April 16, 2019 EAB MEETING SUMMARY and HIGHLIGHTS
Thank you to each of you who were able to attend the April 2019 EAB meeting and the 2019 Social Venture Plan Competition. Our special guest, B.J. Stewart, Chief Operating Officer of Urban Impact along with Steve Bury, Executive Director presented “SHARKS AT THE BEACH”. It is Urban Impact’s live pitch event for promising Entrepreneurs.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Bonnie Sellen has over 25 years of HR, labor relations, and administrative executive leadership experience in multiple industries: technology, marine transportation, education and healthcare. She currently has her own consulting firm.
Carol Kelly is the former Senior Vice President, Global Finance Operations at Oracle. She recently retired.
EAB ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS
SPU’s Downtown Business Breakfast Thank you to everyone who attended the recent breakfast. Our membership enjoyed breakfast at the Executive Leadership Team sponsored tables along with SBGE students and guests of Ross Stewart.
Lunch with Guy Kawasaki Madrona Venture Group hosted a lunch event with Guy Kawasaki. There were 50 people in attendance including EAB members and others representing REI, Madrona Venture Group, Textio, Tempered Networks, SoundCommerce, Sur La Table, Nordstrom, Moss Adams, Peter Sullivan Accounting, Zillow, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Boeing, Microsoft, LuLu Lemon and JP Morgan Chase.
Special thanks to Heidi Kenoyer who served as interviewer for the event.
The event was so well-received plans are being developed for others in the near future. Many of those who were unable to attend wished to be notified when we host something like this again. AND those leaving the event said they looked forward to the next event!
If you have a topic you would like to be considered, please contact Kristi Drake.
EAB INITIATIVES UPDATE
Working teams have been developed for each of the Initiatives and work is already being done. If you have not had the chance to join, please see BELOW for more information.
#1 PRME and Sustainable Development Goals - Mike Milojevich, Kristi Drake, Matthew Brouwer, Kim WIlson
#2 CIB / Faith & Co - Dana Rekow, Larry Van Ness, Kim Wilson, Ed Lopit, Gene Kim
#3 Accreditation - Doug Deardorf, Thom Kroon, Jeff McHenry, Kristi Drake
#4 Mission Advancement - Denny Meadows, Jeffrey Wilcox, Randy Lane, Jackie Kopson, Heidi Kenoyer, Taylor Clark, Mark Oppenlander, Kimberly Nuber
EAB INITIATIVES INTRODUCTION Please see the January 16, 2019 Meeting Summary for the complete introduction along with how you can be involved.
OTHER MEETING HIGHLIGHTS:
MISSION MOMENT - Doug Deardorf
Thank you to Doug who hopped right off the plane to join us this spring!
Spring 2019’s class was the largest yet. Thank you to all 9 EAB members who were able to mentor students.
BUILDING OUR BOARD
As you know we are continuing our buildout of the board in its diversity. Our goal is to match the diversity of the SPU students and also the broad range of study offered by SBGE. We welcomed new members this month in Public Policy, Global Development and HR. We are continuing to see new members in the areas of: