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Carson College of Business National Board of Advisors

National Board of Advisors

Fostering close ties among the Carson College of Business, its alumni, and the community

The National Board of Advisors (NBoA) offers expert guidance to help the college shape its vision and achieve its goals.

Its contributions include:

  • Strengthening the reputation of the college in the business community, both within the state of Washington and beyond.
  • Providing advice and counsel to the Dean about business trends and the changing needs of the business community.
  • Reviewing and shaping the college’s strategic direction, evaluating its mission, its plans, and the operational tactics needed to meet those goals.
  • Fostering research and learning of the faculty and students of the college within the business community (e.g. facilitating the development of internships, externships, and industry-related and basic research opportunities).
  • Assisting with fundraising efforts and enhancing external funding support for college initiatives and activities.
  • Actively participating in college events.

Executive committee

The NBoA Executive Committee consists of the NBoA chair and vice chair, immediate past board chair, dean of the Carson College of Business, and chairs of the unit advisory boards. The head development officer for the college serves as an ex-officio member.

Chip Hunter
Carson College of Business
Washington State University

Don Lionetti
Chair, National Board of Advisors
Sales Director

Tammy Hossfeld
Vice Chair, National Board of Advisors

Bob Bowman
Chair, Accounting Advisory Board
Peterson Sullivan LLP

Dan Carpenter
Chair, Management Information Systems Advisory Board
Sales Leader – Pacific Northwest
Amazon Web Services

Jennifer Carter-Bitzer
Chair, Marketing Advisory Board
Vice President, Marketing
USI Kibble & Prentice

Shannon Flynn
Chair, HR/Management Advisory Board
Senior HR Manager

Judy Kolde
Chair, International Business Advisory Board
CEO & Owner
Kolde Properties & Sanctuary Yoga

Matthew Larson
Chair, WSU Vancouver Advisory Board
Hathaway Larson LLP

James J. Oster
Chair, Finance Advisory Board
Senior Vice President/Foreign Exchange Manager
Key Bank

Carla Pittman
Chair, Risk Management & Insurance Advisory Board
Claim Line of Business Manager
Pemco Mutual Insurance Company

John Sommer
Chair, SHBM Advisory Board
Regional Director of Human Resources – Western Region
Hilton Worldwide

Gary Spanner
Chair, WSU Tri-Cities Advisory Board

Scott Thomson
Chair, Entrepreneurship Advisory Board
Vice President

Washington State University