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 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

      “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 & CEO, Alaska Airlines, Inc.

      “I’m proud to be a part of the Washington Roundtable, an organization that is working to create economic opportunities for communities across the state. The Washington Roundtable actively advocates for economic policy issues that matter most for our state’s collective future”

      –Brian Stading, COO, Ziply Fiber

    • 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.

      Brian Stading *, Roundtable Chair;
      COO, Ziply Fiber

      Craig Dawson *, Roundtable Vice Chair;
      President & CEO, Retail Lockbox, Inc.

      Betsy Cadwallader*, Roundtable Secretary/Treasurer;
      Market President, U.S. Bank

      Dean C. Allen
      McKinstry Co. LLC

      Bob Allendorfer
      Refinery Manager
      BP Cherry Point

      René Ancinas
      Chairman & CEO
      Port Blakely Companies

      Sue Anderson
      Vice President of Operations, Washington

      Chuck Arnold
      Seattle Seahawks and First & Goal, Inc.

      Dr. Steven Ashby
      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.

      Aric Coffman, MD
      CEO & Market President
      Everett Clinic

      Betsy Cowles *
      Cowles Company

      Stan Deal
      President & CEO
      Boeing Commercial Airplanes

      Preston Feight
      PACCAR, Inc.

      Reggie Fils-Aime **
      Managing Partner
      Brentwood Growth Partners

      Daniel S. Fulton **
      CEO, Retired
      Weyerhaeuser Company

      Bill Hilf
      Vulcan, Inc.

      Matt Hill
      Seattle Market President

      Barbara B. Hulit *
      Senior Vice President
      Fortive Corporation

      Brad Jackson
      CEO & Co-Founder
      Slalom Consulting

      Kevin Johnson
      President & CEO

      Gary Kaplan
      Chairman & CEO
      Virginia Mason Medical Center

      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 Hutchison Cancer Research Institute

      Kevin Mather
      President & CEO
      Seattle Mariners

      Stanley B. McCammon
      President & CEO
      Joshua Green Corporation

      Stan W. McNaughton
      President & CEO
      PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company

      Margaret A. Meister
      President & CEO

      Tony Mestres
      President & CEO
      Seattle Foundation

      Jim Mortensen
      President & CEO
      Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd.

      Colin Moseley
      Green Diamond Resource Co.

      Susan Mullaney
      Kaiser Permanente Washington

      Erik Nordstrom
      Nordstrom, Inc.

      Mary Pugh
      CEO & Chief Investment Officer
      Pugh Capital

      Bart Ricketts
      Lease Crutcher Lewis

      Jeff Roe
      CEO & President
      Premera Blue Cross

      George W. Rowley
      Rowley Properties, Inc.

      Stan Ryan
      President & CEO

      David Sabey
      Sabey Corporation

      Julie Sandler
      Managing Director
      PSL Ventures

      Kerri Schroeder
      Seattle Market President
      Bank of America

      Michelle Seitz
      Chairman & CEO
      Russell Investments

      Michael Senske
      President & CEO
      Pearson Packaging Systems

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

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

      John W. Stanton **
      Managing Partner
      Trilogy Partnership

      Peter Stanton
      Chairman & CEO
      Washington Trust Bank

      Devin W. Stockfish*
      President & CEO
      Weyerhaeuser Company

      Mark N. Tabbutt
      Saltchuk Resources, Inc.

      Brad Tilden *
      Chairman & CEO
      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

      David Zapolsky
      Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary

      * 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.