Did you know that there are many ways for you to stay connected to your alma mater and the thriving community of Albers alumni? Help to shape the future of your school and your career by getting involved in the many alumni activities taking place on campus, joining a committee, or attending our local or regional events. Stay involved at Seattle U; you'll be glad you did.
Please complete this Albers Connects form to help us connect with you, stay current, and to share your accomplishments with fellow graduates if you choose. For more information or questions answered, please contact AlbersAlumni@seattleu.edu.
Albers Alumni Mark Aspiri Announces Run for U.S. Senate
On November 1, 2013, Republican Mark H. Aspiri announced his run for U.S. Senate in Empire, Colorado. Aspiri received his B.A. in business and theology from Seattle University and has since become the Owner and President of Generation Point LLC, an economic development company. Read more about this exciting alumni below:
Mark H. Aspiri Announces Run for U.S. Senate
Join Albers for the 11th Annual Crab Feed
Dan Nicholson Featured on Q13 Fox News
Q13 Fox News recently reached out to Dan Nicholson, founder of Seattle-based Nth Degree CPA's, a non-traditional financial consulting firm, to provide his highly valued perspective on the fiscal cliff. Nicholson, who has worked as a Senior Auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP prior to Nth Degree CPA's, has been recognized nationally by CPA Practice Advisor Magazine as one of their "40 under 40" for two years running. Dan Nicholson received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Seattle University in 2003.
Read the full article below:
Another Successful Albers Alumni Happy Hour
We'd like to thank all 115 attendees for joining us at the Columbia Tower Club on November 13, where the Albers School of Business and Economics teamed up with the School of Law for a successful alumni mixer. A special thank you is extended to our alumni leaders who helped facilitate this special event, and making it possible to connect our business alum with our law alum. We hope you join us for our next Albers Alumni Happy Hour in 2013.
Tracy Gibbons Dominates the Snowsport Retail in Western Washington
With ski and snowboard season right around the corner, many of you might find yourselves in one of Tracy Gibbons' three snowsport stores in the greater Seattle Area. Gibbons, along with her business partner Jeff Campbell (pictured above), co-owns Sturtevant's Ski Mart, which operates stores in Bellevue, Alderwood, and Tacoma. In addition to being an accomplished skier herself, Gibbons' stores have recently garnered attention from Snowsports Industry America (SIA) and Ski Magazine, here are some of their recent awards:
2009 Ski Magazine - National Gold Medal Shop of the Year
2010 SIA - Snowsports Retailer of the Year
2011 Skiing Business - Best Family Shop
Tracy Gibbons is an undergraduate alumni who received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management in 1993.
Harvey S. Kanter named CEO of Blue Nile
On March 19, Harvey Kanter was appointed CEO of Seattle-based online jewelry retailer Blue Nile. Leaving his position as President and CEO of Moosejaw Mountaineering, which he held for over 3 years, Kanter begins his career with Blue Nile at a time when the company is hoping to boost profit and sales despite the wavering economy. Kanter received his Post-Baccaleaurate Leadership Certificate from Seattle University in 2000.
Read more about Kanter's recent promotion here:
Albers Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series:
"Business Succession Planning: How to Plan for your Next Business CEO"
October 11, 2012 | 7:00-9:00 a.m.
We invite you to to begin the day with our Albers Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series event for the Fall quarter. Dr. Holly Ferraro, Assistant Professor of Management, and Steve Loeb of Alaska Distributors Company will examine how to discuss and plan for future leadership transitions your business may experience. If family leadership needs to move to the next generation or, if no family member wishes to step forward, then what alternatives exist? These issues cross business boundaries when leaders decide to move on or step down. What are the implications of these shifts for your business strategy in the near and medium term? Dr. Ferraro’s research on organizational behavior and career transitions, when discussing leadership changes and succession, are applicable to all businesses. Steve Loeb has successfully managed a generational discussion and business transfer and will share his experience in making the process successful for all parties involved.
Dr. Ferraro holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Maryland. Her research is on the role of networks in career transition decision-making. She is especially interested in the role of professional identity and the influence it may have on individuals and businesses.
Steve Loeb has been President and CEO of Alaska Distributors Co. and is now Treasurer of the Loeb Family Charitable Foundations. He serves on the Boards of Pomona College, KCTS9, the Washington Roundtable and Chairs the Museum of Glass, as well as serving on three company boards/advisory boards. He is an active angel investor. Steve has a B.A. in Economics from Pomona College and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.
The presentation will be held on October 11, 2012 in the Student Center Building LeRoux Room, Room 160, at Seattle University. Follow this link for a map of the campus and parking locations: http://www.seattleu.edu/maps/. Registration and a full breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m. We promise urns of hot coffee to get you started. We will have plenty of time for your questions and will end promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required; the cost is $10. To register, click here. If you wish to pay at the door, we are happy to assist you; but you must still register by contacting either Gail or Rob, so, we have adequate food and seats.
For additional information, please contact Gail Yates at 206-296-6115 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Rob Bourke at 206-296-2277 or email@example.com
We hope you will join us for this edition of the Albers Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series!
A Successful Crab Feed
Thank you for joining us at our 10th Annual Crab Feed held on campus in our student center on Saturday, March 24. The successful event raised enough funds to provide for four scholarships and hosted nearly 250 alumni and friends. Pictured above, Albers Alumni Board Members Scott Warren, Michael Hart, Jeff Greenaway, and Eileen Olsen are captivated by the fiery entertainment.
We would also like to thank the following leading sponsors for their support in this year's Crab Feed: