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
  • Sue Anderson
    Vice President Operations- Washington
    CenturyLink
  • Bob Bagga
    President
    BizX
  • Steve Banfield
    CEO
    ReachNow
  • Patrick Bannon
    President
    Bellevue Downtown Association
  • Bob Bass
    President, Washington External Affairs
    AT&T
  • Marc Berejka
    Government Affairs Director
    Recreational Equipment, Inc.
  • Diana Birkett Rakow
    VP, External Relations
    Alaska Airlines Inc.
  • Bob Blackstone
    Partner in Charge, Seattle Office
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Aaron Blank
    President & CEO
    The Fearey Group, Inc.
  • Shannon Boldizsar
    Senior Manager, Government & Community Affairs
    Starbucks Coffee Company
  • A Boungjaktha
    Vice President/Interim President
    Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
  • Adriane Brown
  • John Caldwell
    Vice President - Seattle
    Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Debra Canales
    Chief Administration Officer (CAO)
    Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Amy Carlson
    Vice President-Puget Sound Area Manager
    CH2M
  • Katherine Cheng
    Head of Global Corporate Citizenship
    Expedia, Inc.
  • Louise Chernin
    CEO/President
    Greater Seattle Business Association
  • Lisa Chick
    CEO
    Alliance for Education
  • David Cho
    President
    Asian American TV
  • Ken Colling
    President Emeritus
    Seattle Goodwill
  • Greg Collins
    CEO
    Parker Smith & Feek, Inc.
  • Julie Collins
    Senior Director, Public Affairs
    Port of Seattle
  • Dave Conn
    Vice President, State Government Affairs
    T-Mobile
  • Don Corbett
    Market Territory Managing Partner
    Grant Thornton LLP
  • Steve Crown
    Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Brian DeFoe
    Shareholder
    Lane Powell PC
  • Anthony DiBlasi
    Washington State President
    Bank of America
  • Bob Donegan
    President
    Ivar's
  • Jasmine Donovan
    Executive Vice President & chief financial officer
    Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.
  • Mike Ensing
    CFO
    Savers Inc. / Value Village
  • Kelly Evans
    Principal
    Sound View Strategies, LLC
  • Jay Fathi
    President and CEO
    Coordinated Care Health
  • Alan Fisco
    President
    The Seattle Times
  • John Fluke
    Chairman
    Fluke Capital Management
  • Curtis Fraser
    Market Manager, Middle Market Commercial Banking
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • 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
  • Amy Grotefendt
    Principal
    EnviroIssues, Inc.
  • Charlie Hafenbrack
    Director of Business Development
    GLY Construction, Inc.
  • Cate Hardy
    CEO
    PCC Community Markets
  • James Henderson
    Interim President & CEO
    Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County
  • Beth Hester
    Vice President of External Affairs
    Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Jim Hill
    Vice President
    Kemper Development
  • Amy Hirotaka
    Public Policy and Community Engagement Manager
    Facebook
  • 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
    CEO
    Skipstone
  • Gary Kaplan
    Chairman & CEO
    Virginia Mason
  • Kelly Keller
    PNW Managing Partner
    PwC
  • Colleen Kerr
    Vice President for External Affairs and Government Relations
    Washington State University
  • Skip Kotkins
    Past Chair
    Skip Kotkins
  • Stewart Landefeld
    Partner
    Perkins Coie LLP
  • Jan Levy
    Leadership Tomorrow
  • Mona Locke
    VP Strategy & Business Development
    MG2
  • Jill Mackie
    SVP of Public Affairs
    Vigor
  • Lori Mason Curran
    Real Estate Investment Strategy Director
    Vulcan Inc.
  • Dan McGrady
    Director Government Affairs
    PEMCO Insurance
  • Gordon McHenry, Jr.
    President & CEO
    Solid Ground
  • Bill McSherry
    Vice President, Government Operations, Commercial Airplanes
    The Boeing Company
  • Mary McWilliams
    Past Chair
    Mary McWilliams (Company)
  • Tony Mestres
    President & CEO
    Seattle Foundation
  • Anita Mires
    Global Managing Director, Corporate Strategic Partnerships
    Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Josh Mock
    Partner/Assurance Services
    Ernst & Young LLP
  • Jim Morehead
    Market Executive
    Bank of America
  • Tiffany Moss
    Marketing
    MG2
  • Susan Mullaney
    President
    Kaiser Permanente
  • Sara Nelson
    Co-Founder/Co-Owner
    Fremont Brewing
  • Tom Norwalk
    President & CEO
    Visit Seattle
  • Darcy Nothnagle
    Head of External Affairs, Western Region
    Google
  • Roger Nyhus
    President & CEO
    Nyhus Communications LLC
  • Ron Paananen
    Senior Transportation Program/Project Manager
    HDR Engineering, Inc.
  • Michelle Page
    chief financial officer
    Code.org
  • Eric Pettigrew
    Director of Community & Business Relations
    Regence BlueShield
  • Dwight Prevo
    Community Development Officer
    Wells Fargo
  • Tom Ranken
    President & CEO
    CleanTech Alliance Washington
  • Amelia Ransom
    Director of Talent
    Nordstrom Downtown Seattle
  • Carol Rava
    CEO
    Technology Alliance
  • Kris Richey Curtis
    Vice President & Partner
    Kinzer Partners
  • Racquel Russell
    Director
    Zillow Group
  • Erika Schmidt
    Principal
    Sappington
  • John Schoettler
    Vice President, Global Real Estate & Facilities
    Amazon.com
  • DeLee Shoemaker
    Senior Director of State Government Affairs
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Alex Smith
    CEO
    Kaye-Smith Enterprises
  • Daniel Smith
    Washington Policy Center
  • Gary Strannigan
    Director, Government Relations
    Safeco Insurance
  • Erik Strom
    Director, Government & Community Relations
    Russell Investments
  • Christopher Thomas
    Vice President, Managing Director
    CH2M
  • 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
  • Cynthia Wang
    Director, Design and Senior State Executive
    IBM
  • Jonathan Webster
    Vice President
    Swire Coca-Cola
  • Amy White
    Senior Communications Officer, Community Relations
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Tony Williams
    Partner & Chairman
    Washington 2 Advocates
  • Simon Woods
    President & CEO
    Seattle Symphony/Benaroya Hall
  • 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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