The annual Bellingham Leadership Forum brings together local business leaders, community members, WWU alumni and Western faculty, staff and students for an inspiring talk by a prominent business leader. This year’s event held on October 25 featured Alan Mulally, former C.E.O. of the Ford Motor Company. Mulally spoke of his time at both The Boeing Company and his transition to Ford. He described how lean processes encourage collaboration, increase productivity, and establish quality.
The Forum sold out for the 17th consecutive year. This year, more than $57,000 was raised for scholarships—an all-time high—including the establishment of 13 new named scholarships. From its inception, the Bellingham Leadership Forum has raised in excess of $300,000 for student scholarships.