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2011 Fall Executive Speaker Series

The Jack Morris Executive Speaker Series brings top business leaders from companies throughout the region to the University of Idaho. These seasoned professionals speak about relevant business issues and provide important career inspiration and advice for our students. The executives generally donate their time, expertise and travel to and from the university.

The Chair in Business Enterprise Fund supports the Executive Speaker Series. The fund provides for the coordination of the series, provides for meals with students and executives, and provides for other support needed to deliver the series.

The students, faculty, administrators and staff of the College of Business and Economics are grateful for the Chair in Business Enterprise Fund and for the executives who share with us their valuable time and knowledge.
November 7 - Brad Wiskirchen
CEO KEYNETICS AND ITS SUBSIDARAIRIES CLICKBANK AND KOUNT
Wiskirchen joined Keynetics in 2005. His skills and experience in business, technology and law give Keynetics an edge in strategic planning and negotiation in the Internet sector. Under his guidance Keynetics has become one of the Pacific Northwest's largest privately held technology companies. Kount has become the premier fraud prevention solution for card-not-present merchants, and affiliate marketing giant ClickBank has grown to be one of the world's largest online retailers. Prior to joining Keynetics, Wiskirchen was a partner in the law firm of Holland & Hart, where he managed the firm's Business Entities and Transactions Practice Group. He was awarded a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University.
October 17 - Greg Nelson
SENIOR MANAGER OF SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT
Greg Nelson is Senior Manager of Supplier Management for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Appointed to this position in April 2008, his responsibilities include assuring all parts and assembilies from the external supply base meet the cost, quality and delivery requirements for the 747 Program. During his 23 year career in Aerospace, Nelson has held leadership postitions managing Operations, Work Transfer Management, Tooling, Inventory Acquisitions and Manufacturing Engineering. He has also led Phase Out activities on numerous commercial programs. Nelson holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from California State University Fullerton.
October 5 - Lee Fromson
VICE PRESIDENT OF REI'S GEAR AND APPAREL TEAM
As Vice President of REI based in Seattle, Lee is responsible for REI's Gear and Apparel team. Previously, Lee was President of Cascade Design, Inc., where he started as Controller in 1982 and with over 20 years' - service became very instrumental in the company's history. Lee's passion for the outdoors also extends to his personal life, as he serves on 3 boards focused on preserving the great outdoors. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Idaho.
September 26 - John Andrews
VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCE OPERATIONS, ELECTRONIC ARTS
John graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Economics in 1988 and was a member of the Big Sky Champion Vandal football team. In April of 2007 he joined Electronic Arts (EA) and is responsible for their global compensation, benefits and mobility functions. He leads the development and implementation of reward programs that help to attract, retain and motivate EA employees. Prior to EA, he held leadership positions at Microsoft, Siebel Systems and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. He and his wife Lisa enjoy camping and other family adventures with their daughter Jessie and dog T.
September 12 - Constance Morrow
WORKPLACE OMBUDSMAN OF CONFLICT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OFFICE AND DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
Ms. Morrow is the agency dispute resolution expert responsible for advising managers and supervisors on effective management of workplace differences, behavioral dynamics, individual and organizational conflict competency. She has leadership and management experiences as a strategic planner in national priority and acquisition programs; served with the Air Weather Service, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Headquarters US Transportation Command. She retired from the Air Force in 2005 and joined the DIA. She has held positions as a Congressional Staffer, a college faculty member and a municipal government research analyst. She is married to Lt. Col. William Morrow and they have four children and ten grandchildren.
September 12 - William Morrow
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES DIVISION DIRECTOR
A 1968 graduate of the U of I he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. In the Army, Bill served in a number of assignments as a company grade officer to include a tour of Vietnam. He then was selected to attend advanced civilian schooling and attended Purdue University where he earned a Masters in Management. Bill returned to active Army for 14 more years and had a number of acquisition management positions. He finished his Army career as the Logistics Department Chairman of the Defense Systems Management College: Department of Defense' primary educational institution for Acquisition Management. Since 2000 he has worked for PMA and currently he manages a workforce providing support services to the Federal Aviation Admin., National Oceanic, Atmospheric Admin., the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Admin.
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