Former Senior Managing Director, Accenture; Professor, University of Washington Foster School of Business
Liz is a former Senior Managing Director with Accenture, with 30+ years’ experience serving global communications, media and technology clients. While at Accenture, Liz held successive leadership positions including growing the largest account within Accenture, leading the global management consulting practice, and launching two new businesses. She led and participated on multiple CEO-initiated task forces to shape Accenture’s strategyas it transformed into the leading global digital consulting and technology company. Currently, Liz is a Professor at the Foster School at the University of Washington. She also serves on several for-profit and not-for-profit Boards as well as advises local technology startups. She is proud engineering graduate of The Ohio State University.
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Philanthropies
Mary leads the team responsible for Microsoft’s philanthropic efforts, which brings to life the company’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. The team seeks to invest the company’s strongest assets – technology, money, employee talent, and the company’s voice – to partner with nonprofits and communities to create lasting positive impact. In the most recent fiscal year, Microsoft’s total annual giving surpassed $1 billion, with cash donations of nearly $120 million and in kind donations worth nearly $950 million. Mary joined the company in 1988 as Microsoft’s first female attorney. She is a leader in diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
Chancellor, Community Colleges of Spokane
As Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) Chancellor, Christine Johnson is charged with leading a complex district that spans six counties over a 12,300 square mile area. It includes Spokane Falls Community College and Spokane Community College, as well as rural learning centers, Head Start/Early Learning centers and more than 2,300 employees. Prior to joining CCS in 2010, Christine’s career included more than 30 years of teaching, administration, leadership and policy development. Christine earned a doctorate in educational administration and supervision and master’s degree in curriculum administration from the University of Colorado Boulder, and bachelor’s in secondary education from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.
Executive Director, Commercial Banking Technology, JPMorgan Chase & Co
Jennifer Daquiz Hare leads J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Banking Technology Group in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. She oversees the firm’s local technology practice in serving disruptive and hyper-growth companies in the software, hardware, semiconductor and internet & digital media sectors to achieve accelerated strategic growth. Prior to this role, Jennifer served in a variety of leadership roles at U.S. Bank, Microsoft and AT&T Wireless. She earned an MBA from the Albers School of Business at Seattle University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington. She holds Series 79 and Series 63 securities licenses.
Chief Technology Officer, lululemon athletica Inc.
Julie Averill is lululemon’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Ms. Averill joined lululemon in May 2017, and brings  more than 25 years of experience leveraging innovative technology to transform retail businesses and enhance guest experiences.  Prior to lululemon, Ms. Averill served as the first-ever Chief Information Officer at REI and led the company’s technology strategy, overall IT operations, and technology transformation.  Before her role at REI, Ms. Averill spent over a decade at Nordstrom where she held several key positions on the company’s IT leadership team.  Ms. Averill received her MBS from the University of Washington, and Bachelor’s in computer science from Seattle Pacific University.
President & CEO, College Success Foundation
James Dorsey has served as College Success Foundation’s President and CEO since August 2018. With over 35 years of progressive leadership in improving educational equity for underserved students, James has dedicated his career to education reform and leading national, statewide and campus-based programs with a focus on promoting historically underrepresented communities into STEM fields. Previously, James was Executive Director of Washington MESA and President of MESA USA where his leadership and expertise led to more than $100 million in grants and drove strategic partnerships to improve educational outcomes for diverse student populations.
President, Saltchuk
Tim serves as the President of Saltchuk, a family of transportation and petroleum distribution companies in North America. Tim was formerly Director of Foss Maritime Company in Seattle and held positions in the San Francisco office of Foss. He also spent three years at TOTE Maritime in Alaska. Tim holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Seattle University, an M.B.A. from University of Washington and completed the Owner/President Management Program of Executive Education at Harvard Business School.
President, Kaiser Permanente Washington

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.

Superintendent, Renton School District

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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VP Safety, Sustainability and Compliance, Amazon
Carletta Ooton is Amazon’s Vice President for Safety, Sustainability, Security & Compliance. She oversees the company’s Food Safety, Trade Services, Product Safety & Recalls, Customer Packaging Experience, Social Responsibility, Energy & Environment, Sustainability Science and Global Security teams worldwide. Prior to joining Amazon, Carletta served in leadership roles at The Coca-Cola Company, Cott Beverages, and Bath & Body Works. Carletta has a BS and an MS in Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Microbiology from Southern Illinois University.
Schweitzer Chair Professor in Electrical Engineering and First Lady, Washington State University
Noel N. Schulz is Washington State University’s First Lady and a professor in the WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. Noel Schulz has over 23 years of experience in university-level education as an electrical engineering faculty member and administrator. Schulz has been an advocate for women and under-represented minorities in STEM during her career and was recognized in 2014 with the IEEE HP Harriet B Rigas Award for her efforts with women in engineering. She earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.
Vice President and General Manager, 747/767 Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes,

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.

President, MK Wagner and Associates, Inc.; Former Senior Vice President of Global Product Innovation, Food Safety and Quality, Starbucks Coffee Company
Mary Wagner is a recognized executive leader and board director with a reputation for creating innovative products, managing risks, handling corporate crises, and managing food quality and safety. She is a strategist, an operational leader, and a team builder who has been an executive in a range of branded global retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, including Starbucks, Mars, and E. & J. Gallo Winery. Mary holds a Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.