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CIRCLES: SU & Marquette Networking Event

  • The award-winning CIRCLES program returns the Pacific Northwest.
     
    Join Seattle University and Marquette for an evening of knowledge-sharing and networking as you participate in interactive roundtable discussions with industry experts and academic leaders who embody the Jesuit values we share.
     
    CIRCLES connects professionals based on industry and business interests.
    Through this CIRCLES event, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Network with alumni, parents and friends in industry sectors of interest to you
    • Find employees, mentors and business associates
    • Develop business leads and contacts

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013
    5:30 p.m. — REGISTRATION
    6:15 p.m. — WELCOME AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
    7:15 p.m. — NETWORK

    The Washington Athletic  Club
    1325 Sixth Avenue
    Seattle
    206.622.7900

    $20 per person
    Includes attendee directory, hors d’oeuvres  and cash bar
    Register Now! 

     

    Roundtable Topics and Leaders

    When you register, you will be asked to choose your round table preferences.
     
    What 21st-century Leaders Can Learn From 16th-century Jesuits

    Rev. Mike Bayard, S.J., MU Arts ’87, SU Arts ’05, Director of Campus Ministry, Seattle University
    Gordon McHenry, Jr., SU Arts ’79, Seattle University Trustee, President and CEO, Solid Ground

    In the book Heroic Leadership, Chris Lowney explores four principles employed by the Jesuits in a holistic approach to leadership and how these values can be used in business.
    Explore these four principles with Fr. Bayard and hear how McHenry has employed them throughout his legal, corporate, and nonprofit career.
     

    Cheers to Sipping Local: World-class Wines of the Pacific Northwest
    Pat Dineen, MU Bus Ad ’62, Owner, Dineen Vineyards
    Evan Roberts, MU Comm ’92, Owner, Crowley Wines LLC

    The Pacific Northwest boasts some of the most popular vineyards and wineries in the nation. Learn about wine, the passion of those who make it, and why Northwest wine country is emerging as an industry leader.
     
    Top Technology Trends: New Devices and Working in a Mobile Environment
    Lisa Downey, SU Arts ’79, Sales Excellence Program Manager – Windows Intune, Microsoft
    Paul Bourgeau, Worldwide Technical Solution Professional – Windows Intune Incubation Team, Microsoft

    Mobile devices and cloud enablement have changed the way we work. From smart phones to tablets to laptops, employees have more devices and opportunities to work anywhere. Discuss the latest trends in devices and the mobile workplace, and the challenges IT departments face managing and securing this environment.
      
    Competing for Talent in the Northwest
    Marilyn Gist, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Executive Director – Center for Leadership Formation, Seattle University’s Albers School of Business

    Key to attaining excellence for any organization is assembling the right team. Our discussion will address locating and attracting skilled professionals to your organization and other factors in “Winning the War for Talent."
     
    Stocks, Bonds and Commodities: What Happens When Interest Rates Rise
    Matt Grimm, MU Bus Ad ’07, Analyst, Cascade Investment
    David Krause, Ph.D., Director, Marquette University’s Applied Investment Management Program

    Will the financial markets behave differently after the U.S. Federal Reserve stops supporting low interest rates? What is the outlook for different investments and commodities if interest rates eventually rise? Dr. David Krause and Matt Grimm will lead a roundtable discussion to consider these questions and evaluate potential investment implications. 
     
    The Power of Principled Leadership and Civic Engagement

    Diane Irvine, Marquette Parent, Board of Directors, Yelp Inc. and CafePress Inc.; Former CEO, Blue Nile, Inc.

    Today, more than ever, principled leadership must start in the c-suites, define our corporate cultures and help to address the pressing needs in our communities. Hear from former Blue Nile, Inc., CEO Diane Irvine how she has modeled this corporate code of community engagement, which includes balancing family, career, volunteering and self.
      
    Leading Successful International Teams: Perspectives from Early Development of Boeing’s 787
    Deborah Limb, SU Sci Eng ’88, Director of Structures Engineering, The Boeing Company

    Deborah Limb led the international team responsible for early development of the 787 fuselage and interiors. Hear how Deb used team building, planning and communications to navigate the many challenges of running an effective team across multiple countries and cultures. 

    A Social Innovation Partnership: Why The New York Times, the Gates Foundation and
    Top-tier Schools Are Looking to Marquette’s Emerging National Leadership

    Lori Bergen, Ph.D., Dean, Marquette University’s J. William and
    Mary Diederich College of Communication
    Jeff Snell, Ph.D., MU Grad ’96, Special Adviser to the President, Marquette University

    Social Innovation is a field dedicated to finding novel solutions to social problems, often by attacking roots causes. Learn how the work being done at Marquette – one of 10 grantees in a field of approximately 1,000 applicants from 85 countries – is regarded as having “world-changing level of potential.” Bergen and Snell will share their insight on how social innovation is in Marquette’s institutional DNA, and how our mission lends itself to solving social problems.  
     
    Register Now!
     

    Thank you to our blue level sponsor:
     Circle Sponsor