About

Business & Policy Group

Politics and business are deeply intertwined.

As business leaders, Foster MBAs need political savvy. Career success will require the knowledge to understand how politics, policy, and government impact business conditions and outcomes, from trade to taxation to education, and the skills to effectively navigate this world.

Our Mission

Foster Business & Policy Group is the non-partisan forum for Foster MBA students to engage in the critical connections between business, government, and politics. We provide opportunities to examine current events, contextualize the MBA classroom within local, national and international politics, and explore careers related to government affairs and public service.

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Leadership
MAGGIE POLACHEK CO- PRESIDENT     LinkedIn

MAGGIE POLACHEK
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ADAM SCHMIDT  CO-PRESIDENT     LinkedIn

ADAM SCHMIDT
CO-PRESIDENT
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NICK FERDERER VICE PRESIDENT    LinkedIn

NICK FERDERER
VICE PRESIDENT
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JACKSON TAYLOR  VICE PRESIDENT     LinkedIn

JACKSON TAYLOR
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NANCY LI  VICE PRESIDENT     LinkedIn

NANCY LI
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TREVOR SMITH  VICE PRESIDENT     LinkedIn

TREVOR SMITH
VICE PRESIDENT
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Events
Charles Knutson, adviser to Gov. Jay Inslee, and Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of finance, break down implications of 2018 midterm elections at a Business & Policy Group gathering in December.

Charles Knutson, adviser to Gov. Jay Inslee, and Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of finance, break down implications of 2018 midterm elections at a Business & Policy Group gathering in December.

Activities & Events

  • Regular coffee chats to discuss U.S. and international politics.

  • Speaker series with government affairs executives from Seattle-area corporations.

  • Special events to analyze current events in government and politics.

  • Partnerships on events and conferences with other clubs and societies.

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