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Latest News

Welcome New Roundtable Members!

April 28th, 2023

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… Read more

A conversation with Roundtable Member Mark Mitchke

February 28th, 2023

  1. Why did you decide to join the Washington Roundtable? Washington state has been my home for nearly 30 years, and I value the opportunity to be part of leadership efforts to strengthen our communities and our economy. I believe employers have an important role to play in driving economic prosperity and opportunity for everyone in our state. Washington Roundtable provides a… Read more

70,000+ Fewer Postsecondary Students Enrolled in Washington Compared to Pre-Pandemic

January 18th, 2023

The crisis of stagnant or declining postsecondary enrollment – a concern even before the pandemic – is deepening at WA public two- and four-year colleges and universities. According to data shared with the Washington Roundtable by the state’s public postsecondary institutions: Fall 2022 enrollment of resident undergraduate students at Washington’s public four-year colleges and universities is down by nearly 10,000 students (11.3%) compared… Read more

Around the Table: Bristol Myers Squibb, Bank of America, Microsoft

January 12th, 2023

Supporting inclusion: Congratulations to Bristol Myers Squibb, recently recognized as a top pharmaceutical company for inclusiveness in oncology clinical trials based on Bioethics International’s new index for measuring the fair inclusion of underrepresented patients in clinical research. Learn more. Building community leaders: Bank of America continues its commitment to youth leadership development by providing a cohort of high school students the opportunity to participate in their hands on… Read more