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

Billie Otto

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Chief Strategy & Risk Officer Absher Construction

Geof Griebel

President & CEO at EoScene

Christy Johnson

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CEO Artemis Connection 

Kari Escobedo

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SVP, Information Technology at Seattle Mariners

Scot Studebaker

Partner – Ernst & Young LLP


Barbara Toorens

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Humanista Projects, Consultant

Joel Petersen

Managing Partner – Sound Legacy Wealth Advisors

John Hewitt

Vice President Broadband Communications

John Wolfe

Partner – Orrick, Herrington, Sutcliffe, LLP

Marke Greene

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Partner – Moss Adams LLP

Scott Strand

BECU Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Mark Meyers

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Attorney at Williams Kastner