Our People

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is able to accomplish so much for the Seattle metropolitan region because of its hard-working staff and dedicated board of trustees.

Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Bill Akers
    Senior Vice President
    Premera Blue Cross
  • Princess Ayers-Stewart
    CEO & President
  • Steve Banfield
    CEO
    ReachNow
  • Patrick Bannon
    President
    Bellevue Downtown Association
  • Bob Bass
    President, Washington External Affairs
    AT&T
  • Sue Bennett
    Executive Director
    Leadership Tomorrow
  • Diana Birkett Rakow
    VP, External Relations
    Alaska Airlines Inc.
  • Bob Blackstone
    Partner in Charge, Seattle Office
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Shannon Boldizsar
    Government & Community Affairs
    Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Debra Canales
    Chief Administration Officer (CAO)
    Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Amy Carlson
    Vice President-Puget Sound Area Manager
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • Katherine Cheng
    Head of Global Corporate Citizenship
    Expedia Group
  • Louise Chernin
    CEO/President
    Greater Seattle Business Association
  • Lisa Chick
    President & CEO
    Alliance for Education
  • Lisa Chin
    President & CEO
    Boys and Girls Clubs of King County
  • David Cho
    President
    Asian American TV
  • Dave Conn
    Vice President, State Government Affairs
    T-Mobile
  • Darlene Corkrum
    Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
    Virginia Mason
  • Robyn Corr
    Nintendo of America Inc.
  • Steve Crown
    Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
    Microsoft Corporation
  • LaNesha DeBardelaben
    Executive Director
    Northwest African American Museum
  • Brian DeFoe
    Shareholder
    Lane Powell PC
  • Bob Donegan
    President
    Ivar's
  • Jasmine Donovan
    Executive Vice President & chief financial officer
    Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.
  • Sheila Edwards Lange
    President, Seattle Central College
    Seattle Central College
  • Mike Ensing
    CFO
    Savers Inc. / Value Village
  • Kelly Evans
    Principal
    Sound View Strategies, LLC
  • Matthew Fassnacht
    VP, WA Region
    Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Alan Fisco
    President
    The Seattle Times
  • Sylvia Fuerstenberg
  • Jaebadiah Gardner
    Founder & CEO
    GardnerGlobal, Inc.
  • Adriana Gil Miner
    VP of Communications
    Tableau Software
  • Wendy Gillihan
    Founder & CEO
    Gryffin Consulting Inc
  • Nancy Giunto
    Executive Director
    Washington Health Alliance
  • Ed Goines
    General Counsel and Vice President, Government Affairs
    Seattle Seahawks
  • Tony Gonchar
    Vice President - Seattle
    Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Charlie Hafenbrack
    Director of Business Development
    GLY Construction, Inc.
  • Cate Hardy
    CEO
    PCC Community Markets
  • Jim Hill
    Vice President
    Kemper Development
  • Taylor Hoang
    Owner/Chef
    Pho Cyclo Cafe
  • Randy Hodgins
    Vice President, Office of External Affairs
    University of Washington
  • Hanson Hosein
    President
    HRH Media
  • A-P Hurd
    President
    SkipStone
  • Ken Johnson
    Dir., State Policy & Government Affairs
    Puget Sound Energy
  • Kelly Keller
    PNW Managing Partner
    PwC
  • Kevin Kelly
    General Manager
    Recology
  • Shkelqim Kelmendi
    Seattle Housing Authority
  • Colleen Kerr
    Vice President for External Affairs and Government Relations
    Washington State University
  • Tim Lieb
    Market President - Washington
    Regence BlueShield
  • Mona Locke
    VP Strategy & Business Development
    MG2
  • Will Ludlam
    EVP and General Manager
    Edelman Public Relations
  • Jill Mackie
    SVP of Public Affairs
    Vigor
  • Robert Mahon
    Attorney at Law
    Perkins Coie LLP
  • Fernando Martinez
    President & CEO
    Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Lori Mason Curran
    Real Estate Investment Strategy Director
    Vulcan Inc.
  • Solynn McCurdy
    Director of External Affairs
  • Brian McGowan
    President & CEO
    Greater Seattle Partners
  • Gordon McHenry, Jr.
    President & CEO
    Solid Ground
  • Bill McSherry
    Vice President, Government Operations, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
    The Boeing Company
  • Daniel Mead-Smith
    President & CEO
    Washington Policy Center
  • Tony Mestres
    President & CEO
    Seattle Foundation
  • Stephen Metruck
    Executive Director
    Port of Seattle
  • Jim Morehead
    Market Executive
    Bank of America
  • Susan Mullaney
    President
    Kaiser Permanente
  • David Namura
    Director, State and Local Government Affairs
    CenturyLink
  • Sara Nelson
    Co-Founder/Co-Owner
    Fremont Brewing
  • Tom Norwalk
    President & CEO
    Visit Seattle
  • Roger Nyhus
    President & CEO
    Nyhus Communications LLC
  • Ron Paananen
    Senior Transportation Program/Project Manager
    HDR Engineering, Inc.
  • Shouan Pan
    Chancellor
    Seattle Colleges
  • Dwight Prevo
    Community Development Officer
    Wells Fargo
  • Tom Ranken
    President & CEO
    CleanTech Alliance Washington
  • Amelia Ransom
    Sr. Director, Engagement, and Diversity
    Avalara
  • Heather Redman
    Co-Founder and Managing Partner
    Flying Fish Partners
  • Kris Richey Curtis
    JLL
  • Ryan Roberts
    Principal, Vice President
    Parker Smith & Feek, Inc.
  • Niki Robinson
    Business Development and Strategy
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Racquel Russell
    Vice President, Government Relations & Public Affairs
    Zillow Group
  • Erika Schmidt
    Principal
    Sappington
  • John Schoettler
    Vice President, Global Real Estate & Facilities
    Amazon
  • Kerri Schroeder
    Seattle Market President
    Bank of America
  • Brian Screnar
    Founder, CEO
    Intellectual Ventures LLC
  • DeLee Shoemaker
    Senior Managing Director
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Kat Sims
    Executive Director
    Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
  • Tim Smith
    Managing Director
    APCO Worldwide
  • Alex Smith
    CEO
    Kaye-Smith Enterprises
  • Gary Strannigan
    Director, Government Relations
    Safeco Insurance
  • Marilyn Strickland
    President & CEO
    Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Erik Strom
    Director, Government & Community Relations
    Russell Investments
  • Kathy Surace-Smith
    VP and General Counsel
    NanoString Technologies
  • Brad Tilden
    Chairman & CEO
    Alaska Airlines Inc.
  • Ian Toner
    Managing Director, Strategic Research
    Verus
  • Alisha Valavanis
    President & GM
    Seattle Storm
  • Michael Vaska
    Member
    Foster Pepper PLLC
  • Courtney Wallace
    Regional Director Public Affairs
    BNSF Railway Company
  • Dave Warner
    Vice President, Northwest District Manager and Seattle Area Manager
    WSP USA Inc.
  • Jonathan Webster
  • John Wenstrup
    Senior Partner and Managing Director
    The Boston Consulting Group
  • Amy White
    Senior Communications Officer, Community Relations
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Tony Williams
    Partner & Chairman
    Washington 2 Advocates
  • Jeffrey Wortley
    Sr. Vice President
    KeyBank
  • David Wu
    Chief Advancement Officer
    Woodland Park Zoo
  • Gary Yamamoto
    Chief Operating Officer
    Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
  • David Yuan
    Partner
    NBBJ

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