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Influential Regional Leaders

Our esteemed Board of Governors is comprised of prominent business leaders from the aerospace, hospitality, technology, financial, health, legal, real estate, media, and transportation industries, among others.

These leaders offer an extraordinary range of knowledge and expertise on trade issues and business development, helping to foster new and continued business opportunities for our region.


Mr. Dave Soike
Interim CEO, Port of Seattle

Mr. Stein Kruse
CEO, Holland America Group

Mr. Brandon Pedersen
CFO and Executive VP, Finance, Alaska Air Group


Honorary Co-Chairs

Mr. Jack Creighton
Strategic Director, Madrona Venture Group

Mr. Mic Dinsmore
CEO (Ret.), Port of Seattle

Mr. Brad Tilden
CEO, Alaska Air Group

Mr. Tay Yoshitani
CEO (Ret.), Port of Seattle


Mr. Joe Aschbacher
Senior Director of Global Accounts, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Mr. Gary Beck
President, Republic Parking Northwest

Ms. Barbara Mitchell Briner
SVP, Commercial Banking, Chase

Mr. Daryl Campbell
President and CEO, Seattle Goodwill

Ms. Teri Citterman
Author and Owner, Talonn

Ms. Karen Clark Cole
CEO, Blink UX

Ms. Darlene Corkrum
SVP, Marketing & Fund Development, Virginia Mason Medical Ctr

Mr. Dino DeVita
President, Northern Trust

Mr. Robert M. Harris, Jr.
CEO, Pacific Market International

Ms. Jan Hendrickson
Managing Regional Director, Ascent Private Client Management of U.S. Bank

Mr. Jim A. Horgdal
Former CEO, Panalpina Inc.

Ms. Jessie Irwin
Executive Director, IME Law

Mr. Scott Jackson
CEO, Global Impact

Ms. Lee Keller
Founder and CEO, The Keller Group

Mr. Gary Konop
Director, VIP Visitor Relations Boeing

Mr. Greg Lill
President & Owner, DeLille Cellars

Ms. Stacy Lill
President & Owner, Cashmere Consulting

Mr. Mark Mathewson
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Tony Matta
President, Global Channel Development, Starbucks Coffee Company

Ms. Nina Morrison
Senior Vice President, Talking Rain Beverage Company

Mr. John Oppenheimer
CEO, Columbia Hospitality, Inc.

Mr. Andrew Over
Regional Market Vice President, Regence Health Insurance

Ms. Nancy Pellegrino
President, Pellegrino Advisory Services, LLC

Mr. Arnie Prentice
CEO, Kibble and Prentice

Mr. John Rubino
President, GreenRubino

Mr. Stanley Savage
President & CEO, The Commerce Bank

Mr. Michael Schutzler
CEO, Washington Technology Industry Association

Mr. Joe Smith
Vice President, Marketing, Sales, Kaiser Permanente

Mr. Brian Stading
President, CenturyLink, Northwest Region

Mr. Gregory Steinhauer
President, American Life Inc.

Ms. Jean Thompson
CEO, Seattle Chocolates

Our goal through membership and the board at the World Trade Center Seattle is to connect business leaders who are influencing our future.

- Stein Kruse, CEO of Holland America Group and Board of Governors Co-Chair