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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Past Lunches

March 11th, 2020

  • Ana Chaud 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Ana Chaud
    Learn how Ana moved from Sao Paulo to the US and made (and recently sold) a business based on a mission to provide fresh, healthy and delicious salads for busy people.

February 25th, 2020

  • Rukaiyah Adams 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Rukaiyah Adams

    Overseeing an investment portfolio of about $750M and chairing a board that manages $90B of Oregon funds, hear how this liberal arts graduate weighs social justice in her investment decisions.

February 20th, 2020

  • Jan Chernus 11:30am - 1:30pm: Lunch with a Leader: Jan Chernus

    Learn about being mentored by an uncompromising leader in the natural food world and Jan’s rise to head of international sales in an employee-owned company with over $100M in sales and in over 80 countries.

February 13th, 2020

  • Jaime Schmidt 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Jaime Schmidt

    Hear the story of developing a personal products brand in her kitchen, selling her products at farmers’ markets, and then selling her company to Unilever. Schmidt’s next venture is elevating emerging and underrepresented entrepreneurs.

February 11th, 2020

  • Brian Druker 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Brian Druker

    Recognized as “Oregon’s best known scientist,” Brian Druker will talk about his inauspicious beginning and his path to becoming the Director of OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute. He will explain why he believes cancer will be treatable and curable.

November 7th, 2019

  • Paula Hayes 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Paula Hayes
    Hear from this Lewis & Clark alumna and trustee how she went from studying chemistry to founding HueNoir: Changing the face of beauty by putting multicultural makeup customers at the center of the modern beauty movement.

November 6th, 2019

  • Jennifer Fox 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Jennifer Fox
    Learn from Portland’s leading expert about how to translate ideas and designs into products that improve lives. Jennifer is a director/chief of staff at Autodesk after being executive director of OTRADI and Oregon Biosciences Incubator (turning science research into commercial use).

October 30th, 2019

  • Dolf Berle 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Dolf Berle

    Meet the CEO of TopGolf, the purveyor of golf and entertainment in 56 locations world-wide. With more than 13 million guests/year and 35,000 guests per day/location, engage in a trends conversation about sports, entertainment, music and business.