The OpportunityTalks Executive Leadership Committee is made up of more than 40 movers and shakers in our community who support this critical investment in students and our state. Without them, this event would not be possible. Interested in being a Hit Maker and joining the ELC? Learn more.

Melissa Albert | Tousled
Leslie Alexandre | Life Science Washington
Jeri Andrews | The Lions Den
Melissa Arias | UW – Bothell
Devon Atchison | Bellevue College
Lois Bernstein | Group Health Cooperative
Kurt Biederman | Coldstream Wealth Management
Jen Butler | Zillow Group
Tony Byrd | Teach for America
Daryl Campbell | Seattle Goodwill International
Robin Carmichael | Helix Biomedics
Rhonda Carter | Sound Transit
Marc Casale | Kinetic West
Lisa Chick | Alliance for Education
Elaine Chu | Seattle Foundation
Alan Cohen | Thrive WA
Alicia Craven | Seattle Arts & Lectures
Nathan Daum | City of Seattle
James Dorsey | Washington MESA
Leslie Feinzaig | VentureKits
Perry Fizzano | Western Washington University
Marcella Fleming Reed | MFR Law Group
Roei Ganzarski | BoldIQ
Chryssa Gardner | Optyva
Diana Giraldo | HNTB Corporation
Olive Goh | CitiBank
Ben Golden | TUNE
Angie Graves | Kaiser Permanente
Brett Greene | New Tech Northwest
Phyllis Gutiérrez Kenney | Former WA State Representative
Amy Hanson | Hanson Consulting
J. Elizabeth Jackson | Battelle
Dennis Joyce | Claddagh Ventures
Anne Keeney | Seattle Housing Authority
Shelia Edwards Lange | Seattle Central College
Caroline King | Washington STEM Center
Erin McCallum | FIRST Washington
DeShay McCluskey | AltraVue Capital
Cameron McKinley | Seattle Met Magazine
Susan Morgensztern | Strategic Development Consultant
Diane Najm | PhotoPad
Tim Probst | Washington State Employment Security Department
Sara Redler | Wimmer Solutions
Eve Riskin | UW College of Engineering
Daniel Rossi | GeekWire
Zachary Rozga | Swurveys
Lula Samuel | Accenture
Cassie Sauer | Washington State Hospital Association
Juliette Schindler Kelly | College Success Foundation
Austin Schneider | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty
Michael Schutzler | Washington Technology Industry Association
Kathy Surace-Smith | NanoString Technologies
John Tillman | USI Kibble & Prentice
Mary Trimarco | Northeastern University
Mary Vegas | Friends of the Children
Kim Vu | Bank of America
Elin Waldman | Pacific Science Center
Richard Wang | Central Washington University Foundation
Blair Washington | Virginia Mason

Interested in participating as a ELC member? Email