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2015 EMBA CFO Panel

Preston Becker-Chief Financial Officer, Gritman Medical Center
Mr. Becker “re-joined” Gritman Medical Center in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to returning to Moscow, he served as CFO for Kewanee Hospital in Kewanee, Illinois, a rural hospital in western Illinois. Mr. Becker has served in various hospital CFO roles for the past 11 years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in business with a major in Finance from the University of Idaho in 2002 and received his MBA in Hospital Administration from American Intercontinental University in 2005. Mr. Becker began his career at Gritman when he interned during his senior year at the University of Idaho and has since returned after receiving experience at a variety of hospitals around the country.
R.B. Brandvold-Chief Financial Officer, JT Smith
Mr. Brandvold is currently the CFO for JT Smith, a residential and land development management company. He previously served as CFO at Rogue Ales since 2009. After graduating from the University of Idaho with a degree in Finance, he went on to earn his MBA from Portland State University, graduating in the top 20% of his class. As a member of the Rogue Executive Board, he has been responsible for many strategic initiatives including advising shareholders on business valuation and recapitalization options. Prior to joining Rogue Ales, he held several other management positions in the Northwest, including General Business Mentor at Clean Tech Open and Finance Manager at Elite Logistics Worldwide.
Tom Cusick-Executive Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Columbia Sportswear
Mr. Cusick joined Columbia in September 2002 as corporate controller and was named vice president and corporate controller in March 2006. He was promoted to vice president finance, chief financial officer, and treasurer in January 2009. Prior to joining Columbia, Mr. Cusick held various financial management positions with Cadence Design Systems from 1995 to 2002, (and OrCAD, a company acquired by Cadence in 1999), which operates in the electronic design automation industry. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Cusick was an accountant with KPMG LLP. He is a certified public accountant.