2018 Conference Host Committee

Akhtar Badshah*
Former Senior Director,
Microsoft Philanthropies

Bill Clapp
Co-Founder & President
Seattle International Foundation

Tim Hanstad*
Co-Founder and Senior Advisor
Landesa

Akbar Hussain
Regional Sales Director – Western USA
Emirates Airline

Scott Jackson*
CEO
Global Impact

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

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

Melissa Merritt*
Principal
Waldron

Jane Meseck*
Senior Director, Global Programs
Microsoft Philanthropies
Microsoft

Dan O’Neill*
Founder
Mercy Corps

Will Poole*
Managing Partner
Unitus Seed Fund

Jennifer Potter
Former CEO
Initiative for Global Development

Jeffrey Riedinger*
Vice Provost, Global Affairs
University of Washington

Sara Rogge*
Deputy Director, Advisor to the Director, Global Policy & Advocacy
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

David Wu*
Chief Advancement Officer
Woodland Park Zoo

Katie Young*
Vice President, Food Category
Starbucks Coffee Company


*Global Washington Board Member