PSBJ Announces New Dean at Northeastern University Seattle campus

Rachel Taylor / April 14, 2016

SEATTLE TECHFLASH: Puget Sound Business Journal’s Exclusive with Scott McKinley

In an exclusive published this morning, the PSBJ announced Northeastern University’s (Fearey client) new dean.

Scott McKinley was hired as the new regional dean of Northeastern University’s Seattle campus following Tayloe Washburn’s departure.

Scott McKinley new dean at Northeastern University's Seattle campus











PSBJ’s Ashley Stewart highlights McKinley’s notable accolades including his work as the founder and manager of JP Morgan Partners’ Asia Pacific operations, to his transition to education when he co-founded Utah’s Neumont University. Neumont was developed through a collaboration with IBM and Microsoft to target specific issues within the technology talent pipeline.

This is where Northeastern’s Seattle campus steps into play.

“We’re not a spoke, we’re a hub,” Scott McKinley said in an exclusive interview with Stewart.

While Seattle’s technology industry is booming, the state cannot produce enough graduates to meet job needs of Microsoft, Amazon, and others.  The Seattle campus works to lessen the problem with it’s technology focused graduate program.

McKinley will official assume as regional dean starting on April 28. The Fearey Group extends a very warm welcome to the community!

Catch more about Scott McKinley, Tayloe Washburn and Northeastern University in the full article online here.


Rachel Taylor

Marketing + PR Manager

Rachel is a born communicator and marketing specialist. After spending three years on the client side, capturing media hits and crafting powerful stories for a variety of organizations, Rachel now tackles all of Fearey’s marketing and public relations initiatives from the inside.

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