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Linfield Business Advisory Council

Linfield BAC group PhotoMission Statement:

The mission of the Linfield College Business Advisory Council is to provide to the Business Department: 

  • Professional, external program review
  • Strategic direction
  • Advocacy and development

Council Members from the Community

Brad Garrigues

Brad Garrigues is chief sales and marketing officer for Providence Health Plan. Prior to assuming the C-suite role, Garrigues served as senior director of sales and account services and has been with Providence Health Plan for more than 17 years.

Garrigues graduated with distinction in 1992 from Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, earning a Master of Business Administration. Garrigues also holds an MBA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and completed his undergraduate studies at Linfield College, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business-economics. Garrigues is also a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal for his service during Operation Desert Storm.

 

Brian Gerritz

Brian co-founded Pavilion Construction in 2007 and continues to serve as its President. Pavilion Construction provides General Contracting services to both private and public clients through several western states, specializing in multi-family housing, student living, and senior living projects. Brian graduated in 1998 with a BS in Mathematics from Linfield College. He has been a member of the Linfield Business Advisory Council since 2009. He also serves on the Oregon College of Art and Craft Board. Brian and his wife Jennifer reside in Lake Oswego, OR with their two children.

 

Lindsay Harksen

Lindsay has combined her love of sports and professional acumen together in her current position as manager of finance with Adidas. Lindsay’s winning determination contributes to Adidas’s senior management teams as she guides several teams in the path that leadership has directed. Prior to her role with Adidas, she was the Senior Accountant for Harry’s Fresh Foods, a Portland food wholesaler.

Lindsay’s accomplishments at Linfield include graduating as valedictorian of her class in 2006, and being inducted into the Linfield College Hall of Fame in 2016, acknowledging her contributions to a 21- 5 Volleyball season and honors as an All-Northwest Conference award. She still holds the career record for total blocks and holds 2nd in kills.

Evan Karp

Evan is a financial executive, operational strategist, and trusted adviser with a record of sound financial guidance in complex settings, including public and private companies ranging from start-ups to multinationals. He is a driver for operational and financial efficiency and strives to establish core metrics that optimize team performance and maximize capital. His specialties include: Financial and strategic planning, business process improvement, team leadership and motivation, project management, financial modeling, risk management, information technology management, M&A, internal controls, cash management and treasury, and contract negotiation and administration. 

Evan has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Domaine Serene brand of world class wines for the past 5 years. His engagement has helped founders Grace and Ken Evenstad expand their farming and wine making from Yamhill County to Cote d'Or, France, reversing a trend of European wine makers purchasing land and vineyards in Oregon. He is a Certified Public Accountant, who achieved his Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Boston University's Questrom School of Business and completed his MBA at the University of Oregon's Charles H. Lundquist College of Business. 

 

Gus Morrisson

Gus Morrisson has put his leadership and sales skills to great work at Aerotek. Aerotek Inc. is a national leading provider of manufacturing recruiting and staffing services. Gus works as contracts manager from Aerotek’s, Beaverton Washington Square location and specifically services the high-tech silicon forest community. He manages skills sourcing for over 60 local high-tech companies while managing a team of recruiters.

 Gus is a 2009 Linfield graduate. He kept the football winning streak alive while at Linfield chalking up impressive defensive numbers. He also served in leadership roles with Theta Chi fraternity. Gus’s passion for football lives on as he now officiates prep and collegiate football games

 

 Rachelle Quinn

Rachelle Quinn serves as the Northwest Controller and has been with Kaiser Permanente approximately four years. In this role, she oversees all accounting, financial and regulatory reporting for the Oregon and Southwest Washington region. Since May 2017, Rachelle has also served as Interim Executive Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for the Northwest region, with oversight of budgeting, forecasting, and financial business case development.
Prior to coming to Kaiser, Rachelle spent over twelve years at KPMG LLP, most recently as a Senior Audit Manager, and is a licensed CPA. At KPMG, Rachelle specialized in the healthcare/not-for-profit industry, working with healthcare payers and providers, colleges and universities. Rachelle has also served as an assistant professor at Concordia University, teaching accounting and statistics. Rachelle has her Doctorate in business administration from George Fox University, a Masters in Business Administration from Concordia University, and an undergraduate degree in accounting from Linfield College (class of 1999).

  • Kellanne Henry, ’83, Investment Director, Schnitzer West LLC., Bellevue, Washington
  • Craig Ostbo, '15, Partner and Principal, Koopman Ostbo Marketing Communications. Portland, Oregon
  • Graham Petersen, '03, CPA, Shareholder, Geffen Mesher, Portland, Oregon
  • Kent SasakiBAC Chair, '06, ARM, USI Insurance, Vice President
  • Dick Withnell, ‘64, (Emeritus and Founding Chair) Owner, Withnell Motor Company, Salem, Oregon

From the Business Department Faculty 

From the Linfield College Administration