Department of Economics Mentors

2017-2018 Economics Mentors


Ken Altena
Senior Vice President & Commercial Banking Manager, Umpqua Bank
UW Economics BA ’83
Mentor since: 2013


Mark Amberson
Retired
UW Economics BA '83
Mentor since: 2017


Nelson Del Rio, JD
Founder and Chairman, Prosperity of the Commons International
UW Economics BA '84, JD Harvard Law '87
Mentor since: 2016


Gerilyn Denny
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
UW Economics BA 
Mentor since: 2016


Scott Easter
Attorney (Partner), Montgomery, Purdue, Blankinship & Austin PLLC
UW Economics BA '71
Mentor since: 2017


Richard Ekman, JD
Attorney, Ekman Cushing Maxwell P.S.
UW Economics BA '71, UW JD '74
Mentor since: 2016


Andrew Everett, MS *based in Washington, D.C.
Policy Fellow, Reason Foundation
UW Economics BS '09, BA Mathematics '09
Mentor since: 2016


Rebecca Gee
Program Manager II, Microsoft Cloud
Penn State Industrial Engineering MS '12
Mentor since: 2016


Susan Gellatly
Principal, Gellatly Leadership Coaching
University of Virginia, BA Economics and Finance '82
Mentor since: 2016


Christopher George
Executive Director, Pacifica Law Group
UW Economics BA '87
Mentor since: 2017


David Griswold, JD
Chief Counsel and CCO, Pacific Current Group
UW Economics BA '79
Mentor since: 2011


Craig Hanson
Financial Advisor, Unionview Investment Group
UW Economics BA ’09
Mentor since: 2014


Gabe Hanzeli
Director of IT (retired), The Boeing Company
UW Economics BA ’76
Mentor since: 2011


Martina Ji
Senior Associate, KPMG LLP
UW Economics BA '12
Mentor since: 2015


Kerry KahlKerry Kahl
Senior Director Technology Compliance, Financial Management, UW
UW Economics BA ’73
Mentor since: 2012


Jeff Lewis Jeff Lewis
VP Regional Account Manager, Bluepoint Solutions
UW Economics BA ’89
Mentor since: 2012


Steve Mitchell
Managing Account Executive, Traveler's
UW Economics BA '97
Mentor since: 2015


Roger Myklebust, JD
Construction Lawyer, Ryan Swanson & Cleveland
UW Economics BA '69, UW JD '72
Mentor since: 2016


Judy Nickelson
Buyer II, Fred Hutch
UW Economics BA '15
Mentor since: 2016


Cary OshimaCary Oshima
Associate Vice President, Cognizant Technology Solutions
UW Economics BA ’90
Mentor since: 2012


Julie Parisio-Roy
Director of Financial Planning and Wealth Manager, Badgley Phelps
UW Economics BA ’97
Mentor since: 2012


Greg Pendleton
Attorney, Gordon, Tilden, Thomas & Cordell
UW Economics BA '02
Mentor since: 2017


Dimitri PereraDimitri Perera
Head of Project Management and Digital Services, copacino + fujikado
UW Economics BA ’08
Mentor since: 2014


Greg Piantanida
President, GP Realty 
UW Economics BA '71
Mentor since: 2017


Matt Ravet
Analytics Manager, Amazon
UW Economics BS '09
Mentor since: 2017


David Roe
Principal Consultant, Slalom Consulting
UW Economics BA '84
Mentor since: 2016


Eric Rothlisberger, CFAEric Rothlisberger, CFA
Research Analyst, Vulcan Investments
UW Economics BS ’10
Mentor since: 2012


Mary RothlisbergerMary Rothlisberger
Senior Actuarial Analyst, Trupanion
UW Economics BS ’10
Mentor since: 2012


Steven Sankaran *based in the Bay Area, CA
MBA student, Cambridge University
UW Economics BS ’12
Mentor since: 2014


David Schulman
Global Tech Partner Marketing Lead, Tableau
UW Economics BS '11
Mentor Since: 2017


William C. (Bill) Severson, JDWilliam C. (Bill) Severson, JD
Owner and Partner, William C. Severson PLLC
UW Economics BA ’71, UW JD ’74
Mentor since: 2012


Merrile Sing, PhD
Senior Economist, U.S. Government Accountability Office
UW Economics BA ’78
Mentor since: 2014


John Stephanus
President, The ARMCO Group
UW Economics BA ’80
Mentor since: 2012


Kyle StewartKyle Stewart
Investment and Fiduciary Services Associate, Wells Fargo Private Bank
UW Economics BA ’09
Mentor since: 2014


Craig Swanson
Founder/Owner, Redside Partners, LLC
UW Economics BA '89
Mentor since: 2015


Gene Tien, PhD *based in Palo Alto, CA
Director of Economics, Baker & McKenzie Consulting
UW Economics BA '94
Mentor since: 2016


Zhi Wan
Paid Search Marketing Manager, Amazon
UW Economics BA '10
Mentor since: 2016


David Wasielewski
Managing Partner/Owner, Din Tai Fung Restaurant 
UW Econonomics BA '97
Mentor since: 2017


Brenden West
Consultant, Software Engineering
UW Economics BA '87
Mentor since: 2015


Chris Witeck
Principal Technology Strategist, Citrix
UW Economics BA '93, Political Science '93
Mentor since: 2016


Stephen Wu
Retail Vendor Manager, Amazon
UW Economics BS '14
Mentor since: 2015


Olga Yang
Commercial Underwriter, Philadelphia Insurance Co.
UW Economics BA ’82
Mentor since: 2011


Kai ZhaoKai Zhao
Senior Product Manager, Amazon Web Services
UW Economics BS ’08
Mentor since: 2013

The Department of Economics is grateful to our outstanding group of volunteer mentors, who, as busy professionals, nonetheless find time in their schedules to meet with Economics undergraduates to provide career guidance and help them develop the skills that will help them succeed after graduation. Thank you!