Richard McPherson has 25 years of business and industry experience including serving as a Vice President at T-Mobile and at AT&T Broadband, and as a Partner in a small consulting firm. He has been a leader of various aspects of 7 different mergers, acquisition and divestiture projects, ranging in scope from $2.5 billion to $60 billion in value. He has started 4 different business units within large corporations, and has also been involved with small business and non-profit organizations Boards of Directors working on strategic planning, leadership and operations improvement. He is currently a Lecturer at the University of Washington where he teaches courses in management, strategy, business planning and leadership and is an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Seattle University. He teaches in both the Undergraduate and MBA Programs at both schools. In Fall of 2009 he was recruited to bring his business knowledge and experiences to the Masters of Communication in Communication Leadership (CL) program in the Communication Department at the University of Washington.