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 @waroundtable1 day agoWA employers continue to create jobs – From 11/2021 to 11/2022, employers added more than 130,000 jobs – and they want to fill those positions with skilled WA workers. The problem: enrollment in post-HS education & training continues to fall. #WAleg #WAedu
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @WA4Equity: Want to see equitable hiring practices in action? Learn how @LEWISbuilds integrated hiring goals into its business plan and…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @DiscoveryEd: ✈️ On 2/7, go behind-the-scenes at three @Boeing manufacturing centers to meet #STEM professionals using groundbreaking te…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 days agoFind out how WA Roundtable Member @Microsoft empowers students to learn about technology and develop the skills to help solve some of society’s biggest challenges.
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable4 days agoNew in @SeaTimesOpinion: Lower achievement and declining postsecondary enrollment cannot be the new post-pandemic normal. #CredentialEssential #WAleg #WAedu @waOSPI @WA_SBE