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A World of Leadership

Our esteemed Board of Governors is comprised of prominent business leaders from major Pacific Northwest industries such as aerospace, technology, healthcare, finance, legal, hospitality, real estate, media, and transportation who generously share their knowledge and expertise to guide World Trade Center Seattle in advancing its mission.


Mr. Stephen Metruck
Executive Director, Port of Seattle

Mr. Stein Kruse
CEO, Holland America Group

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




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

Ms. Barbara Mitchell Briner
SVP, Commercial Banking, Chase

Mr. Daryl Campbell
President and CEO, Seattle Goodwill

Ms. Teri Citterman
Author and Owner, Talonn

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

Mr. Marc E. Cosentino
Regional President, Pacific Northwest, Northern Trust 

Ms. Paige Davis
Shareholder, Lane Powell

Ms. Janene Drafs
General Manager, KOMO 4

Mr. Alejandro Grajal
President and CEO, Woodland Park Zoo

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

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 and EmeritusDeLille Cellars
Co-Founder, Cashmere Partners

Ms. Stacy Lill
Co-Founder and CEO, Cashmere Consulting



Mr. Mark Mathewson
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Mr. Tony Matta
President, Nestle Starbucks Coffee

Ms. Leasa Mayer
Executive Vice President, Opus Agency

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

Mr. John Rubino
President, GreenRubino

Mr. Stanley Savage
President & CEO, The Commerce Bank

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

Mr. Vince Speziale
Vice President, Republic Parking Northwest, Inc.

Mr. Brian Stading
President, CenturyLink, Northwest Region

Mr. Gregory Steinhauer
President, American Life Inc.

Ms. Jean Thompson
CEO, Seattle Chocolate

Mr. Emory Thomas
Publisher, Puget Sound Business Journal

Mr. Brad Tilden
CEO, Alaska Air Group

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