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2014 Board of Directors


Executive Committee
Steve Vissotzky
Managing Director
Grand Hyatt Seattle & Hyatt at Olive 8

Finance Chair
Chad Mackay
President & COO
El Gaucho Hospitality

Vice Chair
Matt Murphy
Executive Vice President
Paramount Hotels
Zahoor Ahmed
Vice President
R.C. Hedreen Co.
Darrell Bryan
President & CEO
Clipper Navigation, Inc (dba Clipper Vacations)

Mark Barbieri
Executive Vice President
Washington Real Estate Holdings LLC
Frank Finneran
Frank K. Finneran & Company

Craig Schafer
Hotel Ändra
Matt Van Der Peet
General Manager
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Lynn Beck
General Manager
Pine Street Group L.L.C. - Pacific Place
Jeff Blosser
Washington State Convention Center

Kevin Clark
President & CEO
Argosy Cruises, Tillicum Village & Royal Argosy

Howard Cohen
Vice President & General Manager
Clise Properties - Hotel Division
Tom Douglas
Seatown Restaurant Group

Ilse Harley
General Manager
Four Seasons Hotel

Diane Holliday Germain
General Manager
The Westin Seattle
Yogi Hutsen
President & CEO
Coastal Hotel Group

Sam Johnson
General Manager
Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
Jane Kilburn
Director, Tourism Development and Senior Communications Counsel
Port of Seattle
Leslie Kunde
Director, Customer Relations
The Boeing Company  
Carla Murray
Senior Vice President-Operations, West Region
Starwood Hotels

Kathleen Paulson
General Manager National Sales and Strategic Partnership
Pacific Northwest Region
Delta/Air France/KLM/Alitalia

Kati Quigley
Senior Director, Worldwide Partner Group, Community Events
Microsoft Corporation

Shannon Sheron
General Manager
Motif Seattle

Chris Sparkman
Owner/Director of Winemaking
Sparkman Cellars

Tom Waithe
Regional Director of Operations
Kimpton Hotels & Resorts

Bill Weise
General Manager
Silver Cloud Hotel-Seattle Stadium

Jeffrey Wright
Space Needle LLC
Advisory Board
Sally Bagshaw 
Seattle City Councilmember
Seattle City Council

John Creighton
Port of Seattle Commissioner
Port of Seattle

David Freiboth
Executive Secretary
M.L. King County Labor Council Seattle

Steve Warner
President & CEO
Washington State Wine Commission

David Watkins
General Manager
Inn at the Market