Kathryn Beck
Kathryn Beck
Kathryn Beck
Kathryn Beck
Kathryn Beck

SSC Women’s Leadership Breakfast

Presented by AT&T

October 25, 2018 | 7:00am – 9:45am  | The Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Join us for a morning of inspiration, encouragement and motivation as the Seattle Sports Commission and AT&T present the sixth annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, October 25 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.  Engage in the conversation as panelists discuss how their involvement in sports helped drive and develop them to become the leaders they are today.


Should you have questions about the event or your registration, please contact the Seattle Sports Commission Team at sscmarketing@seattlesports.org or (206) 461-5844 prior to event day.

2017 Women's Leadership Breakfast Panelists

Photo: Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures

Jen Cohen
Director of Athletics,

University of Washington

Cohen was named the University of Washington’s fifteenth Director of Athletics on May 24, 2016.

Cohen has been with the UW for 18 years and for much of that time has overseen the athletic department’s fundraising efforts. Cohen and her team led the “Drive for Husky Stadium” campaign, in which the department raised over $50 million in gifts for the renovation of Husky Stadium, which was completed in August 2013. Cohen has also led development efforts for a number of other initiatives, including the renovation of Hec Edmundson Pavilion and the Conibear Shellhouse, the construction of the Dempsey Indoor Practice Facility, the Husky Legends Center, Husky Golf Center and various scholarship endowments.

Photo: Seattle University

Shaney Fink
Director of Athletics,

Seattle University

Fink comes to Seattle U from the University of San Diego, a private Catholic university, where she most recently served as Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator. Her full tenure at USD spanned more than 17 years and included previous roles in compliance and student services, academic support and as an assistant volleyball coach for the Toreros.

At USD, Fink was responsible for day-to-day operations and management of 17 NCAA Division I teams and 450 student-athletes. She was a key point person for many leadership, strategic planning, inclusion and fundraising initiatives during her USD tenure.

She held oversight responsibility for a development team and assisted in development and management of a $20+ million Athletics Department budget.

Photo: Big Sky Conference

Andrea Williams

Big Sky Conference

Williams comes to the Big Sky Conference from the Big Ten Conference, where she spent the last decade as the conference’s associate commissioner, handling football and basketball operations.

In her role with the Big Sky, Williams will shape and develop her vision for the conference, which will include an emphasis on member institution cooperation, broad-based programming, innovative television and technology platforms, sponsorship and athlete health-and-safety.

Williams’ extensive experience in collegiate athletics began as a student-athlete, herself, as she competed as a two-sport athlete at Texas A&M. She helped lead the Aggies to NCAA Sweet 16 berths in both volleyball and women’s basketball.

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