceo
conduct several networking, mentoring, and attractive to the real estate industry, ready to of Stockamp & associates
scholarship programs.” add value the first day on the job.” michelle weisenbach,
In 2004, the Center for Real Estate was Senior VP, uS Bank
formed as a partnership between PSU’s for more information visit Stephanie welty, cfo,
Schools of Urban Studies and Planning and www.gradbusiness.pdx.edu/graduate_ nw Pipe company
Business Administration to manage the real business_programs/mred
rick wills, former ceo and
David Aires MBA ’84 is a factory automa-
School of Business and The
tion manager for intel in chandler, arizona.
Zaur Akhriev ’01 is an investment analyst
Standard forge innovative
with the Standard in Portland.
Raj Anand MBA ’77 is president and chief
executive officer of Southern States in
hampton, georgia. Building on decadeS of mutual alumnus, but also because I believe the busi-
SuPPort, Portland State’s School of Busi- ness community has a strong role to play,
Trina Bandelow ’89 is president of north-
west medical, inc. ness has formed an official partnership with a responsibility, in supporting educational
local insurance and financial services com- opportunities. The economic health and well-
Maria Bjazevich ’03 is a senior project coor- pany, The Standard. being of our communities is ultimately in the
dinator for epiq Systems class action and Not only does The Standard employ close hands of the innovators and business leaders
claims Solutions in Beaverton. to 200 PSU alums, 60 of whom have busi- of the future who have yet to even enter the
ness degrees, but it also supports dozens of workforce. Partnering with PSU allows The
Sarah Adams Bracelin ’01 is director of
full-time employees pursuing undergraduate Standard to contribute to the vitality of this
marketing and business development at
myhre group architects, inc., in Portland. and graduate degrees and continuing educa- region and help ensure we are building a
tion at Portland State through the company’s strong foundation for future leaders.”
Becky Brown ’09 is an assistant strategist tuition reimbursement program. CEO and A key product of this partnership will be
with omd in San francisco. President Greg Ness is an MBA alum and The Standard Business Leadership Program
advocate for the school. Additionally, The taught by business school faculty in partner-
Greg Brown MBA ’04 is vice president of Standard has supported a variety of Portland ship with executives from The Standard.
loan administration at riverview community
State’s schools and programs financially, from The Business Leadership Program provides
Bank in klamath falls.
the Business Briefing breakfast series to the curriculum and instruction to the company’s
Robert Card ’74 is executive vice president annual Simon Benson Awards. managers in financial management, business
6 6 Greg Ness sat down with PSU President process improvement, strategy development
and risk management director for columbia
river Bank in the dalles. Wim Wiewel and business school Dean Scott and innovation. Managers will participate
Dawson this spring to deepen the relation- in three two-day classroom sessions, per-
Julie Cieloha ’87 is the chief financial of- ship between the School of Business and The form reading and introspection assignments,
ficer of the m.J. murdock charitable trust in
Standard in a way that would be beneficial conduct interviews with company leader-
and meaningful for both entities. Together, ship, make presentations to classmates, and
Alex Coffee ’02 is director of business and they designed a partnership in which The complete a service leadership assignment in a
legal affairs at Bold films in hollywood. Standard pledges $150,000 over three years local non-profit organization of their choice.
to support the business school’s Entrepre- “This partnership provides us an opportu-
Rod Conduragis MBA ’03 is the signature neurship Center, Business Briefing breakfast nity to further develop our established and
client director for at&t Business Services in series, the Fund for Excellence, PSU’s Simon emerging company leaders. They’ll gain and
Benson Awards, as well as an innovative apply greater knowledge of core business con-
Aubre Dickson ’98 is an equity investments executive education program for employees cepts, both inside the company and in our
manager at homestead capital in Portland. of The Standard. In addition to this partner- surrounding community” said Karen Weisz,
ship, The Standard will also continue to sup- VP, Human Resources & Corporate Services
Dave Emmett ’70 is a partner in wicks em- port the work of the Center for Real Estate – and also an alumnus of PSU’s graduate
mett, an accounting firm in roseburg. and its annual Real Estate conference. program in Education. “We’re excited about
“For more than 25 consecutive years, The this chance to help our leaders broaden their
Michael Erickson ’88 is founder of afmS
Standard has been a supporter of Portland perspectives on key business challenges. It’s
logistics management group in tigard.
State University and the School of Busi- an approach that will support our business
Jerry Estenson MBA ’75 is a principal at ness,” said Ness. “I am very proud of our and the community simultaneously.”
humanetic consulting, inc., a human re- deep ties to PSU not only because I am an
sources consulting firm in colorado Springs,
Larry Flaig ’07 is a project manager/tooling
analyst at Boeing-everett in washington.
Michael Fletcher ’97 is chief marketing of-
ficer for giftango in Portland.
Steve Flunker MBA ’99 is international
transportation director at JcPenney.
Lisa Gambee MBA ’95 is a marketing
manager with fluid market Strategies in
celest trapp ‘99, ‘00 (right) and Y-chrome business partner Shannon hall ‘93 (left). 7
While working as a senior marketing manager
at a financial services company, Celeste name: celeste trapp
Trapp’s employer offered to subsidize part
of her education. Since she had finished her
degree info: B.a. marketing ‘93
undergraduate business degree in marketing
at PSU, it seemed natural to return to the
business school for her MBA.
While she did not enter the MBA program BuSineSS name: hair m, a salon
for the purpose of opening her own busi- specializing in men’s
ness, the degree provided her with the skills hair, spa, and
necessary to be successful. Celeste learned massage services
how to identify strengths and resources, as
well as how to find solutions to unfamiliar
challenges. The part-time evening schedule “Earning my MBA provided me a more
brought together professionals from many well-rounded business understanding that
areas and from a wide variety of backgrounds. ultimately helped guide me in making better
The cohort system facilitated close collegial business decisions as I built my company,”
relationships and lasting friendships between said Celeste.
students. Celeste really enjoyed being able Today, Hair M offers spa and massage ser-
to work with her cohort members in group vices at two thriving locations in downtown
projects, as everyone brought interesting and Portland and in Beaverton. In November
varied skills and perspectives. 2009, Celeste also opened Y-Chrome, an
As a recent MBA graduate, Celeste relied old-school barbershop with a modern twist,
on input from her fellow alumni as she where men can play pool or darts while they
developed her nascent business venture. In wait for a haircut or straight razor shave. She
2002 while on a trip to Tahoe, a friend and has plans to open four more locations in the
fellow MBA graduate came up with the name metro area in the next three years.
“Harem” for the business that Celeste was Celeste Trapp is still connected to her roots
considering. Harem was later polished into at PSU. Hair M recently participated in a
Hair M by a professional agency. In 2003, business capstone project in which MBA
Celeste launched the Hair M salon, with help students analyzed the capacity of the salon to
from her MBA classmates. operate as a chain or franchise.
>>> alumni notes
Nicole Geils ’03 is market manager at aly-
eska resort in girdwood, alaska, and owns
nkg image Productions.
Robert Goitein MBA ’86 is assistant
director for Quality resources at adventist
medical center in Portland.
accounting “Escaping the Green Prison: Entrepreneurship
Stephen Hedberg ’81 is a partner in the Elizabeth Almer received the American and the Creation of Opportunities for Sustain-
Portland law firm of Perkins coie. law Accounting Association’s Outstanding Diver- able Development” and “The Impact Of Social
and Politics magazine named hedberg to
its 2009 oregon Super lawyers top 50 in
sity Paper Award for “Stalled Progression of Norms On Entrepreneurial Action: Evidence
oregon. Women into the Partnership: An Examination From The Environmental Entrepreneurship
of the Post-Senior Manager Position in Public Context.”
Garrett Helser ’06 is a technical support Accounting.” She has also been appointed to Additionally, her co-authored paper titled
manager for helser Bros. transfer co. in the editorial board of the journal Issues in Ac- “The Coevolution of Institutional Entrepre-
Portland. counting Education. neurship: A Tale of Two Theories” was pub-
Kathy Rupley published “Internal Con- lished in the Journal of Management.
Daniel Hill MBA ’03 is the chief financial
officer for Seasons management.
trol Deficiencies and the Issuance of Going Sloan Management Review published “On
Concern Opinions” in Research in Accounting the Rocky Road to Strong Global Culture” co-
Adam Hubka ’03 is an online marketing Regulation. authored by Sully Taylor.
manager for eagle Publishing in washing- Kristi Yuthas published “Microfinance in Additionally, her co-authored paper, “Sci-
ton, d.c. Cultures of Non-repayment” in the Journal of entific Mindfulness: A Foundation for Future
Developmental Entrepreneurship. Themes in International Business,” was selected
Scott Johnson ’83 is vice president of
as the Carolyn Dexter Award Winner by the
finance for legacy health Systems in
information SYStemS Academy of Management.
Neil Ramiller’s 2009 MIS Quarterly paper
Jason Jones ’99 is a national sales manag- won the Best Published Paper Award from the marketing
er for Portland based affiliated resources. Academy of Management’s Organizational Tom Gillpatrick chaired the session “The Con-
Communication and Information Systems Di- tinuing Saga of Market Orientation and Mar-
Gina Leon ’95 is a vice president of com- vision. Additionally, his paper “Understanding keting Department Influence” and presented a
mercial real estate development at uS Bank. New Technologies in the Great War: Disruptive paper, “Developing, Harnessing, and Managing
Leona Mathews MBA ’86 is chief execu-
Innovation, System Building, and Institutional ‘Creative’ Marketing Organizations” at the
tive officer of the neurology center and the Barriers” won the 2010 Confluence Award for Academy of Marketing Society 2010 meeting.
headache center of Southern california in Excellence in Interdisciplinary Writing. Charla Mathwick published “Computer-
encinitas, california. Erica Wagner published “Understanding Mediated Customization Tendency and the
Project Survival in an ES Environment: A So- Adaptive e-Service Experience” in the Journal of
Brian McDowell ’99 is a private mortgage ciomaterial Practice Perspective” in the Journal Retailing.
banking branch manager for wells fargo in of the Association for Information Systems. Douglas Tseng’s published two co-authored
papers: “Context specificity in use of price
Roberta McEniry ’76 is a consultant with management information sources” the Journal of Consumer
resource global Professionals. Talya Bauer has coauthored an innovative Marketing and “Perceptions of Online and On-
graphic novel textbook on Management, titled Campus Business Programs: Implications for
Jon Mitchell ’69 is president and chief “Atlas Black: Managing to Succeed.” Marketing Business Programs” in the Review of
executive officer of acumentra health in The New York Times cited Berrin Erdogan Higher Education and Self-Learning.
Portland. and Talya Bauer’s article “Perceived overquali-
Ngu Nguyen ’00 is president and co-
fication and its outcomes: The moderating role SuPPlY and logiSticS management
founder of forix in tigard. of empowerment.” Mellie Pullman received the 2009 Associate
Additionally, their paper “Differentiated Editor Appreciation award from the Journal of
Diane Carlascio Nudelman ’85 is owner Leader-Member Exchanges: The Moderating Supply Chain Management. Additionally, she
of ecoswag.com. Role of Justice Climate,” was selected as one of co-authored “A Framework for Evaluating the
the best papers at the Academy of Management Customer Wait Experience” published in the
Diane O’Malley ’83, MBA ’00 is an ac- meeting. Journal of Service Management and “Food for
counting manager for the Portland Youth
Scott Marshall published “How Do Small Thought: Motivations to Adopt Sustainability
And Medium Enterprises Go ‘Green?’ A Study Practices and Perceived Outcomes” in the Jour-
Dan Olds ’91 owns gabriel consulting Of Environmental Management Programs In nal of Supply Chain Management.
group. The U.S. Wine Industry” in the Journal of Busi- Mellie Pullman and Jesse Dillard’s article
ness Ethics. He also joined the editorial board “Values Based Supply Chain Management and
Eric Olsen MBA ’86 is chair of the market- of Organization & Environment. Emergent Organizational Structures” was pub-
ing, strategy, and international business The Journal of Business Venturing features lished in the International Journal of Operations
department and director of the sport
management program at the university of
two articles coauthored by Desirée Pacheco: and Production Management.
colorado at colorado Springs.
>>> alumni notes
Business school bestows Aurianna Philavanh ’09 is a safety manager
for franz Bakery in Portland.
first annual Distinguished Alumni Jeffrey Poulin MBA 99, MS ’05 is a network
specialist at international organization for
Standardization, a nonprofit management firm
in geneva, Switzerland.
Valerie Pratt ’96 is an accountant for Pratt
weller and associates in Portland.
Lakshmi Pratury Bill Stoller
founder, ixoraa entrepreneur and Daniel A. Rice MBA ’00 is managing director
media and host, founder/Vice chairman at macadam capital Partners.
ink conference of express employment
Professionals Gregory Robinson MBA ’97 is the executive
director at the columbia river mental health
Services in Vancouver, washington.
Steven Schafer ’03, MBA ’06 is a senior
financial systems analyst for nike in Beaverton,
and is a principal at S Squared consulting in
thiS Year, the School of BuSineSS with fewer than 25 years of experience be-
adminiStration presented the first of Max Schwartz ’99 is a senior manager at gef-
yond receipt of their graduate degree.
fen mesher and co.
two Distinguished Graduate Alumni Awards Lakshmi’s experience spans for-profit
at our annual Hooding Ceremony of gradu- enterprises, venture capital and nonprofit James “Jim” Snyder MBA ’96 is an account
ating MBA and MSFA students. The first organizations. As a cultural entrepreneur, she manager for the northwest evaluation associa-
recipients of these inaugural awards were Bill is the Founder and CEO of Ixoraa Media, tion in Portland.
Stoller ’79, Entrepreneur and Founder/Vice whose mission is to strengthen the ties between
Chairman of Express Employment Profes- Tiane Soulatha MBA ’95 is vice president of
United States and India through sponsored
sionals, and Lakshmi Pratury ’88, Founder of government banking at uS Bank in Portland.9
corporate, cultural, and media events. Along
Ixoraa Media and Host of INK conference with Chris Anderson, she was the co-host Eric Spangenberg MBA ’86 is dean of the
Bill Stoller was presented with the Dis- of the first ever TEDIndia at Mysore, India, college of business at washington State univer-
tinguished Graduate Alumni Award, which in November 2009. In December 2010, sity in Pullman.
recognizes a graduate-level business school she will launch The INK conference in as-
alumnus or alumna who has demonstrated sociation with TED which carried forward Nathan Spear ’98 is a sales engineer for iBm
outstanding achievement in business success, the momentum created by TEDIndia.
as well as a strong commitment to the com- As a social entrepreneur, Lakshmi was a David Steinbrugge MBA ’91 is president of
munity through engagement and philanthropy. leading force at the American India Founda- Stonebridge mortgage group in gresham.
Not only is Bill founder and vice chair- tion, where she was part of the management
man of Express Employment Professionals, team that raised more than $30 million in Karl Steiner MBA ’92 is a broker for mead-
he also owns and oversees Stoller Vineyards five years to channel towards development ows group realtors in Portland.
in Dayton, Oregon and co-owns of Che- activities in India. She was the founder of the
Scott Thompson MBA ’98 is a partner at
halem winery in nearby Newberg. Bill is a Digital Equalizer program, which brought common Sense investment management in
longtime friend of PSU’s business school, and technology education to more than 100,000 Portland.
has participated as a guest speaker in several children and 2,000 teachers in India.
courses. Additionally, he was instrumental “Walking along the park blocks to the Johnathan Tran ’06 is an associate with Sen-
in creating the Express Employment Profes- Hooding Ceremony, weaving through build- siba San filippo in San francisco.
sionals Endowed Professorship for Associate ings, took me back to a place where my
Mary K. Turina ’89 is president and chief op-
Professor of Management, Berrin Erdogan. life as I know it began,” said Lakshmi. “To erating officer of children’s cancer association
“I must say I was very humbled by the this day, I am in love with Portland the way in Portland.
honor you bestowed upon me at the Hood- I was 25 years ago. My years at Portland
ing Ceremony,” said Bill. “I consider this State taught me everything that I practice David Vargas ’07 is an accountant with Var-
award to be one of the highest achievements today. It’s great to see how well Portland gas & associates in walla walla, washington.
and recognition moments in my career.” State has grown since I was a student.”
Rosanne Vecchio ’85 is a broker at the
Lakshmi Pratury received the Rising Star Bill and Lakshmi have both made tre- windermere/cronin & capland realty group in
Graduate Alumni Award, which recognizes mendous contributions to their com- Portland.
a graduate-level School of Business Admin- munities. The business school plans to
istration alumnus or alumna for sustained recognize such outstanding alumni on an Ruth White MBA ’03 is vice president of
distinguished contributions to his or her annual basis to acknowledge their achieve- program development at Via training, an e-
profession and a strong commitment to learning company in elkridge, maryland.
ments as well as promote exemplary alumni
the community. This award is for alums to current graduates and students. Richard Willis ’68 is a project supervisor with
willis homes in longview, washington.
f r i e n d S o f t h e S c h o o l o f B u S i n e S S a d m i n i S t r at i o n
The School of Business Administration would like to thank all individuals and companies who support the school and
its programs. The following generous sponsors made contributions between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010.
comPanieS lane Powell kelly and John ’95 archer
$50,000 and more lease crutcher lewis Builds Steve Bailey
cameron foundation legacy health System tracy ’82 and doug Bean
Pepsico foundation, inc. mcewen gisvold llP Barbara ’92, ’00 and tom Briody
$25,000 to $49,999 naioP oregon chapter Philip Bogue
ames family foundation nestle Purina chuck and Sue carlbom
Pcc Structurals, inc. norris & Stevens, inc. terry ’62 and elizabeth clifford
tektronix foundation opus northwest, llc karen ’75 and Samuel coe
$10,000 to $24,999 Pactrust anita dawson
costco wholesale corporation Perkins & co Scott and Bridget dawson
express employment Professionals Polygon northwest Shelley ’74 and craig dewey
inspirators, inc. Portland energy conservation, inc. debby deering
kroger Portland general electric company Shirley dunn ‘75
fred meyer Portland metro assoc of Jamison ’04 and Ying fenderson
moss adams llP/foundation Building owners & managers richard Solomon and alyce flitcraft
Precision castparts corporation reser’s fine foods, inc. James and Barbara gaffney
the Boeing company Shorenstein realty Services lP edward ’73 and Vilora george
the counselors of real estate foundation Skanska uSa Building, inc. richard ’69 and deborah hawkins
the Standard Solarworld industries america Brian ’79 and rita chin henry
uS Bancorp/uS Bank Specht development, inc. gary homsley
wells fargo/foundation Stoel rives llP ronald ’80 and kathy graybeal
10 western association of food chains Stoller family foundation raymond ’83 and elizabeth guenther
wheeler foundation turner construction company leon Jallo ‘65
$5,000 to $9,999 unico Properties inc. Joseph ’77 and Janice karas
alaska tanker company llc unified grocers raedene keeton ’87 and william kalm
aon foundation Vesta corporation Skip ’72 and Susie kriz
ashforth Pacific walsh construction company Bruce korter ‘72
Bank of america weston investment company charles and Barbara landers
eSco corporation Sally lovett
evergreen community indiVidualS deborah Janikowski ’97, ’04
development foundation $100,000 and more and darrell Brown
haggen, inc. fahad al-athel ‘75 dennis Johnson
intel corporation/foundation timothy and mary Boyle marilyn and raymond Johnson
kPmg llP/foundation robert and Sharon miller Scott Johnson
leupold & Stevens foundation $50,000 to $99,999 Brian ’99 and lindsey mcdowell
nw natural gerry ’62 and marilyn cameron robert ’63 and Jane morrow
oregon association of realtors $10,000 to $49,999 Juanita ’92 and ronald Petersen
oregon transfer company doug and Suchen fieldhouse Jan heald robinson and roger robinson
PSu Bookstore Penelope and Philip knight richard royse and alan Blumhagen
Simon fraser university carolyn mcknight allen Sandstrom ‘64
Society for information management ellen nusblatt donald ’73 and marilyn Schmidt
Stancorp mortgage investors, llc $2,500 to $9,999 Judy ’86 and Scott South
Zehntbauer foundation mary Jo and John Ball linda ’88 and thomas Sullivan
$2,500 to $4,999 gwen Burns James ’85 and June Sweeney
aequitas capital management les fahey ‘68 glen ulmer
Ball Janik llP mark and deborah fisher craig Vagt
capstone Partners llc david girt Jay wilt ‘83
columbia Sportswear company edward grubb kimberly woodside
davis wright tremaine, llP larry ’70, ’71 and irene huget
frito-lay inc. Saleh al-husseini
geffen, mesher & company P.c. lynn ’88 and harry kingston We make every effort to ensure accuracy.
group mackenzie arthur ’72 and robin miles If your name has been omitted, misspelled
grubb & ellis company randolph and Janet miller or incorrectly listed, please accept our
hanna andersson corporation Jerry ’62 and Sandra Parsons apologies. Contact Julie Thacher at
henningsen cold Storage company william Swindells email@example.com or (503) 725-3758 to
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kellogg company $1,000 to $2,499
knowledge learning corporation kimberly and Patrick anderson
at a glance: the Year in Pictures
Portland State iPa,
brewed by newport-
rogue ales, hit store
shelves this summer.
honoring mBa and mSfa graduates at the 2010 hooding ceremony.
Left: martyn etherington,
Vice President of
at tektronix, speaks to
students in the executive
Right: mBa, mSfa and
mim alumni mingle at the
school’s quarterly alumni
reception for graduate
students at Bridgeport
Brewpub in nw Portland.
Left: dean Scott
dawson with hooding
keynote speaker and
general, John kroger.
Right: a student accepts
her certificate at the
business school’s annual
Scholarship and awards
night dessert reception.
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octoBer 12 connect to communitY
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