Past Lunches

April 4th, 2023

  • Cyrus Wadia 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Cyrus Wadia

    Come listen to Dr. Cyrus Wadia talk about his multifaceted career in sustainability. Committed to a consumer led movement to combat climate change his career path spans from leadership roles in Silicon Valley, to the White House, to Nike and Amazon.  

  • Eric Liedtke 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Eric Liedtke

    CANCELED - Eric is no longer able to join us - new speaker at this time and date is Cyrus Wadia

    Former adidas board member and once responsible for all its brands including Yeezy as well as the key brand management functions of product design, innovation, sustainability, marketing, and digital brand commerce, Eric recently launched the brand Unless Collective which makes 100% plant-based streetwear designed to leave nothing behind. 

March 15th, 2023

  • Michael Lombardo 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Michael Lombardo

    Michael oversees eOne’s scripted and unscripted television.Shows include Yellowjackets on Showtime, The Recruit on Netflix, The Rookie and The Rookie: Fedson ABC, and Cruel Summeron Freeform/Hulu. eOne is a global independent studio for television and film that Hasbro acquired in 2019.

March 2nd, 2023

  • Shannon Berg 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Shannon Berg

    Shannon Berg is the founder of a women-owned strategic communications firm. She serves both as a crisis communications expert and helps companies communicate their social impact, sustainability and brand to build trust with stakeholders.

February 21st, 2023

  • Marcos Najera 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Marcos Nájera

    A reporter, Nájera has filed stories for NPR, the BBC, CNN and NPR’s Latino USA and describes himself as a “hybrid storyteller”: an actor/director/journalist/teacher. He created a one-man show which explores mental health issues in communities of color.

February 8th, 2023

  • Lynn Le 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Lynn Le

    Lynn could not find boxing gloves that fit a woman’s hands, so she launched Society Nine, an award-winning, modern femme sports brand providing boxing gear and sportswear to empower women in their fight. Currently she is Brand Director at Adopt, an agency that uses the power of sport to build brand.

November 8th, 2022

  • Jocelyn Rice 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Jocelyn Rice

    Ceremonial designer and outdoor futurist Jocelyn Rice is a visionary creative force, award-winning apparel designer, and Founder/CEO of Black Earth United. Her mission is to reclaim the narrative around Black folks and their connection to the outdoors through storytelling and clothing.

November 2nd, 2022

  • Shea Flaherty Betin 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Shea Flaherty Betin

    Learn how this cross-cultural communicator deeply influenced by his immigrant Colombian upbringing led to him being in leadership roles in private and nonprofit companies including the Director of Hacienda CDC’s Portland Mercado to overseeing the City of Portland’s economic development.