Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of July 2015, less than five percent of the world’s business schools and less than one third of U.S. business schools have achieved business accreditation from AACSB.
Sponsored by the dean's office, the Albers Executive Speaker Series is offered twice a quarter in the fall, winter, and spring. Executives from around the Puget Sound region are invited to speak on a topic of their choice and then respond to questions from a selected panel and the audience. These events are an excellent opportunity for students across the Seattle University campus to learn from the leaders in our region. The Albers Executive Speaker Series is free and open to the public.
Dan PriceCEO of Gravity Payments"More Than a Business Plan: My Mission to Help the Little Guy or Gal Achieve Their American Dream"Thursday, January 21, 2016Pigott Auditorium, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Colleen BrownBoard Chair, American Apparel"American Apparel-Difficult Choices"Tuesday, February 16, 2016Pigott Auditorium, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Rich BartonCo-Founder & Executive Chairman, Zillow GroupCo-Founder, Expedia, Glassdoor, TroverTuesday, April 19, 2016Pigott Auditorium, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Mark MasonCEO, HomeStreet BankThursday, May 12, 2016Pigott Auditorium, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Jamie NordstromPresident of Stores, Nordstrom"Follow the Customer"Thursday, November 12, 2015Podcast not available
Alan MulallyFormer President & CEO of the Ford Motor Co."Strategic & Operational Leadership and Working Together"Wednesday, October 28, 2015Podcast not available.
Jeff WilkeSenior Vice President of Consumer Business, Amazon.com"Amazon.com: Our Peculiar Leadership Principles"Tuesday, May 12, 2015Podcast
Adrian HanauerOwner & former GM, Seattle Sounders FC"The Story Behind Seattle Sounders FC"Thursday, April 16, 2015Podcast
Bill RuckelshausPresident & CEO, Blucora"Value Creation and the Internet Economy"Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Podcast
Ron ArmstrongCEO, PACCAR"Global Success for the Long Haul"Wednesday, January 14, 2015Podcast not available.
"Leadership: Building Agile and Adaptive Teams in a Complex Environment" A panel discussionMelanie DresselPresident & CEO, Columbia Bank
Harvey KanterChairman, CEO, & PresidentBlue Nile
Lieutenant General Stephen LanzaCommander, I CorpsJoint Base Lewis-McChord
Thursday, November 13, 2014Podcast
Stein KruseCEO, The Holland America Group"Cruising to Success"Tuesday, October 21, 2014Podcast
Jim WeberPresident & CEO, Brooks Running"Building a Loved Running Brand" Tuesday, May 27, 2014Podcast
Diane JurgensManaging Director of Shanghai OnStar"China: Successfully Navigating the Middle Kingdom" Wednesday, April 23, 2014Podcast
John WilliamsPresident & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco"The Federal Reserve: Inside Monetary Policy" Wednesday, March 5, 2014Podcast
Roy WhiteheadChairman, President, & CEO of Washington Federal, Inc."Business and Banking: Challenge and Opportunity in a New Economy"Tuesday, February 18, 2014Podcast
Ray ConnerVice Chairman of The Boeing Company and President & CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes"Delivering Value to Customers in a More-for-Less World"Thursday, January 16, 2014Podcast
Phyllis CampbellVice Chairman of the Pacific Northwest Region, JPMorgan Chase"Leading in the Turbulent Financial Sector"Thursday, November 7, 2013Podcast
Brad TildenPresident & CEO, Alaska Airlines & Alaska Air Group
CEO, Horizon Airlines"Success at 3.5% Market Share?"Thursday, October 24, 2013Podcast
Leo HinderyManaging Partner, InterMedia Partners VII, LP"Better Educating Future Managers"Tuesday, May 28, 2013Podcast
Spencer RascoffCEO, Zillow.com"Lessons in Entrepreneurship"Tuesday, April 30, 2013Podcast
John McAdamPresident, CEO, & Director, F5 Networks"From Surviving to Thriving: The F5 Story"Thursday, February 7, 2013Podcast
Steve DavisPresident & CEO, PATH"Innovation for Social Good"Tuesday, January 15, 2013Podcast
Tom MarraPresident & CEO, Symetra Financial Corporation"Respect the Cash Cow"Monday, November 19, 2012Podcast
Mark VadonCo-Founder & Chairman of the Board, Blue Nile & Zulily"The Inside Story on Two Seattle Internet Startups"Thursday, October 18, 2012Podcast