Virginia Anderson served as President of the Safeco Foundation and Senior Vice-President of Safeco Community Relations in 2007/2008. Prior to that, Virginia was Director of Seattle Center for 18 years where she led the redevelopment of the former World's Fair site. In the 1980's, Virginia culminated her work with Cornerstone Development Company as Senior Vice-President for Development, Property Management and Marketing for their development efforts in Tacoma, Seattle and Portland. Virginia also serves as Chair of the Board of Cornish College of the Arts and is on the board of StanCorp Financial Group and Standard Insurance Company,
Stacy Graven has been involved in the development, opening and operations of two of the Seattle region's largest convention centers. In 1990 Stacy began work at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue Washington as the Direct of Sales and Marketing. Ms. Graven was appointed to the position of Executive Director in 1994 where she continues to serve today. Prior to that she worked at the Washington State Convention Center from 1983-1990. Ms. Graven serves on a number of community organizations and boards including Bellevue Rotary, Bellevue Downtown Association, KidsQuest Children's Museum and currently President of the Board of Trustees for Eastside Preparatory School. She is also a member of the International Association of Venue Managers.
Jesus Sanchez has served in Public Administration for a majority of his career most recently under Governor Inslee as Director Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance. Jesus has served in many government high level posts beginning as Assistant Director for the State Department of Motor Vehicles and then as Director of the Department of Executive administration under Tim Hill. Jesus also served as Director of the Kingdome and he served as Project Manager for development and construction for the City of Shoreline's first City Hall completing the project $600,000 under budget. Jesus has served on many boards and commissions and is currently the Co-Chair of the SEAMAR Charity Golf Tournament.
Charles Royer was Mayor of Seattle from 1978 through 1989 following a career in newspaper and television journalism. After leaving office, Mr. Royer served as Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University and as Lecturer at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. A downtown Seattle resident, he currently serves as a Trustee of the Downtown Seattle Association, and is co-chair of the Alliance for Pioneer Square, the community organization for Seattle's historic neighborhood.
Dale R. Sperling
Sperling has been active in the Pacific Northwest's real estate community for
more than 30 years. Prior to founding OneBuild, he served as president and CEO
of UNICO Properties LLC, overseeing nearly 10 million square feet of office,
retail and residential space. Dale is a member of the Urban Land Institute and
has served on the boards of Pacific Real Estate Institute, the Downtown
Seattle Association, the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the Woodland
Park Zoo. He currently serves on the Boards of Islandwood and the Seattle
Children's Hospital Foundation.
Craig Kinzer is founder & CEO of Kinzer Real Estate Services.He is a licensed attorney, CPA & real estate broker. Craig serves on the Foundation Board at Seattle Children's and is a past director of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Community Development Round table and sits on the Advisory Board of UW Foster School of Business Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship as well as the University of Washington's Law Foundation Board.
Paul Mar is the Director of Real Estate Development for the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority. He has been active in the economic revitalization of this community for over 40 years. He is a board member of the Wing Luke Asian Museum and played an instrumental role in the development of their current home. He has previously served on the board of directors for the South Downtown Foundation and the Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.