Liliana Alberto is President of the Rotary Club of San Justo, Argentina, a retired pediatric pulmonologist, and an international presenter on the topic of improving brain health. Joyce Shaffer is a psychologist, nurse, global bicyclist, speaker, and author of publications on driving neuroplasticity in a positive direction, for the health of it. The two met when Liliana came to our Rotary luncheon, during a visit with her family in Bellevue.
Throughout her life and career, Jessie Woolley‑Wilson has been driven by a singular belief that all children need and deserve high-quality learning opportunities, regardless of who they are or where they live. She believes that by supporting great teaching and learning, everyone wins: kids, families, communities and the world. Jessie has worked in the education technology space for nearly 20 years to support school and district leaders in efforts to improve learning and life outcomes for K‑12 students.
Bob Wallace is CEO of Wallace Properties, Inc., a firm active in the investment, development and management of some 3 million square feet of commercial real estate throughout Washington State.
Bob currently serves on the boards of PREMERA Blue Cross, Puget Sound Bank, Puget Sound Blood Center, and Bellevue Chamber of Commerce.
Ed Nixon grew up in the small Quaker community of Whittier, California, during the Great Depression. He was the youngest of the five Nixon brothers. Richard Nixon, 17 years older than Ed, was like a second father to him, as well as a teacher and mentor.
After receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Duke and North Carolina State, Ed served our country as a Naval Aviator, helicopter flight instructor, and Assistant Professor of Naval Science at the University of Washington. In 1957, he married Gay Lynne Woods, who passed away in 2014.
As Chief Innovation Officer, Steve Heck is responsible for leading Getty Images’ Innovation Group, to spur further growth and new revenue streams for Getty Images, within new and existing markets. In this role, Heck oversees a dedicated research and development team that explores emerging technologies to generate new, or improve existing products in Getty Images’ portfolio.
Marcus Womack, Executive Vice President, Software & Services, Axon, “From Tasers to Body Cameras – a Company Transformation”
Marcus Womack is responsible for all software R&D at Axon, where he is dedicated to transforming the enterprise software experience for law enforcement, public safety, and justice professionals. In his role, he leads product management, engineering, design, and security for the Axon software platform. He is also the General Manager for Axon’s Seattle office.
Marcus joined Axon in 2013, after his company Familiar, where he was CEO and co‑founder, was acquired by Axon.
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.
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.
Steve Marshall, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Transportation & Energy Solutions, “The Future of Transportation: Smarter, Safer, Greener & Faster”
The Center for Advanced Transportation and Energy Solutions (CATES) is a Seattle-based think tank. Its Executive Director, Steve Marshall, is a former utility executive and utility chief legal counsel, with extensive experience in both the public and private utility sectors. He has been a leading advocate in moving from oil to electricity in transportation and other advanced transportation technologies, known as ACES (Automated, Connected, Electric and Shared).
Jonathan D. Mayer, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology & Geography, University of Washington, “Pain: The Largest Epidemic”
Jonathan Mayer is Professor of Epidemiology, Medical Geography, and Internal Medicine (in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) at the University of Washington. He is also Adjunct Professor of Global Health and Services. Jonathan’s major interests are in the epidemiology of infectious diseases, the use and development of clinical trials in several areas, including pain and psychiatry. He has been spending much of his research and teaching time on the epidemiology and treatment of pain and pain disorders.