JUL 7 – Jeremy Vallerand, Executive Director Rescue Freedom International, Human Trafficking and Rescue Freedom
Jeremy Vallerand serves as the President and CEO of Rescue:Freedom International. In 2012, Jeremy founded Rescue:Freedom and opened their headquarters in Kirkland, Washington. Since then, Rescue:Freedom and its global network of Local Partners has impacted the lives of more than 49,000 women and children across the world. Jeremy has been featured in Forbes as a […]
Jerry Kroon is the Executive Director of Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP). Jerry has been the Executive Director at ELAP since November, 2015. Prior to that he was a partner with Thomas James International, an aerospace holding company with 250 employees at three locations in Washington State. His focus areas were government contracting, process engineering, […]
John Tomkowiak, MD, MOL, is the founding dean of the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. A professor of psychiatry and board certified in general psychiatry, as well as a master’s degree holder in organizational leadership, Dr. Tomkowiak has expertise in the areas of innovation in medical education, accreditation, and transformational leadership. […]
David has more than two decades of experience in nonprofit management and is currently the Executive Director of Rotary’s Harvest Against Hunger, a program that connects farmers, truckers, volunteer and food banks statewide to reduce hunger and food waste. He has been involved with HAH for nearly 19 years. David was chosen to participate in […]
Amy Snover, Director Climate Impacts Group University of Washington – What climate change will mean for our area
Amy Snover connects science and decision making to tackle today’s pressing environmental challenges, as Director of the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group and University Director of the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center. She is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. Dr. Snover supports the development of […]
Jim Hutchinson, NW Director Municipal for Republic Services will join us to talk about the Recycling Crisis.
Mary E. Kipp was named president of PSE in August 2019 and CEO in January 2020. Under her direction, PSE is leading the way to a clean energy future in partnership with its customers and the communities it serves. Mary joined PSE from El Paso Electric (EPE), where she served as chief executive officer since […]
Jill is responsible for the organizational, operating, and financial structures to grow and sustain GIX. She has 15 years of experience working in higher education, most recently as the founding administrator of the University of Washington Collaboration Core, a shared services center supporting a number of interdisciplinary research institutes and facilities in engineering, science, and medicine. […]
ROBB HUNT (Executive Producer) helped found Village Theatre in 1979 and has been involved as producer for the theatre ever since. Robb was an avid performer for many years with experience as a principal actor and dancer in several Puget Sound theatre companies. With a background in business, Robb was a strong hand as a consultant […]
Lisa Rosenblum was hired as King County Library System Executive Director in January 2018.
Robert Rose is founder/president of The Rose International Fund for Children (TRIFC), a non-profit organization helping people with disabilities in Nepal. Rob started TRIFC to help educate, empower and provide opportunities for people with disabilities in Nepal. He is also owner of Brant Photographers in Bellevue, Washington a small, family portrait studio which has been […]
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.