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Former Board Members

Former Board Members

The College of Science Board of Advisors serves as an advisory body to advance our mission and vision within the University, across Oregon and beyond with external constituents.

These leaders and experts provide invaluable insight and advice on research opportunities, funding strategies, the student experience, diversity and inclusion, and special projects.

Judy Faucett speaking to audience from table

Judy Faucett (’70)

Retired Senior Vice President, Equitable Life Assurance (now AXA US)

A mathematics alumna, Judy studied statistics and applied mathematics as preparation for her lifelong career in actuarial science. Hailing “from a long line of farmers,” she grew up in Salem until she was 15 when her family moved to eastern Oregon, where her parents owned and operated a hardware store. Judy was first in her family to go to college.

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She graduated from OSU in 1970 and was one of the first women hired as an actuarial trainee at Pacific Mutual Life and rose to the position of Vice President over a 15-year span. Judy spent her career in California, New York City and Philadelphia. She worked as a consulting actuary at Miliman and Roberston, later joined Coopers & Lybrand (now Pricewaterhouse Coopers) as a principal and consulting actuary before retiring in 2004 as a senior vice president from Equitable Life Assurance (now AXA US). After retirement, she settled near Newport, Oregon, to be close to family.

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Brad Zenger

Investor and Entrepreneur

Brad A. Zenger is an investor and an entrepreneur with a strong passion for business and sustainability and the opportunity for both to help change the world for the better.

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Brad is currently working on a new startup. Brad is also a Founder and Managing Director of Pivotal Investments, the Northwest's first venture capital firm enabling the sustainable economy. Prior to founding Pivotal Investments, Brad Zenger, along with four others, founded Pixelworks in 1997. Pixelworks is a fabless semiconductor company that targeted the rapidly growing market for advanced display products such as Flat Panel TV's and Digital Projectors. From its inception, Brad ran Marketing & Sales where revenues reached $140M in 2003. The company conducted an IPO in May of 2000 and is listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol: PXLW. Brad left Pixelworks in 2004 to pursue new personal and professional opportunities.

Brad began his career as a naval submarine officer after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Following his military duty, Brad received his MBA from Santa Clara University.

Brad is happily married to Angela and lives in Portland, OR, but travels frequently.