Women leaders to be the focus of Saint Martin’s University Spring Leadership Lecture Series

February 14, 2014

The Saint Martin’s University School of Business Spring Leadership Lecture Series will focus on “Women in Leadership.” The Lecture Series will feature three distinguished women from the corporate and public sectors who will reflect on the challenges of leadership within their respective careers, as well as the hurdles and opportunities women face when rising to prominent positions.

The February and March lectures will take place from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, on the University’s Lacey campus. The last lecture in April will take place from 6p.m. - 7p.m. in the Trautman Union Building, also located on the Lacey campus.

The Leadership Lecture Series is free and open to the public. Those planning to attend are requested to R.S.V.P. via email to Business@stmartin.edu.

Carol NelsonCarol Nelson will kick off the spring lectures on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Nelson was appointed director of the Washington State Department of Revenue by Gov. Jay Inslee in February 2013. Prior to that, she spent more than 25 years as an executive in the financial and banking industry.

Kimberly J. HarrisKimberly J. Harris will deliver the next Leadership Lecture on Tuesday, March 25. Harris is president and chief executive officer of Washington-based Puget Sound Energy, a subsidiary of Puget Energy. Named president in 2010 and chief executive in 2011, Harris is focused on providing PSE customers with safe, dependable and efficient energy service.

Phyllis CampbelPhyllis Campbell will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, April 15. Campbell is chairwoman of Pacific Northwest for JP Morgan Chase & Co. Previously, Campbell was the president and chief executive officer of The Seattle Foundation, the largest community foundation in Washington. Prior to that, Campbell served as president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Bank of Washington.

Richard Beer, Ph.D., dean of the Saint Martin’s School of Business, launched the lecture series at the start of the fall 2013 semester to provide a venue for contrasting various types of leadership styles that function under different constraints. Previous guest speakers from the academic, military and public sectors were the highlights of the first three lectures of the series.

The Leadership Lecture Series is sponsored by Anchor Bank, Sunset Air Inc., and NW Harley Davidson (Joe Deck, Saint Martin’s Class of ’84).

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.

For additional information:

Richard Beer, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business
360-438-4512; rjbeer@stmartin.edu

Meg Nugent Dwyer
Media relations manager
360-412-6126; MDwyer@stmartin.edu