Host and Planning Committee

2014 Conference Host Committee

Akhtar Badshah
Former Senior Director,
Citizenship and Public Affairs
Microsoft Corporation

Brian Baird
Antioch University

Bill Center*
Senior Advisor
Evans School of Public Affairs
University of Washington

Bill Clapp*
Co-Founder & President
Seattle International Foundation

Bookda Gheisar
Former Executive Director
Global Washington

Peter Gishuru
President & CEO
African Chamber of Commerce

Fay Hanleybrown
Managing Director

Tim Hanstad*
President & CEO

Shaunta Hyde
Managing Director, Community Relations
Alaska Airlines

Scott Jackson*
Global Impact

Susan Jeffords*
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Washington Bothell

Nazim N. Karmali
President, Greater Seattle Market
Pacific Continental Bank

Manisha Kathuria
Associate Director, Non-Profits
Russell Investments

Mary Knell
CEO, Washington & Western Canada
Wells Fargo

Marty Kooistra*
Executive Director
Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County

Jacqueline Miller
President and CEO
World Affairs Council

Will Poole*
Managing Partner
Unitus Seed Fund

Jennifer Potter
Former CEO
Initiative for Global Development

Rep. Dave Reichert
U.S. Congress

Jeffrey Riedinger*
Vice Provost, Global Affairs
University of Washington

Rep. Adam Smith
U.S. Congress

Mauricio Vivero
Seattle International Foundation

Tom Waldron
Founder and CEO Waldron & Company

Carol Welch*
Program Officer, Policy & Advocacy
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Whitney Williams
Founder + CEO, williamsworks and
Co-Founder, Eastern Congo Initiative

David Wu*
Director of Development

Katie Young*
Director of Food Category
Starbucks Coffee Company

* Global Washington Board Member

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2014 Conference Planning Committee

Sandy Clark
Partners Asia

Radha Friedman
Director of Programs
World Justice Project

Derek Mathis
Senior Worldwide Program Manager

Marion McGowan
Executive Director
Mobility Outreach International

Ada Williams Prince
Program Officer,
West Marguerite Casey Foundation

Steve Schwartz
Co-Founder & Director, External Relations
Upaya Social Ventures

Laurie Taylor
LKT Consulting

Kentaro Toyama
Visiting Scholar
University of Berkeley

Mark West
Seattle Office Director
East-West Management Institute

* Global Washington Board Member

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