BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MEET THE BOARD

Current Members

 

2017 Board Photo

 

Woodland Park Zoo President and CEO

Alejandro Grajal

 

Board Officers


Chair


Anders Brown
Managing Director
Tegira


Vice Chair


Irwin Goverman
Community Member


Secretary


Katie Matison
Shareholder
Lane Powell PC


Treasurer


Mike Ronan
Principal Partner
Ernst & Young LLP (EY)

 

Board Members

Linda Allen
The Alleniana Foundation

Vikram Baskaran
VP of Technology
Alaska Airlines

Christi Beckly
Executive Director
Phinney Neighborhood Association

Andy Bench
President
Wright Runstad & Company

Dori Borjesson
Dean, WSU
College of Veterinary Medicine

Stacey Campbell
Community Volunteer

Kristi Dansereau
Senior Vice President
US Bank

Adjua Dupree
Senior Manager
Amazon

Angela Griffin
Chief Executive Officer
Byrd Barr Place

Rosemarie Havranek
Philanthropist

Marlon Dylan Herrera
Deputy Construction Manager
Sound Transit

Cathy Herzig
Wildlife Conservationist & Retired Zookeeper

Holly Hirai
Community Member

Jonathan Kil
CEO
Sound Pharmaceuticals

Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Former King County Councilmember and Washington State Senator

Jackie Kopson
Senior Commercial Relationship Manager
The Commerce Bank of Washington

Jeff Leppo
Community Volunteer

Shelley McKinley
Vice President
Microsoft
Chief Legal Officer
Github

Lian Neeman
Director, Global Benefits
Amazon

Larry Phillips
Community Volunteer

Robert Plotnick
Professor Emeritus
The Evans School, University of Washington

Nate Porter
Director, Financial Services
West Monroe Partners

Dave Raney
EVP | Chief Banking Officer
Sound Community Bank

Sue Roberts
Community Member

Kyle Rolfe
Associate Principal
Seneca Group

Omari Salisbury
Founder
Converge Media

Diane Shrewsbury
Community Member

Sandy Stelling
Community Member

Effie Toshav
Partner
Fenwick & West LLP

Justin Umagat
Strategic Planning Manager
King County Metro

Jill Walker
Director, Enterprise Risk Management
Starbucks

Alison Winfield
Operations Manager
UW Haring Center

Joe Woods
Managing Partner
Pacific Public Affairs

Jeni Elam
Vice President, Consulting
Columbia Hospitality

 

Ex-Officio Members

Jorge Barón
Councilmember
King County

AP Diaz
Superintendent
Seattle Parks & Recreation

Alejandro Grajal
President & CEO
Woodland Park Zoo

Joy Hollingsworth
Councilmember
Seattle City

Directors Emeriti

Rick Alvord
Maria Barrientos
Kathie Claypool
Kenneth W. Eakes
David Goldberg
Joshua Green III
Jan Hendrickson
Deb Horvath
Carol Hosford
B. Gerald Johnson
Victoria Leslie
Bill Lewis
Robert Liddell, MD
R. Jay Tejera
Laurie Stewart
James McGraw
Charles Morse
Phil Nudelman
Mary Odermat
John Oppenheimer
Nancy Pellegrino
Cam Ragen
Matt Rosauer
Rob Short
Bryan Slinker
Dale Sperling
Dave Towne
Janet True
Maggie Walker
Margie Wetherald
Kathy Williams
Stuart Williams
Sally Wright
Susie Wyckoff
Sheila Wyckoff-Dickey
Ethan Stowell
Warren Brown
Kevin Schofield

MEETING DATES

 

VIEW THE PUBLIC AGENDA

 

2024 Meeting Schedule

January 9
March 26
May 28
August 13
December 10

All meetings are 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. and held in the Center for Wildlife Conservation (CWC) unless otherwise noted.

CONTACT

 

For all Board of Director contact or questions, please email Sara Basque, Board Coordinator, at sara.basque@zoo.org.

The Woodland Park Zoo Board is a large body and space in our board room is limited. In order that we may ensure we are able to accommodate space and any special needs, all individuals intending to attend a board meeting, whether to present public comment or not, must contact The Board Coordinator (Sara Basque a sara.basque@zoo.org) a minimum of 24 hours prior to the meeting. In addition, please be aware that meetings may not be recorded and meeting materials may not be copied or photographed. For this reason, we are unable to provide for virtual attendance by members of the public at board meetings.

Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.


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