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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 ArnoldCOO, Seattle Seahawks
 Eric AslaksonManaging Partner, Northwestern Mutual
 Dave AustVP Strategic Partnerships, Live Nation
 Bob AylwardExecutive Vice President of Business Operations,Seattle Mariners
 Phillip Banta
Vice President, Financial Advisor, Robert W. Baird & Co.
 Robert BassPresident, Washington AT&T Services, Inc.
 Mike BelcherVice President, Sponsorships, Promotions & Events, T-Mobile
 Eric BookerSnoqualmie Casino
 Tim Brown Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Wells Fargo
 Karen BryantChief Executive Officer, Seattle Storm
 Traci BumpusVice President, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley
 Anthony ChavezGovernment and Community Relations Manager, Weyerhaeuser
 Nancy Cho President & CEO, Oki Golf
 Mike Colbrese Executive Director, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association
 Jay Cooper
Regional Vice President, AEG Facilities
 Darlene CorkrumSr. Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Virginia Mason Medical Center
 Patrick CrumbPresident, DIRECTV Sports Networks (& ROOT SPORTS)
 Grant DeggingerShareholder, Lane Powell, PC
 Michelle DeLancy Tournament Director, Boeing Classic
 Patrick DohertyDirector ofComunity & Economic Development, City of Federal Way
 Bob DoneganPresident, Ivar's
 Murray L. Dow IIThe Dow Hotel Company
 Kristi EllefsonMarketing & Public Relations Manager, Delta Dental
 Bob FlowersPartner, GCG LLC
 Nick GagliardiPresident, Great Artisan Beverage Co.
 Carl GardnerVice President / Market Manager, Bonneville Seattle Radio
 Bob GilesManaging Partner, Perkins Coie
 Jorgen GustafsonVice President Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Bank
 Kent HaehlMarket President, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
 Chuck HaighDirector of Project Development, Mortenson Construction
 Jason Hamilton President & Partner, Richmond Public Relations
 Dr. Tom HansenCEO, Seattle Children's Hospital
 Tiffany HartArea Sales Leader, Marriott International
 Jim HillVice President, Kemper Development
 Bradley HoffAttorney, Foster Pepper PLLC
 Bill HoganAthletic Director, Seattle University
 Jack HutchinsonVice President & Market Manager, Entercom
 Nick HutsenRegional Director, Ace Parking Management
 Yogi HutsenPresident, Coastal Hotel Group
 Col. David JohnsonDirector, I Corps Public Affairs, United States Army
 Brian JonesVice President of Business Development, Seattle Sounders FC
 Nick KellerCEO, Keller Supply Company
 Beth KnoxPresident & CEO, Seafair
  Mitch Koch 
 Kevin KriegerField Representative, GEICO
 Rob LampmanManaging Partner, Eiger Marketing
 Jerry LeeBoard Chairman, Mulvanny Architecture 
 Mike MarlowSenior Associate Athletic Director, Washington State University
 Rick MayPresident, VisionPhotography
 Ryan McCallenDirector of Marketing & Business Development, Jackson Dean Construction
 Shawn McWashingtonVice President, Marsh USA, Inc.
 Mike MillerChairman, Intra-Corp
 Cooper MillsGeneral Manager, Mackay Restaurants
 Anita MiresSenior Director and Head, Corporate Strategic Partnerships, Adobe Systems
 Pete MoranPresident, Rezin Marketing
 Paul MurphyDirector, Event Marketing and Sales West, Feld Entertainment 
 Rene NeidhartGeneral Manager, Renaissance Hotel
 Chuck NelsonPresident & CEO, Washington Athletic Club
 Kirk NelsonPresident & CEO, AAA Washington
 John Nemeth Director, Wireless and Mobile Electronics, Amazon.com
 Alan NewsteadSr. Vice President for Product Strategy, Bank of the West
 Tom NorwalkPresident & CEO, Visit Seattle
 Bob O'BrienRegional Vice President | NW Region (Oregon & Washington), Comcast Spotlight
 Patrick PatrickPresident & CEO, Seattle Bank
 Melani Patterson General Manager, SHARP
 Pam PearsonSVP / General Manager, Q13 FOX/JOEtv, Tribune Media
 Eric PettigrewDirector of Community & Business Relations, Regence Blue Shield
 Aaron Pugh Regional Sales Manager, United Airlines
 Lance RandallGrow Seattle Business Services Manager, City of Seattle
 Alicia ReinhardDirector of Sales, MTR Western
 Greg RootPresident, SuperGraphics / GM Nameplate
 Jason RoseVice President, PNW/BC and Alaska, Waste Management
 Jim RoseDirector of Sales & Marketing, Gannett Broadcasting/KING5
 Lee RossiniVice President, US Retail Marketing, Microsoft Corporation
 Robert SasakiSenior Associate Athletic Director - Chief Financial Officer, University of Washington
 Brian ScrenarChief of Staff to the Founder and CEO, Intellectual Ventures
 Dan SheridanSVP, GM North America, Brooks Sports, Inc.
 Pete ShimerManaging Partner, Deloitte
 Theresa SimpsonAttorney, Garvey Schubert Barer
 Jennifer SizemoreVP of Communications & Marketing, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
 Bob SnyderField Marketing Manager - Seattle/AK, Red Bull North America
 Ann SobilGeneral Sales Manager, KIRO TV
 Cindy Spodek DickeyPresident, Radarworks
 Brian StadingPresident - Northwest Region, CenturyLink
 Logan SteinhauerGeo Marketing Manager/Marketing Manager, Anheuser-Busch
 Christopher Sutherland    Commanding Officer, Navy Recruiting District Seattle
 Karen ThomasPrincipal, Managing Director, Gensler
 Jack ThompsonVice President, Private Banking Consultant, Umpqua Bank
 Mikal ThomsenManaging Director, Trilogy Partnership
 Jay TorrellDirector, Creative Print, SCOUT
 Tom TurnureSenior Vice President, Servco Pacific Insurance
 Alisha ValavanisSeattle Storm
 Matt Van Der PeetGeneral Manager, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
 Shannon VettoManaging Director for Product Services, Russell Investments
 David Willis
Senior Director for Client Development, Ticketmaster
 Beth Wojick 
 Joe WoodsDeputy Chief of Staff, Office of King County Executive Dow Constantine
 
 
      PAST CHAIR EX OFFICIO
 Mitch Koch  
       Elisabeth James Task Force General Manager, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
 D. Wayne Gittinger         
 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