PULLMAN, Wash. — Business consultant and former banking executive John S. Thielbahr of Sandpoint, Idaho, has been named director of Conferences and Institutes at Washington State University.
Thielbahr was regional training director and manager of the Bonner Business Center Incubator for the Idaho Small Business Development Center in Sandpoint from 1991-93, before establishing his private consulting business. He has been an executive with Citibank, La Jolla Bank and Trust Co. in California, and Continental Illinois Bank Corp. He also was co-founder and president of Resources Management Group, Inc., a Los Angeles firm specializing in assisting family owned companies with growth problems.
A 1965 graduate of Stanford University, Thielbahr earned a master’s degree in international business and finance from the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Ariz., in 1967. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1967-69.
He succeeds Barbara Rayburn, who had served as director of the WSU Conferences and Institutes division for 10 years until last summer when she moved to Wisconsin with her husband, Bill, who is vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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