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Power Breakfast Carson College of Business

Power Breakfast

“Business and the Millennial Generation: Consumers, Leaders, Game Changers”

September 27, 2018 | The Sheraton, Seattle WA

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Ann Ardizzone
Supply Chain Vice President
Alaska Airlines


Ann Ardizzone is responsible for supply chain including procurement, sourcing, and contract management. She is also responsible for risk management, overseeing insurance requirements for airline hull, spare, and comprehensive liability.

Previously Ardizzone was vice president for inflight services, responsible for hiring and training Alaska’s flight attendants, administration, crew planning, and scheduling, execution of in-flight product and procedures, safety and compliance, and delivering warm and friendly customer service. Prior to inflight, she was responsible for e-commerce and Alaska Air’s interactive marketing, merchandising, business, and product development. She also led the airline’s Mileage Plan business unit and was responsible for the company’s marketing and loyalty programs, including the launch of six credit card products supporting Alaska’s frequent flyer program and the companion fare product.

The Puget Sound Business Journal recognized Ardizzone as one of the 2013 Women of Influence. She is a board member of the 5th Avenue Theatre, Girl Scouts of Western Washington, and the MSCM program at Foster School of Business. She earned a B.A. in business administration from WSU and an Executive MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.


Megan Hansen, MSOD
Senior Vice President of People
MOD Pizza


Megan Hansen is a passionate HR leader who guides the MOD people team, along with enriching the work experience for the 5,000+ MOD Squad members across the United States.  With a commitment to creating an authentic and meaningful employment experience at all levels of the organization, Hansen ensures a people perspective is top of mind with all strategic and tactical business decisions at MOD.

Prior to joining MOD, Hansen spent four years at Outerwall, where she was vice president of talent management for the Coinstar and Redbox brands, and seven years as HR director for Frog Design.  She holds a B.A. in psychology from Seattle Pacific University and an M.S. in organizational development from the University of San Francisco.








Dan Spaulding
Chief People Officer 
Zillow Group


Dan Spaulding oversees the Zillow’s human resources, recruiting and learning and development teams. He focuses on creating solutions to attract, engage, develop, and retain Zillow Group’s talented employees across nine offices and multiple consumer and business brands.

Prior to joining Zillow Group, Spaulding was the vice president of U.S. stores and operations for Starbucks, where his team drove support and strategy for over 8,000 stores and 140,000 partners nationwide. Before holding his position at Starbucks, he held roles on leadership and human resources teams at Life Technologies and Dell, Inc., where he integrated HR teams through numerous mergers and acquisitions and supported global growth initiatives.

Spaulding serves on the Board of Trustees for Knox College. He received his B.A. in political science and history from Knox College and his M.S. in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Illinois.


Cole Morgan
CEO and Cofounder
Snap! Raise, Snap! Mobile


Since his days as a collegiate athlete at WSU, Morgan has been relentless in his pursuit to refine and elevate the fundraising process for student groups and teams. His mission with Snap! Raise is to leverage cutting-edge technology and expert personal support to give back the time, energy, and resources youth coaches and educators need to achieve more.

As the CEO and cofounder of Snap! Mobile, Morgan leads the strategic vision for group fundraising solution Snap! Raise, as well as for Snap! Advance, a platform designed to streamline advancement and alumni engagement for colleges and universities. Most recently, he oversaw the launch of Snap! Shop, an online team store built to make ordering group and fan gear easier than ever before.

Over 35,000 student programs in all 50 states use Snap! Raise to simplify their administrative burdens and achieve their fundraising goals, while over 80 colleges, universities, and major nonprofits use Snap! Advance to coordinate record-setting Giving Days and advancement efforts. On behalf of Snap! Mobile, Morgan earned the 2018 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the category of Workflow Optimization for the Pacific Northwest region.

Morgan earned his B.A. in liberal arts from WSU in 2009.














If you would like to sponsor Power Breakfast,
please contact Hannah Finkas-Ganders at

The WSU Carson College of Business Power Breakfast speaker series continues to inform, inspire, and engage Seattle-area business leaders on contemporary business issues.


Crimson Sponsors receive:

  • Name recognition on Carson College of Business event website, program, and signage, and on advance publicity and communication materials
  • One 8-seat table with preferred seating and signage
  • Two seats at a head table for company representative and guest


Gray Sponsors receive:

  •  Name recognition on the Carson College of Business event website, event program,
    and name recognition on select signage
  • One 8-seat table with preferred seating and signage


Table Sponsors receive:

  • Name recognition on select event signage and in the event program
  • One 8-seat table with preferred seating and signage
For full Sponsor benefits, register by September 13, 2018


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