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Speaker Series with Dan Brettler
January 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join an intimate group of Emerging Leaders for some face time with one of our region’s top leaders: Dan Brettler. Light appetizers and drinks will be served, and you’ll have plenty of time to network before and after the program.
Come ready with your questions for Dan, as we’ll open it up for Q&A! Dan will speak about how he’s risen to his leadership role, where community engagement comes into play and why he chooses to invest his time and money with United Way of King County.
Email Hannah to reserve your spot. Space is limited to the first 50 people!
Dan Brettler founded Car Toys in 1987, having worked in the mobile electronics business for his entire career. The company has grown from three employees in one store to more than 1,000 employees with 49 stores throughout Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Texas. Dan is also the chairman and CEO of Wireless Advocates, the company responsible for operating the wireless kiosks in all 400+ Costco Wholesale warehouses in the United States.
Dan was born and raised in New York and moved to Seattle in 1981. He served as chair of the Board of Directors at United Way of King County in 2007-2008 and completed his tenure as the chair of the Governance Committee in 2009. He continues to serve as co-chair for the Committee to End Homelessness in King County along with the County Executive. His wife, Cindy, is a volunteer for First Place School, Children’s Hospital and Bailey-Boushay House.
In 2000, the Brettlers established the Brettler Family Foundation, which focuses on helping others secure shelter, food and education. Dan and Cindy have two children, Quinn and Max. In their free time, the Brettlers enjoy skiing, wakeboarding, swimming, bicycling and quality family time.