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Panel Event: Leadership and Strategic Relationship Building

Tuesday, November 9, 2004
5:30-8:00 pm

WITI’s annual panel event will provide attendees with valuable insight on leadership and strategic relationship building skills. Attendees will gain perspectives from local experts on topics such as negotiation, conflict resolution and how to build a strong team to maximize efficiency.

· Aliza Earnshaw, reporter, Portland Business Journal

· Patricia Lee Burke, Burke and Associates
· Martin F. Medeiros, Preston|Gates|Ellis LLP
· Amy Pearl, Learning Innovation and Technology Consortium
· Jan E. Wolfe, Intel

The evening will include complimentary appetizers and refreshments. There will also be a no-host bar available. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet a mentor, create new business contacts, or make a friend.

Meeting Notes: BONUS: In addition to the panel discussion, WITI will sponsor “Dress for Success,” a non-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income women make tailored transitions into the workplace. Attendees are encouraged to bring professional accessories for donation. Dress for Success is in special need of: scarves, handbags, umbrellas, classic jewelry and new nylons. Large items are not needed.

About Our Speaker(s)

Pat Lee Burke
Pat is the Executive Vice President, N.A. of Burke and Associates, a consulting practice founded in 1990, that is dedicated to assisting organizations maximize their workforce human potential. Her practice area is focused around customer talent pools from new hires to senior executive teams. Pat has over twenty years of successful senior corporate experience and a deep understanding of performance management. Her business focus is on increasing the capability of organizations to execute business strategies, focused specifically on development, communication, thought leadership and systemic processes. Internationally, she has partnered with affiliates in Israel, the United Kingdom, South America, Mexico, Australia, Asia and Canada. A second focus of her organization is technology networking and information system platform integration and IT security.

Pat has over eighteen years in top corporate responsibilities as Chief Operations Officer. This is represented in both the manufacturing, and professional service industries. She has functioned as the Operations Officer of the largest coat and furrier manufacturer in the West, led two large national and international law firms, and the second largest architectural firm in the state of Oregon. In these capacities she was an active member of the senior executive team, where she developed new business strategies, and made critical project and organizational decisions.

Pat is often a guest lecturer, nationally and internationally, leads round tables and sits on two international boards. Her education includes a B.S. from Portland State University and a B.A. from Marylhurst College.

Martin F. Medeiros
Martin F. Medeiros is in the Intellectual Property Transactions Practice Group and Telecommunications and Media Industry Group. He represents clients in the areas of intellectual property, technology transfer and commercial law, both domestically and internationally. He works with publicly traded entities, as well as start-ups, of various industries, including information technology, telecommunications, e-commerce, software, biotechnology, alternative energy, electronics, manufacturing, and retail, wholesale and professional services. He advises and negotiates on behalf of publicly traded companies that acquire or alienate patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks and other assets. Prior to joining Preston Gates, Martin managed technology acquisition teams as a managing technology attorney for publicly traded corporations. He also owned a software publishing company based in Seattle, Washington, where he developed software that tracked licensees’ intellectual assets.

Martin is a frequent lecturer and author on topics such as telecommunications transactions, intellectual property valuation, and outsourcing.

Amy Pearl
Amy Pearl has a broad history in both the education and corporate worlds. In 2001 she was recruited by Intel to provide educational expertise and direction for Intel’s online education initiative (intel.com/education). She managed an integrated team of educators and engineers to develop online tools and resources for use worldwide. Prior to Intel, she worked at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory designing, developing, and providing professional development resources for online and face-to-face workshops for educators in areas such as technology integration, math and science, leadership, and project-based learning.

Before that Amy worked as a district instructional technology specialist, staff development designer, technology coordinator and school-wide enrichment specialist in addition to elementary teacher for over ten years. She recently left Intel to start a not-for-profit called the Learning Innovation and Technology Consortium (LITC) in order to focus on the development of online resources that nurture innovative thinking towards business, educational, and social entrepreneurship. She also provides consulting services to a number of organizations and businesses.

Jan E Wolfe
Jan Wolfe has over 25 years of experience linking people, processes, and knowledge in public, private, non-profit and governmental organizations.

Currently at Intel, Jan leads a virtual, global team focused on the implementation of solutions designed to increase employee productivity and innovation. She works with all Intel business groups worldwide to implement the new solutions through a standard implementation process, development of learning solutions and transition change management. Her team at Intel is unique, because they are in the Information Technology business organization, but they focus on how people change their behaviors to use new technology to be more productive and innovative.

Her team of seven people has been recognized for their success in delivering these solutions to Intel’s 81,000 employees worldwide, and Jan has been recognized at Intel for her ability to lead her virtual, global team in effective communication and innovation using technology, virtual meetings, and business processes.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 5:30-8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at:

    Mentor Graphics
    8005 SW Boeckman Road
    Wilsonville, Oregon 97070

Directions to Mentor Graphics via OR-217:

* Take the OR-217 south towards Beaverton/Tigard
* Take the I-5 south exit towards Salem
* Exit 286, Stafford Road/North Wilsonville
* Turn left onto SW Elligsen Road
* Turn right onto Canyon Creek Road
* Turn right onto SW Boeckman Drive
* Turn right into Mentor Graphics

Directions to Mentor Graphics via I-84:

* Take I-84 west towards Portland
* Stay left and take the I-5 south exit towards Salem
* Remain on I-5 south towards Wilsonville/Salem
* Exit 286, Stafford Road/North Wilsonville
* Turn left onto SW Elligsen Road
* Turn right onto Canyon Creek Road
* Turn right onto SW Boeckman Drive
* Turn right into Mentor Graphics


5:30-6:00: Arrive and networking
6:00-8:00: Panel discussion, questions and announcements


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Heather Bailey ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.