Master of Business Administration

Industry Leaders

The UWB School of Business' Speaker Series features top executives from a variety of organizations in the Seattle area who generously share their professional and personal leadership experiences with our MBA students in an informal setting. Our speakers in this series include:

Upcoming Speakers

Jon Deex -  President & CEO, North Star Ice Equipment Corporation
May 21, 2010

Jonathan Deex has over 20 years of experience in marketing, operations and general management, primarily in manufacturing and business-to-business industrial services. For much of his career, Jon has focused on the revitalization of mature businesses. For industrial and manufacturing companies that have reached a plateau, getting back on the path to growth is the most critical priority. Jon brings a fresh approach to growing “old school” businesses by re-addressing core markets, clarifying strategy and re-engineering business processes. He has a hands on leadership style that allows him to work well across an organization from shop floor employees, technical staff, sales professionals, managers and executives, to shareholders and other key stakeholders.

Jon is currently the CEO and President of North Star Ice Equipment Corporation, a manufacturer of large scale ice making and ice handling equipment headquartered in Seattle. Prior to joining North Star in early 2008, he was the COO of a business-to-business service company in the Seattle area with over 125 field service technicians. Jon spent nearly 10 years at 3M Company in several marketing, new product development and business management positions. Earlier in his career, he worked in marketing for a mid-sized manufacturing company in Los Angeles. He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his undergraduate degree is from Pomona College in Claremont, CA.


Recent Speakers

Mr. Jim Donald
CEO, Haggen Foods

Mr. Kevin Goodwin
CEO, Sonosite, Inc

Mr. Mike Schutzler
CEO Sherpa, Blue Seven Partners

Mr. Cliff Sharples & Ms. Lisa Sharples

Mr. Lewis Carpenter
CEO, WinShuttle


Past Speakers

2009 - 2010