Dennis M. Finnigan

Dennis M. Finnigan Sr.

Dennis is a retired management consultant. He spent 28 years with SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) where he retired as vice president of operations for the International, Management, and Economics Group. A second career spanned more than 25 years as an independent consultant. During this period he provided management advisory services to several hundred public, private, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations worldwide. He specialized in the service sector e.g. the hospitality industry with emphasis on airlines, hotels, restaurants and destination resorts. He continues to work with select organizations as an adviser on management, organization, personnel and strategy. Finnigan has been honored for his work on several occasions. In 1982, he was Knighted by the King of Sweden for many years of work in that country, specifically for “helping build good and useful institutions and in the identification and development of promising men and women.” In 2002, he received SRI’s most coveted prize – the Weldon B. “Hoot” Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award for “outstanding contributions that have had a noteworthy impact on the standard of living and peace and prosperity of society and have added special luster to the reputation of SRI.” He is also a charter member of the SRI Hall of Fame which recognized his pioneering work in computers and data processing. Finnigan has served on more than 30 boards in all capacities. These included two local organizations: the Heathman (Hotels) Management Group and Encounter Collaborative (web conferencing). Dennis is a graduate of Stanford University (Class of 1953) and also attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dennis and his wife Barbara reside in West Linn. Their 9 children, 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren reside in Oregon, Washington and California.