The UW Bothell School of Business Alumni Board serves as a link between the UW Bothell School of Business and its alumni community for business-related connection, engagement, support and networking opportunities that fortify and further advance the School's programs, alumni, faculty, staff and community.
The Alumni Board works to enhance the brand of the School of Business and support the leadership team of the School with its various goals and objectives.
Goals and Objectives
The UW Bothell Alumni Board leverages its time, resources, networks and professional expertise to:
Ambassadorship: Serve as ambassadors who build relationships with key organizations and promote the interest of the School of Business to multiple stakeholders.
Continuous Learning: Provide alumni regular opportunities to network and learn from business experts.
Admissions: Offer support related to alumni referrals, “voice of the market” trends, information sessions support, enable corporate sponsorship of candidate travel and offer to communicate with prospective students.
Career Guidance: Mentor current students in the School of Business with guidance for career success.
Faculty Partnerships: Partner with faculty to support the classroom experience, internships, mentorships and class projects. Support faculty research and teaching excellence.
Giving: Providing support for the annual fundraising gala of the School, encourage corporate matching gifts and commit to increasing alumni giving percentage every year.
New Alumni Engagement: Improving the database of new alumni, developing an exit interview process for graduating students and engaging students and new alumni.
The Alumni Board consists of a key group of alumni that are invited to serve by the Dean of the UW Bothell School of Business.
The board is co-chaired by two to three alumni identified by the Dean.
Future chairs are identified early to promote succession planning.
The board meets once a quarter with the Dean of the School of Business.
Other meetings and events are conducted on a regular basis, as needed.
Alumni Board members support the annual fundraising gala of the School.
Matthew Carmean - Senior Ecommerce Catagory Manager
Matthew Carmean currently serves as a Sr. Ecommerce Category Manager at T-Mobile USA helping online shoppers across the US join the Un-Carrier. Over the past 10 years Matthew has held a variety of Digital & Product Marketing roles at Microsoft, BDA Inc. and Microvision. Matthew graduated with a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington Bothell and currently lives in Snohomish with his Wife Callie and Son Marcus.
Jeff Moon - Business Development Manager
Moon Construction Company
A Seattle native who graduated in 2013 from the University of Washington Bothell School of Business with an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance. After a few years in public accounting, Jeff returned to his 46-year-old family construction company to oversee business development, operations and succession planning. Jeff enjoys traveling, working with hands and exploring new opportunities. Jeff and his company continue to find ways to support students of UW Bothell through sponsorships, fundraising and class participation.
Emilie Szeto - Project Manager
International Community Health Services
Emilie is fluent in integrating project management expertise with business acumen in both private and public sectors. In her most recent position she was the Compliance Project Manager at International Community Health Services. Her leadership, effective listening skills, and agility in solving problems have made her instrumental in the success of her projects, and the scope of her professional experience spans operations, marketing and accounting functions. She is also active in many professional and community organizations, including Bloodworks NW's junior board and Lean In Seattle. Emilie is a 2015 graduate of UW Bothell's Leadership MBA program and recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Leader of the Year award, the school's highest award for students who made positive contributions to the campus and its surrounding communities.
Brittany Malidore - Tax and Client Accounting Services Associate
Sweeney Conrad, PS
Born in Plattsburgh, New York, Brittany spent the bulk of her childhood on the east coast, in both New York and South Carolina. She moved to Washington state in 2013 where she met and married her husband, Michael, who was actively serving in the U.S. Navy. As a non-traditional student, Brittany began her academic path by serving as a military spouse, working full-time and juggling a full-time class schedule. Despite numerous family hardships, she was able to earn her Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Everett Community College in 2015 with accolades that include being awarded the 2015 Distinguished Graduate Award for the Accounting Department. In 2017, she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from the University of Washington Bothell, where she graduated on the Dean’s List.
With a strong interest in business growth, Brittany started her career in public accounting in 2014 at Clifton Larson Allen. Brittany helped develop and grow their Outsourcing Department, providing accounting solutions for various industries in the Puget Sound. After three successful years at Clifton Larson Allen, Brittany joined Sweeney Conrad, P.S., as an intern in taxation, before moving into her current associate role that combines her passion for both tax and client accounting services. Staying true to her core values of teamwork, integrity and service, she enjoys spending half of the year as a campus recruiter for Sweeney Conrad. She loves being able to mentor and coach other young professionals in the accounting profession. She currently serves as the Vice Chair for the WSCPA Bellevue Chapter. When Brittany is not in the office or studying for her CPA, she enjoys spending time with her husband and five children. She is an avid Bunco player, and is a huge Husky and Seahawks fan. She currently resides in Lake Stevens, WA.
Jacob O'Hara - Financial Professional
Securian Advisors Northwest
Jake was born in Seattle, WA in 1985. He lived for 16 years in eastern Washington and eventually returned to Seattle in 2007. Jake earned his Business Degree from the University of Washington Bothell in 2012, where he participated in a cohort program, “the Eastside Leadership Center.” A pivotal point in his education was the opportunity to work closely with a professor who worked most of his career in investment banking in New York and Japan. His influence via teaching from practical experience and assembling conferences in New York for students to meet his ex-colleagues, etc., was an important experience for which Jake credits his decision for his career path. While working toward his degree, Jake worked for Safeway. After starting as a clerk while still in eastern Washington, he worked his way up to 2nd Assistant Store Manager for his last two years of school. Shortly after graduating, Jake put his knowledge and passion to work and joined Prudential in Bellevue, WA to begin his career as a financial advisor. After over three years with Prudential, Jake sought out a firm more aligned with his vision for his practice and joined Securian Advisors Northwest in early 2017. Jake holds his life and disability insurance licenses, as well as his FINRA Series 6, 63 and 65 licenses. In his free time, Jake is an avid Mariners, Seahawks and Huskies fan. Jake also enjoys reading, and is an accomplished BMX bicycle rider. He currently resides in Tukwila, WA.
Elizabeth Prendergast - Program Coordinator
University of Washington Bothell
Elizabeth is a Program Coordinator at the University of Washington Bothell, and proud alumni of the School of Business's Eastside Leadership Center. Elizabeth has worked and volunteered in several roles at the University including serving as a founding Ambassador for the University's BOLD (Business and Organization Leadership Development) Program, a leadership development program for undergraduate students. When Elizabeth is not on campus, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog Lucy.
Rob Wright - Founder and President
Wright Wealth Management
Rob is Founder and President of Wright Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor serving clients throughout the Pacific Northwest, California and Arizona. He has 28 years of experience, and has held previous positions with Charles Schwab & Co., including Managing Director for Schwab Private Client Services and Branch Manager in Bellevue, WA. Rob is both alumni and an Adjunct Faculty member of the University of Washington Bothell School of Business, where he teaches Investments and Corporate Finance and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Business Administration with concentrations in both Finance and International Business.