United Way Leadership

These dedicated individuals make sure everything we do connects back to our mission—bringing caring people together to give, volunteer, and take action to help people in need and solve our community’s toughest challenges.


  • Ron Armstrong
    Ron ArmstrongChair, Audit Committee

    PACCAR, Chief Executive Officer

  • Brent Beardall
    Brent Beardall

    Chief Executive Officer, Washington Federal

  • Stephan Blanford, Ed.D.
    Stephan Blanford, Ed.D.

    Principal, Lighthouse Consulting; Seattle School Board Director, District V

  • Dan Brettler
    Dan Brettler

    Chairman and CEO, Car Toys | Wireless Advocates

  • Jonathan Burks
    Jonathan BurksChair, Community Building Committee

    Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Dave Burman
    Dave Burman

    Partner, Perkins Coie

  • Dr. Benjamin Danielson
    Dr. Benjamin Danielson

    Medical Director, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic

  • Nicole Grant
    Nicole Grant

    Executive Secretary-Treasurer, M.L. King County Labor Council

  • Rafael Grijalva
    Rafael Grijalva

    Manager, Kindle Books, Amazon

  • Nathan James
    Nathan James

    Senior Vice President, GMMB

  • Sandra E. Madrid, PhD
    Sandra E. Madrid, PhD

    Former Assistant Dean, University of Washington, School of Law

  • Brian McAndrews
    Brian McAndrewsBoard Chair-Elect, Secretary

    Corporate Board Member & Senior Advisor

  • Scott Meden
    Scott Meden

    Chief Marketing Officer, Nordstrom

  • Margaret Meister
    Margaret MeisterBoard Treasurer | Chair, Finance Committee

    President and CEO, Symetra Financial Corporation

  • Ben Minicucci
    Ben Minicucci

    President & Chief Operating Officer, Alaska Airlines

  • Carol Nelson
    Carol Nelson

    Pacific Region Sales Executive, Seattle Market President, Key Bank

  • Peter Orser
    Peter Orser

    Chairman of the Advisory Board, Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, University of Washington

  • Doug Orwiler
    Doug Orwiler

    Director of Retail Operations, Seattle Seahawks  & Sounders FC

  • Rao Remala
    Rao Remala

    Founder of Remala Foundation, Microsoft Alumnus

  • Fred Rivera
    Fred Rivera

    Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Seattle Mariners

  • Richard Romero
    Richard Romero

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Credit Union

  • Dr. Noreen Ramji Shahani, DDS
    Dr. Noreen Ramji Shahani, DDS

    Dentist, SeaMar Community Center

  • Sue Sherbrooke
    Sue Sherbrooke

    Retired, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Seattle|King|Snohomish

  • Doyle Simons
    Doyle Simons

    President and CEO, Weyerhaeuser Company

  • Karen Marcotte Solimano
    Karen Marcotte Solimano

    Microsoft Alumna

  • Angela Stowell
    Angela Stowell2017 Campaign Co-Chair

    Chief Executive Officer, Ethan Stowell Restaurants

  • Ethan Stowell
    Ethan Stowell2017 Campaign Co-Chair

    Executive Chef & Owner, Ethan Stowell Restaurants

  • Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
    Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.

    President, Seattle University

  • Kathy Surace-Smith
    Kathy Surace-SmithBoard Chair

    Vice President, General Counsel, NanoString Technologies

  • Blair Taylor
    Blair TaylorChair, Governance Committee; Immediate Past Chair
  • Toni Townes-Whitley
    Toni Townes-Whitley

    Corporate VP Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft

  • Brady P. Walkinshaw
    Brady P. Walkinshaw

    Chief Executive Officer, Grist

  • Dr. Calvin Watts
    Dr. Calvin Watts

    Superintendent, Kent School District

  • Todd Zarfos
    Todd Zarfos

    VP of Engineering for Commercial Aviation Services; Senior Chief Engineer of Support Boeing Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company


  • Jon Fine
    Jon FinePresident & CEO, United Way of King County
  • Chris Hynes
    Chris HynesVice President, Brand Management/Advertising
  • Sara Levin
    Sara LevinVice President, Community Services
  • Erica Wiley
    Erica WileyVice President, Development
  • Darrell Powell
    Darrell PowellChief Operating Officer
  • Jim Yearby
    Jim YearbyVice President, Human Resources