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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS3161
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3161
Phone: (208) 885-6478
Toll free: (800) 960-3033

Guest Speakers

Jim Lemley
Independent Film Producer
CBE alumni and Independent Film Producer highlights the magic, improvisation and death at Spring Commencement.
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April 28, 2009 - David Piper
David was raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho and graduated from Skyline High School in 1981. He then attended Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho on a basketball scholarship, and graduated in 1986 with a degree in business. David was on campus at the University of Idaho from 1987 to 1988 to obtain his M.B.A. degree with an emphasis in Finance. He started in the securities industry in 1988 with Piper Jaffray and Hopwood in Bellevue, Washington. In 1993 David was promoted to Assistant Manager of Piper Jaffray, and in 1998 he was promoted to office manager in the Bellevue branch. In late 2001, David moved his practice to Smith Barney in Bellevue and has been there since. His practice focuses on high net worth clients and consists of asset management, estate planning, education funding and wealth transfer.
September 29, 2009 - Patrick Kuhse
Patrick Kuhse became an expert on ethics the hard way - by taking part in his own criminal acts and suffering the consequences. Kuhse originally worked as a successful stockbroker, but he kept his clients in the dark about a number of important issues. The situation got worse when a friend offered Kuhse a position as the investment advisor for the multi-billion dollar investment portfolio of the state of Oklahoma. He accepted, and with his "greed goggles" on, illegally bumped up his commission. After being caught, Patrick Kuhse spent four years on the lam in Costa Rica, trying to avoid the FBI and the federal government. Eventually, he decided to turn himself in and take responsibility for his actions. He spent four years in prison, and now devotes himself to speaking to audiences worldwide about the importance of ethical behavior.