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
MBA, Western Governors University
BS, Western Governors University
Dan is a 30-year veteran of the corporate world and possesses a broad base of business development experience. He has held senior positions in: renewable energy, franchising, aerospace, commercial printing, advertising and public relations. He has served as: CEO for a renewable energy development company, managing director of a renewable energy project holding LLC, chief marketing officer, executive franchise director and CEO for a regional airline, vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer for an aerospace company, principal and senior national accounts executive for a commercial printing company, and founder and director of a full service advertising and public relations agency that served national and multinational clientele. Dan presently serves as a business adviser/board member.
In addition to instructing accounting and finance online courses for Marylhurst University, Dan is an online adjunct instructor for Chicago-based Benedictine University's MBA program, where he teaches macro and managerial economics, entrepreneurial and international finance. He also serves as a faculty mentor and best practices trainer for Benedictine and Marylhurst. Dan holds a certified MBA from the International Certification Institute.