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Board of Directors

The Seafair Board of Directors include local professionals with a passion for Seafair and their communities. These individuals donate their time, expertise, and resources to help make Seafair bigger and better each year.

Executive Committee


Phontel Shami

Blue Origin


Delmas Whittaker

Port of Seattle


Emily Hayes

Moss Adams


Maria Tringali


Past- Chair/ Governance

Deanne Ederer Emmons

Ederer Investment

Government Affairs

David Crump

Crump Law Firm, PLLC

Alumni Advisory

Michelle Rudd

Summit Trail


Joel Andrus

Seattle Fire Department

Board Members

Pam Anderson - Perkins Coie LLP
Lance Ball - The Boeing Company
Jimmy Collins - Jimmy Collins & Associates
Jaymelina Esmele - Special Olympics Washington
Mark Gleason - Parker, Smith & Feek
Ken Grant - Columbia Hospitality
Ron Higgs - Wolf Management Solutions
Matt Kaslik - The Boeing Company
DeLee Shoemaker - Microsoft
Steve Sposari - SK Foods
Keith Taylor - Holland America Group

Military Liaisons

CDR John Hiltz - Navy Talent Acquisition Group Pacific NW
LTG Xavier Brunson - U.S. Army I Corps
RADM Melvin Bouboulis - U.S. Coast Guard District 13
COL Alexander Bullock - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
LTC Lee Spencer Wallace - U.S. Army Seattle Recruiting Battalion
RDML Mark Sucato - Navy Region Northwest
COL David Fazenbaker - U.S. Air Force, 62nd Airlift Wing

Washington Athletic Club, Official Host of Seafair Board of Directors Meetings

The Washington Athletic Club has been on the forefront of Seattle since 1930. From modest beginnings, it has evolved into the best athletic club in the nation. The WAC's mission, helping our members live better lives, hasn’t changed. That pioneering spirit is guided by a strong vision: To enrich the quality of life of its members and to be the premier athletic club in America. But above all else, the WAC values excellence, service, integrity, leadership and sensitivity.

Because of this uncompromising touchstone, the WAC is a repeat winner of the Five-Star Platinum Award. The WAC's beautiful historical landmark–designated building reflects the great traditions of the WAC, and the new facilities and services inside represent the best of the present and the basis for a most successful future.

For more information on the Washington Athletic Club, click here.
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