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Willamette Alumni Receive Women of Influence Awards


Katherine Durant (MBA ’90), founder of Atlas Investments, LLC, was named the Women Executive of the Year in the annual Portland Business Journal “Women of Influence” special section.  Katherine received her award during the program’s annual luncheon on April 26.  Fellow Willamette CLA alumna Linda Wilhelms Navarro (’90), CEO of the Oregon Banker’s Association, received an Orchid Award at the luncheon as one of the 25 outstanding businesswomen of the year. 

Willamette University was well represented at the event with a table full of Willamette alumni hosted by Debra Ringold, Dean and JELD-WEN Professor of Free Enterprise, and Denise Callahan ('95, MBA '00), Interim Vice President for Development.  Ringold received the Orchid Award from the Business Journal in 2008.

View the photo of the Willamette crew on the Willamette MBA Facebook Page.

Katherine Durant (MBA '90)Katherine Durant (MBA '90)

Linda Wilhelms Navarro ('90)Linda Wilhelms Navarro ('90)