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Board of Directors

The Seafair and Seafair Foundation Board of Directors include local professionals with a passion for Seafair and their communities. These individuals donate their time, expertise and resources to help make Seafair bigger and better each year.


Executive Committee

Chair: Michael Kim - Habit Design
Chair Elect: Joel Andrus - Seattle Fire Department
Immediate Past Chair & Governance: Michelle Rudd – Wells Fargo
Treasurer: Dale Gluck - Strategy Speaks
Secretary: David Crump - Crump Law Firm, PLLC
Vice Chair, Government Affairs: Natalie Quick - Natalie Quick Consulting

Alumni Advisory Liaison: Jimmy Collins - Jimmy Collins & Associates
Member-At-Large: Phontel Shami - The Boeing Company
Member-At-Large: Maria Tringali - Avalara

Board Members

Pam Anderson - Perkins Coie LLP
Deanne Ederer Emmons - Ederer Investment
Delmas Whittaker - Port of Seattle
Janet Landers - Starbucks Coffee Company
Pearl Leung - Vulcan Inc.
Laura Lockard – WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Trong Pham - Merrill Lynch
Michelle Pinson - Washington Athletic Club
DeLee Shoemaker - Microsoft
Steve Sposari - SK Food Group
Keith Taylor - Holland America Group
Kedest Tesfagiorgis - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Foundation Board

Sasha Gourevitch - City of Seattle, Office of Economic Development

Amanda O'Rourke - Greenwood, Ohlund & Co., LLP
Karen Coulombe - Lake Stevens School District
Jaymelina Esmele - Special Olympics USA Games
Rebecca Wells - Flexe
Steve Shaw - Work of Honor
Joel Andrus - Seattle Fire Department

Military Liaisons

RADM Scott Gray - U.S. Navy Region Northwest
COL Mark Geraldi - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
RDML David Throop - U.S. Coast Guard, District 13
LTG Gary Volesky - U.S. Army I Corps & JBLM

Washington Athletic Club, 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.
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