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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.


Officer Title

Executive Committee


Board Chair

Deanne Ederer Emmons

Ederer Investment

Past Board Chair

David Crump

Crump Law Firm, PLLC

Past- Chair/ Governance

Joel Andrus

Seattle Fire Department


Maria Tringali


Government Affairs

Natalie Quick

Natalie Quick Consulting

Alumni Advisory

Michelle Rudd

Summit Trail


Phontel Shami


Delmas Whittaker

Port of Seattle


Kedest Tesfagiorgis

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Board Members

Pam Anderson

Perkins Coie LLP

Lance Ball

The Boeing Company

Jimmy Collins

Jimmy Collins & Associates

Hilary Doherty

RBC Wealth Management

Jaymelina Esmele

Special Olympics Washington

Mark Gleason

Parker, Smith & Feek

Ken Grant


Emily Hayes

Moss Adams

Ron Higgs

Wolf Management Solutions

Matt Kaslik

US Navy (Ret.)

Lindsey Lundberg

Parker Staffing

Steve Shaw

Work of Honor

DeLee Shoemaker


Keith Taylor

Holland America Group

Steve Sposari

SK Food Group

Military Liaisons

COL Mark Geraldi - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
RADM Stephen Barnett - U.S. Navy Region Northwest
RADM Anthony J. Vogt - U.S. Coast Guard, District 13
MG Randy George - U.S. Army I Corps & JBLM

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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