Frank Discussions

Frank Discussions

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Josh Rodriguez, Private Wealth Management, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
November 04, 2021

Frank chats with Josh Rodriguez, Army veteran and Private Wealth Advisor at Goldman Sachs. Josh reflects on his military service and his time at Foster and how both experiences have informed his journ

Brad Tilden, Chair, Alaska Airlines Board of Directors
April 01, 2021

In our latest installment of Frank Discussions, Frank chats with Brad Tilden, former CEO and current Board Chair of Alaska Airlines, about his storied career with the PNW-based airline. Brad’s 30-year

Jenna Johnson, Head of Patagonia
January 28, 2021

In this installment of Frank Discussions, Dean Hodge and Jenna Johnson drill down into working in a purpose-driven organization, and how that purpose informs business decision-making at every level. P

Diana Birkett Rakow, Vice President of External Relations at Alaska Airlines
December 04, 2020

In this installment of Frank Discussions, Diana and Frank discuss Alaska Airlines’ company ethos, and their dedication to corporate responsibility, philanthropy, and showing up authentically in the co

Ken Denman, Venture Partner & Board Member at Sway Ventures
September 22, 2020

In this installment of Frank Discussions, Ken discusses his journey to success and the challenges, both personal and professional, that have led him to where he is today. Frank and Ken discuss the foi

Kevin Johnson, President & CEO of Starbucks
July 23, 2020

President & CEO Kevin Johnson has spent the last few years helping Starbucks make the leap from founder-led to founder-inspired by “honoring the past while imagining the future.” In this interview wit

Erik Nordstrom, CEO at Nordstrom, Inc.
June 25, 2020

How does one lead through a global pandemic that shuts all stores for the first time in a storied 119-year history? What can be done with inventory that evolves as quickly as it does in the fashion industry where last season could just as well be last cen

Stein Kruse, Group Chief Executive Officer at Holland America Group & Carnival UK
June 25, 2020

In this interview, we will get an inside look at the future of the cruise industry and how people’s health and safety can be taken to even higher levels. Stein also addresses the importance of bringing together a multinational/multicultural workforce and

Phyllis Campbell, Chairman, PNW at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
June 25, 2020

In the second installment of Frank Discussions, Phyllis shares her views on the reasons why the current health crisis will not turn into a banking crisis with Dean Hodge. She talks about what is most important in leading an essential business during the p

Annie Young-Scrivner, CEO at GODIVA Chocolatier, Inc.
June 23, 2020

To launch the inaugural Frank Discussions interview, Dean Hodge didn’t need to look far to find a visionary and dynamic leader of leaders. In fact, she was right across the (now figurative) boardroom table. In this episode of Frank Discussions, Annie will