The Roundtable works to effect positive change on public policy issues that are most important to supporting state economic vitality and fostering opportunity for all Washingtonians. That work includes sharing news and analyzing policy developments affecting our state.

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Our 2019 Chair’s Report

August 20th, 2019

For more than 35 years our state’s senior business leaders have come together as members of the Washington Roundtable to study and advocate for solutions to the state’s most pressing public policy challenges. We focus on ensuring Washington students are prepared to succeed in their home state and Washington’s infrastructure is sufficient to support its economy and quality of life. We are also… Read more

Meet Our Newest Board Members!

June 20th, 2019

The Washington Roundtable is pleased to welcome two new members to serve on our board: Margaret Meister, President & CEO of Symetra and Alisha Valavanis, CEO & General Manager of Seattle Storm. Thank you for your leadership and commitment to our state. Welcome aboard! Margaret Meister President & CEO, Symetra Margaret Meister is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Symetra Financial Corporation… Read more

Around The Table: Seattle Foundation, BP Cherry Point

May 20th, 2019

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. In this edition, we shine the spotlight on Seattle Foundation and BP Cherry Point. Seattle Foundation CEO Tony Mestres Featured in Puget Sound Business Journal Tony Mestres, President & CEO of Seattle Foundation, was featured on the front page of last week’s Puget Sound Business Journal. Mestres discussed the… Read more

Around The Table: Boeing, Microsoft, PACCAR, PNNL

May 6th, 2019

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. In this edition, we shine the spotlight on Boeing, Microsoft, PACCAR, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Boeing Sponsors Second Annual Washington STEM Signing Day Last month, 49 seniors from across the state were celebrated as they made commitments to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at our state’s… Read more


Washington Roundtable @waroundtable4 days agoNEW blog: Learn how WA businesses are responding to COVID-19, from delivering the vaccine to donating to local nonprofits: #WAbiz @AlaskaAir @kpwashington @Microsoft @fredhutch
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 days agoRT @StarbucksNews: Today, Starbucks unveils programs to strengthen communities: - $100MM investment to support small businesses & commun…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 days agoThank you to all Roundtable board members who contributed to the development of our 2021 Policy Agenda, which supports policies that encourage long-term economic vitality and education attainment. Check out our priorities: #WAleg #WAedu
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 week agoWe are excited to welcome two new members to the Washington Roundtable board from @bmsnews and @bp_America Cherry Point Refinery. Learn more:
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 weeks agoNEW: Today we release our 2021 Policy Agenda. Learn how the Roundtable is focusing on advancing policies that support diverse and inclusive economic recovery: #WAleg #WAedu #Pathto70