A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

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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.

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CHALLENGE SEATTLE MEMBERS

President & CEO

Alaska Airlines

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PHYLLIS CAMPBELL

Chairman, Pacific Northwest

JPMorgan Chase

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SUSAN MULLANEY

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TOM ALBERG

Managing Director

 

Madrona Venture Group

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SATYA NADELLA

President & CEO

 

Microsoft

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BRAD SMITH

President 

 

Microsoft

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ERIK NORDSTROM

CEO & Co-President

 

Nordstrom

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NIKOLAJ GILBERT

President & CEO

PATH

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MARY E. KIPP

President & CEO

 

Puget Sound Energy

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ERIC ARTZ

President & CEO

 

REI

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MARGARET MEISTER

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MIKE SIEVERT

President & CEO

T-Mobile

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DEVIN STOCKFISH

President & CEO

Weyerhaeuser

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BEN MINICUCCI

President & CEO

Alaska Airlines

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STAN DEAL

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CRAIG JELINEK

President & CEO

Costco

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PETER KERN

Vice Chairman & CEO

Expedia Group

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TOM LYNCH, JR., M.D.

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MICHELLE SEITZ

Chairman & CEO

 

Russell Investments

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KEVIN JOHNSON

President & CEO

Starbucks

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DAVID DEARIE

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RICH BARTON

WHY WE CALL SEATTLE HOME

ALASKA AIRLINES

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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.