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Richard S. McPherson
Office: 562
Phone: 425-829-1455
Fax: 206-543-3968

Curriculum vitae:

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3200

Richard S. McPherson

Assistant Teaching Professor of Management and Organization


MBA University of Denver (1997)
BA Arizona State University (1979)

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 2005
Adjunct Professor, Seattle University, 2005-2012
Adjunct Professor, Communications, Leadership Masters Program, University of Washington
Board of Directors Member, Alpine Evergreen, 2004-present
Vice President , T-Mobile USA, 2003-2005
Partner, Cresa Partners, 2003-2004
Vice President, AT&T Broadband, 2000-2002
Executive Director, MediaOne Group, 1997-2000
Director, US West, Inc., 1991-1997
Area Manager, US West, Inc., 1985-1991
District Manager, (Youngest District Manager in AT&T), Mountain Bell And AT&T Information Systems, 1983-1985
Various Management Positions, Mountain Bell And AT&T Information Systems, 1979-1983


Strategic planning, business feasibility, business planning, outsourcing/insourcing, operations improvements, succession planning and organizational design

Honors and Awards

UW Professional and Continuing Education Teaching Excellence Award, 2014
M&O Faculty of the Quarter Awards, 2014, 2015

Academic Service

New Instructor Orientation Committee
Faculty Advisor for MBA Consulting Projects
Faculty Advisor for China MBA Tour
Faculty Director for India Exploration Seminar
Faculty Advisor for Montlake Consulting Group
Faculty Advior for Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity
Delta Sigma Pi Faculty Advisor of the Year - Western Province
M & O Faculty of the Year, 2012-2013
Faculty Director for India, Southern Africa and Brazil Exploration Seminars, Southern Africa & Brazil Study Tours