Albers School of Business and Economics
Mentor Program

Robin Krueger

Chief Financial Officer
Northwest Center

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Company Description

Northwest Center advances equal opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities.  Our mission is to promote the growth, development and independence of people with developmental disabilities through programs of education, rehabilitation and work opportunity.  Services include early intervention, inclusive early childhood education, school to work, and supported employment services.  Programs are funded through a combination of philanthropy, government grants, and profits from our inclusive business enterprises.

Job Description

Responsible for accounting and information technology departments.  Direct responsibilty for financial reporting, bank relations, technology support, financial planning and analysis, and strategic planning.

Employment History

Spoken Communications 2009-2011
Tatum Partners 2005-2009
Alaska Airlines 1984-1999

Served as a partner in the Seattle practice of Tatum, LLC. Served as Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of Alaska Airlines, where she was responsible for corporate finance, investor relations, aircraft and equipment leasing, cash management, pensions and an accounting group at a $1.7 billion revenue national airline. During her Responsible for all financial and human resource activities.15 year tenure with the airline, Krueger sourced, structured and closed financing for aircraft, equipment and facilities of over $2 billion in public, private and tax exempts markets. Prior to joining Tatum, Krueger also spearheaded the initial audited financial statements for several mid-size companies and introduced internal controls and quality accounting procedures as Vice President of Finance for Intracorp Capital LLC. Before Intracorp she was CFO of Integrated Healthcare Systems, where she completed a significant fund-raising round, established quality finance and human resource organizations and provided leadership to senior management team for this privately-held early stage healthcare technology company. Krueger played an essential role in the public offering of ImageX.com, Inc., where she raised an additional $120 million in a follow-on offering, executed an aggressive $100 million acquisition strategy and successfully built a presence in the Internet printing business.

Education

Masters Certificate in Accounting, Seattle University
MBA, International Business, George Washington University
BBA, University of Washington

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Agendas are set by the students but may include networking, resume development, job advancement strategies and access to experts in a variety of industries in the local business community.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Early evening or mornings