Advisory Board

The CBE Board of Advisors consists of current or retired business executives and entrepreneurs. The members volunteer their time to assist in setting the strategic direction of the College. They also take part in the implementation of the three major strategic initiatives for the college. Globalization, Accessibility, Equity, Inclusiveness, Diversity (AEID), and Professional and Career Readiness (PCR). In addition, members of the Board regularly participate in curriculum review, to ensure our curriculum is current and innovative. Board members are invited by the Dean for three-year-renewable terms. You can find our current members below.

Advisory Board Members

Lydia Bennett

Lydia Bennet
President Commercial Real Estate West Coast

Monica James

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Retired from Bank of America

Billie Otto

Billie Otto
Chief Strategy & Risk Officer Absher Construction

Kari Escobedo

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SVP, Information Technology at Seattle Mariners

Christy Johnson

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CEO Artemis Connection 

Dave Mann

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Geof Griebel

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President & CEO at EoScene

Barbara Toorens

Barbara Toorens
Microsoft, Senior Business Program Manager

Joel Petersen

Managing Partner – Sound Legacy Wealth Advisors

Bill Best

Bill Best
Divisional Vice President, Supply Chain Operations

Scot Studebaker

Scot Studebaker
Partner – Ernst & Young LLP


Marke Greene

Marke Green
Partner – Moss Adams LLP

John Hewitt

John Hewitt
Vice President Broadband Communications

John Wolfe

John Wolfe
Partner – Orrick, Herrington, Sutcliffe, LLP

Scott Strand

Scott Strand
BECU Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Susan Gates

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Beneficial State Bank
VP, Regional Credit Administrator

Mark Meyers

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Attorney at Williams Kastner