Fellows Program

The CLF Fellows program is a cadre of senior executives who are affiliated with the Center to advance the mission of executive leadership formation. They hold substantive interactions with the faculty, students, and alumni for conversation and cross fertilization of ideas. Their partnership with the CLF includes contributing to the CLF publication, InSights, serving as a guest speaker at CLF programs, etc.

In addition, the Center has a dedicated Senior Fellow position. This person collaborates with faculty to help ensure that the best ideas from the practice of leadership are represented in our curriculum. The Senior Fellow also engages substantively in other ways with the Center and its constituent groups.

Senior Fellow:

Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally has joined Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics as a senior fellow in the Center for Leadership Formation. This is the first formal role Mulally has taken at an academic institution since his retirement in 2014.

Mulally will work with faculty, students, and alumni in the Executive Leadership and Leadership MBA programs. Both programs will introduce into the curriculum key aspects of Mulally’s signature leadership strategies, including “Working Together” and “Business Process Review.”

Alan served as president and chief executive officer of The Ford Motor Company and as a member of Ford’s board of directors from September 2006 – June 2014. Prior to joining Ford, Mulally served as executive vice president of the Boeing Company, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airlines, and president of Boeing Information, Space and Defense Systems.

Mulally led Ford’s transformation into one of the world’s leading automobile companies and the #1 automobile brand in the United States. He guided Ford in working together on a compelling vision, comprehensive strategy and implementation of the One Ford plan to deliver profitable growth for all of the company’s stakeholders.

Throughout his career, Mulally has been recognized for his contributions, industry leadership, and service. He was named #3 on Fortune’s “World’s Greatest Leaders,” one of the 30 “World’s Best CEO’s” by Barrons’ magazine, one of “The World’s Most Influential People” by Time magazine, and “Chief Executive of the Year” by Chief Executive magazine. Mulally serves on President Obama’s United States Export Council. He served as co-chairman of the Washington Competitiveness Council.  

Mulally has also served as president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and as chairman of the board of Governors of the Aerospace Industries Association. Mulally was named to Google’s board of directors in July 2014 and the board of directors of Carbon3D in May 2015.

Mulally holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Kansas, and a Masters in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow.


Phyllis J. Campbell

Phyllis Campbell

Phyllis Campbell is the chairman of the Pacific Northwest for JP Morgan Chase. She serves on JPMorgan Chase’s Executive Committee and is the firm's senior executive in Washington, Oregon and Idaho across businesses. Previously she was the president/CEO of The Seattle Foundation. Prior to that she served as president and CEO of US Bank of Washington. Phyllis holds an MBA from the University of Washington's Executive MBA Program, BA in Business Administration from Washington State University, and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, as well as Stanford University's Executive Management Program. Campbell also holds honorary doctorates from Whitworth College and Gonzaga University.

Jim Dwyer

Jim Dwyer

Jim Dwyer is president and CEO of Delta Dental of Washington, and serves on the boards of Delta Dental Plans Association, DeltaUSA, and Healthentic, Inc. Jim has served on Seattle University's board of trustees and board of regents. He has been recognized with numerous civic awards, was a member of the board of directors of the 1990 Goodwill Games Organizing Committee, and served on the board of trustees of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Jim graduated from Seattle University, then completed his JD from the University of San Diego and attended the Harvard Graduate School of Business Program for Management Development.

Allan C. Golston

Alan Golston

Allan C. Golston is the president of the United States Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He leads the foundation's efforts to reduce inequities and increase access to opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged Americans. He oversees the U.S. Program's major areas of grant-making including education, U.S. libraries, Pacific Northwest, special initiatives, and advocacy. Golston joined the foundation in 1999 and recently served as chief financial and administrative officer. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Colorado.

Jim Sinegal

Jim Sinegal

Jim Sinegal is co-founder and retired CEO of Costco Wholesale. Jim and his business partner, Jeff Brotman, co-founded Costco Wholesale in 1983. Prior to co-founding Costco, Jim spent almost 30 years in the retail business beginning at 18 years old while a college student. He worked for 25 years for a discount merchandising company, Fed Mart Corporation, and its successor company, The Price Club, and served as executive vice president of those companies.

Brian Webster

Brian Webster

Brian Webster is president & CEO of Physio-Control, Inc. Brian first joined Physio-Control in 1992 and has held a variety of leadership positions in the company, including vice president of Operations, vice president of Commercial Sales, and vice president of Global Marketing. Before joining Physio, Brian worked in the Military Airplane Division of The Boeing Company. He holds a BA in business administration from University of Puget Sound and an MBA from Seattle University. Brian serves as a board member for the Seattle Medic One Foundation and The Washington Medical Technology Angel Network (WINGS). Brian has been on the Center for Leadership Formation business leadership and health leadership advisory boards.