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.
CEO, McKinstry Co.
Dean has over 30 years experience in the design, construction, and real estate industries in the Pacific Northwest. Under his leadership, McKinstry has grown from its roots as a small mechanical contractor into the premier design/build mechanical and electrical firm in the Puget Sound region, complemented by extensive and growing service, facility management, and energy services operations throughout the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountain, Midwest, and Southwest regions.
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.
Vice President, Maintenance Operations, Southwest Airlines
Kurt recently joined Southwest Airlines as Vice President Maintenance Operations. As Vice President Maintenance Operations, Kinder will be focused on the daily operation and Frontline Teams, including Aircraft Maintenance, Aircraft Appearance, Material Stores, and Maintenance Operations Control. Prior to Southwest Airlines, Just had been with Alaska Airlines since 1988 and quickly moved through the technician and management ranks. Prior to Vice President at Alaska Airlines, Kurt served as Managing Director of Line Maintenance and 14 CFR 119.65 Director of Maintenance for 10 years. On top of being a self-proclaimed data junkie and robotic enthusiast, Kurt holds an MBA from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, an Airframe and Powerplant license, and the title of Alaska Airlines Legend (the highest internal honor).
President, Kaiser Permanente Washington
Susan Mullaney is the president of Kaiser Permanente Washington. In her role as president, Mullaney leads the nonprofit health plan, which provides high-quality affordable health care to more than 677,000 members in Washington, and has oversight of $1 billion Kaiser Permanente is investing in the region during the next 10 years. Mullaney has served in leadership roles at Kaiser Permanent for ten years, including COO of the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region. 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.
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 fifteen 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 Health, Safety, Sustainability and Compliance, Amazon
Carletta Ooton is Amazon’s Vice President for Health, Safety, Sustainability, Security & Compliance. She oversees the company’s EHS, 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, Chemisty & Microbiology from Southern Illinois University.
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, Boeing Fabrication, Boeing Additive Manufacturing Vertical Leader

Kim Smith, vice president and general manager of Boeing Fabrication, oversees a global operation of manufacturing sites and more than 16,000 employees producing components for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Boeing Global Services. Smith also leads Boeing Additive Manufacturing.

Boeing Fabrication operations are dedicated to engineering and manufacturing millions of aerospace parts, tools, kits and assemblies to meet the company’s needs for composites, metals, emergent and manufacturing services, electrical systems, interiors and propulsion. As leader of Boeing Additive Manufacturing, Smith is responsible for driving the company’s strategy, investments and implementation of this disruptive manufacturing technology. Smith’s leadership experience outside Boeing includes serving as plant manager at GKN Sinter Metals, where she had profit-and-loss responsibility and was accountable for manufacturing, quality, engineering, supply chain, facilities and finance.

She 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 (AAAA) Knight of the Honorable Order of St. Michael Award.

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.