MBA student Simon Tam's dispute with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over an application to trademark the name of his band, The Slants, is receiving attention from major networks including BBC World News, NPR and Time.
School of Business
MA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marylhurst University
Bob has extensive business management experience, beginning as a store manager with the Kroger Company. After seven years as a store manager with Kroger, Bob went on to a twenty-year sales & marketing career that rose through the executive ranks in the motion picture industry. Following his sales & marketing career, Bob owned and managed Association & Conference Services (A&CS, Inc.) for nineteen years. A&CS provided management and administrative services to nonprofit organizations. He has been teaching at Marylhurst since 2007, and he retired from A&CS in 2011. Currently Bob is a management consultant with The Karsten Institute, which works with small to medium sized businesses in the areas of leadership and workforce development.