Regional Leadership Conference 2020

Regional Leadership Conference 2020

  • Date(s): Thu, Oct 22, 2020 - Fri, Oct 23, 2020
  • Time(s): 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Members: $275
  • Non-Members: $325
  • Additional Information: This event will be held as a webinar. We will have webinar and dial-in functions so you can still participate and interact with our speakers, all from the comfort of your computer.
  • Questions: Contact Betsy Paige at 206-389-7345


This year, we’ve seen in real time how our economy, public health, and racial justice are inextricably linked, as well as how our deeply polarized political climate has encouraged ideology over solutions. People and businesses throughout our region are hurting – particularly those who are most vulnerable and can afford it least.

At this year’s virtual Regional Leadership Conference, we’ll tackle these issues head-on and commit to taking actions that set our region on a path for an inclusive economic recovery.

This year, RLC will be different, not just because we are going virtual. To fight Zoom fatigue, we’ve shortened the conference and included more interactive sessions so that you have more time to work directly with your peers. Less networking, more meaningful and direct conversations about how we go deeper than talking points and find concrete ways each of us, our organizations, and our region can make our economy more competitive, more equitable, and more resilient.

By the end of the conference, you’ll have a clear idea of how you and your organization can connect most effectively to recovery efforts in the weeks and months ahead and what it means to be both pro-business and antiracist.

Join us at the 2020 RLC to convene with top business, government, and community leaders around our conference goals:

  • Highlight local and national examples of successful approaches to recovery
  • Give timely input on regional efforts to rebuild our economy in a way that is more competitive, equitable and resilient, with organizations such as Greater Seattle Partners and United Way of King County
  • Find areas of common ground in near-term recovery efforts and get to work on them
  • Provide an opportunity for personal leadership growth for attendees
  • Have FUN and build connections!



  • Diana Birkett Rakow
    Diana Birkett Rakow
    Vice President, External Relations
    Alaska Airlines

  • Reginald Burgess
    Police Chief
    City of North Charleston
  • Laura Clise
    Laura Clise
    Founder & CEO
  • Dow Constantine
    Honorable Dow Constantine
    KIng County

  • Dr. Lisa Cook
    Professor of Economics
    Michigan State University
  • Darlene Corkrum
    Darlene Corkrum
    Senior VP, Chief Marketing Officer
    Virginia Mason
  • Jen Davis Wickens
    Jen Davis Wickens
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Impact Public Schools
  • Jasmine Donovan
    Jasmine Donovan
    President & CFO
    Dick's Drive-In Restaurants
  • Jeff Finkle
    Jeff Finkle
    President & CEO
  • Anthony Foxx
    Anthony Foxx
    Chief Policy Officer/Senior Advisor

  • Bookda Gheisar
    Senior Director
    Port of Seattle

  • Matt Gurney
    Vice President
  • Amanda Hashagen
    Amanda Hashagen
    Executive Director
    Urban Artworks

  • Denise Juneau
    Seattle Public Schools
  • Beth Knox
    Beth Knox
    Seattle Sports Commission
  • Eric Larson
    Eric Larson
    Downtown Detroit Partnership
  • Richard de Sam Lazaro
    Richard de Sam Lazaro
    Senior Manager
    Expedia Group
  • Amy Liu
    Amy Liu
    Vice President and Director
    Brookings Institution
  • Brian McGowan
    Brian McGowan
    President and CEO
    Greater Seattle Partners
  • Gordon McHenry Jr.
    Gordon McHenry Jr.
    President and CEO
    United Way of King County
  • Chris Mefford
    Chris Mefford
    President & CEO
    Community Attributes
  • Pallavi Mehta Wahi
    Pallavi Mehta Wahi
    Co-Managing Partner of the U.S.
    K&L Gates
  • Maya Mendoza Exstrom
    Maya Mendoza-Exstrom
    SVP of Legal and External Affairs
    Seattle Sounders
  • Jeff Richards
    Jeff Richards
    Vice President
    Seattle Seahawks
  • Jon Scholes
    Jon Scholes
    President & CEO
    Downtown Seattle Association
  • Rachel Smith
    Rachel Smith
    Deputy Executive
    King County
  • Andre Taylor
    Andre Taylor
    Not This Time!

  • Jeff Webster
    Jeff Webster
    Vice President
    Seattle Kraken
  • Leslie Woo
    Leslie Woo
    Chief Executive Officer

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Membership starts at $500 and is open to any business or organization interested in increasing their presence in Seattle metropolitan region.

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