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.


Board of Directors

  • Gretchen Adams
    Systems Consulting, LLC
  • Bill Akers
    Senior Vice President
    Premera Blue Cross
  • Princess Ayers-Stewart
    Ayers-Stewart Group, LLC
  • Patrick Bannon
    Bellevue Downtown Association
  • Sue Bennett
    Executive Director
    Leadership Tomorrow
  • Marianne Bichsel
    Vice President External Affairs, Washington Region
    Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Diana Birkett Rakow
    VP, External Relations
    Alaska Airlines Inc.
  • Bob Blackstone
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Shannon Boldizsar
    Government & Community Affairs
    Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Daryl Campbell
    Seattle Goodwill
  • Amy Carlson
    Vice President-Puget Sound Area Manager
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • Katherine Cheng
    Head of Global Corporate Citizenship
    Expedia Group
  • Louise Chernin
    Greater Seattle Business Association
  • Lisa Chick
    President & CEO
    Alliance for Education
  • David Cho
    Asian American TV
  • Alejandro Chouza
    VP Operations - Northwest USA
  • Dave Conn
    Vice President, State Government Affairs
  • Darlene Corkrum
    Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
    Virginia Mason
  • Robyn Corr
    SVP, Human Resources
    Nintendo of America Inc.
  • Steve Crown
    Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
    Microsoft Corporation
  • LaNesha DeBardelaben
    Executive Director
    Northwest African American Museum
  • Brian DeFoe
    Lane Powell PC
  • Bob Donegan
  • Jasmine Donovan
    President & Chief Financial Officer
    Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.
  • Sheila Edwards Lange
    President, Seattle Central College
    Seattle Central College
  • Guy Ellis
    VP/GM, Operations for Global Good & Research
    Intellectual Ventures LLC
  • Mike Ensing
    Savers Inc. / Value Village
  • Kelly Evans
    Sound View Strategies, LLC
  • Alan Fisco
    The Seattle Times
  • Frank Foti
    President & CEO
  • 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
  • Tony Gonchar
    Vice President - Seattle
    Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Cate Hardy
    PCC Community Markets
  • Lauri Hennessey
    Vice President, Engagement
    Woodland Park Zoo
  • Jim Hill
    Vice President
    Kemper Development
  • Taylor Hoang
    Pho Cyclo Cafe
  • Randy Hodgins
    Vice President, Office of External Affairs
    University of Washington
  • A-P Hurd
  • Ken Johnson
    Puget Sound Energy
  • Kevin Kelly
    General Manager
  • Shkelqim Kelmendi
    Executive Director
    Housing Connector
  • Colleen Kerr
    Vice President for External Affairs and Government Relations
    Washington State University
  • Tim Lieb
    Market President - Washington
    Regence BlueShield
  • Mona Locke
    Swedish Health Services
  • Will Ludlam
    President - Weber Shandwick West
    Weber Shandwick
  • Jill Mackie
    Senior Vice President of Public Affairs
  • Robert Mahon
    Attorney at Law
    Perkins Coie LLP
  • rachel marshall
    rachel's ginger beer
  • Fernando Martinez
    President & CEO
    Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Solynn McCurdy
    Senior Vice President of Cooperative 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
    Kaiser Permanente
  • David Namura
    Director, State and Local Government Affairs
  • Sara Nelson
    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
    Seattle Colleges
  • Jason Perkizas
    Program Manager
  • Gina Phillips
    General Manager | Northwest
    WeWork Seattle
  • Dwight Prevo
    Community Development Officer
    Wells Fargo
  • Tom Ranken
    President & CEO
    CleanTech Alliance Washington
  • Amelia Ransom
    Sr. Director, Engagement, and Diversity
  • Heather Redman
    Co-Founder and Managing Partner
    Flying Fish Partners
  • Kris Richey Curtis
    Managing Director
  • Ryan Roberts
    Principal, Vice President
    Parker Smith & Feek, Inc.
  • Niki Robinson
    Business Development and Strategy
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Laura Ruderman
    Technology Alliance
  • Racquel Russell
    Vice President, Government Relations & Public Affairs
    Zillow Group
  • Kristen Sawin
    VP Corporate Affairs & Public Policy
  • John Schoettler
    Vice President, Global Real Estate & Facilities
  • Kerri Schroeder
    Seattle Market President
    Bank of America
  • Brian Screnar
    New Profit
  • DeLee Shoemaker
    Senior Managing Director
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Kat Sims
    Executive Director
    Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
  • Alex Smith
    Kaye-Smith Enterprises
  • Tim Smith
    Managing Director
    APCO Worldwide
  • Marilyn Strickland
    President & CEO
    Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Kathy Surace-Smith
    VP and General Counsel
    NanoString Technologies
  • Sharmila Swenson
    Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs
    Symetra Life Insurance Company
  • Krishna Thiagarajan
    President & CEO
    Seattle Symphony/Benaroya Hall
  • James Thomson
    Vice President
    HNTB Corporation
  • Brad Tilden
    Chairman & CEO
    Alaska Airlines Inc.
  • Ian Toner
    Managing Director, Strategic Research
    Verus Investments
  • Alisha Valavanis
    President & GM
    Seattle Storm
  • Michael Vaska
    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.
  • John Wenstrup
    Senior Partner and Managing Director
    The Boston Consulting Group
  • Amy White
    Senior Communications Officer, Community Relations
    Nordstrom Downtown Seattle
  • Tony Williams
    Partner & Chairman
    Washington 2 Advocates
  • Barb Wilson
    Director of Government Affairs
    Vulcan Inc.
  • Jeffrey Wortley
    Sr. Vice President
  • Gary Yamamoto
    Chief Operating Officer
    Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

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