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Marquette CIRCLES in Seattle
Marquette CIRCLES in Seattle 2011

Marquette University and Seattle University premiere the award-winning CIRCLES networking event in Seattle. We invite you to join us and further expand your business CIRCLES.

CIRCLES connects professionals based on industry and business interests. Through this CIRCLES event, you have the opportunity to:
• Network with alumni, parents and friends in business sectors of interest to you
• Find employees, mentors and business associates
• Develop business leads and contacts

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Westin Seattle
Cascade Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
1900 Fifth Avenue

$15 per person
includes attendee directory, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar

5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.
moderated by Mike Flynn, MU Jour ’62, Principal, Mike Flynn & Associates, LLC
Flynn retired in April 2006 after nearly a quarter century as editor and publisher of the Puget Sound Business Journal
(panelists listed below)

6:45 p.m.
Meet with Marquette University and Seattle University alumni, parents and friends connected to your business sector.


Diane Irvine
Marquette Parent
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Blue Nile, Inc.

As CEO, Irvine executes Blue Nile’s strategic growth plan while continuing to build on the success of the company’s retail operations ensuring alignment with an ongoing commitment to the company’s customer value proposition. In her previous roles as president and CFO, Irvine drove strong revenue growth and enhanced profitability, was instrumental in raising capital and venture funding in Blue Nile’s very early stages, and was responsible for the successful management of the company’s financials through the market downturn of the so-called dotcom bust, eventually leading Blue Nile to profitability and taking it public in 2004.

Jim Murphy
Seattle University International Business Advisory Board
Executive Vice President of International Operations
Costco Wholesale

As EVP, Murphy is responsible for directing the activities and expansion of Costco’s operations outside of North America as well as the U.S. based Global Buying and Export Groups. He joined Costco in 1987 as the Warehouse Manager in Portland, Oregon and has held a variety of positions within the company, including VP of Operations in the Northern California Region, Senior VP for the Northeast Division, Senior VP for Europe and Senior VP of International.

James (Jamie) F. Nordstrom, Jr.
Nordstrom Direct Division
Executive Vice President

Nordstrom has held his current positions since February 2005 having previously served as corporate merchandise manager, Children’s Shoes, from May 2002 to February 2005, and as a project manager for the design and implementation of the company’s inventory management system from 1999 to 2002. Nordstrom has been employed by the company since 1986.

Monday, May 9, 2011
Attendees: 1 $15.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 No Charge

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