The Portland State University School of Business Administration and the Master of International Management program will be presenting the Age of the Pacific Lecture Series next Monday, April 30, 2012.
The guest speaker is Linda Weston, the President of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. The lecture will run from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Smith Memorial Student Union (Room 236). Below is an overview of Linda’s background.
We will provide a review of the lecture later in the week, and look forward to seeing all the current MIM students and their guests on Monday evening! (RSVP on the MIM Facebook page)
Linda has been the President and Executive Director for Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN), www.oen.org since 1999. Prior to that, she spent 18 years in the tourism industry in Eugene, 15 of those with the Convention & Visitors Association of Lane County Oregon (CVALCO). Seven of those years were spent as the Director of Convention Sales and Marketing, and the remaining eight years as the Executive Director, CEO.
In both 2002 and 2005, Linda was selected as one of 25 outstanding Women in Business by the Portland Business Journal. Also in 2005, she was one of three national finalists for the Supporter of Entrepreneurship award presented by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, in conjunction with Ernst & Young’s national Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, resulting in major national recognition for OEN’s programs to assist entrepreneurs. In 2007, she was recognized by the Northwest Women’s Journal as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the Northwest.