Join us for our Annual BBQ!

Join us for our Annual BBQ!

When: Saturday, July 19th, 3pm-5:30pm


Where: Don Armeni Park (Near the Alki water taxi dock)

1222 Harbor Ave SW, 98116


What to bring:   Bring your own drinks.  Hot dogs,

burgers and snacks provided.


Cost: Free for BGS and non-BGS  members!


Registration, RSVP:

Questions? Email



Officer Elections

Officer elections will be taking place during the BBQ. The nominees for positions are:


President: Dan Hirota

Vice-President: Nick Zeppa

Treasurer: Abhishek Gupta

Secretary: Cristina Beadle




Coming up:  Sign up now for the Obliteride Volunteer Event

When: August 10th


Where: Magnuson Park


BGS has reserved volunteer spots for the hospitality tent on race day. Read more about the cause here. Space is limited, please RSVP by July 25th.



June Speaker Event – Optimizing the Value of Finance at Boeing

Darren K. Rozendaal

Darren is the manager of the Flight Services Financial Operations organization at Boeing – where he is responsible for a team of analysts that budget and forecast activities within the organization. Prior to his role at flight services, Darren worked in Commercial Financial Planning where he was responsible for a number of financial analysis work statements and interacted with all Commercial business units, accounting, and corporate investor relations. Previously, Darren worked in financial roles at Washington Mutual and the startup Humongous Entertainment. He is a native of the Pacific Northwest, and a proud graduate of the University of Washington. 


Tuesday, June 17th


Seattle University

PIGT 416- Puget Power Room



 *Please note this is a free event for BGS and non-BGS members. Food and drink will be provided.



May Networking Mixer


Come network with local BGS members at Lucky Strike in Bellevue’s Lincoln Square.  Lucky Strike is an Eastside hotspot that offers bowling, billiards and a variety of arcade games.  We will have a reserved section in the lounge for our party.  Appetizers will be provided.  Members and guests will be responsible for the cost of beverages and other entertainment.

Date:                     Monday, May 12th

Time:                    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location:             Lucky Strike Bellevue

700 Bellevue Way NE Suite 250

Bellevue, WA 98004



RSVP:                    Complete the online registration form at  .  If you have questions, please email us at

Cost:                      Free for BGS members, free for non-member guests.

March Networking Mixer

Come network with local BGS members.  Appetizers will be provided.  Members and guests will be responsible for the cost of beverages and other discretionary purchases.

Date: Tuesday, March 11th

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: Spitfire 2219 4th Avenue Seattle, WA 98121 206.441.7966 RSVP: Complete the online registration form at  by 3/7/14.  If you have questions, please email us at Cost: Free for BGS members, $5 for non-member guests.

Tableau Hands-on Workshop

The BGS Seattle Alumni Chapter, with the help of Tableau Software and Seattle University, are offering an opportunity to learn Tableau Desktop.

Tableau Desktop is an intuitive, easy to use business analytics program.  The software lets you drag and drop data to create charts, visualizations, and interactive dashboards.


Date:  Wednesday, December 4th

Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location:  Seattle University, Administration (ADM 321), 901 12th Ave, Seattle, Washington


Complete the online registration form at  by 11/27/13.  If you have questions please email us at  Please RSVP early and provide your email address so we can get the software download link to you before the event date.

Cost:  Free for BGS members, $4 for non-member guests.


Tableau will provide free limited access to their software, so you can follow along and create your own visualizations.  We recommend that you install the software before arriving at the workshop. The software will be available for Windows machines only.

October Networking Mixer

Come network with local BGS members, and meet the incoming officers for 2013/2014.  Pizza will be provided.  Members and guests will be responsible for the cost of beverages and other discretionary purchases.

Date:  Thursday, October 10th

Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location:  Tutta Bella Pizzeria, 2200 Westlake Ave, Suite 112  Seattle, WA 98121  206.624.4422

RSVP:  Complete the online registration form at  by 10/4/13.  If you have questions, please email us at

Cost:  Free for BGS members, $8 for non-member guests.

Parking:  Garage parking is available; enter on 9th Ave.  Tutta Bella will validate 2 hours of garage parking for all guests.  Note:  although rooftop parking is available, it is limited to 30 minutes.

2013 Officer Elections

2013 New officer nomination:


The Seattle Alumni Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma is now accepting applications for elected officer positions to serve during the 2013/2014 term.  Officers are elected to serve one year terms that commence on July 1st and end on June 30th of the following year.

The upcoming election will be for the following officer positions:

President – responsible for overall strategic direction for the Chapter, venue and speaker inquiry

Vice-President – responsible for coordinating events, venue and speaker inquiry

Secretary – responsible for organizational and administrative functions of the Chapter

Treasurer – responsible for financial matters of the Chapter

More information about the roles and responsibilities can be found on the Beta Gamma Sigma Central Operations website at

Election Process

1)      Please send your self-nomination and other person nominations with a resume through on or before May 1st.

2)      If approved as a candidate by Beta Gamma Sigma central operations, you will need to submit a short narrative about your background.  The narratives of each approved candidate will be included in a broadcast email to all members on June 2st for the voting on Survey Monkey.  Members will have until June 16th to for a candidate for each officer role.

3)      The Seattle Alumni Chapter will announce the newly elected officers as soon as all the votes have been tallied, and acceptance is confirmed from the winner of each officer position.  For officer positions with only one candidate, election is automatic.

BGS $1000 Scholarship 2013

BGS – Seattle Alumni Chapter – 2013 Scholarship Award – $1,000


Eligibility requirements – Each applicant must meet each of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the scholarship:

  • Must be a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Seattle Alumni Chapter.
  • Must have completed 2 quarters, 1 semester, of coursework in a business-related program at a university that is accredited with the US Department of Education during the time period between 09/2012 and 06/2013.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 3 years of college education (135+ credits on the quarter system, or 90+ credits on the semester system)

Selection criteria – academic merit based – The applicant with the highest cumulative GPA will receive the $1,000 scholarship award.

Application process – To be considered for the scholarship award, eligible applicants must submit unofficial transcripts with enough completed credits to demonstrate that she/he is eligible for the scholarship award (see eligibility requirements above).  Applicants must also submit documentation to demonstrate that she/he has met the current enrollment eligibility requirements (or will meet the criteria by 06/2013).  Unofficial transcripts that indicate current enrollment will suffice.  Email these documents to on or before the application deadline of 04/30/2013.

Validation criteria – The selected applicant will be contacted by email on 05/01/2013 and will have until 05/03/2013 to acknowledge that she/he intends to validate her/his eligibility for the scholarship award.  The selected applicant will be required to submit Official Transcripts via mail to the President of the BGS Seattle Alumni Chapter.  The Official Transcripts must be received no later than 05/17/2013 to be considered validated.

If the Official Transcripts are not received on or before 05/17/2013 , or if the Official Transcripts vary from the Unofficial Transcripts that were originally submitted, the selected applicant will be disqualified.  In this event, the applicant who submitted Unofficial Transcripts with the second highest cumulative GPA will be contacted for Official Transcripts.  The newly selected applicant will have 3 days to acknowledge receipt of the tentative selection, and we will allow 17 days for the Official Transcripts to be received.

When the Official Transcripts of the selected applicant have been received and validated, the award will be announced.  The award will be available for distribution in August of 2013.


Current officers are not eligible to apply.

How to become the CFO

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Description: Clint Stein, the current CFO of Columbia Bank, will give tips on what it takes to become a CFO of a publicly traded company and to achieve your career goals. Here are some of the topics he will be talking about:

  • Overview of Columbia Bank
  • Overview of my primary duties as a public company CFO
  • Review of my professional experience
  • Traits I look for in prospective employees
  • The importance of education and lifelong learning
  • Q&A

Cost: $12 per person. Food: Pizza and sodas will be provided.

RSVP: Advanced registration at , and payment via Paypal is required (Credit/Debit cards & Paypal Account payments are available through Paypal).

RSVP Deadline:  03/12/2013.  If the event is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded (less Paypal transaction fees).  Registration fees are otherwise non-refundable.

Date: 3-14-2013

Time: 7-8:30pm

Place: Tukwila Community Center (Art Room A) at 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168

Parking: Free parking in front.

Biography: Clint Stein joined Columbia in 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to Columbia, Mr. Stein was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Albina Community Bank in Portland, Oregon.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Idaho and is a Certified Public Accountant.  His post-graduate executive education includes the Graduate School of Bank Financial Management, and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.

February Meet and Greet

February Meet and Greet

Date: February 27, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Place: BJ’s Brewhouse in Tacoma. S. Steele Street #1500, Tacoma, WA, 98409

Food: Appetizers will be provided. Separate food entrees and drinks can be purchased at your own discretion

RSVP: 25 seats available. Please register and pay at

Cost: $7 per attendee. Payment will be accepted as part of registration via Paypal (you can use your Paypal account or debit/credit card)

Parking: Free parking in front of restaurant