We are thrilled to welcome five new members to the Washington Roundtable board: Jeremy Lott, President and CEO of SanMar; Brian McGuigan, CEO of Laird Norton Company; Jim Morehead, President of Bank of America Seattle and Market Executive of Global Commercial Banking: Chad Robins, CEO, Co-founder, and Chairman of the Board for Adaptive Biotechnologies; and Kerri Schroeder, Region Manager of the Pacific Northwest for JP Morgan Chase. These members bring decades of leadership experience that will greatly serve our board as we tackle some of the biggest challenges facing Washington. Welcome aboard!
Jeremy leads the country’s largest supplier of imprintable apparel with the same values that have guided the company since it was founded in 1971: Be Nice and Tell the Truth. Today, SanMar employs more than 5,000 people across the United States and around the world, as well as more than 15,000 people in its Central American manufacturing joint venture. Under Jeremy’s leadership, SanMar has been recognized as a Deloitte US Best Managed Company and the 2022 Puget Sound Business Journal Family Business of the Year.
Previously, Jeremy worked in investment banking at Piper Jaffray. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his BBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Brian became the CEO of Laird Norton Company (LNC) in January 2023. He joined LNC in 2012 as Manager of Corporate Investments to build the company’s corporate development function. He went on to serve LNC in roles of growing responsibility over the course of the next decade.
Prior to joining LNC, Brian was President and Chief Compliance Officer of Stonnington Group, a wealth management firm in Los Angeles, where Brian combined operational and investment responsibilities that included origination, execution, and oversight of a range of private markets investments including direct investments in early-stage technology and consumer companies.
Earlier in his career, he worked in technology consulting in the UK and Europe. Brian received a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.
Jim serves as Market Executive for the Western Washington & Pacific Rim market for Global Commercial Banking at Bank of America. He oversees Middle Market banking teams that deliver commercial and investment banking products and solutions to companies with revenues of $50 million to $2 billion. In addition, Jim is the Market President for Seattle, leading efforts to connect Seattle businesses, families, and individuals to the bank. Jim joined Bank of America in 2016 after more than 20 years with GE where he held senior leadership roles.
During his 20+ years in the Pacific Northwest, Jim has also served in leadership roles for many Seattle area not-for-profit organizations and currently serves on the Boards of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and Special Olympics of Washington. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and computer science from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, and an MBA from the University of Washington, Foster School of Business.
Chad Robins is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Adaptive Biotechnologies, a commercial stage biotechnology company that aims to translate the genetics of the adaptive immune system into clinical products to diagnose and treat disease.
Chad has led Adaptive in building a proprietary immune medicine platform that fuels businesses across life sciences research, clinical diagnostics, and drug discovery. In 2019, Chad guided the company through its initial public offering, which was one of the year’s most successful biotech IPOs. Prior to Adaptive, Chad held executive-level positions in real estate, investment banking, private equity, and medical technology. Chad graduated with honors from Cornell University and obtained his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Kerri is the Region Manager of the Middle Market banking group serving the Pacific Northwest and a member of the JP Morgan Chase market leadership team. She joined JP Morgan Chase in January 2023. Before joining JP Morgan Chase, Kerri worked at Bank of America for 23 years. Most recently, she served as President of Bank of America Seattle where she led the bank’s strategy across the Puget Sound region.
Kerri currently serves on the board of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; is board secretary of Evergreen Goodwill Industries; serves on the executive committee member of Greater Seattle Partners, and the board of the Washington Bankers Association. She was recognized by Puget Sound Business Journal as a Woman of Influence in 2020 and as one of the “Power 100” in 2019, 2020, and 2022. Kerri holds a B.A. in Economics from Pacific Lutheran University.