Kimberly Harris & Jon Fine, United Way of King County, “State of Homelessness in King County”
Jon Fine has been with United Way of King County as its President and Chief Executive Officer since 2000. Under Mr. Fine’s leadership, United Way of King County is one of the largest United Ways in the country and is also one of the leading human services organizations in the Puget Sound region.
Prior to United Way, Mr. Fine served a successful tenure as the CEO of the Seattle/King County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Before joining the Red Cross, Mr. Fine worked for Weyerhaeuser and then in the banking industry, with Puget Sound Bank, from 1981 to 1993. He served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Puget Sound Bancorp and as Managing Director of Puget Sound Securities.
Among his current civic affiliations, Mr. Fine serves on the boards of the Seattle Bank and chairs its Audit Committee, the Seattle University Masters in Nonprofit Leadership Program Visiting Committee, the University of Washington Medical School Campaign Initiatives Committee, and the University of Washington Board Fellows Program. He has taught at the University of Puget Sound and the University of Washington Nonprofit Management program.
Mr. Fine has served as a board member of Russell Investment Company, Columbia Bank, the Seattle City Planning Commission, Group Health Cooperative, Washington Health Foundation, Jewish Family Services, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Leadership Tomorrow, Thrive by Five Washington, King County Committee to End Homelessness, Evergreen School, and various other boards.
Mr. Fine earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, followed by his Masters of Business Administration from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business.
Mr. Fine, a native of Philadelphia, PA, is married to Paula Selis, and they have two children.
Kimberly J. Harris is President and CEO of Washington state-based Puget Sound Energy, a subsidiary of Puget Energy.
Named president in 2010 and chief executive in 2011, Harris is focused on providing PSE customers with safe, dependable, and efficient energy service. Under her leadership, PSE has gained national industry recognition for its worker safety program and joined with the American Red Cross to launch the “Safe in the Sound” emergency preparedness initiative.
Harris is keenly aware that customers are concerned about managing their energy costs and on having more sources of clean, renewable energy. Prior to becoming president and CEO, Harris served as PSE’s chief resource officer, where she guided the expansion of the company’s energy efficiency and wind power programs. PSE is the nation’s second largest utility owner of wind power and has one of the largest energy efficiency programs in the nation.
Prior to joining PSE in 1999, Harris practiced law with Perkins Coie.
Harris serves in leadership roles for the American Gas Association and the Washington Roundtable. She is a Member of the Board of Directors and Campaign Chair for the United Way of King County. In October 2014, she joined the U.S. Bancorp Board of Directors.
Harris has a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and a juris doctor degree from Arizona State University. She is married, with two grown children.