NAWLA Executive Management Institute

2017 EMI Instructors

Brenda Baumgart - Stoel Rives LLP

John Becker-Blease

John Becker-Blease – Oregon State University

John Becker-Blease is an associate professor of finance at Oregon State University, and was previously on faculty at Washington State University, Vancouver. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Oregon, where he graduated in 2002. His research interests are in corporate governance, valuation, and innovation. He has taught a wide-range of courses across the finance discipline at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as professional seminars for the College of Forestry, the  at Oregon State University, the City of Vancouver, and for the government of Trinidad and Tobago. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Faculty Senate, as the Chair of the graduate curriculum committee in the college of business, and the Oregon University System Retirement Plans Investment Committee.

Dr. Bobette Bushnell - Oregon State University

Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen – Oregon State University

Eric received a B.S. in Forest Products Business Management from the University of Idaho in 1990. He completed his PhD in the spring of 1994 at Virginia Tech, specializing in Forest Products Marketing. He began working for OSU in August 1994 and was promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Wood Science and Engineering in 2005. His current research areas are organizational innovation, corporate social responsibility, and strategic marketing.  During a sabbatical in Finland (2000-2001) he co-authored a textbook, Strategic Marketing in the Global Forest Industries. The book is now available in its 2nd edition (2011). He teaches marketing and innovation topics at OSU. For over a decade he has annually hosted industry managers on campus for the continuing education course Forest Products Management Development. Internationally he actively works with the US-based Softwood Export Council where he is currently the Chairman. He also serves as the President of the Society of Wood Science and Technology.

Steve Killgore - Roseburg Forest Products
John McAmis, Roseburg Forest Products
Mark Porter - Hampton Lumber Sales
Kellie Radzik, Snavely Forest Products

Ben Skogg - Louisiana Pacific

Daniel Wong

Daniel Wong – 

Daniel has over 20 years of progressive leadership expertise in transportation, supply chain management, business system and strategy consulting. Most recently with Vestas where he was the Global category, sourcing manager.  Prior to that, Daniel was the Vice President of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at North Pacific.  North Pacific, a Portland based wholesale distributor of building materials, industrial wood products and other specialty products with sales over $1.2 billion annually.  Daniel served as the director of supply chain process improvement at Longview Fibre Company in Longview, Washington.  At Sapient, he led their Asian expansions and launched Sapient’s consulting subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan.  Daniel’s background also includes studying the impacts globalization, information technology development and business management framework.  He received a bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University and a Master degree in the management of science and technology from the school of OGI/Oregon Health and Science University.  He is a past treasurer for the North American Rail shippers association.  He is also a past president and current board member for the Pacific Northwest Association of Rail shippers.