Susan Mullaney is the president of Kaiser Permanente Washington, which was established Feb. 1, 2017, following Kaiser Permanente’s acquisition of Group Health Cooperative and its subsidiaries. Mullaney led the integration planning for the acquisition. In her role as president, Mullaney leads the nonprofit health plan, which provides high-quality affordable health care to more than 700,000 members in Washington.
Mullaney received a master’s degree in health care policy and management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Connecticut State University. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and represents Kaiser Permanente at the International Federation of Health Plans’ Executive Development Programme, which includes a respected cohort of global health care leaders.
Damien Pattenaude is Superintendent of the Renton School District. He is a product of the Renton School District and, after graduated from Renton High School, he went on to obtain three degrees from Washington State University, most recent, a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership. Over the past 18 years he has served the Renton School District as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, chief academic officer, and assistant superintendent of learning and teaching. In July 2017, Pattenaude assumed the role of Superintendent of the Renton Schools where he continues his focus of improving student achievement for every child, and ensuring each student graduates with options and prepared to fully participate in our democracy.
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Kim Smith is vice president and general manager for the integrated 747/767 program. Prior to this role, Smith served as vice president and general manager of Boeing Fabrication from 2017 to 2020. Smith led a global operation of manufacturing sites in five U.S. states, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, and 16,000 employees producing components for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Boeing Global Services. During this time she also launched Boeing Additive Manufacturing to drive the company’s strategy, investments and implementation of 3D-printing technology.Smith has also served in leadership positions in Boeing Corporate and Defense, Space & Security organizations. From 2014 to 2017, she served as vice president of Attack Helicopter Programs and the company’s senior site executive in Mesa, Ariz. In 2015, Smith played a key role in the development of Tata Boeing Aerospace Ltd., a joint venture in India between Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. which produces fuselages for the AH-64 Apache and other aero structures.
Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and an Executive Master of Business Administration and Leadership Certificate from Seattle University. In 2017, she received the Army Aviation Association of America’s Knight of the Honorable Order of St. Michael Award. Smith serves on the board of Washington STEM, a non-profit committed to advancing equity, excellence and innovation in science, technology, engineering and math for all students in Washington State.