Leadership

Executive Team

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LYNNE K. VARNER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Read Lynne’s September 2023 Staff Interview.

Lynne K. Varner is the Chief Executive Officer…

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MIGEE HAN
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Read Migee’s February 2023 Staff Interview.

Migee Han is the Chief Development and Communications…

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JENÉE MYERS TWITCHELL, PHD
CHIEF IMPACT & POLICY OFFICER

Read Jenée’s February 2023 Staff Interview.

Jenée Myers Twitchell serves as the Chief Impact…

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YOKO SHIMOMURA
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Read Yoko’s February 2023 Staff Interview.

Yoko Shimomura is the Chief Operating Officer of…

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Board of Directors

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MARY SNAPP
BOARD CHAIR

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Office of the President, Microsoft

Mary Snapp brings her experience and perspective from…

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MICHELLE JUDSON
BOARD VICE-CHAIR

Former VP Resource Appraisal BP (retired) and NW Washington STEM Network Director. Lecturer at the Institute for…

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DR.
CHRISTINE JOHNSON
BOARD SECRETARY

Retired, Chancellor, Community Colleges of Spokane

As Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) Chancellor, Dr. Christine Johnson led…

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Jennifer Daquiz Hare
BOARD TREASURER

Executive Vice President, Managing Director – Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking, PNC Bank Inc.

Jennifer Daquiz…

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ASH AWAD, PE

President and Chief Market Officer, McKinstry

With nearly 25 years of industry experience, Ash Awad is responsible…

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DAMIEN PATTENAUDE, EdD

Superintendent, Renton School District

Damien Pattenaude is Superintendent of the Renton School District. He is a product…

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KIM SMITH

Vice President and General Manager, 747/767 Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Kim Smith is vice president and general…

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Liz Tinkham

Former Senior Managing Director, Accenture; Professor, University of Washington Foster School of Business

Liz Tinkham is a…

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MARY WAGNER, PHD

President, MK Wagner and Associates, Inc.; Former Senior Vice President of Global Product Innovation, Food Safety and…

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PEDRITO MAYNARD-ZHANG, PhD

Senior Research Scientist, Amazon Future Engineer, Amazon

pedrito maynard-zhang is a Sr. Research Scientist on the Amazon…

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VENKI KRISHNABABU

Chief Technology Officer, SVP, Global Technology Services, lululemon

Venki Krishnababu is a senior executive over 28 years…

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