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

  • Gretchen Adams
    President
    Systems Consulting, LLC
  • Genesee Adkins
    Director of Infrastructure Initiatives and External Affairs
    HDR Engineering, Inc.
  • Bill Akers
    Senior Vice President
    Premera Blue Cross
  • Princess Ayers-Stewart
    Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Recreational Equipment, Inc.
  • Patrick Bannon
    President
    Bellevue Downtown Association
  • Sue Bennett
    Executive Director
    Leadership Tomorrow
  • Jen Berg
    Senior Manager, Public Policy, Public Relations & Communications
    Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Marianne Bichsel
    Vice President External Affairs, Washington Region
    Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Diana Birkett Rakow
    VP, External Relations
    Alaska Airlines Inc.
  • Jim Blundell
    State Legislative Affairs
    T-Mobile
  • Daryl Campbell
    CEO
    Seattle Goodwill
  • Katherine Cheng
    Head of Global Corporate Citizenship
    Expedia Group
  • Lisa Chick
    President & CEO
    Alliance for Education
  • Alejandro Chouza
    VP Operations - Northwest USA
    OYO USA
  • Mel Clark
    President & CEO
    CleanTech Alliance Washington
  • Laura Clise
    Founder & CEO
    Intentionalist
  • 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
  • Majdi Daher
    CEO & Founder
    Denali Advanced Integration
  • Paige Davis
    Attorney
    Lane Powell PC
  • Brian DeFoe
    Vice President and Associate General Counsel
    Nordstrom Downtown Seattle
  • Bob Donegan
    President
    Ivar's
  • Jasmine Donovan
    President & Chief Financial Officer
    Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.
  • Angela Dunleavy-Stowell
    CEO
    FareStart
  • Sheila Edwards Lange
    President, Seattle Central College
    Seattle Central College
  • Patrick Evans
    President & CEO
    Sound Health
  • Alan Fisco
    President
    The Seattle Times
  • Frank Foti
    President & CEO
    Vigor
  • Jaebadiah Gardner
    Founder & CEO
    GardnerGlobal, Inc.
  • Adriana Gil Miner
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Qumulo
  • Njuguna Gishuru
    African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest
  • Tony Gonchar
    Vice President - Seattle
    Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Jim Hill
    Vice President
    Kemper Development
  • Randy Hodgins
    Vice President, Office of External Affairs
    University of Washington
  • Pete Johnson
    Partner-in-Charge, Seattle
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Edouardo Jordan
    Chef and Owner
    Salare Restaurant
  • Kevin Kelly
    General Manager
    Recology
  • Colleen Kerr
    Vice President for External Affairs and Government Relations
    Washington State University
  • Tim Lieb
    Market President - Washington
    Regence BlueShield
  • Mona Locke
    Chief Communications Officer
    Swedish Health Services
  • Will Ludlam
    President - Weber Shandwick West
    Weber Shandwick
  • Jill Mackie
    Senior Vice President of Public Affairs
    Vigor
  • Laura MacNeil
    EVP, Market Executive Western Washington and Western Canada
    Wells Fargo
  • Robert Mahon
    Attorney at Law
    Perkins Coie LLP
  • Rachel Marshall
    Owner
    Rachel's Ginger Beer
  • Fernando Martinez
    President & CEO
    Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Solynn McCurdy
    Senior Vice President of Cooperative Affairs
    BECU
  • Brian McGowan
    President & CEO
    Greater Seattle Partners
  • Gordon McHenry
    President & CEO
    United Way of King County
  • Bill McSherry
    Vice President, Government Operations, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
    The Boeing Company
  • Pallavi Mehta Wahi
    Administrative Partner
    K&L Gates LLP
  • Michelle Merriweather
    President and CEO
    Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
  • Michelle Merriweather
  • Tony Mestres
    President & CEO
    Seattle Foundation
  • Stephen Metruck
    Executive Director
    Port of Seattle
  • Trish Millines Dziko
    Co-Founder & Executive Director
    Technology Access Foundation
  • Jim Morehead
    Market Executive
    Bank of America
  • Susan Mullaney
    President
    Kaiser Permanente
  • John Murray
    Partner
    Monument Advocacy
  • David Namura
    Director, State and Local Government Affairs
    CenturyLink
  • Sara Nelson
    Co-Founder/Co-Owner
    Fremont Brewing
  • Roger Nyhus
    President & CEO
    Nyhus Communications LLC
  • Nina Odell
    Director Government Affairs and Public Policy
    Puget Sound Energy
  • Farrah Paul
    Director of Public Relations and Community Affairs
    Woodland Park Zoo
  • Gina Phillips
  • Amelia Ransom
    Sr. Director, Engagement, and Diversity
    Avalara
  • Heather Redman
    Co-Founder and Managing Partner
    Flying Fish Partners
  • Kris Richey Curtis
    Managing Director
    JLL
  • Ryan Roberts
    Principal, Vice President
    Parker Smith & Feek, Inc.
  • Niki Robinson
    Business Development and Strategy
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Laura Ruderman
    CEO
    Technology Alliance
  • Olga Sagan
    Owner
    Piroshky Piroshky Bakery
  • John Schoettler
    Vice President, Global Real Estate & Facilities
    Amazon
  • Kerri Schroeder
    Seattle Market President
    Bank of America
  • Brian Screnar
    Partner
    New Profit
  • DeLee Shoemaker
    Senior Managing Director
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Alex Smith
    CEO
    Kaye-Smith Enterprises
  • Tim Smith
    Managing Director
    APCO Worldwide
  • Leslie Smith
    Public Policy Director, Government & Community Relations
    Vulcan Inc.
  • Angela Stowell
  • 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
  • Jim Wales
    Executive Director-Network Engineering, Pacific Market
    Verizon Wireless
  • 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
  • Jeffrey Wortley
    Sr. Vice President
    KeyBank
  • Gary Yamamoto
    Chief Operating Officer
    Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

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