Brad Tilden has always loved airplanes. When he had the opportunity to join Alaska Airlines, “I jumped at it ― a dream come true.” He started as director of general accounting, and became CEO and chairman last year. Safety, on-time flights, and airfares are some of the topics.
Steve Tourek has learned about good business and purpose on his journey from Dartmouth College to Yale to Cambridge University to a career as a litigation attorney to being chief counsel at Marvin Companies, a business that focuses on creating great products in small communities.
Jack vanHartesvelt creates and builds hotels for a pension fund investment firm. But it is not just about the near-term financial return. He has found that taking the long-term view changes everything from management to negotiations to purpose.
Jean Bartell Barber is vice chairman and treasurer of Bartell Drugs, a privately held 58-store chain of drug stores in the greater-Seattle area of Washington state. With her brother, she provides the third generation of leadership for the drugstore chain founded by their grandfather in 1890.