SSC Leadership

Photo: Mike Morris

Executive Committee

CHAIR

Chuck Nelson
President & CEO, Washington Athletic Club

VICE CHAIR

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

SECRETARY

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

TREASURER

Grant Degginger
Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

Karen Thomas
Principal Managing Director, Gensler

EX OFFICIO

Brian Stading
President West Region, CenturyLink

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

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

Eric Aslakson
Nortwestern Mutual

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

Mike Billish
Vice President, US Sales, Brooks Running

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

Chris Campbell
President & Chief Operating Officer, eFinancial

Rick Cantu
CEO, President & Co-Founder, Redapt

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

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

Tim Dutter
Economic Development Manager, City of Issaquah

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

Major Rick Flores
Commanding Officer, United States Marine Corps

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

Chuck Haigh*
Director of Project Development, Mortenson Construction

Jeff Hansen
General Manager, Brand Strategy, Microsoft

Tiffany Hart
Area Sales Leader, Marriott International

Ashley Hart
Director of Development, Washington State University

David Hein
Oki Golf

Craig Herkimer
President & CEO, KevaWorks, Inc.

Bradley Hoff
Attorney, Foster Pepper PLLC

Chris Hughes
Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

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

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

Michael Keller
Vice President, Keller Supply Company

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

Lance Marrin
General Manager, Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Brian Matakis
Vice President, Marketing, VICIS, Inc

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 Needham
Customer Relations, Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company

Chuck Nelson*
President & CEO, Washington Athletic Club

Kirk Nelson*
President & CEO, AAA Washington

Amy Nisenson
Vice President of Sales, Comcast Spotlight

Steve Noppenberger
United States Marine Corps

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

Dan Peyovich
Washington State Division President, Howard S. Wright

Julie Prentice
Co-Founder, Atavus

Alex Reinhard
Vice President, Genesco Sports Enterprises, Inc.

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

Jeff Richards
Vice President of Marketing & Community Engagement, Seattle Seahawks

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

Lisa Schwartz
Director of Community Relations, Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority

Lindsey Schwartz
CEO, Schwartz Brothers Restaurants

Nate Silverman
Sr. Vice President, Seattle Storm

Shane Skinner
Owner & President, Seattle Seawolves Rugby

Erick Slabaugh
CEO, Absco Business Solutions

Alex Smith
Senior Manager, Ironman

Carrianne Smith
Director of Sales & Marketing, Sheraton Hotel Seattle

Gary Smith
Vice President of Advertising, Seattle Times

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

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

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

Mikal Thomsen
Managing Director, Trilogy Partnership

Markus Treppenhauer
General Manager, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Erin Vagley
Vice President of Administration, Sounder FC

Alisha Valavanis
CEO & General Manager, Seattle Storm

Monica Valenzuela
United States Navy

Stephanie Van Eyk
Managing Director, Slalom Consulting

David Wasielewski
Managing Partner, Din Tai Fung

Daniel Whitney*
Sr. Director of Recruiting, Tableau

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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