UW Bothell Welcomes New Executives-in-Residence


February 22, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash., February 22, 2011 – The University of Washington Bothell introduced a new slate of eight business leaders who will be serving as Executives-In-Residence for 2011..

The 2011 Executives-in-Residence are:

Linda Bernardi – Founder and CEO, StraTerra Partners

Bob Bernstein – Director of Engineering, Spectralux Corporation

Joe Brouillette – CEO, The Grayport Group

Brooks Gelker – Retired, V.P., General Mills, Inc.

Jim Hebert – President and Senior Research Director, Hebert Research

Gene Kahn – Founder, Cascadian Farm; Sr. Advisor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Zak Parpia – CEO, Himalaya Homes

Sesh Velamoor – Trustee and Director of Programs, Foundation For The Future

UW Bothell Business Program Director, Sandeep Krishnamurthy explains, “the Executives-in-Residence program selects business leaders who are passionate about sharing their experiences with undergraduate and MBA students and the academic community at large. These talented executives provide business students practical advice, mentorship, and an insider’s understanding of the nuances and complexities of corporate life.”

The Executives-in-Residence were introduced February 18 at a forum held at
UW Bothell’s Eastside Leadership Center, located in Bellevue.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a
small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.

Photo Caption: UW Bothell’s 2011 Executives-in-Residence, from left: Zak Parpia;
Bob Bernstein; Linda Bernardi; Sesh Velamoor; Sandeep Krishnamurthy, program
director; Joe Brouillette; Jim Hebert; and Brooks Gelker.

This photo available for media use: email hayesb@u.washington.edu