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LU N D Q U I S T CO LLEG E O F B U S I N E S S 33 ALUMNI NOTES Lives After Lundquist Lundquist College of Business alumni are going places. We are opening, expanding, challenging, and disrupting. We are running the numbers and shaking things up. We invite you to duck in, check it out, and see some recent achievements and updates from our Lundquist College graduates. 1960s HOWARD TEICH '62, MBA '64, joined the board of directors of Geostellar, an online solar marketplace. Teich is an organizational depth psychologist, leadership coach, and group facilitator serving companies and enterprises such as Clorox, Intel, HP, Microsoft, SAP, and Wells Fargo. He is in private practice as a therapist and is the author of Solar Light, Lunar Light. KAY •KLINGENSMITH– WINN '67 and TIM WINN '66, JD '68, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Australia and New Zealand. Kay Winn graduated from the University of Oregon business college, and Tim Winn graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law. They are currently trustees of the Lampstand Foundation. 1970s OMAR ZIAD JAAFAR AL ASKARI '71 is chairman and CEO of United Technical Services, a member of the board of directors of United Bank Limited, and chairman of AlFalah Exchange Co. Earlier in his career, Al Askari assumed control of Technical Services and Supply Company and later established United Technical Services. JOHN HANCOCK '71, partner at Moss Adams LLP, was inducted into the Oregon Bankers Hall of Fame during the Oregon Bankers Association annual convention held in June. Induction into the Oregon Bankers Hall of Fame recognizes the outstanding contributions inductees have made to the Oregon banking industry and the communities they serve. In 1980, Hancock left banking to start working for the accounting firm Moss Adams LLP. His passion for banking never waned and led him to start a banking niche within the firm's Portland office, which today includes more than 125 full-time personnel and more than 300 financial institution clients. DEBORAH SLANER LARKIN '74 has been named CEO of the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF). Larkin previously served as the WSF's executive director from 1986 through 1992. She most recently held the title of executive director for the United States Tennis Association Foundation from 2010 to 2013. RICK GRBAVAC '75 released a new book, The Star Factor: Discover What Your Top Performers Do Differently– and Inspire a New Level of Greatness in All, which aims to help organizations optimize performance by using affirmative leadership. Grbavac is currently vice president of Cerebyte. RUSSELL J. LAU, MBA '75, was reelected to serve as the Seattle Bank member director from Hawaii. He is currently president and CEO of Finance Enterprises Ltd. and vice chairman and CEO of Finance Factors Ltd. Lau is a member of the Financial Executives Institute and is active in Honolulu's nonprofit community. 1980s WILLIAM "BILL" MURRAY '81 was named COO of FamilyCare health plans. Murray, a certified public accountant, has held a number of related positions in Oregon, most recently as CEO at North Bend Medical Centers. DAVID PEX, MBA '81, was honored by the Portland Business Journal as a CFO of the Year, small business category. He is currently the CFO for THA Architecture, Inc. JEFF BECKER '82 was appointed by the Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District as Zone 3 director, serving Canby, Oregon, and the surrounding area. Becker has worked with the district since 2012 and is a local farmer in Carus, Oregon. He is also a property manager of the president's residence at Lewis and Clark College. He is currently the board president of the Oregon City Farmers Market. JEFF DELAPP '83 was named president of McCain Foods Limited, North America. He brings with him more than 25 years of leadership experience in the food industry. Previously, DeLapp served as president and COO at The Bruss Company and president of Lamb Weston. BRIAN SCHMAEDICK '85 was named Principal of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators. After earning his business management degree from the Lundquist College, Schmaedick served more than two years in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica. Returning to the United States, he managed homeless shelters in several cities on the west coast. Ultimately, he returned to school to earn his master's degree in education. Schmaedick is currently the principal of Rosemary Elementary School in Campbell, California. AMY TYKESON '79, MBA '97, received a 2014 Women of Influence "Orchid" award from the Portland Business Journal. ANTHONY E. BEEBE '85 was named the new president of San Diego City College. Previously, Beebe served as president of San Diego Continuing Education for eight years. He earned his BA from the University of Oregon college of business, an MBA from Sacramento State University, an EdD from Oregon State University, and he is currently pursuing a second doctoral degree at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.

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