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Business Leaders Series
Fall 2015

Thursday, November 5
Time:  12:30-1:20 PM
Location:  Meese Room - Hannon Library
Speaker:  Sandra Slattery, Ashland Chamber of Commerce
Topic:  How the Chamber of Commerce helps local businesses

Ms. Slattery has been the Executive Director of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce for 30 years. In that role, she has created innovative projects that have been used as models for other cities looking to develop tourism programs, business development projects and cooperative community relationships. She has received numerous awards for her community involvement  and has served on a variety of boards, including the SOU Regional Advisory Board, the SOU Foundation, and the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation. 


 Business Major Options Fair
Thursday Nov. 5th 
5 - 7:30pm

Come and meet our undeclared students and enjoy the fun festivities. Faculty will be available to answer questions. Pizza and beverages will be served at the event and there will be prizes!

 Company Recruiters 

Representatives from Moss Adams will hold office hours in Central 114 to talk with students about interviewing, review resumes, and discuss job opportunities. 

Moss Adams, Amy Sorenson 12:30 – 1:30 Days: Nov. 10, 24 and Dec. 8

   The Sixth Annual

2016 Interactive Marketing & e-Commerce Panel

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When: April 2016 (Refreshments will be served at a reception immediately following event)

Where: Meese Room, 3rd Floor, Hannon Library

What: Executives and managers from Fire Mountain Gems, Lithia Motors Web Marketing, Harry & David, and Motorcycle USA will discuss the latest interactive marketing practices and employment opportunities.

Who Should Attend: Any Business, Computer Science, and Emerging Media & Digital Art student interested in the CIMeC or in a career in interactive marketing.

More information here



 Division of Business, Communication and the 

Environment Student Annual Awards Ceremony 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

 4:00pm-6:00pm (Location TBA)

Outstanding Students and Scholarship Awards will be presented. Refreshments will be served afterwards.


 Past Presentations and Links

 Ryan Wine - Marmoset Music -

Jeff DeBoer - Funagain Games -

Lou Boudreau - Thinking Outside the Box: Total Systems-

Shaun Mortensen - Amy's Kitchen -

Ginger Johnson - Women Enjoying Beer -


May 21, 2015

Dee Anne Everson

Executive Director, United Way

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM Hannon Library, room 305 (Meese Room)

About United Way

Dee Anne Everson is the executive director of United Way of Jackson County, having been appointed in November 1997. Under her leadership, United Way launched the Day of Caring, WiLL (Women Living Leadership), the Meth Task Force, CAN (Child Abuse Network) and more recently the BIG IDEA, a project focused on 100 percent high school completion for the Class of 2020.

She is past president of the Association of United Ways of Oregon and is a graduate of Stanford University’s Nonprofit Leaders Program. Dee Anne serves on numerous committees and boards. Dee Anne spent 13 years in the corporate financial sector. Making the switch to nonprofits, she became the economist at the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce in 1990 and has been recognized by Oregon Business Magazine as one of Oregon’s 50 great leaders. She was recognized by the American Red Cross as a Community Hero and was awarded the Citizen Peacemaker Imagine Award. She regularly lectures on leadership and the nonprofit sector.

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dee Anne grew up in Arizona and relocated to the northwest in 1990. She began volunteering in the 7th grade and it’s been a passion since. She lives in Ashland, Oregon.


Robert MacLellan Presentation

  Thursday, January 22, 2015
  5:00-6:00 PM
  Meese Room - SOU Library 

Robert MacLellan, Founder of Pacific Coast Restaurants in Portland and former co-owner of Wendy’s in Southern Oregon, will speak on why Pacific Coast Restaurants was so successful.  Robert, who graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and was a multi-unit franchise operator of Blockbuster Video stores through the West, now serves as an active board member for the Bear Creek Greenway Foundation, and member of the St Mary’s Board.  In addition, Mr. MacLellan has served on the Southern Oregon University Foundation for 11 years, president for the last three years. 


Volodymyr Dankiv

International Business Discussion
February 12, 2015
12:30-1:30 PM

Dr. Volodymyr Dankiv is the 2014-15 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.  He maintains an academic teaching load that includes instruction in business administration; and he networks with organizations, academic institutions, and businesses as part of his Fulbright grant duties.

Dr. Dankiv holds degrees from Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine, including a Ph.D. in Economics as well as degrees in Finance and Law.  His academic focus as an Associate Professor at Uzhhorod National University is risk assessment and management; and his current research interest lies in the areas of retail credit risk management, operational risk management, and the role of human factors in risk mitigation.

His industry experience includes positions in retail credit risk management, e-business global intranet redesign, tariff classification and valuation, tax auditing, and research.  In addition to his work and academics in the Ukraine, Dr. Dankiv has worked in the United Kingdom.



Jamie Schectman
  Tuesday, February 17, 2015
  12:30-1:30 PM
  Meese Room - SOU Library

Jamie Schectman is a lifelong ski bum and serial entrepreneur. He is the CEO and Co-founder of Mountain Rider’s Alliance, an organization designed to assist independent, community focused “at risk” ski areas innovate to remain sustainable. Originally from Lake Tahoe, he currently serves as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Mt. Ashland and is a board member for Incorporate Olympic Valley, a grassroots movement designed to create California’s next town.