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    A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

    CHRISTINE GREGOIRE

    Challenge Seattle CEO

    Former Washington State Governor

    This is my home: it’s where I grew up, went to school and raised my family. It’s where I am watching my grandkids grow up. I want them to have the opportunity to pursue their dreams—and to have the education, training and support they need to do just that. I believe in the future of this region, and it is my duty to help ensure its success. Working with this group of visionary leaders is a unique civic opportunity, and together we will work to create a better future for our residents and our region.

    CHALLENGE SEATTLE MEMBERS

    PHYLLIS CAMPBELL

    Chairman, Pacific Northwest

    JPMorgan Chase

    SUSAN MULLANEY

    TOM ALBERG

    Managing Director

     

    Madrona Venture Group

    BRAD SMITH

    President 

     

    Microsoft

    SATYA NADELLA

    President & CEO

     

    Microsoft

    NORDSTROM

    STEVE DAVIS

    President & CEO

    PATH

    KIMBERLY HARRIS

    President & CEO

     

    Puget Sound Energy

    ERIC ARTZ

    President & CEO

     

    REI

    RICH BARTON

    BRAD TILDEN

    President & CEO

    Alaska Airlines

    JEFF BEZOS

    President & CEO

    Amazon

    SUE DESMOND-HELLMANN

    STAN DEAL

    CRAIG JELINEK

    President & CEO

    Costco

    MARK OKERSTROM

    President & CEO

    Expedia Group

    KEVIN JOHNSON

    President & CEO

    Starbucks

    JIM MORTENSEN

    DEVIN STOCKFISH

    President & CEO

    Weyerhaeuser

    WHY WE CALL SEATTLE HOME

    ALASKA AIRLINES

    Home field advantage. Alaska Airlines is known for a few things. Highest customer satisfaction, most on-time airline in North America, most fuel-efficient airline and having the friendliest employees in the business. But the thing we’re most proud of is being Seattle’s hometown airline. While our airplanes fly to over 115 exciting destinations—some as far away as Costa Rica and Kotzebue—its flying home that really makes us happy. We’ve been headquartered in Seattle for over 50 years and offer more flights and more destinations by far than any other airline. Keeping our hometown a vibrant and healthy community is something we take great pride in. That’s why we’re invested in programs in Seattle focused on youth and education, driving environmental innovations that make our communities greener and building a passionate and engaged workplace where our employees really love their jobs. Seattle, with its diversity, natural beauty and pioneering spirit is a great place to visit. But we like to think it’s an even better place to call home.

    Why Seattle?

    Whether they grew up here or moved here with a purpose, Seattle’s business leaders have a deep respect and admiration for this place that has encouraged, fostered, and fueled so many dreams. We want to celebrate the region’s successes and create future opportunities for our communities and our businesses.