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

    • “The public policies put in place today will define the opportunities and long-term prosperity our citizens enjoy tomorrow. The Roundtable works to ensure those opportunities extend to everyone who lives, works, and does business here.”

      –Craig Dawson, President & CEO, Retail Lockbox, Inc.

      “The Roundtable’s work to move Washington students beyond the high school diploma to a postsecondary credential that prepares them for work and life will have significant, long-lasting benefits for our kids, our communities, and our state.”

      –Betsy Cadwallader, Market President, U.S. Bank

      “Our state’s success depends on strong public-private partnerships. The Roundtable connects senior business leaders with government officials to find solutions that benefit all of Washington. I’m proud to be part of an organization at the forefront of economic and education issues.”

      –Bart Ricketts, CEO, Lease Crutcher Lewis

      “The Roundtable brings together senior business leaders from major private sector employers in the state to work on policy that will have lasting positive benefits for the state as a whole.”

      –Betsy Cowles, Chairman, Cowles Company

    • 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.

      Betsy Cadwallader *, Roundtable Chair;
      Regional Executive, Commercial Banking, U.S. Bank

      Bart Ricketts *, Roundtable Vice Chair;
      CEO, Lease Crutcher Lewis

      Michael Senske *, Roundtable Secretary/Treasurer;
      Chairman & CEO, Pearson Packaging Systems

      Dean C. Allen
      McKinstry Co. LLC

      René Ancinas
      Chairman & CEO
      Port Blakely Companies

      Frank Armijo
      Armijo Group

      Chuck Arnold
      Seattle Seahawks and First & Goal, Inc.

      Steven Ashby, Ph.D.
      Laboratory Director
      Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

      Brent Beardall
      President & CEO
      WaFd Bank

      Frank A. Blethen
      Publisher & CEO
      The Seattle Times

      Doug Bowser
      President & COO
      Nintendo of America, Inc.

      Phyllis J. Campbell
      Chairman, Pacific Northwest
      JP Morgan Chase

      Tony Christensen
      President & CEO
      Christensen, Inc.

      Joe Coote

      Betsy Cowles
      Cowles Company

      Imelda Dacones, MD FACP
      Market President
      Optum Care Washington

      Craig Dawson *
      President & CEO
      Retail Lockbox, Inc.

      Stan Deal
      President & CEO
      Boeing Commercial Airplanes

      Preston Feight
      PACCAR, Inc.

      Reggie Fils-Aime **
      Managing Partner
      Brentwood Growth Partners

      Teresa Foy, Ph.D.
      Senior VP, Head, Immuno-Oncology and Cellular Therapy
      Bristol Myers Squibb

      Daniel S. Fulton **
      CEO, Retired
      Weyerhaeuser Company

      Catie Griggs
      President, Business Operations
      Seattle Mariners

      Ada Healey
      Chief Real Estate Officer
      Vulcan, Inc.

      Matt Hill
      Seattle Market President

      Barbara Hulit**
      Senior Advisor

      Brad Jackson
      CEO & Co-Founder
      Slalom Consulting

      Gary Kaplan, MD
      Senior Vice President, Operations
      Common Spirit Health

      Robert Kershaw
      Domex Superfresh Growers

      Mary Kipp
      President & CEO
      Puget Sound Energy

      Mary A. Knell *
      CEO, Pacific Northwest & Western Canada
      Wells Fargo

      Tod Leiweke
      Seattle Kraken

      Howard C. Lincoln **
      Chairman & CEO, Retired
      Seattle Mariners

      Rodrigo Lopez
      Regional Senior Vice President, Washington Region

      Thomas J. Lynch Jr., MD
      President & Director
      Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute

      Stanley B. McCammon
      President & CEO
      Joshua Green Corporation

      Stan W. McNaughton
      President & CEO
      PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company

      Margaret A. Meister *
      President & CEO

      Ben Minicucci
      Alaska Airlines, Inc.

      Colin Moseley
      Green Diamond Resource Co.

      Erik Nordstrom
      Nordstrom, Inc.

      Earl Overstreet II
      President Emeritus

      Mary Pugh
      CEO & Chief Investment Officer
      Pugh Capital Management

      Jeff Roe
      CEO & President
      Premera Blue Cross

      Julie Sandler
      Managing Director
      PSL Ventures

      Michelle Seitz
      Chairman & CEO
      Russell Investments

      Bradford L. Smith *
      Vice Chair & President
      Microsoft Corporation

      Olumide Soroye
      President & CEO, Intelligent Operating Solutions
      Fortive Corporation

      John W. Stanton**
      Chairman and Co-Founder
      Trilogy Partners

      Peter Stanton
      Chairman & CEO
      Washington Trust Bank

      Devin W. Stockfish *
      President & CEO
      Weyerhaeuser Company

      Mark N. Tabbutt
      Saltchuk Resources, Inc.

      Brad Tilden **
      Alaska Airlines, Inc.

      Alisha Valavanis
      CEO & General Manager
      Seattle Storm

      Dennis Vermillion *
      President & CEO
      Avista Corporation

      Jeffery S. Vincent
      President & CEO
      Laird Norton Company

      Geoff Wood
      CEO & Co-President

      Howard Wright
      Chairman & Founder
      Seattle Hospitality Group

      Amadou Yattassaye
      Executive Vice President of Market Growth
      Cambia Health Solutions

      Eric Young
      VP Engineering, Site Lead, Washington State

      David Zapolsky
      Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary

      Harold Zeitz
      Ziply Fiber

      Eric Zimpfer
      VP Refining Cherry Point
      bp Cherry Point Refinery

      * 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 –

      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.