The Changing of the Guard

Buerk Center Entrepreneurship Director, Connie Bourassa Shaw with outgoing Chairman, Bill McAleer.
Buerk Center Entrepreneurship Director, Connie Bourassa Shaw with outgoing Chairman, Bill McAleer.

Earlier this week I attended the quarterly Advisory Board Meeting for the University of Washington Foster School of Business Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.  The statistics and metrics for this year have been truly impressive with more money raised, more students in the Entrepreneurship programs, and more staff hired to manage the various elements.

For the past six or eight years, Bill McAleer of Voyager Capital, has served as Chairman of the Advisory Board working closely with Director Connie Bourassa-Shaw.  At the meeting, Bill was able to announce that he was passing the leadership mantle to Adrian Smith of Ignition Partners.  Adrian will have big shoes to fill, but everyone expects he will fill them just fine.

Congratulations to Bill for a job well done!

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