School of Business

Executive Leadership Series


Ryan Cameron

Director of Marketing Communications

Xbox Games at Microsoft

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Leraas Hall, Rieke Science Center


Ryan Cameron is Director of Marketing Communications for Xbox Games at Microsoft. Cameron is responsible for leading creative strategy and integrated campaigns for Xbox’s gaming franchises, including Halo and Forza Motorsport. Last year, challenged to
reinvigorate the Halo video-game franchise and make Halo 5 the must-have game of 2015, he led a provocative eight-month campaign. It was the second most talked about campaign on the internet, recognized by Twitter as one of 2015’s most social campaigns, was awarded numerous awards including an Effi and Cannes Lion, and pushed Halo 5 to become the biggest and fastest selling Xbox game in history with more than $400 million in global sales.

Prior to Xbox, Cameron was responsible for advertising campaigns at Microsoft’s, including the award-winning, internationally recognized brand campaign Jay-Z Decoded. He has also managed Microsoft’s global advertising, digital marketing and agency relationships across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before joining Microsoft, Cameron began his career at advertising agencies Deutsch LA, Y&R, Wunderman and DDB.


David Hale


DHA Group, Inc.

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Leraas Hall, Rieke Science Center


David Hale is the CEO of DHA Group, Inc. (DHA), a company that provides comprehensive Information Technology consulting, products and staff support to the U.S. federal government and specializes in supporting areas such as counter-terrorism, intelligence analysis and national law enforcement.

Hale is now focused on the expansion and diversification of DHA’s business base. The internal business development team he established has already begun to develop relationships with the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection component, the U.S. Army, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Defense Logistics Agency.

Hale is an expert in the formulation of small business startup planning, small business finance planning, strategic and tactical business planning, and business valuation. He has developed this expertise through real- world experience as he successfully led DHA’s expansion from a $1 million to a $40 million annual revenue organization. This experience has enabled him to become an expert in enabling individuals to achieve their business and economic dreams through an entrepreneurial spirit that is available to anyone working with DHA.


Sue Sallee & Laurie Davies

Sue Sallee
VP of Finance, Genoa

Laurie Davies
Managing Director of Taxes, Alaska Airlines

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Leraas Hall, Rieke Science Center


Sue Sallee is VP of Finance at Genoa, a company providing specialty pharmacy services at more than 300 locations across the US. She provides leadership in the areas of
financial reporting, technical accounting and compliance, tax and financial planning.

Sallee has served as an instructor, guest speaker and panelist at a variety of forums hosted by professional associations and educational institutions. Additionally,
she currently serves on the board and board development committee of the King County chapter of the American Red Cross. She also serves on the board and
finance committee of Leadership Tomorrow (an organization focused on civic leadership). Previous commitments include the board and fi committee of Camp Fire of King County, PLU’s business alumni group and other nonprofit organizations.

Laurie Davies is Managing Director of Taxes at Alaska Airlines, Inc., and its sister carrier, Horizon Air.
Davies has been with Alaska Airlines for more than 24 years and provides strategic leadership for all areas of tax, as well as financial reporting for taxes. Currently she is acting vice chair of the airline industry’s organization, Airlines for America.

Davies has served as a guest speaker and panelist at a variety of forums hosted by professional associations and educational institutions and currently serves on the Finance Council at Kennedy Catholic High School. In addition, she has also chaired the auction at Kennedy Catholic and was a member or chair of the St. Francis of Assisi School Commission.

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