Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a group of volunteers from the business communities in greater Washington state. Also, they provide governance, approves policies, and oversees budgets. Furthermore, collectively, they bring over 30 years of experience.

Executive Committee

Our executive committee serves as the leaders of the directors. Also, they maintain records and keep accurate financial history for the organization.

Rob Leslie
Co-President of Seattle Academies Foundation
Director, Partnership & Destination Services
Visit Seattle

Eric Seidenberger
Treasurer of Seattle Academies Foundation
Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager
Washington Federal

Frances Bresnahan
Secretary of Seattle Academies Foundation
Vice President

Committee Chairs

Our committee chairs lead special initiatives on behalf of the full governing leadership of Seattle Academies Foundation. Also, they work with the Executive Committee to provide high-quality experiences for our students.

Anna Taylor
Chair of Marketing & Communications
Lead, West Coast Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

David Watkins
Chair of Advocacy
General Manager
The Hotel Group

Jim Nicholson
Co-Chair of Internships & Career Development
Senior Director, Investments
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

Peter Windus
Co-President of Alumni Association
Intern, Finance & Information Technology
New West Building Company

Sarah Dundas
Co-President of Alumni Association
New Student Mentor
Seattle University

Sean O’Rourke
Co-Chair of Internships & Career Development
General Manager
Seattle Marriott Waterfront

Board Members

Our board members govern the organization as voting members. Also, they serve on committees to support Seattle Academies Foundation programs.

Brent Grant
OneStop Manager
Washington State Convention Center

Claudia Leslie
Vice President, Deposit & Payment Solutions Relationship Manager – Commercial Real Estate
U.S. Bank

Darik Eaton
Owner and General Manager
Seattle Oasis Vacation

Dominic Dewalt
Assistant General Manager
SpringHill Suites Seattle South/Renton

Erik Lew
Senior Finance Manager

Jan Monti

John Swiney
Retired, Vice President, Business & Financial Affairs
Central Washington University

Kristen Gulbran
Financial Advisor
Eagle Strategies LLC

Pamela Mushen
Retired, Teacher
Chief Sealth International High School

Risha Schildkraut
Associate Vice President
Morgan Stanley

Robin Aronson
Manager, Risk Services
Washington Cities Insurance Authority

Skye Branson
Assistant General Manager
Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union