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Albers School of Business and Economics

Executive Speaker Series

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.

Upcoming Speakers

Location and Time: Pigott Auditorium, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

Ben Minicucci
President & COO, Alaska Airlines
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Jeff Musser
President & CEO, Expeditors International
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Scott & Ally Svensen
Co-founders, Mod Pizza
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Nick Hanauer
Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Activist, Philanthopist, Author
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Recent Speakers

If you would like to listen to a podcast of a recent speaker event, please email Barb Hauke at for a link to the podcast.

Doyle Simons
President & CEO, Weyerhaeuser
"WEYERHAEUSER: Creating a winning company vision and culture"
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Jerry Stritzke
President & CEO, REI
Business as an embodiment of Northwest values
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Elena Donio
President, Concur
"Creating A Culture That Encourages Employees To Be Who They Really Are"
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Kurt Beecher Dammeier
Founder, Sugar Mountain (which includes Beecher Cheese)
"Artisan Brand Marketing"
October 18, 2016

Mark Mason
CEO, HomeStreet Bank
"HomeStreet Bank-Doing Well by Doing Good"
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Rich Barton
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Zillow Group
Co-Founder, Expedia, Glassdoor, Trover
"Power to the People: How Technology is Catalyzing a New Industrial Revolution"
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Colleen Brown
Board Chair, American Apparel
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Dan Price
CEO of Gravity Payments
"More Than a Business Plan: My Mission to Help the Little Guy or Gal Achieve Their American Dream"
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Jamie Nordstrom
President of Stores, Nordstrom
"Follow the Customer"
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Podcast not available

Alan Mulally
Former President & CEO of the Ford Motor Co.
"Strategic & Operational Leadership and Working Together"
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Podcast not available.



Alan Mulally Albers WorkshopAlan Mulally, former President & CEO of Ford Motor Company & Boeing Commercial Airplanes was a recent speaker at the Albers Executive Speaker Series.