Beedie alumni elected to SFU Alumni Association Board of Directors

Jun 19, 2014
From left to right: Jasmine Cumberland, Ian Klassen, Pamela Hernandez

From left to right: Jasmine Cumberland, Ian Klassen, Pamela Hernandez

A trio of Beedie School of Business alumni has been elected to the SFU Alumni Association Board of Directors for 2014/15 following the May elections.

The election results saw Pamela Hernandez re-elected to serve her second term on the board. She will be joined by first-time board members Jasmine Cumberland and Ian Klassen.

The SFU Alumni Association connects over 130,000 SFU graduates with their fellow alumni and the SFU community. The Board of Directors supports the vision and mission of the SFU Alumni Association and acts as ambassadors in the community on behalf of the SFU Alumni Association and the University.

Klassen, a graduate of the Beedie MBA program, and vice president at Audax Health in San Francisco, is the first international member of the Alumni Board. He received his MBA in 1997, and along with Beedie associate professor Drew Parker created the first online business course at SFU.

“I am very excited to become the first elected international SFU Alumni Board member, and hope that my appointment can pave the way for other international SFU alumni to join the board in future years,” says Klassen.

Cumberland is a BBA alumna and senior campus recruiter at Target Canada. As a student, she was the co-captain of the Beedie School of Business JDC West team that was victorious in 2007. She was the inaugural recipient of the BBA Alumni Impact Award at the 2014 BASS Banquet, recognizing her contribution to the social, educational and economic well being of Beedie students and alumni.

Hernandez is a BBA alumna and project manager at TELUS, who has recently assumed the role of co-head coach for the Beedie School of Business JDC West team. She previously served on the SFU Alumni Board in 2013/14.

The trio joins fellow Beedie School of Business alumni Sean Burke, Erica Hakonson, and Julie Saito on the SFU Alumni Association Board of Directors.

For more information on the SFU Alumni Association, visit www.sfu.ca/alumni/alumni-association.html