Features Region: West

Ron Zollman – Boomi

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In both his career and personal life, Ron Zollman has found that small things can have a big impact. For instance, as a lawyer and as a nonprofit volunteer, he’s discovered that lots can be accomplished by small teams dedicated to whom they’re serving. Whether growing a company or supporting his community, he relies on […]

Allen Lo – Meta Platforms Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Having taken on and helped vanquish the foes of Android, Allen Lo is ready to help make the Metaverse a reality. As deputy general counsel for product, IP and legal operations for Meta Platforms Inc., Lo is helping guide the company that was known as Facebook into new realms, including virtual and augmented reality. He’s […]

Dan Zalkow — Portland State University

Est. reading time: 5 mins

A $100 million construction project is hard enough for any one builder, even with the best of plans. Now try it with four vested stakeholders in the project, three of them viewing it as crucial to the future of the educational opportunities they offer. Such is the case in Portland, Oregon, with 4th & Montgomery, […]

Andy Dashner – Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Here in California, wildfire season only seems to come earlier and last longer. What used to be June through October became April through November, but at no time does the threat really dissipate. The huge Golden State is always hot, dry and windy somewhere—Southern California beset by the Santa Ana Winds and Northern California, especially […]

Shon Sparks – DISH Wireless

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As another Colorado winter inched toward spring, Shon Sparks was counting the days until his favorite annual convention, Connect (X). He’d find himself in good company with other forward-thinking technology innovators and likely rope in more partners for his employer’s ambitious agenda. Director of national real estate at DISH Wireless, Sparks is among those spearheading […]

Samer Alzubaidi – Moreno Valley Unified School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Today’s children grow up with 24/7 access to every Disney movie and TV show, high-speed Internet capabilities, video games and streaming devices that make Atari and Nintendo seem like early humans created them. So, it makes sense that modern schools need to provide a high-tech learning experience befitting the times. For the Moreno Valley Unified […]

Tonia Douglas – The Hankey Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While Tonia Douglas may not know as much about the Hankey Group as its principal, Don Hankey, she’s not far behind him in understanding the operations and services offered by its 11 operating companies. Of course, as vice president of human resources, she needs to understand the companies as she and her team manage payroll, […]

Patricia Peña Sam – U.S. Acute Care Solutions

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It was almost 20 years ago that Patricia Peña Sam found herself at a career crossroads while working as a case manager and executive team leader for a social service agency that worked with at-risk youth. From coordinating education, leadership and volunteer opportunities to helping prepare agency clients for the working world, the job was […]

Ken Moses – Cascade Environmental

Est. reading time: 4 mins

After studying psychology in college, Ken Moses says he developed the ability to read people and understand what a person does and doesn’t want. Throughout his career in human resources, he says he’s learned that employees want a safe work environment and a company that treats them with respect, provides an opportunity for growth and […]

Ben Chaney – Smoker Friendly

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As long as there have been people in America, there has been tobacco. In fact, tobacco started growing in North America about 8,000 years ago. But as the years have passed, more and more regulations have been enacted to cut back on the use of tobacco and tobacco products—most notably cigarettes. Ben Chaney says his […]

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