Purpose

To provide strategic thought leadership and community connections to the UW Bothell MS Accounting Program (Program), working collaboratively with Program leadership and faculty.

Overview

The MS Accounting Advisory Board (MSAB) comprises professionals from a variety of backgrounds who share a commitment to the University of Washington, the Bothell campus, the MS Accounting Program, its faculty, staff and students. The MSAB invests its time, energy and resources on a pro bono basis for the betterment of the Program and its stakeholders. The Campus, School and Program value and recognize these multifaceted contributions.

Objectives

The board will focus on three primary areas to achieve its purpose:

  • Act as ambassadors on the Program’s behalf in building external relationships,
  • Assist the Program in achieving its mission of providing a quality education through contributions in areas such as internships, classroom connections, faculty research and business exposure, and
  • Assist in fund-raising activities to benefit the Program.

Board Members

Chris McKee, Philips HealthcareChris McKee - Controller
Philips Healthcare
Chris McKee is an accounting professional with over 10 years of experience working with international companies. Mr. McKee holds an MBA from the University of Washington Bothell and is a licensed CPA in the state of Washington since 2011. Currently a Controller for Philips Healthcare in Bothell, he manages a portfolio of software businesses which generate $250 million of revenue annually. Previous industry experience has included pharmaceutical research as well as fleet leasing.

Mr. McKee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Central Washington University as well as in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University. He is excited to help students as part of the MSA Advisory Board.

Did You Know?

Forty-nine percent of UW Bothell's first year students are the first in their families to attend college.