Speakers

From CEOs of publicly-traded companies to founders of startups, YEBW speakers are accomplished entrepreneurs and company executives who want to inspire students with their experience and insight. Throughout the week, students benefit from engaging, interactive presentations that promote discussions on business vision, leadership, professional development and product ideation.

Lou Radja

Lou Radja

Lou Radja

Lou Radja


PAST YEBW SPEAKERS

  • Abhijit “Jit” Banerjee, Director of Business Development at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), 2016
  • Ally Salz, CFO and Co-CEO at Righteous Clothing Agency, 2014
  • Angela Dowling, President at Regence BlueCross Blueshield of Oregon, 2015
  • Angela Snow, VP of Global Design Culture and Community at NIKE, 2016
  • Anne Donovan, President at Xenium HR, 2016
  • Anthony Miller, CEO at The Knowledge Coop, 2016
  • Beth McShane, Executive Director at Northwest Autism Foundation, 2015
  • Bonnie Trumbull, Founder at Bonnie Trumbull Protocol, 2015
  • Brad Gleeson, Business Development, Licensing and Custom Products at SOL Republic, 2014
  • Brent Hutchings, CEO and Owner at North River Boats, 2015
  • Caroline Cummings, Founder and CEO at Varo Ventures and Venture Catalyst at Oregon RAIN, 2016
  • Chad Summers, Manufacturing Business Advisor at AKT LLP and former CEO of Greenwood International Inc., 2014
  • Christina Castillo Wright, Founder and CEO at Bespoke Accessories Group (BAG), 2016
  • Dan Occhipinti, General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs at Pacific Seafood Group, 2014
  • Dan Tucholsky, Project Design Engineer at A-dec, 2014
  • Don Bishop, Associate VP of Undergraduate Enrollment at University of Notre Dame, 2016
  • Emma Mcilroy, CEO and CMO at Wildfang, 2015, 2016
  • Ethan Knight, Founder at The American Gap Association, 2016
  • Frank Foti, President and CEO at Vigor Industrial, 2016
  • Garrett Loveall, Founder at July Nine, 2015
  • Gerard H. Langeler, Managing Director and Co-Founder at OVP Venture Partners and Mentor Graphics Corporation, 2014
  • Greg Sherwood, President and CIO at Quest Investment Management, 2016
  • Irving Levin, Chairman at Genesis Financial Solutions, 2014
  • Jared C. Siegel, MBA, Partner and Director of Research & Strategy at The Good, 2014
  • Jerry Carleton, Founder and Principal at Immix Law Group, 2015
  • Jill Nelson, Founder and CEO at Ruby Receptionists, 2014 and 2015
  • Jeff Gaus, CEO at Prolifiq Software, 2014
  • Jeff Strickler, COO and Executive Vice President, Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), 2015
  • Jerry Brown, Owner at Detour Films and J Brown Films, 2014
  • Jim Piro, President and CEO at Portland General Electric (PGE), 2014
  • Joe Maruschak, Chief Startup Officer and Director at RAIN Eugene (Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network), 2015
  • Joe Novello, Founder and CEO at NurseGrid, 2016
  • Joe Prewett, Director of Product Management and Innovation at Tillamook, 2014
  • John Castles, Trustee at M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, 2014
  • John Gilleland, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Campbell Global, 2015
  • John Russell, Senior Director of Marketing at Tillamook, 2014
  • Karen Dana Oster, Attorney at Law Office of Karen Dana Oster, LLC, 2015, 2016
  • Kathy LeVee, Vice President of Operations at Marquis Companies, 2014
  • Kathy Prosser, NW Benefits Practice Leader at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co., 2016
  • Kelly Williams Brown, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Adulting, 2016
  • Ken Austin, Chairman of the Board and Founder at A-dec Inc., 2015, 2016
  • Kyra Bussanich, Founder at Kyra’s Bake Shop, 2014
  • Leslie Dotson, Talent and Selection Manager at A-dec, 2014
  • Linda Pierce, CFO at Tillamook, 2014
  • Lou Radja, Motivational Speaker and Founder at Lou Radja Enterprises, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Lynn Edwards, CMP, Owner at Proper Planning, 2014
  • Martin McClanan, Former CEO at Norm Thompson Outfitters and RedEnvelope.com, 2014
  • Max Janasik, VP of Innovation at Cambia Health Solutions, 2016
  • Merritt Paulson, Owner and CEO at Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC, 2015
  • Merritt Richardson, Vice President and Global Category Business Director at Golf Apparel & Footwear NIKE Inc., 2014
  • Michael Chapman, Owner and Head Instructor at Impact Jiu Jitsu, 2014
  • Michael Seropian, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Sciences University, and President at The SimHealth Group, 2015
  • Monica Enand, Founder and CEO at Zapproved, 2016
  • Omar Ishrak, Chairman and CEO at Medtronic PLC, 2015
  • Patrick Criteser, President and CEO at Tillamook, 2014
  • Patrick Reiten, President and Chief Executive Officer at PacifiCorp, 2014
  • Pinky Gonzales, Chief Strategy Officer at SightWorks Inc., 2014 and 2015
  • Randy Harrington, PhD, CEO at Extreme Arts and Sciences, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Robert Cornilles, Vice President at ESCO Corporation, and President and Founder at Game Face Inc., 2013 and 2014
  • Sabrina Parsons, CEO at Palo Alto Software, 2014, 2016
  • Scott Burton, Director of Community and Business Relations at Regence BlueCross Blueshield of Oregon, 2015
  • Scott Smith, Principal at D. Scott Smith, 2015
  • Sean Robbins, Director at Business Oregon, 2014
  • Shannon Oliver and Karen Bonner, Co-Founders at Red Duck Foods Inc., 2014
  • Shaun Tinney, Co-Founder of The Good, 2014
  • Shawn Irvine, Economic Development Director at City of Independence, Oregon, 2014
  • Steve Brown, CEO at Possibility and Purpose, LLC, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Steve Holwerda, CFA, COO and Principal Portfolio Manager at Ferguson Wellman, 2015
  • Terry St. Marie, Co-Founder and Publisher at Built Oregon, 2015
  • Vail Horton, Founder and CEO at Keen Healthcare and Founder & Chairman at Incight Foundation, 2014
  • Yvonne Muir, Marketing Operations Manager at A-dec, 2014

Special Guest Judges

  • Angela Jackson, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Portland Seed Fund, 2015
  • Greg Roderick, CEO at Frontier Management, 2015
  • John Hull, Asst. Dean for Portland Programs and Center Development at Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon, 2016
  • Murali Nallakrishnan, Seven Continents, 2016
  • Shane Johnson, Fertilab Thinkubator, 2016
  • Tom Sperry, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Rogue Venture Partners, 2014 and 2015