Past Lunches

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.

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.

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.

November 17th, 2021

  • Ciara Pressler 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Ciara Pressler

    Whether launching your venture or figuring out your career, learn from this arts major how to develop, organize and hone your brand strategy.

November 10th, 2021

  • Sohrab Vossoughi 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Sohrab Vossoughi

    Come learn how this immigrant went from industrial designer to problem solver to creating one of the largest international design and innovation consultancies in the world.

November 4th, 2021

  • Naomi Pomeroy 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Naomi Pomeroy

    Hear how liberal arts has informed the passion and dedication of this History major alumna who went from Junior Year abroad in India to trailblazing Portland chef and entrepreneur.

October 6th, 2021

  • Kali Thorne Ladd 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Kali Thorne Ladd

    Learn from this dynamic leader who uses her social entrepreneurship drive and political savvy to strategically utilize public and private resources to drive equitable educational transformation.

September 22nd, 2021