Leadership Development
Programs and Services

Lunches with Leaders

  • This monthly lunch series brings campus and community leaders from a wide variety of paths to campus to meet with students in a small, intimate setting. Whether you're interested in business, social issues, politics or science, leadership is present. Learn from our speakers' stories and how they found their particular calling.

    First 20 to RSVP by emailing lead@seattleu.edu receive a free lunch!

    Have a speaker suggestion? E-mail lead@seattleu.edu to let us know! Be sure to check back for future speakers.

    Our next "Lunches with Leaders"

    Tuesday, February 25th

    SPEAKER: Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting

    Enjoy a free lunch and listen to Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting, as he discusses how he discovered his calling and the good work his company performs in the Seattle community.

    After obtaining his BA in History from Macalester College, Kevin began a career in professional sports. He served as the general manager of the Minnesota Thunder and later as the PR/Communications Manager for the Seattle Sounders. After earning his MBA he founded Sustainable Business Consulting, a Seattle-based consulting firm focused on practical and profitable solutions for helping firms successfully integrate sustainability. Some of Kevin’s clients include Nordstrom, REI, The North Face, Redbox, and Brooks Sports.

    2012-2013 Past Guest Speakers

    • Sabina Neem, M.SW / M.LSP, Assistant Director of Office of Multicultural Affairs 
    • Brian Sollom (SU '97) Served as a Counter-Terrorism Officer with the Department of Defense 
    • Laura Adriance, Director of Youth Programming for the World Affairs Council’s Global Classroom program (Co-sponsored by: International Student Center)
    • Dan Hagedorn, Senior Curator and Director of Collections for the Museum of Flight 
    • Stephanie Garbaczewski, Event management professional 
    • Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs (Co-sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Affairs) 

    2011-2012 Past Guest Speakers 

    • Serena Cosgrove, Associate Professor of Humanities and Author of Leadership from the Margins
    • Sahar Fathi, Former Member of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
    • Mike O'Brien, Seattle City Council member 
    • Laura Jones JD, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center - CourtWatch
    • Dr. Ben Lynch Cheryl Kilodavis, author of My Little Princess Boy