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2010 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.
August 30 - Phil Eyre
Phil Eyre is the MBA Director of Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France. The GGSB MBA is a very prestigious triple accredited AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS program, and the Program Director is a key member of the team responsible for the five-yearly reaccreditation process. Mr. Eyre is a popular faculty member and teaches both graduate and undergraduate level courses. Some of the courses he teaches include, Business in the Global Environment, Global Trade Relations, International Supply Chain Management, Introduction to International Business, and Introduction to Business Environment of the EU. He is a bi-annual visiting professor for UI College of Business and Economics as part of the international faculty team teaching the European Union class. Mr. Eyre holds a Master in European Management Teaching, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Management Education, a BS in Economics and an RSA certificate in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language.
September 20 - Edmund Schweitzer
Dr. Schweitzer is recognized as a pioneer in digital protection, and holds the grade of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a title bestowed on less than one percent of IEEE members. The American Association of Engineering Societies presented him its National Engineering Award in 2001. In 2002 he was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is also the recipient of the Graduate Alumni Achievement Award from Washington State University and the Purdue University Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award. In September 2005, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico, for his contribution to the development of electric power systems worldwide.
Novemeber 1 - A.L. (Butch) Alford Jr.
A.L. (Butch) Alford Jr., is a native of Lewiston, Idaho, and a lifelong Idaho resident. He received his BS degree in News Management, Journalism from the University of Oregon in 1960. Butch is the semi-retired editor and publisher of the Lewiston Tribune, a 25,000 circulation daily serving north central Idaho and southeastern Washington. Butch became editor and publisher, succeeding his father A.L. (Bud) Alford upon his death. He is President and Owner of TCP Holdings Inc. (Tribune Publishing Co. of Idaho, and News-Review Publishing Co) owners of the Lewiston Tribune and Moscow-Pullman Daily News newspapers. Butch is also a majority owner and co-publisher of the Central Idaho Star-News, a community newspaper in McCall, Idaho, and a partner in Sparks Tribune LLC, owners of the Sparks Tribune and Big Nickel in Nevada.
November 8 - Kristi Hanson
Kristi Hanson received a BS in Business majoring in accounting and corporate finance from UI, class of ’88. Ms. Hanson began her career in 1991, specializing in hedge fund research for the investment industry. Prior to joining CTC, she was the director of research at Genesee Investments. At Genesee, Ms. Hanson was responsible for research and portfolio recommendations for six fund of fund strategies spanning all hedge fund asset classes. Prior to Genesee, Ms. Hanson provided audit and consulting services to financial services companies at KPMG. Ms. Hanson, joined CTC in August 1998, and is a managing partner, president, director of research at CTC Consulting. In addition, Ms. Hanson is the co-portfolio manager on several fund of hedge fund portfolios. As a managing partner, Ms. Hanson is a member of CTC’s executive committee.
November 15 – Clinton Woo
Clint Woo is currently an Operations Superintendent at Advanced Development Composites, a new business unit within Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group. He joined this business unit this fall, after a similar assignment in Skin and Spar, another fabrication business unit. Woo joined the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group in 1989 as a manufacturing engineer. After spending time in engineering supervisor positions on the 757, he became the Senior Business Development manager in the sheet metal business, and spent time as engineering leader for Auburn Fabrication Division. He left Fabrication in 2004 to join the 787 Final Assembly and Delivery team, working as both a senior factory leader and then, as a senior manufacturing engineering leader on the program. After this assignment, Woo spent two years supporting the new 747 derivatives in 2008. He has a Materials Engineering degree from the University of Washington, and was born and raised in Washington. Since 2001, he has supported the University of Idaho, on behalf of the Boeing Company, with various speaking and scholarship opportunities and has been the Executive focal since 2005.
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