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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
Group CEO, Holland America Group and Carnival UK

Mr. Ben Minicucci
President, Alaska Airlines

Joe Aschbacher

Senior Director of Global Accounts, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Daryl Campbell
President and Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Goodwill

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

Paige Davis
Shareholder, Lane Powell

Alejandro Grajal
President and Chief Executive Officer, Woodland Park Zoo

Jan Hendrickson
Managing Partner and Founder, Denny Hill Capital

Todd Hesse
Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Kaiser Permanente Washington

Nicole Hughes
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Jessie Irwin
Executive Director, IME Law

Lee Keller
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Keller Group

Mr. Greg Lill
President Emeritus, DeLille Cellars
Principal, Cashmere Partners

Stacy Lill
Principal, Cashmere Partners
Proprietor, Chateau Lill

Ms. Leasa Mayer
Board Member, Opus Agency; Former CEO, CRG Events

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

Mr. John Oppenheimer
Chief Executive Officer, Columbia Hospitality, Inc.

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

Ms. Emily Parkhurst
Vice President of Content, 6AM City

Mr. Arnie Prentice
Chairman, USI

Mr. John Rubino
President, GreenRubino

Mr. Stanley Savage
Chairman, The Commerce Bank

Ms. Jean Thompson
Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Chocolate

Mr. Brad Tilden
Chairman, Alaska Airlines

Mr. Scott Wasner
Co-Founder and Global Real Estate Advisor, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

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

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