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Around the Table: Wells Fargo, Mckinstry, Microsoft, Boeing

November 18th, 2022

Happy to share some recent announcements from some of our members: Commitment to sustainability: Wells Fargo continues to direct funds toward sustainable products and services as part of its commitment to deploy $500 billion in sustainable financing by 2030. As part of its commitment to a healthy environment, McKinstry is partnering with the City of Tacoma to process biogas found in wastewater into… Read more

A conversation with the new Washington Roundtable members

November 18th, 2022

Washington Roundtable recently welcomed new board members. To get to know them better, we asked them questions about their new role. Learn more below from Earl Overstreet II, President Emeritus of GMI, and Frank Armijo, Principal of The Armijo Group. Why did you decide to join the Washington Roundtable? EO: My first impression of the Washington Roundtable was decades ago. The context was related to business taxes… Read more

Meet our New Board Members: GMI, Armijo Group, and Ziply Fiber

October 7th, 2022

We are thrilled to welcome three new members to the Washington Roundtable board: Earl Overstreet II, President Emeritus of GMI, Frank Armijo, Principal of The Armijo Group, and Harold Zeitz, Chief Executive Officer of Ziply Fiber. Learn more about them below.  Earl Overstreet II President Emeritus, GMI Earl Overstreet II founded GMI in 1983 and holds the role of president emeritus. GMI delivers end-to-end… Read more

Roundtable members open career pathways for WA students

October 7th, 2022

Students from underrepresented communities are gaining improved access to career pathways through hands-on learning opportunities at Washington Roundtable member companies like Avista Utilities and Fred Hutch. Internships and research programs in energy and biomedical sciences, respectively, provide the chance to work with professionals, learn by doing, receive mentorship, build their networks, and more. Avista’s Energy Pathways is a four-week paid summer immersion opportunity developed by the… Read more


Washington Roundtable @waroundtable15 hours agoRT @shorelinecc: Shoreline Community College and Bristol Myers Squibb have partnered on a Biotech Career Pathway Program. The newly launche…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable16 hours ago“I hope to continue voicing key issues and opportunities for all of WA to work together on,” said new Roundtable board member Frank Armijo. Welcome Frank! #WAedu #CredentialEssential
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable18 hours agoNew board member Earl Overstreet believes a post-HS credential is beneficial to equity and creating a culture of lifelong learning. Get more of his thoughts: #WAedu #CredentialEssential #Pathto70
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoSupporting student success, sustainability for our environment, and increasing diversity around the workplace are some of the few endeavors our members are committed to. Learn more about their work in our latest blog here:
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable6 days agoNEW research: Why Washingtonians Value Credentials But Aren’t Completing Them ➡️ #CredentialEssential #Pathto70 #WAedu #WAleg