Executive Director of Foster Professional Sales Program

Leadership in sales and sales management in today’s knowledge-based environment requires a passion to excel and learn, a drive to succeed and adapt to the constantly changing workplace, and a fierce focus on economic objectives and the needs of the people who will make it happen. Sustained leadership hinges on your strong values and ethical principles.
— Jack Rhodes


BA University of Washington (1961)

Positions Held:

At the University of Washington since 1999

Chair, Tyee Club, University of Washington Athletic Department Advisory Board, 2009-2011

Board of Governance, University Sales Education Foundation, present

Board of Advisors, Smith/Western Corporation, Tacoma, present

Faculty Advisor to the Husky Sales Club, 2000-present

President, Rhodes & Co., 1981-1998

Vice President of two Times Mirror subsidiaries, 1975-1981

Director of Marketing, Division of Avery Products Corporation, 1971-1975

Sales Manager, Xerox Corporation (Chicago)

Training & Development Manager, Xerox Corporation (New York Region)

Sales, Xerox Corporation (Seattle)

Honors and Awards:

Ron Crockett Award for Academic Excellence, 2009

Spirit of Business Award (Lifetime Commitment to Professional Sales), AAOA, 2014

Undergraduate Instructor of the Year for Marketing and International Business, 2007

Undergraduate Professor of the Quarter for Marketing, Spring & Autumn 2006, 2007

Andrew V. Smith Faculty Development Award, 2005

Frank Orrico Award (Outstanding Level of Dedication, Commitment and Generosity to UW Athletics), University of Washington Athletics Department, 2005

Outstanding 400-level elective course instructor of the year, 2004

Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Washington, 2001-2002

Elected to National Art Materials Trade Association Hall of Fame, 1991

Foster School of Business Certificate of Excellence, Faculty, Winter Quarter 2013

BArry Erickson

Director of Foster Professional Sales Program

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BA University of Washington

MBA Seattle University

Positions Held:

Director of Foster Professional Sales Program