The Western Leadership Forum in Bellingham brings together corporate and civic leaders, alumni, parents and friends of the university. Now in its 17th year, the Forum continues as a premier event for the exchange of ideas and discussion of critical issues. Your sponsorship of the Western Bellingham Leadership Forum provides much needed scholarships to future leaders, visionaries and entrepreneurs.
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2017: Carl Hergart, Director of Advanced Technology, PACCAR Technical Center
2016: Robert M. Gates, Former United States Secretary of Defense and Director, Central Intelligence Agency
2015: David Marshall, Executive Director, Fraser Basin Council
2013: Paula Radloff, VP Human Resouces, Nike
2012: Julie Larson-Green, Chief Experience Officer
for the Applications &
Services Group, Microsoft
2011: Erin Baker, Founder & CEO, Erin Baker's Breakfast Cookies and Granola
2010: Jim Donald, President & CEO, Haggen, Inc.
2009: William S. Ayer, Chairman & CEO, Alaska Airlines & Alaska Air Group
2008: Brian Krieger, Director, 2010 Commerce Centre, 2010 Winter Olympics
2007: Howard Lincoln, Chairman & CEO, Seattle Mariners
2006: Geoffrey Moore, Best-Selling Author & Managing
Director, TCG Advisors
2005: Gary Lawrence, Urban Strategies Leader, Arup
2004: Bob Goodwin, Executive Producer, The X-Files
2003: Sunny Kobe Cook, Award-winning Entrepreneur
2002: Richard Tait, Co-founder of Cranium, Inc.
2001: Inaugural speaker - Dennis Madsen, CEO, Recreational
Equipment, Inc. (REI)