The Washington Roundtable board is comprised of senior executives of major private sector employers in Washington state. Our members work together to affect positive change on public policy issues that they believe are most important to supporting state economic vitality and fostering opportunity for all Washingtonians.

    • “As a Roundtable member, I value the opportunity to come together with fellow senior executives from the private sector to leverage our collective knowledge and experience to advance solutions aimed at making Washington a great place to live, work and do business. ”

      –Kimberly J. Harris, President and CEO, Puget Sound Energy

      “As employers and as citizens, we care deeply about this state. Through the Roundtable’s work, we seek to play a positive and collaborative role in building a better future for all Washingtonians. ”

      –Scott Morris, Chairman, President & CEO, Avista Corp.

      “An education that prepares students for career and college is critical to Washington’s future. The Roundtable and its education foundation, Partnership for Learning, rally partners from across the state to achieve a collective goal: raise student achievement so all of our young people have access to great opportunities. ”

      –Brad Tilden, Chairman, President & CEO, Alaska Airlines, Inc.

    • The Roundtable applies the knowledge, creativity and expertise of Washington’s senior business leaders to the policy issues that matter most to our state and its citizens. Our board members are the senior executives of Washington companies or ranking executives of companies headquartered elsewhere that have significant presence here. A select number of board seats are reserved for citizen members and other business leaders who bring unique experience, knowledge or expertise.

      Mark N. Tabbutt *, Roundtable Chair;
      Chairman, Saltchuk Resources, Inc.

      Kimberly J. Harris *, Roundtable Vice Chair;
      President & CEO, Puget Sound Energy

      Betsy Cowles *, Roundtable Secretary & Treasurer;
      Chairman, Cowles Company

      Dean C. Allen
      CEO
      McKinstry Co. LLC

      Bob Allendorfer
      Refinery Manager
      BP Cherry Point

      René Ancinas
      Chairman & CEO
      Port Blakely Companies

      Frank Armijo
      Vice President
      Lockheed Martin Energy

      Ron E. Armstrong *
      CEO
      PACCAR Inc

      Scott Armstrong
      President & CEO
      Group Health Cooperative

      Dr. Steven Ashby
      Laboratory Director
      Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

      Orlando D. Ashford
      President
      Holland America Line

      George D. Bartell
      Chairman
      Bartell Drug Company

      Theodor P. Baseler
      President & CEO
      Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

      Frank A. Blethen
      Publisher & CEO
      The Seattle Times

      Phyllis J. Campbell
      Chairman, Pacific Northwest
      JP Morgan Chase

      Megan Clubb
      Co-Owner
      L’Ecole Nº 41

      Raymond L. Conner
      President & CEO, Commercial Airplanes
      The Boeing Company

      Rick Cooper
      CEO
      The Everett Clinic

      Steve Cooper
      President & CEO
      True Blue, Inc.

      Craig Dawson
      President & CEO
      Retail Lockbox, Inc.

      Anthony DiBlasi
      Washington State President
      Bank of America

      Melanie J. Dressel
      President & CEO
      Columbia Bank

      Reggie Fils-Aime
      President & COO
      Nintendo of America, Inc.

      Daniel S. Fulton *
      CEO, Retired
      Weyerhaeuser Company

      Mack Hogans
      President & CEO
      ML Hogans LLC, Consulting Services

      Kevin Johnson
      President & COO
      Starbucks

      Gary Kaplan
      Chairman & CEO
      Virginia Mason Medical Center

      Mike Katz
      Market President
      U.S. Bank

      Mary A. Knell
      CEO, Washington & Western Canada
      Wells Fargo

      Howard C. Lincoln
      Chairman & CEO
      Seattle Mariners

      Stanley B. McCammon
      President & CEO
      Joshua Green Corporation

      Peter McLoughlin
      President
      Seattle Seahawks

      Stan W. McNaughton
      President & CEO
      PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company

      Kyle McSlarrow
      Regional Senior Vice President
      Comcast Cable Communications

      Leigh Morgan
      COO
      Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

      Scott Morris *
      Chairman, President & CEO
      Avista Corporation

      Colin Moseley
      Chairman
      Green Diamond Resource Co.

      Carol K. Nelson
      Pacific Region Executive & Seattle Market President
      KeyBank

      Matt Nickerson
      President
      Safeco Insurance

      Blake W. Nordstrom *
      Co-President
      Nordstrom

      Wes Pringle
      President
      Fluke Corporation

      Bart Ricketts
      CEO
      Lease Crutcher Lewis

      George W. Rowley
      Chairman
      Rowley Properties, Inc.

      David Sabey
      President
      Sabey Corporation

      Clay B. Siegall, Ph.D.
      Chairman, President & CEO
      Seattle Genetics, Inc.

      Doyle Simons
      President & CEO
      Weyerhaeuser Company

      Steve Singh
      CEO
      Concur

      Bradford L. Smith *
      President & Chief Legal Officer
      Microsoft Corporation

      Brian Stading
      President, West Region
      CenturyLink

      John W. Stanton **
      Managing Partner
      Trilogy Partnership

      Peter Stanton
      Chairman & CEO
      Washington Trust Bank

      Brad Tilden *
      President & CEO
      Alaska Airlines, Inc.

      Jeffery S. Vincent
      President & CEO
      Laird Norton Company

      Roy M. Whitehead
      Chairman, President & CEO
      Washington Federal

      * Executive Committee
      ** Council of Former Directors

    • How does the Roundtable determine the issues it will focus on?

      We focus on a select number of issues that our members believe are most important to supporting economic vitality and fostering opportunity for all Washingtonians. We consider issues possibly under consideration by state leaders, and where we believe the knowledge and expertise of our members can most affect positive change.

      How does one become a member of the Washington Roundtable?

      Candidates for membership must be the senior executive of a Washington state company or the ranking executive of a company headquartered elsewhere that has significant business presence here. A select number of board seats are reserved for citizen members and other business leaders who bring unique experience, knowledge or expertise.

      Is the Washington Roundtable a government organization?

      No. Although we work to address state policy issues, we are not affiliated with or supported by the public sector.

      Does the Washington Roundtable endorse candidates or sponsor bills or ballot measures?

      We focus on policy, not politics. We work closely with elected officials and policymakers to support sound policy and affect positive change via the legislative process. In select cases, we will play an active role in ballot measure campaigns that directly relate to our core areas of focus. We do not engage in political races, endorse or support candidates running for elective office.

      Are there Roundtables in every state and are they organized the same way?

      There are state roundtables in one form or another in many states. Each is organized and has a membership reflective of its needs and mission. We often share information and ideas with other state roundtable organizations, but we have no formal affiliations.

    • Partnership for Learning – www.partnership4learning.org

      Partnership for Learning, the education foundation of the Washington Roundtable, is a statewide nonprofit organization that communicates the need for all Washington’s students to graduate from high school ready for career and college. As a trusted source of information, Partnership for Learning makes complex education issues accessible.