SBE Alumni Breakfast, Saturday, February 1st
You are warmly invited to attend the SBE Alumni Breakfast on Saturday, February 1st, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Fine Center at First Free Methodist Church on campus. As the new dean in the School of Business and Economics, Dr. Joseph Williams will share his vision for the future of the School of Business and Economics as we prepare students to engage the global community in business that they can believe in. SBE offers this homecoming breakfast to its alumni and friends at no cost. You can RSVP here.
Distinguished Speaker Series (Annual)
Craig Jelinek, President and CEO,
COSTCO Wholesale Corp.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
12:15-1:45 p.m., Upper Gwinn Commons
This winter, the School of Business and Economics welcomed Mr. Craig Jelinek, President and CEO of COSTCO as our invited speaker at our Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon. Mr. Jelinek has a long and increasingly significant career in this industry, beginning during his college years in the 1970s in California. He joined COSTCO in 1984 and was elevated to CEO upon the retirement of Jim Sinegal in January 2012. Learn more about our distinguished speaker in this BloombergBusinessweek article titled, Costco CEO Craig Jelinek Leads the Cheapest, Happiest Company in the World.
The Distinguished Speaker Series is an annual event that brings a prominent national or regional business leader to SPU’s School of Business and Economics. Through this program, decision makers, risk takers, and leaders of the regional and national corporate world share their personal experiences and philosophies with students. Students and faculty receive real-world insight into the issues they regularly explore in the classroom.
See past speakers.
Dean’s Speaker Series (Quarterly)
Dana Manciagli, Owner, DM Consulting
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 1:50 p.m.
Library Seminar Room
Dana Manciagli, called “a combination of Jillian Michaels and Suze Orman for careers,” has been a corporate executive for more than 30 years and has leveraged her employee hiring and management experience into that of author, blogger, keynote speaker, career coach, and global career expert. She is the author of Cut the Crap, Get a Job! A New Job Search Process for a New Era.
Dana has had a remarkable career in global sales and marketing roles in Fortune 500 corporations. Recently retired from more than a decade’s tenure at Microsoft as worldwide sales general manager, Dana previously worked for Kodak as VP of worldwide marketing and climbed the corporate career ladder through Sea-Land, Avery Dennison, and IBM. She also helped grow a fast-growing technology start-up from early stage to IPO and sale of the company.
Dana has coached, interviewed, and hired thousands of job seekers. As a result, she has developed proprietary job search and networking processes. Her ideas and techniques are proven to be as effective for new college graduates as for senior executives. Dana has presented her concept at hundreds of career-centric and corporate events and is a prolific writer on the subject. She is a soughtafter speaker and a regular contributor to print and online publications, including her own weekly “Career Mojo” column in all of the national Business Journals.
Named a top “Women of Influence” in Seattle, Dana lives and works in Puget Sound where she serves on the Worldwide Board of Junior Achievement. She is a breast cancer conqueror, received
her MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, and speaks fluent Spanish. Dana shares her life with Mathis, is immensely proud of her two grown sons, Shane and
Chad, and loves to golf and travel the world.
Sponsored by the School of Business and Economics' Center for Applied Learning, the Dean's Speaker Series brings prominent regional business and civic leaders to campus every quarter.
Students ― who are themselves aspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs ― have an opportunity to hear from prominent local and regional businesspeople and civic leaders who share their stories and serve as role models. The School reinforces the notion that the practice of business is truly interdisciplinary.
Over the years our Dean's speakers have come from for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental roles. Students are encouraged to look for connections between the subjects they are studying and the stories they are hearing.
See past speakers.