About the Podcast
In each episode, our president and CEO takes you behind the scenes with the people and companies who are shaping our evolving region. You’ll get to know these leaders on a more personal level, learn more about their companies, and hear their candid views about the future of our region.
Thanks for listening in. You can find episodes here, on iTunes, and on SoundCloud. If you like what you hear, please rate us and subscribe. This podcast is produced by Alicia Teel and Maggie Wilson with the Seattle Metro Chamber and recorded with engineers at Cloud Studios in Capitol Hill.
You can listen to our Season 1 episodes at this link.
Season 2 Episodes
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Ep. 8 – “If an economy is going to work, it has to work for everyone”: Under Construction series finale
In our series finale, Marilyn Strickland discusses her time as Seattle Metro Chamber President and CEO, learnings from the Under Construction podcast, and the importance of regionalism – with The Riveter’s Jenna Hanchard. Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Advanced Professionals Insurance & Benefits Solutions.
Ep. 7 – Sam Cho: "The Port should work for the people"
Sam Cho discusses his recent election to the Port of Seattle Commission, founding a trading and export company, and his South Korean heritage. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Advanced Professionals Insurance & Benefits Solutions.
Ep. 6 – Tony Mestres: "You really do need to seek partnerships with others"
Tony Mestres, President and CEO of Seattle Foundation, discusses the importance of growing our economy equitably, brutal honesty without brutality, and his work guiding regional philanthropy. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Alaska Airlines.
Ep. 5 – Brian McGowan: "What is unique about the culture of this region is we like to cut our own path"
Brian McGowan, CEO of Greater Seattle Partners, discusses economic hyper-growth in the Seattle region, his work in the Obama administration, and his parents’ immigration from Ireland. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Alaska Airlines.
Ep. 4 – Shaunta Hyde: “Finding little ways every single day to give back should be part of your core ethos”
Shaunta Hyde, managing director of community relations for Alaska Airlines, discusses directing their nonprofit investments, working as a woman of color in aviation, and what she remembers about her very first flight. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Alaska Airlines.
Ep. 3 – Get to know Seattle City Council candidates for Districts 6 and 7
In a special episode before the November 5 general elections, our CEO Marilyn Strickland interviews Seattle City Council candidates Heidi Wills (District 6 begins within at 1:12) and Jim Pugel (District 7 begins within at 11:10). Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Alaska Airlines.
Ep. 2 – Get to know Seattle City Council candidates for Districts 1, 2, and 3
In a special episode ahead of the November 5 general elections, our CEO Marilyn Strickland interviews Seattle City Council candidates Phil Tavel (District 1 begins within at 1:07), Mark Solomon (District 2 begins within at 12:22), and Egan Orion (District 3 begins within at 21:56). Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Alaska Airlines.
Ep. 1 – Former Governor Gary Locke: “It starts with an appreciation for the role that businesses play”
In a special episode recorded live at our 2019 Annual Meeting, Gary Locke, former Washington State Governor, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and U.S. Ambassador to China, discusses leadership and making enduring, positive impact, with our CEO Marilyn Strickland.