Nike VP Paula Radolff to Speak at Western’s Bellingham Business Forum Nov. 21

Contacts: Mark Bagley, Western Washington University Foundation, (360) 650-3612 or mark.bagley@wwu.edu, or John Dlouhy, director of Special Events, (360) 650-3629 or special.events@wwu.edu 

BELLINGHAM – Nike Vice President for Human Resources Paula Radolff will be the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Western Washington University Bellingham Business Forum on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Hotel Bellwether Ballroom.

Guests can check-in for the forum at 11:30 a.m. outside the ballroom. Lunch will be served at noon and the keynote address will begin at 12:45 p.m.

Radolff, a Western alumna, is responsible for leading Nike’s newly created Global Operations Group. She has worked at Nike since 2007, and is a senior member of its HR team.

Before working with Nike, Radolff  spent seven years at Starbucks, both in the U.S. and in Asia, in addition to playing a leadership role in the elevation of the company’s Talent Acquisition organization. She is volunteers with the Human Capital Institute, Asian Arts Council and serves on the advisory board of Western’s Woodring College of Education.

Table sponsorships are available at the $1,000 Mount Challenger, $2,000 Mount Shuksan, and $3,000 Mount Baker levels.  The Mount Baker sponsorship establishes two named scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year for Whatcom County students. Reservations can be made online at http://www.foundation.wwu.edu/bbf or by calling (360) 650-3629. 

All proceeds from the event support student scholarships. For more information about scholarship support, call (360) 650-3612.

Tables at the forum are rounds of 10, and all sponsorship levels include a served lunch.  Sponsors fill nine seats and Western fills the 10th seat with a university representative. Individual tickets are available for $125 each.

The Bellingham Business Forum, which annually features a regional, national or international business leader to share insights, viewpoints and philosophies on current business issues and practices, has raised $150,000 for scholarships at Western.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 5:30pm