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: Global Category Management Leader, Amazon
  • Jim Alling: Former CEO, Toms Shoes
  • Howard Behar, Board Member Emeritus: Retired President, Starbucks Coffee Corporation
  • Guadalupe Broetje: Leadership Team, Broetje Family Trust 
  • Sharon Cade: Educator, CFO (Retired)
  • Daniel Dent: Brigadier General, Washington Army National Guard 
  • Dayna Eberhardt: Chief People Office, MOD Pizza
  • Randy Krause: Fire Chief, Port of Seattle
  • Ken Kress: CEO, BDS Marketing, LLC
  • Dan Mahoney: CEO Peer Group Chair, CEO Focus
  • Dan Mueller: Senior Vice President, Kersia Group
  • Erika Preuitt: Director, Multanomah County Department of Justice
  • Brenda Rountree: Former Senior VP, First American Title, Pacific Region
  • Buck Somes: Chief Science Officer, VMRD
  • Melissa Sussman: Owner, Insource Coaching, Gonzaga University Adjunct Faculty
  • Charlene Teters: Professor Emeritus, IAIA
  • Linda Underwood: Senior Vice President, Banner 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
  • Kirk Wood-Gaines: Senior Director of Human Resources, Jubilant HollisterStier 

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