WWU Alumni Book Club-March Event

The Advantage Book Cover

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
5:15-6:30 p.m. PST




The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

Join us for our 8th meeting of the WWU Alumni Association Book Club on Wednesday, March 23. Victoria Martinsen, Interim Senior Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement and Mark Brewer, Board Advisor for Growth Resources Inc., will be moderating a discussion on The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni.
You can join the Book Club Group in WE Connect to catch any book club announcements, as well as connect with your fellow book club members between monthly meetings.
Make sure to pick up a copy of the book from your favorite local bookstore, and register for the March Book Club meeting through the link below.
PS - If you are unable to finish the book we would still love to have you join us for good conversation. We hope you will take part in this casual event, and enjoy a drink or snack during our time together!

The Advantage Book cover

The Advantage

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides.

Mark Brewer

Mark Brewer


Mark Brewer has been one of our Western Washington University Alumni Association Board Members for the past 8 years. He is a graduate of WWU with a degree in Biology. Mark was the President and CEO of Lightbend, Inc. and is currently the Board Advisor for Growth Resources Inc. He has 25+ years in the software industry. Building successful businesses around open source technologies in the infrastructure and developer arenas. Mark splits his time between both San Francisco and Maui, Hawai'i.

Victoria Martinsen

Victoria Martinsen


Victoria is the Interim Senior Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement at Western Washington University. She started here at Western in March of 2020. Victoria was previously at Pomona College in Claremont, CA as the Director of Parent Relations. She received her Bachelor degree in Theatre from Scripps College and her Masters in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Victoria has been an advancement professional for over 15 years and has experience in volunteer management, event planning and fundraising.

Daryn Vorderbruegge

I’m Daryn Vorderbruegge, and I’m the Program Director for this event. Feel free to call me at 360.650.3353 or via email at daryn.vorderbruegge@wwu.edu if you have any questions or comments. WWU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact me.