Advisory Board

Committed to Lifelong Leadership

The School of Leadership Studies' Advisory Board is a diverse group of leaders from local and regional 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
  • Phil DiPofi - President & CEO, Northwest Farm Credit Services 
  • Dayna Eberhardt: Senior Vice President, Global Talent Management at Expedia Group
  • Linda Underwood: Spokane Regional President, US Bank
  • 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
  • Kevin Parker: Owner, Dutch Bros Coffee, Spokane
  • Brenda Rountree: Senior VP, First American Title, Pacific Region
  • Buck Somes: CEO, GenPrime, Inc.
  • Scott Spink: Director of Engineering, Plug Power
  • Melissa Sussman: Owner, Insource Coaching; Talent Development, Banner Bank
  • LTC Alan Westfield: Professor of Military Science, Gonzaga University ROTC
  • Marie Wilson: Former Resettlement Officer, UNHCR

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