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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

2018 Winterim

October 21, 2014. Mercy Corps Headquarters, Portland, Oregon USA. Mercy Corps CEO, Neal Keny-Guyer.Neal Keny-Guyer is a social entrepreneur driven by the belief that a better future is possible.

Since 1994, Neal has served as Chief Executive Officer of the global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps. Under his leadership, Mercy Corps has grown into one of the most respected international relief and development agencies in the world, with ongoing operations in more than 40 countries, a staff of 4,000, and global revenue of roughly $450 million. Fast Company ranked Mercy Corps one of the most innovative social-change organizations in the world and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof calls Mercy Corps “a first-rate aid group.”

A native of Tennessee, Neal started his career working with at-risk youth in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. After attending business school, he moved to Thailand to aid Cambodian refugees with CARE and UNICEF.

In 1982, Neal began his tenure with Save the Children, rising to become Director of Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. He designed and implemented high-impact relief and development programs in some of the most war-torn and politically sensitive regions on earth – including Lebanon, West Bank/Gaza and Sudan.

In 1990, Neal undertook his toughest assignment – as a stay-at-home father for his first child – while consulting businesses, foundations and non-profit organizations on strategy and organizational development.

Neal holds a B.A. in Public Policy and Religion from Duke University, a master’s degree in Public and Private Management (M.P.P.M.) from Yale University, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Portland State University, Oregon.

A former trustee of the Yale Corporation, Neal remains very involved with the University, currently serving on the Yale President’s Council on International Affairs and the Board Advisers of the Yale School of Management (SOM).

Neal also serves as chairman of the board of InterAction, the largest alliance of US-based international NGOs. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Humanitarian System, and of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Alissa, who is an Oregon state legislator. They have three adult children.

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Winterim Judges, Mentors and Speakers

At Winterim, you will not only meet the students who will become your next colleague, customer or employee, but you will be joined by an outstanding network of professionals. Here is the list of the volunteers who will be joining you this week:

Team Mentors

Bill Etheredge - Principal of WCE Consulting Group

David Evans - CTO of Uncorked Studios 

J.B. Handley - Partner, Handley Capital Management, Board of Wildfang

David Harris - Executive at Harris Oil plus exec in banking and insurance

Mikey McKennedy - Owner of Sizzle Pie

Dana Plautz - Entrepreneur, co-President MrsP.com

Mark Reed - Owner of MJP Management - real estate (affordable prefab apts)

Matt Rhoades - Creative Director of MatteLab

Paul Vogel - Communications Strategist, Vogel Communications

 

Roaming Mentors

Jeff Cruttenden - Founder of Acorns 

Edith Dorsen - Managing Director of Women’s Venture Capital Fund 

Liz Duffet - SVP at Orca Capital Securities - Portland boutique investment bank

Brent Hutchings - CEO of North River Boats

Michelle Janke - Partner at Coraggio Group

Anita Ramachandran - Director of MicroMentors at Mercy Corps 

Serilda Summers McGee - Dynamo, Dep Director of HR for City of Portland

Rick Turoczy - Founder - Silicon Florist, PIE, TechFest NW, Oregon Story Board

Robin Wang - Executive Director of Ascent Funding

 

Judges

John Bates - Retired Professor, Life Trustee 

Jim Huston - Managing Director of Portland Seed Fund

Cliff Johnson - Co-founder of Vacasa

Mohan Nair - Chief Innovation Officer at Cambia Health

Nitin Rai - Managing Director of Elevate Capital, President of TiE Oregon

Suzanne Stevens - Editor of the Portland Business Journal

Linda Weston - Principal of Rapporto, former Exec Director of OEN

 

Speakers

Sara Conte - Entrepreneur, Management Consultant at SGC Ventures

Meredith Goddard - Founder of Five Years In, Start Up Weekend Pdx

Neal Keny-Guyer - CEO of Mercy Corps

Michelle Lantow-retired CAO/CFO - New Seasons, McCormick & Schmicks & Lucy

Irving Levin - Exec Chairman, Genesis Financial Solutions

Ben McKinley - Founder/CEO Cascade Web Development

Ron Sakaguchi - Design Thinking/Innovation/Entrepreneurship professor at OHSU

Dave Underhill - President, Underhill Training and Development

Gene Wang - Entrepreneur, CEO of People Power

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