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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Lunch with a Leader

Lunch With a Leader provides opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends while you enjoy a free lunch that begins at 11:30 a.m.

If it turns out you cannot attend a lunch, please notify entrepreneurship@lclark.edu as soon as possible so we can release the spot to a wait listed student. You may not transfer your position to another student–we will go through the wait list first but encourage your friends to sign up. 

These lunches count for credit for Passport to Leadership and Work Study Pilot.

10/3: Tim Leatherman (Click here to read his bio and/or to register for this lunch)

Tim problem solved to create the ultimate outdoor enthusiast tool that has fixed airplanes, stopped bullets, cut umbilical cords and opened a few beers. Hear the story of this iconic $100M brand made here in Portland by over 400 employees, and how they problem solve to create their next products. 

10/12: Piper Davis (Click here to read her bio and/or to register for this lunch)

Come listen to this dynamic alumna speak about the sustainable food movement and the resulting issues regarding organics, distribution, local businesses, and ethical business practices. A respected speaker nationwide, Piper returns to Lewis & Clark, where she started her journey and met her closest friends.

10/18: Rick Turoczy (Click here to read his bio and/or to register for this lunch)

Meet the leading force behind Portland’s tech and startup culture of curiosity, craft and collaboration, and hear what he has to say about inclusiveness and diversity in Portland and his zeal to support even more founders.

10/24: Richelle Luther (Click here to read her bio and/or to register for this lunch)

How do you go from Lewis & Clark Law School to Senior Vice-President and Chief Human Resource Officer of a premier, international outdoor brand? Come find out what innovation looks like at Columbia, diversity in a global workplace and how to evolve your career in an ever-changing marketplace.

11/1: Mohan Nair (Click here to read his bio and/or to register for this lunch)

Interested in innovation in healthcare and beyond? Converse with SVP/Chief Innovation Officer of Cambia Health Solutions about what it takes to transform healthcare from an institutional focused business model to a person focused and financially sustainable system.

11/14: Dr. Brian Gross (Click here to read his bio and/or to register for this lunch)

Meet the doctor who designed a protocol for treating major heart attacks that has resulted in thousands of lives saved. Listen to an idea about a simple app that can reduce electrical heart attack deaths and brainstorm with him how even more thousands of lives can be saved.

These events require pre-registration. Space is limited.

See past Lunch with a Leader guests here.

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