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The Harvard Business School Club of Puget Sound & Senior Associate Dean Howard Stevenson Request the Pleasure of Your Company to Celebrate an Event 100 Years in the Making Centennial Conference Saturday, April 26, 2008 Washington State Convention and Trade Center 800 Convention Place, Seattle 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Centennial Conference Re gistration (Before April 20th) Centennial Conference (Open to All): $100 per person Late Re gistration (After April 20th) Centennial Conference (Open to All): $150 per person REGISTRATION, SPEAKER BIOS, ATTENDEE LISTS AND MORE INFO ONLINE http://www.hbsps.com/article.html?aid=193 Centennial Conference 9:30 AM - Confere nce Kic koff & Launch Paul Spr inger & Betsy Jensvold, HBS Club of Puget Sound - Co-Presidents 10:15 AM - Faculty Presentation: To Tell the Truth Prof. Michael Wheeler - MBA Class of 1952 Professor of Management Practice Professor Wheeler teaches Complex Negotiation, as well as a variety of executive courses. In recent years he served as faculty chair of the first year MBA program and headed the required Negotiation course. He has also taught Leadership, Values, and Decision Making, and, as Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, Mediation & Consensus Building. ( more) 11:15 AM - Guiding Principles to Building a Successful Business George F. Russell, Jr. MBA '58 - Chairman Emeritus, Russell Invest ments George Russell is Chairman Emeritus and was the visionary behind Frank Russell Company, now know n as Russell Invest ment Group... ( more) 11:45 AM - Networking Lunch Interact and engage with other alums and conference guests. Lunch will be provided. 1:00 PM Alumni Executive Presentations Participate in interactive sessions with our executive alumni panelists. You will have the opportunity to attend two sessions, each featuring 3 speakers. Our sessions will include: Dan Barr, MBA '67 - Personal Evolution and the Productivity Revolution Mike Galgon, MBA '97 - Success and Failure in Internet Time Jim Garrison, DBA '66 - Flunking Retirement According to Your Wife Scott Keeney, MBA '94 - Transforming US High Schools Skip Kotkins, MBA '72 -35 Years After HBS: A Few Lessons on Business and Life Mead Treadwell, MBA '82 - What the Accessible Arctic Means to You Peter Van Oppen, MBA '76 - Things to Unlearn After HBS: Entrepreneurs in Seattle Chad Waite, MBA '83 - Venture Capital Growth in Seattle Since 1988 Bob Zook, MBA '75 -The Punch Line of Success: Heart Warming Relevance 3:30 PM - Faculty Presentation: Make Your Own Luc k Prof. Howard Stevenson - Baker Foundation Professor; Sr. Associate Dean, Dir. of HBS Publishing Howard H. Stevenson is Sarof im- Rock Baker Foundation Professor, Senior Associate Dean, Director of Publishing, and Chair of the Harvard Business School Publishing Company board. Howard was a founder and first president of the Baupost Group, Inc. He is a life trustee of the Boston Ballet and is vice chairman elect of National Public Radio Board of Directors and a trustee of Mount Auburn Hospital. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, Croatia. He served as the Vice Provost for Harvard University Resources and Planning after service as Senior Associate Provost from 2005 to 2007. As Senior Associate Dean and Director of External Relations at Harvard Business School from 2001 to 2005 he lead the successful capital campaign. ( more) 4:30 PM Continuing the Conversations - Dan Barr, HBS Club of Puget Sound - VP of Innovation Speakers Biographies Dan Ba rr, MBA '67 Dan has long been an explorer, for many years an energy artist and most recently as a constructivist/evolutionary social inventor. He is a Vice President of Tor Dahl Associates, whose mission is to raise the standard of living of every man, woman and child on the planet, and where he has been involved in consulting with Boeing, Weyerhaeuser, Starbucks, etc. Most recently he consulted with leaders of Alaska on a state Prosperity Plan. He founded Sailboats Northwest after leaving HBS, and later Bioenergtics Northwest, a personal growth center, and Seminars Northwest. Several years ago his hobby became to make this the healthiest, happiest, most productive, innovative, inclusive, wise, fun and sus tainable region in the world, because we know how to each, let's do all. He spends June and July swashbuckling on the Bering Sea for sockeye and then cruises the islands of the Inside Passage during August and September. He grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington. Mike Galgon, MBA '97 - Chief Advertising Strategist, Microsoft Mike grew up in Allentown, PA, with four brothers and a sister. After studying economics at Duke, he served in the US Navy as a diving officer onboard a Sea ttle-based minesweeper. Upon completing his tour of duty, he served as a VISTA volunteer in inner-city Boston, then earned his MBA at Harvard Business School. In 1997, Mike co -founded aQuantive, an early leader in Internet marketing, serving as President a nd then Chief Strategy Officer for the past ten years, culminating in aQuantive’s acquisition by Microsoft. He has also served as a director for Global Partnerships, a Seattle -based microfinance organization since 1993. Mike and his wife Gretl are being raised by four daughters (aged 2 to 9). Jim Garrison, DBA '66 Jim Garrison retired as President and CEO of Washington Dental Service (WDS) in the spring of 02. WDS is a $700 million not-for-profit, healthcare services contractor, and a member company of the Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA). DDPA is a national organization f member companies who provide more than $14 billion of dental care services each year. Mr. Garrison chaired this group. Previously, he was the President and CEO of K2 Corporation, a worldwide marketer of skies and snowboards. He joined K2 from Boise Cascade Corporation where he had been the VP of Human Resources, Mr. Garrison came to BCC from the University of Washington as an Assistant Professor of Management and Organization within the Graduate School of Business. Currently Jim serves on the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges for Washington State just completing a term as Chair. He also is a member of start-up Boards in the Seattle and Los Angeles areas, and works some as a consultant. Scott Kee ney, MBA '94 - Co-Founder and President/CEO of nLIGHT Corporation Scott is co-founder and President/CEO of nLIGHT Corporation, a leading semiconductor laser manufacturer with facilities in Vancouver, Washington, Hillsboro, Oregon; Shanghai, China; and Lohja, Finland. nLIGHT supplies lasers for industrial, medical, defense, and consumer applications. nLIGHT has raised over $80 million from leading venture capital investors including Oak Investment Partners, Menlo Ventures, MDV, and Adams Capital. In 2007, nLIGHT was named the fastest growing company in the Deloitte & Touche USA LLP’s Technology Fast 50 program and also was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from The Oregon Entrepreneur’s Network. In 2006, Scott was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Technology in the Pacific Northwest. Previously, Scott was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Scott is founder and Chairman for the Mentoring Advanced Programs for Students (MAPS) an education non - profit focused on enhancing rigorous high school programs in the Northwest. In 2007, MAPS was awarded over $13 million in grants to expand the program across Washington State. Scott is the former chair of the Southwest Washington High Tech Council is a board member of the Community Foundation in SW Washington. Scott holds an M.B.A. from Harvard and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington where he graduated summa cum laude and won the Dean’s Medal for the top graduate in Arts and Sciences. Scott attended public schools in Bellevue, WA. Skip Kotkins, MBA '72 - Cha irman and CEO, Sky way Lugga ge Compa ny Skip Kotkins is a Seattle native, graduate of Williams College 1970 and HBS, 1972. He is a third generation CEO of Skyway Luggage Company, a 98 year old manufacturer and wholesaler of travelgoods products produced in China and Vietnam and sold in many countries of the world. Skip serves on one NYSE company board, and many non-profit and trade organization boards. He and his wife Jackie are the parents of Katie (26) a development officer living in New York City, and Joey (22) graduating next month from Duke University. Mead Treadwe ll, MBA '82 A thirty-year resident of Alaska, Mead Treadwell (MBA ’82) is chairman of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. The commission, which reports to the President and Congress, sets direction for the U.S. government’s $400 million annual Arctic research program, involving fifteen federal agencies. In the private sector, Treadwell is chairman and CEO of Venture Ad Ast ra, which invests in and develops new geospatial and imaging technologies. Peter Van Oppen, MBA '76 Peter van Oppen served as Chairman and CEO of Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC) and its predecessor companies from 1989 to 2006. Previously, he has worked in medical electronics, as a consulting manager at Price Waterhouse LLP and as a consultant at Bain & Company in New York, Boston and London. During his tenure, ADIC grew from sales and valuation levels of below $10 million to annual revenue of nearly $500 million and a cash sale price of nearly $800 million. A data storage company, ADIC developed hardware and software designed to ease the storage, use and protection of large volumes of digitized information. Its growth was primarily internal although several acquisitions, both domestic and international, contributed to its success. The Company was purchased by a competitor in August, 2006. In addition to ADIC, he has served as a director of multiple other public companies including Interpoint Corporation, Western Wireless Corporation, Spacelabs Medical, Receptech Corp. and Key Technology. As a public company director, van Oppen has participated in several panels related to effective Corporate Governance and was selected as 2007 Corporate Director of the Year by the National Association of Corporate Directors Seattle Northwest Chapter. He continues as a director of numerous private entities, including Basketball Club of Seattle LLC, and spends the majority of his time as a partner at Trilogy Partnership in Bellevue. Mr. van Oppen is currently on the board of Isilon Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISLN), Trustee and Chair of the Investment Committee at Whitman College and formerly served as an Advisory Board member and as a director of the Seattle Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants on inactive status and holds a B.A. in political science from Whitman College as well as an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. Chad Waite, MBA '83 - Managing Director, OVP Venture Partners Chad Waite joined OVP Venture Partners in 1987 and focuses on investments in the digital biology, and network security sectors. His investments include 4thPass, Accelerator, Adapx, Airgo Networks, Boston Beer, Cardima, CellPro, CODA Genomics, Complete Genomics, Corixa, Serengeti, Etera, Filenet, GenoLogics, GreaterGood.com, Loudeye Technologies, NanoString, Napera Networks, Plectix BioSystems, ProTools, Quantum Medical, Raytel Medical, Returns Online, Rosetta Inpharmatics, SafeHarbor, Saros, Seattle Genetics, SignalSoft, Syntellect, Vantos, Verity, and WatchGuard. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Accelerator, Adapx, CODA Genomics, Complete Genomics, GenoLogics, NanoString, Napera Networks, Plectix BioSystems, and SafeHarbor and is a Board Observer to Allozyne, Orb Networks and Talyst. Prior to joining OVP, Chad was a General Partner at Hambrecht & Quist Venture Partners where he focused on investments in IT and life sciences. Prior to H&Q, he was in marketing and sales management at Cobe Laboratories, Inc. in its cardiovascular medical products division. Chad received his BA in History from Kenyon College and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a board member of the NVCA and the Washington Technology Alliance. He is a Trustee at Kenyon College, a member of the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) BSIF Advisory Board and a member of the University of Washington's Technology Transfer Advisory Board. He is the proud father of three grown children, is an avid cyclist and snowboarder, and loves fine wine. Bob Zook, MBA '75 Robert (Bob) Zook experienced the punch line of success upon joining World Vision International following his retirement from Weye rhaeuser. Bob recently retired (again) as senior advisor to the World Vision International president where he led World Vision's response to the avian and human influenza pandemic threat. In addition to serving as World Vision's international chief information officer, he has been an executive manager, information and communications technology (ICT) executive, and management consultant for nongovernmental organizations and private sector companies in the humanitarian development sector and forest products, wholesale distribution, semiconductor and information technology industries.