Albers School of Business and Economics
Mentor Program

Robert Spencer

Transformation Adviser
Ernst & Young

Company Description

Performance Improvement group in EY's Advisory practice.

Job Description

Assist EY project teams with major change management programs, usually with a cultural change element.

Employment History

2013 to present - EY, Transformation Adviser; 2010 to 2013 - Change Consulting Associates, Principal; 1994 to 2009 - Accenture, Human Performance Partner; 1980 to 1993 - Puget Sound Energy, various management roles; 1977 to 1979 - Seattle City Light, Rate Analyst; 1976 to 1977 - Metro, Water Quality Intern

Education

1976 to 1979 - University of Washington, doctoral studies in urban history and energy policy; 1974 to 1976 - Portland State University, Master of Urban Studies, economics and social psychology; 1973 to 1974 - Portland State University, Bachelor of Science, philosophy; 1970 to 1972 - Pacific Lutheran University, pre-divinity studies

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I have a passion for management of change which I teach in the Albers graduate program.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Local coffee shops, usually around campus but am flexible, on weekends as are mutually acceptable.