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Who are We?

We believe that Seattle can be a world-class sports community. That's why we are here. We're building community through sports, from professionals to amateurs and participants to fans. We believe sports can be a catalyst for local business growth, healthy locals, and a strong and sustaining pride in our community and our environment. We are committed to the mission of the Seattle Sports Commission - to working with local businesses, sports teams and organizations, community groups, and our neighbors. We are committed to getting things done. We're building support to attract the world's biggest sports events because we believe in the power of sports.

 

      EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
     Greg Root Chair - President, SuperGraphics division of GM Nameplate
  Pam Pearson Vice Chair - General Manager, Q13 Fox/My Q2
  Brian Stading Secretary/Treasurer - President NW Region, CenturyLink
  Kirk Nelson Immediate Past Chair - President & CEO, AAA Washington
  Tom Norwalk President & CEO, Visit Seattle
  Carl Gardner Vice President / Market Manager, Bonneville Seattle Radio
  Matt Van Der Peet    General Manager, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
  Chuck Nelson President & CEO, Washington Athletic Club
  Karen Bryant CEO, Seattle Storm
  Ann Sobil General Sales Manager, KIRO 7
  Bill Hogan Director of Athletics, Seattle University
  Shannon Vetto Managing Director for Product Services, Russell Investments
       
     BOARD OF DIRECTORS      
       Chuck Arnold COO, Seattle Seahawks
  Eric Aslakson Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual
  Dave Aust VP Strategic Partnerships, Live Nation
  Bob Aylward Executive Vice President of Business Operations,Seattle Mariners
  Robert Bass President, Washington AT&T Services, Inc.
  Mike Belcher Vice President, Sponsorships, Promotions & Events, T-Mobile
  Eric Booker Snoqualmie Casino
  Tim Brown Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Wells Fargo
  Karen Bryant Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Storm
  Traci Bumpus Vice President, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley
  Anthony Chavez Government and Community Relations Manager, Weyerhaeuser
  Nancy Cho President & CEO, Oki Golf
  Mike Colbrese Executive Director, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association
  Darlene Corkrum Sr. Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Virginia Mason Medical Center
  Patrick Crumb President, DIRECTV Sports Networks (& ROOT SPORTS)
  Grant Degginger Shareholder, Lane Powell, PC
  Michelle DeLancy Tournament Director, Boeing Classic
  Patrick Doherty Director ofComunity & Economic Development, City of Federal Way
  Bob Donegan President, Ivar's
  Murray L. Dow II The Dow Hotel Company
  Puneet Duggal New York Life
  Kristi Ellefson Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Delta Dental
  Bob Flowers Partner, GCG LLC
  Nick Gagliardi President, Great Artisan Beverage Co.
  Carl Gardner Vice President / Market Manager, Bonneville Seattle Radio
  Bob Giles Managing Partner, Perkins Coie
  Jorgen Gustafson Vice President Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Bank
  Kent Haehl Market President, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
  Chuck Haigh Director of Project Development, Mortenson Construction
  Jason Hamilton President & Partner, Richmond Public Relations
  Dr. Tom Hansen CEO, Seattle Children's Hospital
  Tiffany Hart Area Sales Leader, Marriott International
  Jim Hill Vice President, Kemper Development
  Bradley Hoff Attorney, Foster Pepper PLLC
  Bill Hogan Athletic Director, Seattle University
  Jack Hutchinson Vice President & Market Manager, Entercom
  Nick Hutsen Regional Director, Ace Parking Management
  Yogi Hutsen President, Coastal Hotel Group
  Col. David Johnson Director, I Corps Public Affairs, United States Army
  Brian Michael Jones Vice President of Business Development, Seattle Sounders FC
  Nick Keller CEO, Keller Supply Company
  Beth Knox President & CEO, Seafair
  Mitch Koch  
  Kevin Krieger Field Representative, GEICO
  Rob Lampman Managing Partner, Eiger Marketing
  Jerry Lee Board Chairman, Mulvanny Architecture 
  Dave Lenox Special Olympics, Washington
  Mike Marlow Senior Associate Athletic Director, Washington State University
  Rick May President, VisionPhotography
  Ryan McCallen Director of Marketing & Business Development, Jackson Dean Construction
  Shawn McWashington Vice President, Marsh USA, Inc.
  Mike Miller Chairman, Intra-Corp
  Cooper Mills General Manager, Mackay Restaurants
  Anita Mires Senior Director and Head, Corporate Strategic Partnerships, Adobe Systems
  Pete Moran President, Rezin Marketing
  Paul Murphy Director, Event Marketing and Sales West, Feld Entertainment 
  Rene Neidhart General Manager, Renaissance Hotel
  Chuck Nelson President & CEO, Washington Athletic Club
  Kirk Nelson President & CEO, AAA Washington
  John Nemeth Director, Wireless and Mobile Electronics, Amazon.com
  Alan Newstead Sr. Vice President for Product Strategy, Bank of the West
  Tom Norwalk President & CEO, Visit Seattle
  Bob O'Brien Regional Vice President | NW Region (Oregon & Washington), Comcast Spotlight
  Patrick Patrick President & CEO, Seattle Bank
  Melani Patterson General Manager, SHARP
  Pam Pearson SVP / General Manager, Q13 FOX/JOEtv, Tribune Media
  Eric Pettigrew Director of Community & Business Relations, Regence Blue Shield
  Aaron Pugh  Regional Sales Manager, United Airlines
  Lance Randall Grow Seattle Business Services Manager, City of Seattle
  Alicia Reinhard Director of Sales, MTR Western
  Greg Root President, SuperGraphics / GM Nameplate
  Jason Rose Vice President, PNW/BC and Alaska, Waste Management
  Jim Rose Director of Sales & Marketing, Gannett Broadcasting/KING5
  Lee Rossini Vice President, US Retail Marketing, Microsoft Corporation
  Robert Sasaki Senior Associate Athletic Director - Chief Financial Officer, University of Washington
  Brian Screnar Chief of Staff to the Founder and CEO, Intellectual Ventures
  Dan Sheridan SVP, GM North America, Brooks Sports, Inc.
  Pete Shimer Managing Partner, Deloitte
  Theresa Simpson Attorney, Garvey Schubert Barer
  Jennifer Sizemore VP of Communications & Marketing, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  Bob Snyder Field Marketing Manager - Seattle/AK, Red Bull North America
  Ann Sobil General Sales Manager, KIRO TV
  Cindy Spodek Dickey President, Radarworks
  Brian Stading President - Northwest Region, CenturyLink
  Logan Steinhauer Geo Marketing Manager/Marketing Manager, Anheuser-Busch
  Christopher Sutherland    Commanding Officer, Navy Recruiting District Seattle
  Karen Thomas Principal, Managing Director, Gensler
  Jack Thompson Vice President, Private Banking Consultant, Umpqua Bank
  Mikal Thomsen Managing Director, Trilogy Partnership
  Jay Torrell Director, Creative Print, SCOUT
  Tom Turnure Senior Vice President, Servco Pacific Insurance
  Alisha Valavanis Seattle Storm
  Matt Van Der Peet General Manager, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
  Shannon Vetto Managing Director for Product Services, Russell Investments
  David Willis
Senior Director for Client Development, Ticketmaster
  Beth Wojick President & CEO, Washington Special Olympics
  Joe Woods Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of King County Executive Dow Constantine
 
 
      PAST CHAIR EX OFFICIO
       Elisabeth James  Task Force General Manager, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
  D. Wayne Gittinger         Partner, Lane Powell, PC
  Darlene Corkrum  Sr. VP, Chief Marketing Officer, Virginia Mason Medical Center
  Yogi Hutsen  President, Coastal Hotel Group 
  Pete Shimer   Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP 
  Bob Flowers   Partner, GCG LLC
  Bob Giles   Partner, Perkins Coie LLP 
  Patrick Patrick   President & CEO, Seattle Bank 
  Mitch Koch