SSC Leadership

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Executive Committee

CHAIR

Karen Thomas
Principal Managing Director, Gensler

VICE CHAIR

Chuck Nelson
President & CEO, Washington Athletic Club

SECRETARY

Cathy Cooper
Executive Vice President and Retail Banking Group Manager, Washington Federal

TREASURER

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

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

Grant Degginger
Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

Kristi Ellefson
Public Relations and Brand Manager, Delta Dental

Chuck Haigh
Director of Project Development, Mortenson Construction

Joli Mosier
Principal, MosierMcCann

Kirk Nelson
President & CEO, AAA Washington

Tom Norwalk
President & CEO, Visit Seattle

Alicia Reinhard
Vice President, Sales & Business Development, MTRWestern

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

Daniel Whitney
Sr. Director of Recruiting, Tableau

Chris Witherspoon
President & Chief Growth Officer, DNA Seattle

Board of Commissioners

*Executive Committee

Steve Adams
Manager, Westfield Mall Retail Leasing

Tiffany Ash
Vice President, Operations, Tableau

Dave Aust
Partnership Development, Vulcan Inc.

Amy Banovich
Partner, KPMG

Bill Barclay
SVP, Regional Manager, Columbia Bank

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
Site Souring Specialist, SH Worldwide

Allison Broadgate
Director, Strong Against Cancer and Special Constituents, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Gary Brosius
Director, Client Development, Ticketmaster

Timothy Brown
Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Wells Fargo

Drew Bruno
Vice President Northwest Region, Comcast Spotlight

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.

Michael Clark
General Manager, Renaissance Seattle Hotel

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

Penny Cook
Chief Product Officer, Windpact

Cathy Cooper*
Executive Vice President and Retail Banking Group Manager, Washington Federal

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

Miles Craigwell
Vice President, Executive Benefits, USI Kibble & Prentice

Patrick Crumb
President, AT&T Sports Network

Grant Degginger
Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

Brian Dickson
Senior Principal, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Bob Donegan
President, Ivar’s, Inc.

Robert Dove
Market President, iHeartMedia

Murray L. Dow II
President, The Dow Hotel Company

Kristi Ellefson *
Public Relations and Brand Manager, Delta Dental

Michael Ferguson
Sr. Manager of Sales and Hospitality, Seafair

Shaney Fink
Director of Athletics, Seattle University

Brian Flajole
Director of Boeing Classic

Bob Flowers
Partner, GCG LLC

Kevin Flynn
President, Seattle Saracens Rugby

Debra French
Executive Director, Washington State Dairy Council

Colleen Ganin
Associate Attorney, Perkins Coie

Robert Giles
Managing Partner Emeritus, Perkins Cole

Dan Gockel
Chief of Staff, MOD Pizza LLC

Todd Gray
Swire Coca-Cola, Western WA Sales Manager

Jerome Greene
Financial Advisor, JG Wealth Management

Chuck Haigh*
Director of Project Development, Mortenson Construction

Jeff Hansen
General Manager, Brand Strategy, Microsoft

Tiffany Hart
Area Sales Leader, Marriott International

David Hein
Oki Golf

Craig Herkimer
President & CEO, KevaWorks, Inc.

Bradley Hoff
Attorney, Foster Pepper PLLC

Jack Hutchison
Vice President & Market Manager, Entercom

Yogi Hutsen
Executive Vice President, Columbia Hospitality

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

Elisabeth James
Chief Operating Officer, Downtown Seattle Association

Jonathan “JJ” Jaramillo
Managing Partner, New York Life Insurance

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

James Kimmel
CEO, Epic Seats

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

Robert Matthews
Head of Global Integrated Marketing, Microsoft

Rick May
President, Vision Media Group, Inc.

Ben Mayer
Associate, K&L Gates

Colleen McAleer
Washington Business Alliance

Brandon Miles
Business Relations Manager, City of Tukwila

Cooper Mills
Director of Operations, El Gaucho Hospitality

Pete Moran
Chief Ideation Officer, ABC Creators

Ralph Morton
Executive Director, Seattle Sports Commission

Joli Mosier*
Principal, MosierMcCann

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

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

Chuck Nelson*
President & CEO, Washington Athletic Club

Kirk Nelson*
President & CEO, AAA Washington

Tom Norwalk*
President & CEO, Visit Seattle

Jesse Ottele
Executive Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank

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

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

Alex Reinhard
Vice President, Genesco Sports Enterprises, Inc.

Alicia Reinhard*
Vice President, Sales & Business Development, MTRWestern

Amit Rikhi
CEO, Radiant Ventures

Greg Root*
President, superGraphics division of GM Nameplate

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

Brian Roth
Regional Sales Director, United Airlines

Mike Salk
Program Director, 710 ESPN

Pete Shimer
Chief Financial Offiicer, Deloitte

Nate Silverman
Sr. Vice President, Seattle Storm

Shane Skinner
Owner & President, Seattle Seawolves Rugby

Erick Slabaugh
CEO, Absco Business Solutions

Carrianne Smith
Director of Sales & Marketing, Sheraton Hotel Seattle

Rachel Smith
Deputy Chief of Staff for Dow Constantine, Office of King County Executive

Joe Smurdon
Jones Lang La Salle

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

Amy Sprangers
Vice President of Corporate Partnerships & Suites, Seattle Seahawks

Kelly Stackpole
NWG President, QBSI-Xerox

Brian Stading*
President West Region, CenturyLink

Jackson Stava
Director of Athletics, Seattle Pacific University

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

Tony Titus
Vice President, Marketing, VICIS Inc

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

Stephanie Van Eyk
Managing Director, Slalom Consulting

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

Daniel Whitney*
Sr. Director of Recruiting, Tableau

Kirby Winfield
Managing Member, Ascend Solutions

Jill Wiggins
General Sales Manager, KIRO TV

Sherry Williams
Community Engagement Director, Swedish Medical Center

Chris Witherspoon
President & Chief Growth Officer, DNA Seattle

Tom Wolf
General Manager, Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Past Chair Ex Officio

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

Bob Flowers
Partner, GCG LLC

Carl Gardner
Vice President/Market Manager, Bonneville Seattle Radio

Bob Giles
Partner, Perkins Cole LLP

Yogi Hutsen
President, Coastal Hotel Group

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

Mitch Koch
Chief Financial Officer, Space Needle

Kirk Nelson
President & CEO, AAA Washington

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

Greg Root
President, SuperGraphics/GM Nameplate

Pete Shimer
Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP

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