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Our Leadership Team

  • Tom Norwalk

    President & CEO

    Office 206.461.5833

  • Rob Hampton

    Senior Vice President, Convention Sales & Services

    Office 206.461.5830

  • Janet Christopher

    Janet Christopher

    Vice President, Tourism

    Office 206.461.5841

  • Ali Daniels

    Vice President, Marketing

    Office 206.461.5804

  • David Blandford

    David Blandford

    Vice President, Communications

    Office 206.461.5806

  • Kris Cromwell

    Vice President, Finance

    Office 206.461.5821

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Executive Committee


Matt Murphy
Executive Vice President
Paramount Hotels

Finance Chair

Chad Mackay
President & COO
El Gaucho Hospitality

Past Chair

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

Vice Chair

Mark Barbieri
Executive Vice President
Washington Real Estate Holdings LLC

Frank Finneran
Frank K. Finneran & Company

Leslie Kunde
Director, Customer Relations
The Boeing Company

Carla Murray
Senior Vice President
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Craig Schafer
Hotel Ändra

Jeffrey Wright
Space Needle LLC


Zahoor Ahmed
Chief Financial Officer/Vice President
R.C. Hedreen Co.

Jeff Blosser
Washington State Convention Center

Mark Bocchi
Managing Director, Sales & Community Marketing
Alaska Airlines

Darrell Bryan
President & CEO
Clipper Navigation, Inc (dba Clipper Vacations)

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

Tony Gonchar
Director, Pacific Northwest Sales
Delta Air Lines

Ilse Harley
General Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

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

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

Matt Van Der Peet
General Manager
The Westin Bellevue

Tom Waithe
Regional Director of Operations
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Bill Weise
General Manager
Silver Cloud Hotel-Seattle Stadium

Advisory Board

Sally Bagshaw
Seattle City Councilmember
Seattle City Council

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

Courtney Gregoire
Port of Seattle

Pam Pearson
SVP / General Manager
Q13 FOX Television

Jon Sholes
President & CEO
Downtown Seattle Association

Steve Warner
President & CEO
Washington State Wine Commission

David Watkins
General Manager
Inn at the Market



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