Weekly Luncheons

Trends in Supply Chain Management – February 18th

Trends in Supply Chain Management

Date/Time:
Tuesday
February 18th, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Location:
The Sentinel
614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
Portland, OR

Supply Chains are ubiquitous in all aspects of business, however technology has made these value chains more important than ever.

With the impact of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and Blockchain are having on businesses, Supply Chains are under extreme pressure to perform faster than ever. When you include the Amazon Effect and the Omni-Channel, today’s businesses need to understand their supply chain in ways never thought possible.

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Dean Cliff Allen has been with Portland State University since 2008, first as an assistant professor, then developing new programs, recruiting faculty, and most recently as associate dean of graduate business programs. He started the successful master’s program in Global Supply Chain Management, which was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 online graduate business programs in the country. He also started a program in Business Analytics and oversaw major curriculum updates to PSU’s MBA and Master of Taxation programs.

Before joining PSU, Dean Allen was a supply chain specialist in private industry. He was a senior vice president at General Dynamics in Spokane, WA, and a vice president at 3Com Corporation in Salt Lake City. He also has been a supply chain and leadership consultant for companies such as Blount Industries, Hanna Andersson, The Standard Insurance, Fred Meyer Jewelers and the Bonneville Power Administration.

Dean Allen holds a B.S. and M.A. in Economics from San Jose State University, and a Ph.D. From Gonzaga University in Leadership Studies and International Business.


Challenges of Working in the Field- February 25th

Challenges of Working in the Field

Date/Time:
Tuesday
February 25, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Location:
The Sentinel
614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
Portland, OR

As a child, Martha dreamed of traveling the world to salve the wounds of suffering people. Over the years, that dream took shape, starting as an undergraduate at Wheaton College when Martha travelled to Cameroon. Driven by her faith and commitment to service, Martha has spent the past 30 years helping people who are pushed to the margins. At just 33, Martha served as a country manager in Mozambique in the aftermath of the country’s bloody civil war. She’s spent more than two decades in leadership positions for international nongovernmental organizations, implementing high-impact programs that have served hundreds of thousands of people. Martha is a sought-after speaker, appearing before the United Nations and various global health initiatives. She has an MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Mapping the World Saves Lives – March 3rd

Mapping the World Saves Lives

Date/Time:
Tuesday
March 3, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Location:
The Sentinel
614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
Portland, OR

Following his extensive global travels for the Red Cross, Cascades Region CEO Dale Kunce saw the importance and critical need for mapping the world’s most vulnerable places and people to better help them prepare and respond in the face of disasters. As co-founder of Missing Maps, Kunce shares how mapping the world can save lives, build local partnerships and increase resiliency in the unmapped areas of the world. Now, as CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region, Kunce is bringing his expertise to Oregon and SW Washington to create better preparedness and response awareness as wildfire and earthquake disaster threats increase for millions in the Pacific Northwest.

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Dale Kunce is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Cascades Region, serving Oregon and SW Washington. Kunce first joined the Red Cross in 2013 and has traveled the globe extensively as part of the International Services team. During this time, he co-founded the Red Cross “Missing Maps” program, which maps vulnerable areas in the developing world allowing humanitarian organizations such as the Red Cross to better respond to areas impacted by disasters. He has also served as a global lead for information and communications technology with the organization.


Results from HB 2355 – March 17th

Results from HB 2355 (2017): A Reduction of Disparity Across the Statewide Criminal Justice System in Felony Convictions for Possession of a Controlled Substance.”

Date/Time:
Tuesday
March 17th, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Location:
The Sentinel
614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
Portland, OR

Mike Schmidt will review the Criminal Justice Commission’s study of the effect of reduction in possession penalties on the criminal justice system, rates of recidivism, and the composition of convicted offenders.

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Mike Schmidt came to the Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) directly from his previous role as a prosecutor in Multnomah County. Mike also previously served as counsel for the Oregon House and Senate Judiciary Committees. He graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2008, and before that taught high school social studies in New Orleans for two years after graduating from Vassar College.

Mike was appointed to be the Executive Director of the CJC at the beginning of 2015. He has subsequently been elected to be the Vice President of the National Criminal Justice Association and elected to the board of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions. As the Executive Director he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the agency program areas as well as working closely with the Governor and Legislature on matters of public safety policy.