Executive in Residence Day

The College of Business' Executive in Residence Day is designed to bring business executives to campus to engage students and faculty in the critical business issues of the day. The purpose is to better prepare our business students for the professional world as well as help our business faculty be more effective in the classroom.

Executives attend and participate in actual business classes, informally network with students, and give a public lecture at the end of the day.

Learning Objectives

  • Students become inspired and learn from hearing the stories of successful business people.
  • Students learn to network with business executives in informal gatherings.
  • Students become better acquainted with the realities of the professional business world.

Past Executives in Residence

  • Tom Mears, CEO, Holland Group (parent company to Burgerville)
  • Martin Daum, president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America
  • Bob Dethlefs, CEO and founder, Evanta
  • Marshall Stevens, developed Oil Can Henry’s, a chain of 30 quick lube stores in the Northwest
  • Greg Goodwin, president and CEO of Kuni Enterprises
  • Richard Reiten, retired president and CEO of Northwest Gas
  • John Dannemiller, retired president and CEO of Applied Industrial Technologies
  • Mohan Nair, chief innovation officer, Regence
  • Bob Moore, founder, president and CEO of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Inc.
  • Peggy Fowler, former president and CEO, PGE