Husky Leadership Initiative

January 22, 2014

Leadership Firesides winter 2014

Leadership Firesides is a popular series of informal talks that began a year ago and continues to attract a variety of leaders and students interested in broadening their perspectives on leadership. The series provides an ongoing opportunity for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, educational, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting.

These leaders will share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. The diversity of guest speakers means that each Fireside is unique. These events are a way for students to learn more about and reflect on leadership and build their leadership skills. Students who want to engage in a dialogue about leadership and further develop the skills and knowledge to be effective leaders on and off campus will want to be sure to attend.

Because the setting is intimate and informal, space is limited for each program and registration is strongly encouraged. Don’t miss out – register today using the links below!

Guest speakers

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, climate change activist

sheila-watt-cloutier-150Sheila Watt-Cloutier is a climate change activist, outgoing Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, and nominee for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. She tackles the many issues indigenous peoples are facing today, including environmental pollution and sustainable development. Watt-Cloutier is a dedicated advocate who has raised the public consciousness of the human story of the Arctic communities and their journeys through rapid change on the way to long-term sustainability. Come hear Watt-Cloutier share her personal journey and lessons learned about leadership.

This Leadership Fireside is co-sponsored by Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars (NOIS) RSO and the Husky Leadership Initiative.

3/11/14 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Ethnic Cultural Center Unity Room

General Peter Chiarelli, United States Army (Ret.) and
chief executive officer, One Mind for Research

Pete ChiarelliPeter Chiarelli is a retired General with almost 40 years of experience designing and implementing American defense policy for the U.S. Army and Department of Defense in peace and during combat operations. As the 32nd Vice Chief of Staff in the Army, Chiarelli was responsible for the day‐to‐day operations of the Army and its 1.1 million active and reserve soldiers. Chiarelli’s responsibilities also included the Army’s research, development and execution of studies followed by the implementation of recommendations related to the Army’s behavioral health programs, specifically its Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Program.

As the CEO of One Mind for Research, Chiarelli continues his advocacy for eliminating the stigma associated with Service Members and Veterans seeking and receiving the assistance they need for the treatment of the invisible wounds of war. Chiarelli holds a bachelor of science degree in political science from Seattle University; a master of public administration degree from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington; and a master of arts degree in national security strategy from Salve Regina University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Command and Staff College and the National War College.

3/6/13 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
HUB First floor lounge
Register for Peter Chiarelli Fireside

Christine Day, chief executive officer, Luvo

Christine DayChristine Day was recently announced as chief executive officer at Luvo. Before joining Luvo, Christine, was CEO at lululemon athletica, where she was responsible for creating and executing lululemon athletica’s long-term business strategies, directing the Company’s continued development, and reinforcing lululemon’s position as a global leader of yoga inspired athletic apparel. She joined lululemon athletica in January 2008 as Executive Vice President, Retail Operations, where she oversaw retail operations in North America and internationally, as well as the community relations, real estate development, the Guest Education Center and wholesale businesses.

Prior to lululemon, Christine spent 20 years at Starbucks where she learned the intricacies of high growth business development in a strong cultural company. She held several key senior management positions, most recently as president of the Asia Pacific Group of Starbucks Coffee International. Christine also serves as a member of the board of directors for the Rick Hansen Foundation in Vancouver. Christine has a BA degree from Central Washington University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Christine resides with her family in Vancouver, Canada, where she does yoga on a regular basis and enjoys hiking the local mountains and biking on the seawall paths.

2/11/14 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
HUB First floor lounge
Register for Christine Day Fireside

Jim Alling, chief operating officer, T-Mobile US

Jim Alling photo croppedJim Alling has over 28 years of general management and marketing experience in consumer packaged goods and consumer retail, serving as an executive at three highly admired global companies: T-Mobile, Starbucks, and Nestlé. Jim is currently the chief operating officer of T-Mobile US, the fourth largest wireless service provider in the US. As COO, Jim oversees all consumer-facing activities for the T-Mobile brand and his team takes care of more than 33 million customers.

Before joining T-Mobile in 2009, Jim worked as an executive at Starbucks for 11 years in a variety of leadership roles.  Jim joined Starbucks in 1997 to lead the launch of its coffee into the grocery channel.  Over the course of the next 11 years, he was promoted into a series of roles with ever-increasing scope and responsibility, eventually becoming the president of Starbucks Coffee USA and later as president of Starbucks International. Jim began his career in 1985 at Nestlé, where he was promoted through a series of packaged goods marketing assignments before eventually becoming a VP/general manager for Nestlé USA.

Jim received a BA from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, with a double major in economics and Spanish.  He then went on to gain a master of international management from the Thunderbird School of International Management. Jim actively volunteers with the March of Dimes to support families of premature infants as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  He also serves on the boards of Sahale Snacks and MOD Pizza.

Cancelled due to speaker’s schedule