SSC Leadership

Executive Committee

CHAIR

Carl Gardner
Vice President/Market Manager, Bonneville Seattle Radio

VICE CHAIR

Karen Thomas
Principal Managing Director, Gensler

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Chuck Nelson
President & CEO, Washington Athletic Club

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

Brian Stading
President West Region, CenturyLink

EX OFFICIO

Greg Root
President, superGraphics division of GM Nameplate

Pam Pearson
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Q13 FOX/JOEtv, Tribune Media

Kirk Nelson
President & CEO, AAA Washington

Robert Bass 
President, Washington AT&T Services, Inc.

Cathy Cooper
Senior Vice President, Retail Client Experience Executive, Washington Federal

Kristi Ellefson
Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Delta Denta

William Hogan
Assistant VP for Athletics Advancement, Seattle University

Joli Mosier
Principal, MosierMcCann

Tom Norwalk
President & CEO, Visit Seattle

Alicia Reinhard
Director of Sales, MTRWestern

Jason Rose
Vice President, PNW/BC and Alaska, Waste Management

Chris Witherspoon
Principal & Managing Director, DNA Seattle

Board of Directors

*Executive Committee

Steve Adams
Manager, Westfield Mall Retail Leasing

Richard L. Anderson
President & CEO, Seafair

Chuck Arnold
COO, Seattle Seahawks

Dave Aust
Partnership Development, Vulcan Inc.

Amy Banovich
Partner, KPMG

Phillip Banta
Vice President, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Robert Bass*
President, AT&T Services, Inc.

Gary Beem
Owner, Northwest Commercial Mortgage Company

Mike Belcher
Vice President, Sponsorships, Promotions & Events, T-Mobile

Jill Bell
SH Worldwide

Alex Bennett
Vice President of Events, The Competitor Group

Craig Berman
Vice President, Global Communications, Amazon.com

Gary Brosius
Director, Client Development, Ticketmaster

Timothy Brown
Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Wells Fargo

Drew Bruno
Vice President Northwest Region, Comcast Spotlight

Ron Bundy
CEO, Benchmarks North America, FTSE Russell

Brett Campbell
Co-founder, Nintex Group

Rick Cantu
CEO, President & Co-Founder, Redapt

Joe Chard
VP of Corporate Business and Community Relations, Seattle Mariners

Stephen Cheung
Senior VP, GM of North America, Brooks Sports, Inc.

Nancy Cho
President & CEO, Oki Golf

Mike Colbrese
Executive Director, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA)

Cathy Cooper*
Senior Vice President, Retail Client Experience Executive, Washington Federal

Jay Cooper
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, AEG Facilities

John Creighton
Port of Seattle Commissioner

Patrick Crumb
President, DIRECTV Sports Networks & (ROOT SPORTS)

Grant Degginger
Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

Bob Donegan
President, Ivar’s, Inc.

Robert Dove
Market President, iHeartMedia

Murray L. Dow II
President, The Dow Hotel Company

Kristi Ellefson *
Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Delta Dental

Godfrey Evans
Executive VP & General Counsel, HomeStreet Bank

Bob Flowers
Partner, GCG LLC

Steve Gahler
General Manager, Washington IMG Sports Marketing

Carl Gardner*
Vice President/Market Manager, Bonneville Seattle Radio

Robert Giles
Managing Partner Emeritus, Perkins Cole

Jacob Gustafson
Director, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Chuck Haigh
Director of Project Development, Mortenson Construction

Jeff Hansen
General Manager, Brand Strategy, Microsoft

Tiffany Hart
Area Sales Leader, Marriott International

Bradley Hoff
Attorney, Foster Pepper PLLC

William Hogan*
Assistant VP for Athletics Advancement, Seattle University

Jack Hutchison
Vice President & Market Manager, Entercom

Yogi Hutsen
President, Coastal Hotel Group

Shawn Jackson
Vice President, Regional General Manager, Urban Renaissance Group LLC

Elisabeth James
Chief Operating Officer, Downtown Seattle Association

Tim Johnson
Director, Community & Economic Development, City of Federal Way

Michael Keller
Vice President, Keller Supply Company

Kaylynn Kelley
VP Strategic Partnerships, Seattle Reign FC

Katherine Kertzman
President and CEO, Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority

Beth Knox
2018 Special Olympics USA Games Seattle

Mitch Koch
CFO, Space Needle

Rob Lampman
Founding and Managing Partner, Eiger Marketing

Jerry Lee
Board Chairman, Mulvanny Architecture

Dave Lenox
President and CEO, Special Olympics Washington

Chip Lydum
Associate Director of Athletics, Capital Projects and Operations,University of Washington

Mike Marlow
Deputy Director of Athletics, Washington State University

Melanie Mathison
Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of the West

Erin Maude
Program Manager, Delta Air Lines

Rick May
President, Vision Media Group, Inc.

Ben Mayer
Associate, K&L Gates

Colleen McAleer
Washington Business Alliance

Ryan McCallen
Director of Marketing and Business Development, Jackson Dean Construction

Gary McGill
Senior Development Advisor, Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation

Cooper Mills
Director of Operations, El Gaucho Hospitality

Joli Mosier*
Principal, MosierMcCann

Paul Murphy
Director, Event Marketing and Sales West, Feld Entertainment

Patrick “Pat” Needham
Customer Relations, Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company

Rene Neidhart
General Manager, Renaissance Seattle Hotel

Chuck Nelson*
President & CEO, Washington Athletic Club

Kirk Nelson*
President & CEO, AAA Washington

John Nemeth
Director, Wireless and Mobile Electronics, Amazon.com

Lori Neubauer
Director,Microsoft Surface and Xbox U.S. Partnership, Sponsorship and Events

Tom Norwalk*
President & CEO, Visit Seattle

Sara Osborne
Director, Public & Government Affairs, Safeway

Nancy Outcalt
Senior Business Development Executive, eXcell

Frank Palino
Local Sales Manager, KING 5 Media Group

Pam Pearson*
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Q13 FOX/JOEtv, Tribune Media

Julie Prentice
Co-Founder, Atavus

Aaron Pugh
Regional Sales Manager, United Airlines

Steve Ransom
Senior Directer, Premium Sales & Services, AEG Facilities

Alicia Reinhard*
Director of Sales, MTRWestern

Greg Root*
President, superGraphics division of GM Nameplate

Jason Rose*
Vice President, PNW/BC and Alaska, Waste Management

Lee Rossini
VP Product & Marketing, Limeade

Pete Shimer
Chief Financial Offiicer, Deloitte

Erick Slabaugh
Absco Solutions

Joe Smurdon
Jones Lang La Salle

Bob Snyder
Field Marketing Manager | Seattle/AK, Red Bull North America

Kelly Stackpole
NWG President, QBSI-Xerox

Brian Stading*
President West Region, CenturyLink

Justin Stiefel
CEO, Heritage Distilling

Karen Thomas*
Principal Managing Director, Gensler

Katie Thompson
Octagon Account Director, Delta Air Lines

Mikal Thomsen
Managing Director, Trilogy Partnership

Jennifer Tice
Managing Director for Corporate Marketing & Communications, Russell Investments

Markus Treppenhauer
General Manager, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Erin Vagley
Vice President of Administration, Sounder FC

Alisha Valavanis
President & General Manager, Seattle Storm

Monica Valenzuela
United States Navy

Matt Van Der Peet
Complex General Manager, The Westin Bellevue & W Bellevue

Jonathan Webster
Vice President & General Manager, Pacific Northwest Operations, Coca-Cola

Daniel Whitney
Director of Executive Recruiting & Central Sourcing, Starbucks Coffee Company

Jill Wiggins
General Sales Manager, KIRO TV

Chris Witherspoon
Principal & Managing Director, DNA Seattle

Tom Wolf
General Manager, Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Sung Yang
Deputy Chief of Staff for Dow Constantine, Office of King County Executive

Past Chair Ex Officio

Mitch Koch
Chief Financial Officer, Space Needle

Elisabeth James
Task Force General Manager, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc

Darlene Corkrum
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Yogi Hutsen
President, Coastal Hotel Group

Pete Shimer
Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP

Bob Flowers
Partner, GCG LLC

Bob Giles
Partner, Perkins Cole LLP

Kirk Nelson
President & CEO, AAA Washington

Greg Root
President, SuperGraphics/GM Nameplate

Pam Pearson
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Q13 FOX/JOEtv, Tribune Media

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