Advisory Board

Committed to Lifelong Leadership

The School of Leadership Studies' Advisory Board is a diverse group of leaders from local, regional, and international organizations who are committed to the advancement of the school's mission. Representing a variety of backgrounds and industries, they advise on strategic planning, giving, and special projects that empower students, enhance programmatic outcomes, and promote leadership at all levels. We are extremely grateful to the Advisory Board for their continued commitment to Leadership Studies, as it inspires and brings life to the work of our students, staff and faculty. 

  • Jeff Adams: CEO, Horizon Credit Union
  • Delores Alexander: VP of Supplier Management, The Boeing Company
  • Jim Alling: Former CEO, Toms Shoes
  • Howard Behar, Board Member Emeritus: Retired President, Starbucks Coffee Corporation
  • Dayna Eberhardt: Senior Vice President, Global Talent Management at Expedia Group
  • Randy Krause: Fire Chief, Port of Seattle
  • Ken Kress: CEO, BDS Marketing, LLC
  • Dan Mahoney: CEO Peer Group Chair, CEO Focus
  • George Murphy: President & CEO, GPM Enterprises LLC
  • Brenda Rountree: Senior VP, First American Title, Pacific Region
  • Buck Somes: CEO, GenPrime, Inc.
  • Melissa Sussman: Owner, Insource Coaching, Gonzaga University Adjunct Faculty
  • Linda Underwood: Spokane Regional President, US Bank
  • LTC Alan Westfield: Professor of Military Science, Gonzaga University ROTC
  • Marie Wilson: Former Resettlement Officer, UNHCR


The Office of Leadership Training & Development Advisory Board Members:

  • Steve Lee: Director of Information Technology, Integrus Architecture
  • Mary Miller: Director of Slow Operations, Northern Quest Casino
  • Jodie Olson: Vice President of Human Resources, Horizon Credit Union
  • Diane Quincy: Director of Leadership and Organizational Development, Avista Utilities
  • Naghmana Sherazi: Communications Coordinator in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Gonzaga University
  • Kirk Wood-Gaines: Senior Director of Human Resources, Jubilant HollisterStier 

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