Advisory Board

Lewis & Clark delivers outstanding Liberal Arts training in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication. To that essential foundation, the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership adds Skill Sets, Mindset, Experiential Opportunities and Networking. Students, regardless of background, graduate with a combination of skills, experience and a network that provides them the courage and context to execute as changemakers. Because the Center receives no funding from the College, its Advisory Board supplements the Center’s independent endowment and plays an absolutely essential role in the Center’s existence. Accordingly, every member of the Advisory Board provides a minimum of $5,000/year to support the Center’s new entrepreneurship minor. In addition to valuable financial contributions, Advisory Board members consult on what employers are seeking, the future of work, and market trends. They also support students through networking, internships, and advising students on their ventures. This partnership is working. The entrepreneurship minor is the most popular minor in the College and data show it is attracting a significant number of students to apply to Lewis & Clark.
Tony Abenas

Operating Partner at Seven Peaks Ventures

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John Bates

Lewis & Clark Life Trustee

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Sam Briggs

Vice President, Pacific Realty Associates, L.P. (“PacTrust”)

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Jeff Carleton

Owner of Columbia Creek Farms, Founder of The Susquehanna Alpaca Group, LLC

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Jan Chernus

Bob’s Red Mill - VP of International Sales 

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Janice Etzold

Small Business Owner (meaning CEO/most menial employee), Investor, small p- philanthropist

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Jerry_Fischer

Trustee LC Board of Directors, Chairman and CEO, Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics, LLC.

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Kay Fischer

Executive Director, Fischer Family Foundation

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Tom Haller

Retired, Personal Investment

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David Harris

Executive at Harris Oil, banking and insurance

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Brent Hutchings

North River Boats - CEO/Owner

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Fred Jacobs

Chief Revenue Officer: Apex Fund Services, Retired 

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Jeff Jones

Of Counsel - Independent Contractor 

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Matthew Jubitz

Vice President, Jubitz Corporation 

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Bob Julier

Global Director of Business Research,  The Dow Chemical Company,  Retired

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Gary Korotzer

Marketing Executive

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David Lane

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

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Dave Mabie

Partner Chicago Capital 

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Anupam Narayan

Chairman Rockwood Associates LLC, Global Hospitality and Business Advisors

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David Officer

Innovative Hires, LLC - Owner

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Jim Richardson

Lewis & Clark Life Trustee, Board of Directors - Digimarc

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Linda Robertson

Vincere Consulting, LLC - Principal

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John Stadter
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Andre Stewart

Norcal Mutual Insurance Co. - Sr. VP & Chief Underwriting Officer

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Joshua Ulmer

Executive Director, Morgan Stanley - Graystone Consulting

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Nicole Vollebregt

SVP of Global Purpose, adidas

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