President & CEO
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Maud was appointed Chamber president and CEO on June 19, 2012. She stepped into this role after 10 years with Seattle-Northwest Securities Corporation (SNW), a Seattle-based independent, employee-owned, regionally focused investment bank, broker-dealer and asset management firm specializing in debt securities and related businesses. For the latter six years she served as president & CEO of the firm. In this capacity, Daudon navigated the toughest period in financial services since the Great Depression. She restored the profitability of the firm and maintained the firm’s independent, locally-focused leadership.
From 1998 to 2001, Daudon was deputy mayor and chief of staff for the city of Seattle, focusing on overall city strategy, public safety, labor issues, budget, information technology, and city utilities. Before that, Daudon was the chief financial officer for the Port of Seattle for six years and held other finance-related positions at the port for the previous two years. She gained significant experience in public finance by working for six years completing transportation and public works-related bond financings for a national investment banking firm in their New York and Seattle offices.
Daudon is currently the co-chair of WSDOT and the city of Seattle’s Advisory Committee on Tolling and Traffic, chairs the board of trustees for the Bullitt Foundation, and serves on the board of trustees for Seattle Biomedical Research Institute. She was recently named as a member of Governor-Elect Jay Inslee's transition team. Past leadership roles include serving on Governor Gregoire’s Higher Education Funding Task Force. In 2010, she was recognized as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Women of Influence.”
Daudon has been active with the Chamber for more than 20 years. From September 2010 to September 2011, she served a one-year term as volunteer chair of the Chamber, where she helped to establish the Chamber’s comprehensive plan.
Daudon has a Master of Public and Private Management (M.P.P.M.) with emphasis on finance and economic development from the Yale School of Organization and Management and a B.A. from Hampshire College. She and her husband Marc have two children and live in the Madrona neighborhood in Seattle.