Lunch with a Leader

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We hope you will join us for our Lunch with a Leader series during spring of 2022. 

Lunch with a Leader is a series of opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends. 

Registration is required and you may register for multiple speakers by using the links below. If it turns out you cannot attend a lunch, please notify 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 the ELI minor, Passport to Leadership and the Work Study Pilot.


March 16th, 2022

  • Ricardo Lopez 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Ricardo Lopez
    Wonder how to prioritize equitable economic development while also seeking financial returns? Come meet Business Oregon’s Investment Strategist (as well as Oregon Growth Board Director) and hear about his journey from liberal arts to supporting Oregon business.

April 5th, 2022

  • Joe Grand 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Joe Grand

    Do you want to meet him because he is a world famous hacker, because he co-hosted a t.v. show, or because his nickname is Kingpin? Whatever the reason, grab lunch with us and hear how he testified in front of the US Senate and his role in crypto.

April 6th, 2022

  •    Marcelino Alvarez 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Marcelino Alvarez
    Want to chat about public policy, urban mobility, and sustainable systems? Come meet the former CEO of a successful product design studio who is embarking on his next voyage outfitting boats with electric engines to preserve our waterways.



These events require pre-registration. Space is limited.

See past Lunch with a Leader guests here.