Gootee/Moda Health endowed lecture on leadership, Nov. 14

Chris McGowan, president and CEO of the Portland Trail Blazers, is giving the annual Robert G. Gootee/Moda Health Endowed Lecture in leadership and professionalism, titled “What it takes to win: Strategy and leadership.” The lecture is part of OHSU’s Professionalism Week, and is sponsored by the School of Dentistry.

Friday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m.
CLSB, PSU Auditorium
Reception to follow

This lecture is the first fully endowed lectureship in the history of the OHSU School of Dentistry. The focus of the lectureship is on the attributes of civic engagement and high ethical standards. It was established by the ODS (now Moda Health) Board of Directors to honor Robert Gootee’s 10-year anniversary as president in 2008.

McGowan joined the Trail Blazers in 2012 as president and CEO after 16 years working with teams in Los Angeles. Since he began leading the Blazers, McGowan has immersed himself in the community, serving on a number of charitable boards including the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro. Please RSVP to

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