For Alumni

Atkinson Advisory Board

The Atkinson Graduate School of Management has an advisory board composed of professionals from local businesses, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.  For more information on the advisory board, contact Debra Ringold, Dean and JELD-WEN Professor of Free Enterprise at dringold@willamette.edu, 503-370-6790.

Chair

CURRENT CHAIR:

Patrick J. Waite M'84

Vice President of Finance, retired
Seagate Technology
Chair, Atkinson Committee of the Willamette University Board of Trustees


IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR:

James A. Fitzhenry L'81 M'81

President
Schmitt Industries, Inc.
Vice Chair, Atkinson Committee of the Willamette University Board of Trustees

Members

Brad Adams M'97

Managing Director, Acquisitions
Kennedy Wilson


Jim Bernau

Founder/Winegrower
Willamette Valley Vineyards


June Scott Brothers M'84

Vice President of Safety, retired
Georgia-Pacific Corporation


Denise Callahan '95, M'00

Director of Scholarship Programs
The Ford Family Foundation


Jay A. Dressler '79

Division Vice President
K/P Corporation


Chad Freeman

President
Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR)


Cort Garrison M'09

Chief Information Officer
Salem Health


Carl W. Geist, Jr. '60

Vice President of Pulp, retired
Weyerhaeuser


Betsy Gilchrist M'79

Chief Financial Officer
Viking Community Bank


Linda Navarro-Wilhelms '90

President and CEO
Oregon Bankers Association


Brian Smith M'92, L'92

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Affairs and COO
UC San Diego School of Medicine


Dennis Smith '60

Chairman/Owner
Eagle Newspapers, Inc.


A. Richard Vial JD'81

Partner
Vial Fotheringham LLP


Stewart Williams M'09

Senior Vice President, Treasury Management
Columbia Bank


Susan B. (Gordenier) Wilson M'77

Director, Certificate in Public Management Program
Willamette University

State Human Resources Director, retired
State of Oregon, Admin Services/Personnel Division