Power Luncheon with Joe Lawless

Tuesday, May 22nd @ Pacific Grill Event Center
1530 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Joe Lawless 
Joe Lawless is the Executive Director of the Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility at the University of Washington Tacoma. This Center exists in the Milgard School of Business where Joe received his MBA focused on corporate social responsibility in 2007. He works with students to explore the relationship between business and society through academic coursework, student organizations like Net Impact, seminars, speakers and experiences that develop socially responsible leaders who build sustainable organizations and communities. He also works with faculty to develop research and curriculum in these areas and engages with the business community through an annual conference and executive education to help local organizations develop social responsibility strategies that are environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. 


Joe brings over 20 years of experience to this position including 2 years with Tacoma Goodwill creating a corporate partnerships program and 15 years with MultiCare and the Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation where he created the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour, built a model Children’s Advocacy Center and lead a fifteen million dollar capital campaign. 


Joe was born and raised in Tacoma where he currently lives with his wife and two children. He received his BA from Seattle University and serves on the boards of multiple local and statewide nonprofit organizations.

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