Chi Nguyen

Contributing Assistant Professor

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Contact Information

Address
900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301
U.S.A.
 

Social Enterprise Experience


Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon [APANO CUF 501(c)(3)
and APANO 501(c)(4)] Portland, OR— Executive Director
(INTERIM TERM: JUNE 2018 - JANUARY 2019) FEBRUARY 2019-CURRENT
Lead a statewide political advocacy organization through the transition from the
Founding Executive Director by being responsible for staff (32+ FTE), program
management, fiscal management ($2M+ topline), and implementation of Boards
Transition Action Plan to help the organization after a period of exponential growth
and transition

Willamette University, Portland & Salem, OR — Contributing
Assistant Professor
MAY 2016 - PRESENT
Guide MBA candidates through the process of scoping, researching, validating, and
shepherd the completion of their capstone project. Integrative Management
Projects integrate multiple management disciplines including strategy, marketing,
finance, accounting, process management, technology, human resources, and
organizational design/behavior.

Private Sector Experience


AutoMedic, Inc. Salem, OR— Founder/President
DECEMBER 2010 - PRESENT
Founder of a mobile car care service that delivers time and convenience to busy
professionals and commercial fleets with the ethos of bringing respect back to the
frontline staff via creating living-wage jobs. Currently transitioning ownership to
management staff to create a pathway to wealth creation via business ownership

Zenchi LLC Salem, OR— Founding Member
OCTOBER 2016 - PRESENT
Founder of an e-commerce nutraceutical company specializing in medicinal
mushroom. Using ancient, nature-based wisdom to help with modern-day ailments.

Applied Physics Technologies, Inc. McMinnville, OR — Management
Consultant & Executive Coach
OCTOBER 2016 - MAY 2018
Work with CEO and President on the strategic plan of founder buyout which
includes board of director formation and recruitment, organizational structure
design, and shareholder buyback capital plan resulted in a successful acquisition

Enterprise Holding, Inc. Tualatin, OR— Business Rental Sales Executive
SEPTEMBER 2005 - DECEMBER 2010
Intrapreneur of two divisions: Enterprise Rideshare (formerly Enterprise Vanpool)
and Enterprise Carshare (formerly WeCar); Project lead on electrification of fleet
via collaboration with external stakeholders for infrastructure and deployment of
EVs for rental fleets across Oregon/SW Washington Region; Lead and represent the
company in sustainable transportation options at state, regional, and local levels

 

Public/Elected Office


METRO TRANSPORTATION TASKFORCE
MAR 2019 - PRESENT (Term ends May 2020)

CITY OF PORTLAND: OFFICE OF COMMUNITY & CIVIC LIFE
NOV 2018 - PRESENT (Term ends July 2019)

SALEM AREA MASS TRANSIT DISTRICT: BUDGET
COMMITTEE CITIZEN MEMBER
FEB 2018 - PRESENT (Term ends June 2020)

KING CITY, OR: CITY COUNCIL
NOV 2015 - JAN 2018 (Vacated seat due to relocation out of district)

WASHINGTON COUNTY POLICY ADVISORY BOARD
NOV 2015 - JAN 2018
CDBG/HOME Grant Representative

TIGARD INTRAGOVERNMENTAL WATER BOARD
NOV 2015 - JAN 2018
King City Representative

SKILLS/CERTIFICATIONS
Entrepreneur/Startups, Mentorship, Sustainable Enterprise Certificate (2010), Career Management & Coach Certificate (2011)

LANGUAGES
English (Native), Vietnamese (Native), French (Limited)

VOLUNTEER SERVICE
Rotary Club of Salem
Member (2018-PRESENT)

Coalition of Communities of Color
Board Member (2018-PRESENT)

Emerge Oregon
Board Member (2018-PRESENT)

Portland New Generations Rotary Club
Founding Board & Charter Member (2012-18)

Westside Transportation Association
Board Member (2016-17)

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Willamette University

Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Salem Campus

Address
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6167

Portland Center

Address
200 SW Market Street, Suite 101
Portland Oregon 97201 U.S.A.
Phone
971-717-7260

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