Dave Kyle is the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Restoration Project Manager for Trout Unlimited (TU), a national non-profit dedicated to preserving North Americas Coldwater Fishes and their Watersheds. Lake Sammamish Kokanee Salmon are one of only 3 native runs remaining in the Pacific North West. Dave works with 20 plus partner organizations and private citizens to […]
Dr. Zeng is the Associate Medical Director at SCCA Proton Therapy Center,and a board-certified radiation oncologist who leads the prostate cancer program at the Center. She also specializes in treating lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies and has helped build the thoracic radiation oncology program at UW Medicine. Dr. Zeng is an Associate Professor of […]
Feb 11 – John Schoettler, VP Global Real Estate & Facilities Amazon “Delivering Results: Investing in our community”
John Schoettler is Vice President of Amazon’s Global Real Estate and Facilities team. The team he leads provides a secure, sustainable and collaborative work environment to accommodate growth and enable Amazon employees to innovate and delight customers. Over the past 18 years, John’s team has overseen Amazon’s corporate real estate portfolio expand from 1MM square […]
Michael Green co-founded Virtú Investments with Scott McWhorter in 1997. Together they have built Virtú into an integrated and successful firm that has acquired 118 properties since its inception with a total asset value of over $2.2 billion, while offering its clients top-tier investment returns. Michael’s primary responsibilities include investor relations, strategic partner development, asset […]
Jan 28 – John McKay, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP – “Impeachment: A Non-partisan View of History and the U.S. Constitution”
John McKay represents global and Fortune 500 companies and corporate executives in internal investigations, complex litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. He understands the threats posed by governmental inquiry and internal conduct requiring careful and fair investigation. John works with clients and their boards to prevent costly and disruptive investigations, while treating employees and witnesses with […]
Mac Cummins is the Director of the Community Development Department for the City of Bellevue, WA. In this capacity, he manages a Department which includes Divisions of Economic Development and Arts, Planning, Neighborhoods, Environmental Stewardship and Conflict Resolution. In Mac’s role as Director, he is a member of the executive leadership team which helps manage […]
Fran is the CTO for Microsoft’s Automotive Industry, part of Microsoft’s WW Commercial Business. In this role, he works with product teams, sales, customers, and partners to guide Microsoft’s strategy for automotive and smart mobility.
Fran is a 19-year veteran of Microsoft. He began his work on Azure over 10 years ago as the CTO for Microsoft’s Incubation Businesses where he led a group of deep technical specialists focused on re-architecting customer applications for cloud deployment.
He has a long history of delivering products at Microsoft and developing deep, strategic partnerships. He led the program management team for Mobile Services, delivering Microsoft’s Mobile Messenger and Mobile Hotmail services to millions of customers and creating new integrated services for the launch of Windows Phone. Fran also led program management teams in Windows and Parallel Computing.
He has been working with advanced technologies for the past 35 years including executive roles at Sun Microsystems and Motorola.
Dan Werth, COO, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, “Positioning Washington’s Founding Winery to Meet the Demands of Today’s Global Wine Consumer”
Dan Werth serves as Ste. Michelle Wine Estate’s Chief Operating Officer, leading Sales, Marketing and Information Technology & Business Processes. Dan joined Ste. Michelle from MillerCoors, where he most recently served as the Chief Customer Officer.
During his 17 years with MillerCoors, Dan held several sales positions, including Regional Vice President-Southeast, National Accounts Vice President‑Kroger, and General Manager‑California. Prior to that he was Sales Director, Trade Marketing Director and Finance Director at Philip Morris USA.
As a business-minded technologist and evangelist of self-service data, Ashley brings over a decade of experience leading cross-functional efforts to grow adoption of analytics platforms at Fortune 500 companies.
Ashley is a data and analytics thought leader who enjoys learning and sharing insights on how to transform large, global companies, to successfully leverage data platform investments and develop programatic support to build successful cultures of self‑service analytics.
Alejandro Grajal became the eighth leader of Woodland Park Zoo in its 117 year history, assuming the helm in May 2016. He is internationally known for his vision to define a new relationship between humans and nature by helping to restore the deep, affective bond between people and animals. He advocates for zoos as the best community institutions to create a social movement for conservation, to foster science learning beyond the classroom, and to ensure that all people have access to nature, regardless of socioeconomic background.
Reporting to the zoo’s Board of Directors and overseeing more than 350 full-time and seasonal staff, Alejandro is responsible for leading all zoo operations, programs, and exhibits as well as facilities, fundraising and partnership development to increase WPZ’s positive impact in the community and world.
Before joining the zoo, Alejandro served as senior vice president for conservation, education and training at the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo, where he headed the Center for Conservation Leadership, oversaw field conservation and research programs for the Center for the Science of Animal Welfare, and supervised education programs.