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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.


     Pam Pearson Immediate Past Chair - SVP/General Manager, Q13 Fox TV
  Greg Root Ex Officio - President, SuperGraphics division of GM Nameplate
  Brian Stading Chair - President NW Region, CenturyLink
  Tom Norwalk President & CEO, Visit Seattle
  Carl Gardner Vice Chair - Vice President / Market Manager, Bonneville Seattle Radio
  Cathy Cooper
VP, Marketing and Communications, Washington Federal
  Chuck Nelson President & CEO, Washington Athletic Club
  Alicia Reinhard
Director of Sales, MTR Western
  Bill Hogan Director of Athletics, Seattle University
  Shannon Vetto Managing Director for Product Services, Russell Investments
 Jason RoseVice President, PNW/BC and Alaska, Waste Management
 Karen Thomas
Secretary/Treasurer - Principal, Managing Director, Gensler
 Robert BassPresident, Washington AT&T Services, Inc.
 Steve Adams
Manager, Westfield Mall Southcenter
      Chuck Arnold COO, Seattle Seahawks
 Dave Aust 
 Bob Aylward Executive Vice President of Business Operations,Seattle Mariners
 Phillip Banta
Vice President, Financial Advisor, Robert W. Baird & Co.
 Amy Banovich
Partner, KPMG
 Robert BassPresident, Washington AT&T Services, Inc.
 Kim Bedier
Director of Public Assembly Facilities, City of Tacoma
 Mike BelcherVice President, Sponsorships, Promotions & Events, T-Mobile
 Alex Bennet
Senior Event Manager, The Competitor Group
 Craig Berman
VP, Global Communications, Amazon
 Aaron Blank
President, The Fearey Group
 Gary Brosius
Director, Client Development, Ticketmaster
 Patty Brown
Regional Managing Director, Slalom, LLC/Two Degrees
 Tim Brown Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Wells Fargo
 Drew Bruno
Vice President, Northwest Region, Comcast Spotlight
 Brett Campbell
Co - Founder, Nintex Group
 Nancy Cho President & CEO, Oki Golf
 Mike Colbrese Executive Director, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association
 Cathy Cooper
VP, Marketing & Communications, Washington Federal
 Jay Cooper
Regional Vice President, AEG Facilities
 Darlene Corkrum
Sr. Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Virginia Mason Medical Center
 John Creighton
Port of Seattle Commissioner
 Patrick CrumbPresident, DIRECTV Sports Networks (& ROOT SPORTS)
 Grant DeggingerShareholder, Lane Powell, PC
 Michelle DeLancy Tournament Director, Boeing Classic
 Bob DoneganPresident, Ivar's
 Murray L. Dow IIPresident, The Dow Hotel Company
 Kristi Ellefson Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Delta Dental
 Godfrey Evans
Executive VP & General Counsel, HomeStreetBank
 Justin Felker  
Business Development Executive, KELLYBRADY
 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
 Kent HaehlMarket President, iheartradio
 Chuck HaighDirector of Project Development, Mortenson Construction
 Tiffany HartArea Sales Leader, Marriott International
 Bradley HoffAttorney, Foster Pepper PLLC
 Bill Hogan Athletic Director, Seattle University
 Jack Hutchinson Vice President & Market Manager, Entercom
 Yogi Hutsen President, Coastal Hotel Group
 Elisabeth James
Task Force General Manager, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
 Johnathan Jaramillo
Managing Partner, New York Life Insurance
 Tim Johnson
Director, Community & Economic Development, City of Federal Way
 Brian JonesVice President of Business Development, Seattle Sounders FC
 Michael KellerCEO, Keller Supply Company
 Aileen Kelly
Vice Presiden, Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation 
 Beth KnoxPresident & CEO, Seafair
  Mitch Koch CFO, Space Needle
 Rob Lampman Managing Partner, Eiger Marketing
 Jerry LeeBoard Chairman, Mulvanny Architecture 
 Mike MarlowSenior Associate Athletic Director, Washington State University
 Melanie Mathison
VP, Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of the West
 Rick MayPresident, Vision Media Group, Inc.
 Ryan McCallenDirector of Marketing & Business Development, Jackson Dean Construction
 Sean McCormack
VP of Communications, Boeing
 Mike Medeiros
VP, Delta Airlines
 Cooper MillsGeneral Manager, Mackay Restaurants
 Pete MoranPresident, Rezin Marketing
 Paul MurphyDirector, Event Marketing and Sales West, Feld Entertainment 
 Rene NeidhartGeneral 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
 Tom Norwalk President & CEO, Visit Seattle
 Bob O'BrienRegional Vice President | NW Region (Oregon & Washington), Comcast Spotlight
 Patrick Patrick  
 Melani Patterson General Manager, SHARP
 Pam Pearson SVP/General Manager, Q13 FOX TV
 Eric PettigrewDirector of Community & Business Relations, Regence BlueShield
 Aaron Pugh Regional Sales Manager, United Airlines
 Alicia ReinhardDirector of Sales, MTR Western
 Greg Root President, SuperGraphics / GM Nameplate
 Jason RoseVice President, PNW/BC and Alaska, Waste Management
 Lee RossiniVice President, US Retail Marketing, Microsoft Corporation
 Dan Sheridan SVP, GM North America, Brooks Sports, Inc.
 Pete Shimer Managing Partner, Deloitte
 Theresa Simpson Attorney, Law Office of Theresa Simpson, LLC
 Bob SnyderField Marketing Manager - Seattle/AK, Red Bull North America
 Ann Sobil General Sales Manager, KIRO TV
 Brian Stading President - Northwest Region, CenturyLink
 Karen Thomas Principal, Managing Director, Gensler
 Jack ThompsonVice President, Private Banking Consultant, Umpqua Bank
 Mikal ThomsenManaging Director, Trilogy Partnership
 Jennifer Tice
Managing Director for Corporate Marketing & Communications, Russell Investments
 Markus Treppenhauer
General Manager, Fairmont Olympic Hotel
 Tom TurnureSenior Vice President, Servco Pacific Insurance
 Alisha Valavanis President & GM, Seattle Storm
 Matt Van Der Peet General Manager, Sheraton Seattle Hotel
 Shannon Vetto Managing Director for Product Services, Russell Investments
 David Willis
COO Seafair
 Chris Witherspoon
Principal & Managing Director, DNA Seattle
 Beth Wojick 
 Tom Wolf
General Manager, Hyatt Regency Bellevue
 Jason Xydis
Director of Sales, KING5 KONG-TV NWCN
 Sung Yang
Deputy Chief of Staff for Dow Constantine, Office of King County Executive
 Mitch Koch CFO Space Needle
       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 
 Kirk NelsonPresident & CEO, AAA Washington
 Patrick Patrick   
 Greg Root
President, SuperGraphics/GM Nameplate
 Pam Pearson
SVP/General Manager, Q13 FOX TV