Board of Directors


Executive Committee
Emelie East - CBE Strategic

Chair Elect & Secretary:
David Willis - Ticketmaster

Steve Crandall - ProMotion Arts

Vice Chair, Marketing:
Margo Myers - Margo Myers Communications

Vice Chair, Government Affairs:
Laura Lockard - Woodland Park Zoo

Vice Chair, Military Relations:
Jimmy Collins - Jimmy Collins & Associates

Vice Chair, Special Projects:
Trong Pham - Morgan Stanley

Vice Chair, Volunteer Relations:
Steve Sposari - SK Food Group

Vice Chair, Foundation Liaison:
Sherry Nebel - The Boeing Company (ret.)

Vice Chair, Revenue:
Michelle Rudd - Wells Fargo

Immediate Past Chair:
John Buller - Loyalty Solutions

Board Members
Pam Anderson - Perkins Coie
Tony Armstrong - The Pacific Institute
David Azose - MorrisPiha
David Blandford - Visit Seattle
Kipepeo Brown - Overlake Medical Center
Roque Deherrera - City of Seattle, Office of Economic Development
Deanne Ederer Emmons - Ederer Investments
Lori Friedt - Special Olympics
RADM Jeffrey Garrett - Maritime Affairs Consultant (ret.)
Dale Gluck - Strategy Speaks
Andrew Gustafson - Mixpo
Beth Hester - Mayor's Office/City of Seattle
Ralph B. Ibarra - DiverseAmerica Network
Rick Jenkins - Port of Seattle
Anna Liotta - Resultance, Inc.
Matthew Mason - PromoShop, Inc.
Ross McIvor - Bauer Evans PLLC
Mike Mesick - The Boeing Company
Betty Nokes - Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
Jay O'Connor - KIRO TV
Dale Perrott - Starbucks Coffee Co.
Trong Pham - Morgan Stanley
Michelle Pinson - Washington Athletic Club
Natalie Quick - Natalie Quick Consulting
Tom Reid - Military Marketing Services
Omar Riojas - Kelley Goldfarb
Mark Scott - Sage Projections
DeLee Shoemaker - Microsoft
Bill Southern - Special Olympics
Gordon Smith - Check-6
Rick Jenkins - Port of Seattle
Gordon Smith - U.S. Navy (Retired)

Military Liaisons
RDML Bette Bolivar - Navy Region Northwest
COL Bruce Estok - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
CDR Fred Freeland - Navy Recruiting District Seattle
RADM Jeffrey Garrett - Maritime Affairs Consultant (ret.)
RADM Rick Gromlich - U.S. Coast Guard 13th District


Amanda O'Rourke - Greenwood, Ohlund & Co.

Samantha Noonan

Festival Board Liaison:
Sherry Nebel - The Boeing Company (ret.)

Trong Pham - Morgan Stanley

Immediate Past Chair:
Joel Andrus - Seattle Fire Department

Board Members
Brian Bradley - Principal Financial Group
Jaymelina Esmele - Communique PR
Stacy Nagata - Comcast
Geraldine Fain - Community Leader
David Willis - Ticketmaster
Laura Lockard - Woodland Park Zoo
TJ Filley -

Washington Athletic Club, 
the Official Host of Seafair Board of Directors Meetings
The Washington Athletic Club has been on the forefront of Seattle since 1930. From modest beginnings, it has evolved into the best athletic club in the nation. The WAC's mission, helping our members live better lives, hasn’t changed. That pioneering spirit is guided by a strong vision: To enrich the quality of life of its members and to be the premier athletic club in America. But above all else, the WAC values excellence, service, integrity, leadership and sensitivity.

Because of this uncompromising touchstone, the WAC is a repeat winner of the Five-Star Platinum Award. The WAC's beautiful historical landmark–designated building reflects the great traditions of the WAC, and the new facilities and services inside represent the best of the present and the basis for a most successful future.

For more information on the Washington Athletic Club, CLICK HERE.