Joe Burris

United Way Announces New Board Chair, Four New Board Members

(SEATTLE)—United Way of King County is honored to announce that Board of Directors member Maud Daudon has been named its new board chair for Fiscal Year 2023, which began on July 1. Daudon previously served as board vice chair and succeeds Perkins Coie partner Dave Burman at the chair position.

United Way also announced four new members to its Board of Directors: Lisa Chin, CEO of Treehouse; Ann Munson Steines, VP & General Counsel of Nordstrom; Omar Riojas, Partner at Goldfarb & Huck; and Andy Schneider, Senior VP of People at Alaska Air Group, Inc.

Maud Daudon is project leader for Career Connect Washington, a 10-year initiative launched by Governor Jay Inslee for building a statewide career-connected learning and apprenticeship system. Career Connect Washington works with schools and employers across the state to give meaningful, real-world job experiences to students of all ages as well as workers up to age 30.

Prior to joining the chamber, Daudon was president and CEO of Seattle Northwest Securities, a regional investment bank. She served as Seattle’s deputy mayor from 1998 to 2001. She also served as the Port of Seattle’s chief financial officer and president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

“Being a part of the United Way Board during the pandemic has solidified my sense that it is an essential engine for the good for our community, said Daudon. “I am honored to work with incredible board, staff and community leaders to help realize its powerful vision of working towards a racially just community where all people have homes, students graduate and families are financially viable.”

The new members bring more than 40 years of leadership as well as experience serving on other local and national boards. They also reflect the region’s growing diversity:

  • Lisa Chin has helped reimagine and drive breakthrough success for multiple corporate startups, non-profits, and family-owned businesses. A proven change leader, she advises companies on how to envision success from a triple-bottom-line lens and leverage diversity, change, and innovation to gain competitive advantage.
  • Omar Riojas has experience in litigation, concerning employment, insurance, financial institutions, and real estate. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, municipal entities, privately held companies, small businesses, and individuals, as plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court.
  • Ann Munson joined Nordstrom in July 2019 and serves as a member of the executive team while overseeing the company’s legal and risk department. Immediately prior to joining Nordstrom, she held the position of senior vice president, deputy general counsel for Macy’s, Inc., for approximately ten years.
  • Andy Schneider is focused on delivering a remarkable employee experience for the nearly 22,000 people who’ve chosen to build careers at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Andy’s leadership and collaborative spirit are helping our organization fulfill its purpose of creating an airline people love.