November 7th, 2019

November 6th, 2019

October 30th, 2019

October 29th, 2019

October 23rd, 2019

  • Nicole Vollebregt 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Nicole Vollebregt

    Join the conversation with the woman tackling the hardest problem in the corporate world: Achieving substantive sustainability and diversity goals while maintaining competitive business metrics.

April 22nd, 2019

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Rudy Crew

    This alumnus wants to share his story of starting at Lewis & Clark and becoming the NBA’s Senior Creative Director, where he helps merge traditional pop culture with the NBA’s global brand

February 21st, 2019

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Matthew Kish

    Meet a Portland Business Journal reporter who just returned from Columbia University’s journalism school and will discuss what it is like to be a reporter in Portland.

February 19th, 2019

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Stephen Green

    Meet the Director, Head of Labs at WeWork who is a community leader and claims that spreadsheets are his super power and sneakers his kryptonite.

February 7th, 2019

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Tawny Schlieski

    Learn from an alumna how she uses virtual and augmented reality to make ideas more meaningful, and potentially change how we think and work.

February 6th, 2019

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Caroline Lewis

    Listen to stories from a liberal arts graduate who went from working at Nike to engaging with the start-up ecosystem and listening to hundreds of pitches a year.

November 1st, 2018

  • Rebecca Shapiro 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Rebecca Shapiro

    Artists, writers, performers (and everyone else): How do you market your skillset in this gig economy so it shows value and builds trust with potential/existing clients? Social media expert, business advisor and artist, Rebecca Shapiro, will discuss the fundamentals for strategically creating branded and meaningful content.

October 24th, 2018

  • Kim Malek 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Kim Malek
    Can you stay true to your ideals, align with like-minded funders, and run a successful business? Kim Malek, owner of the popular Salt & Straw ice cream chain, will discuss her guiding principles, her first mentor, and why she has some of the best employee retention in the food industry. Dessert will be served!

October 18th, 2018

  • Shobi Dahl 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Shobi Dahl

    Meet the former CEO of Dave’s Killer Bread who started by wrapping muffins in the bakery, rose to build and sell a popular brand, and now advocates for a better understanding of the broad benefits of working with the underserved.

October 17th, 2018

  • Nolan Lienhart 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Nolan Lienhart
    Learn how a liberal arts education helped civic leader Nolan Lienhart weave passion, politics, public policy, urban planning and architecture to help forge multi-faceted solutions to Portland’s urban livability issues.

October 3rd, 2018

  • Juan  Barraza 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Juan Barraza

    Is Winterim right for you? Come learn why you need no entrepreneurship background for the opportunity to problem solve and network with passionate community/business leaders. Free pizzakindly provided by Juan Barraza of PSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship who will discuss Winterim’s two new $2,500 prizes.

March 8th, 2018

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Patti White

    A serial life science entrepreneur with a penchant for using technology to provide health care in remote places, Patti recently developed a low cost, fast and simple diagnostic test for malaria and sickle cell anemia in developing countries.

    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 while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

March 6th, 2018

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Farhad Ghafarzade

    He used to give surf lessons to LC students in Santa Cruz, but now he runs one of Portland’s fastest growing companies that took one of the dirtiest industries and made it clean, ethical, and profitable.

    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 while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

March 1st, 2018

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a leader: Jessi Duley

    Armed with the fury of a preacher and the mouth of a sailor, learn how Jessi bet on herself to build a successful chain based on the principle that she wants to change your day so you can change the world.

    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 while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

February 20th, 2018

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a leader: Kevin Cavenaugh

    Carrying only a duffle bag and skis, this irreverent entrepreneur came to Portland after the Peace Corps and became a crowdfunding real estate developer who builds funky, affordable retail and housing.

    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 while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

November 14th, 2017

  • Portrait of Brian Gross, MD, FACC, of Southern Oregon Cardiology, Job 1168. 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a leader: Dr. Brian Gross

    Meet the doctor who designed a protocol for treating major heart attacks that has resulted in thousands of lives saved. Listen to an idea about a simple app that can reduce electrical heart attack deaths and brainstorm with him how even more thousands of lives can be saved.

    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 while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

November 1st, 2017

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Mohan Nair

    Interested in innovation in healthcare and beyond? Converse with SVP/Chief Innovation Officer of Cambia Health Solutions about what it takes to transform healthcare from an institutional focused business model to a person focused and financially sustainable system.

    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 while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

October 24th, 2017

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a leader: Richelle Luther
    How do you go from Lewis & Clark Law School to Senior Vice-President and Chief Human Resource Officer of a premier, international outdoor brand? Come find out what innovation looks like at Columbia, diversity in a global workplace and how to evolve your career in an ever-changing marketplace.

    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 while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

October 18th, 2017

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Rick Turoczy
    Meet the leading force behind Portland’s tech and startup culture of curiosity, craft and collaboration, and hear what he has to say about inclusiveness and diversity in Portland and his zeal to support even more founders.

    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 while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

October 12th, 2017

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Piper Davis

    Come listen to this dynamic alumna speak about the sustainable food movement and the resulting issues regarding organics, distribution, local businesses, and ethical business practices. A respected speaker nationwide, Piper returns to Lewis & Clark, where she started her journey and met her closest friends.

    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 while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

October 3rd, 2017

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Tim Leatherman
    Tim problem solved to create the ultimate outdoor enthusiast tool that has fixed airplanes, stopped bullets, cut umbilical cords and opened a few beers. Hear the story of this iconic $100M brand made here in Portland by over 400 employees, and how they problem solve to create their next products.

    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 while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

March 21st, 2017

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Kazi Huque
    How do you go from the way things are to the way things ought to be? Join Kazi Huque of Grameen-Intel and learn how he uses science and tech to execute entrepreneurial solutions to health, agricultural, and educational issues in developing countries.

March 14th, 2017

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Brian Lindstrom
    How do you go from Lewis & Clark to an award-winning documentarian and co-writing a pilot for HBO? Join alumnus Brian Lindstrom talk about his non-linear career path, his work, and a professor who made a difference.

March 7th, 2017

February 15th, 2017

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Emma Mcilroy
    Learn how to build an authentic brand and movement in today’s hyper-fluid (ethnically, sexually, identity, career, etc.) world from Emma Mcilroy, CEO/Co-Owner of Wildfang. Come listen to the original Wild Feminist!

November 16th, 2016

November 3rd, 2016

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Robin Wang
    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. Meet entrepreneur and Executive Director of Albina Opportunities, Robin Wang, and hear how he supports “unbankable” small businesses that do not satisfy traditional lending metrics. Robin will also speak about the intricacies of mission based businesses, start up funding, and the critical role of sales for any start up.

October 28th, 2016

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Heidi O’Neill
    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. Heidi O’Neill, President of Nike’s Direct to Consumer business will talk about her career path and how you can best prepare yourself for tomorrow’s jobs, with a focus on skills and culture.

October 26th, 2016

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Amelia Pape
    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. Eat much?! Join Amelia Pape, founder of a mobile grocery to food deserts start-up to hear about her journey. Amelia will describe what it is like being a young entrepreneur inspired by passion and purpose to correct a market failure and social injustice.

October 13th, 2016

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Kerry McClenahan
    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. Founder and CEO of a premier marketing agency Kerry McClenahan, will discuss how social media is changing brand strategy and brand narrative, and will also discuss diversity hiring and championing early education goals for priority populations through her work with Social Venture Partners.

October 5th, 2016

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Steve Potestio
    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. Curious how to market your creative side? Join Steve Potestio, Partner and CEO at Potestio + Mathys, a staffing agency for creatives, as he lays out the creative job market and how to market yourself in the coming years.

October 4th, 2016

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Scott Hamlin
    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. Interested in entrepreneurial ways to be sustainable? Hear what inspired Scott Hamlin, the CEO of Looptworks, to repurpose abandoned material into sought after products, and what he predicts for the future of the circular economy.

March 15th, 2016

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Betsy Amster
    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. Interested in getting published? Spend lunch with a successful writers’ agent and discover how to go from writer to published author. Her clients include award-winning and best-selling authors in genres ranging from novels to psychological research to food.

February 24th, 2016

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Garett Brennan
    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. Listen to musician Garett Brennan discuss renewable energy trends. Learn how this former artist for 1% for the Planet and former ambassador for Keen Footwear convinced Cliff Bar to finance his playing music at farmers’ markets across the country.

February 11th, 2016

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Jennifer Nolfi
    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. Lewis & Clark alumna, former Division Manager of the Portland Development Commission and former Director of Looptworks, Jennifer will describe networking in Portland and her role as the Director of the Athletics & Outdoors Program at Portland State University’s School of Business.

February 3rd, 2016

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Heather Paulson
    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. If you have any interest in law, finance, analytics and/or working at Nike, come listen to Heather Paulson talk about her post-college career path, being a career nomad and her exciting ascent through departments at Nike.

January 28th, 2016

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Stephanie Copeland
    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. One of the fastest growing companies in the Bay Area is actively recruiting for its Portland office. Come listen to Stephanie talk about GuideSpark and why it is an exciting place to work. She will personally review the resume of every student who attends this lunch.

November 19th, 2015

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: David Ray

    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. 

    Join Healthcare Innovator, David Ray, and learn about innovation, industry trends and future career paths.

November 17th, 2015

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Paul Vogel ’81

    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch.

    Join Paul Vogel ’81, Executive Director, Strategic Communications at RIESTER, and learn about innovation, industry trends, and future career paths.

November 12th, 2015

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Kurt Huffman

    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. Join Kurt Huffman, Owner, ChefStable (Ox, Gruner, Lardo, Oven and Shaker, St. Jack, and more) and learn about innovation, industry trends and future career paths.

     

November 10th, 2015

  • 11:30am: Lunch with a Leader: Kevin Fallon
    Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. Join Kevin Fallon, VP of Footwear Innovation at Under Armour, and learn about innovation, industry trends, and future career paths.