WSU Everett chancellor Paul Pitre has named North Puget Sound entrepreneur Tom Hoban and Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center Director Maggie Bagwell to the campus advisory council.
“Tom and Maggie have both made important, entrepreneurial contributions to the North Puget Sound region in business and education,” Pitre said. “Their voices and ideas will be a boon for our growing Washington State University campus in Everett.”
Hoban is co-founder for Coast/Sperry Van Ness, a multispecialty brokerage and leasing firm linked to the Coast Group of Companies, and serves as a Managing Director in Washington state. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business finance in 1984 from the University of Notre Dame, and spent three years in banking before starting the first of the Coast Group of Companies.
“One of our founding values at WSU Everett is entrepreneurship. Tom has lived that value and I’m excited to bring his wealth of business experience to bare for Washington State University’s newest campus,” Pitre said.
Bagwell, of Mt. Vernon, is Director of the Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center, a public school that prepares high school students to be successful in a high-tech work force and go on to further education and training. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology and Agriculture Education and master’s degree in Education Administration from Western Washington University.
“Maggie’s insight working with students from the region and preparing them to further their educations to enter our growing, high-tech workforce is perfectly aligned with our industry-focused position,” Pitre said.
They join a roster of more than a dozen regional business, education and elected leaders serving the Everett campus.