Meet the Panelists: "A Tale of Two Economies: Finding the New Normal"
Join us THIS FRIDAY, August 6, 2012, for a forum to discuss the economic reality our region is currently facing. The event will be live streamed by Seattle Channel!
Meet your lunch dates:
Sam Anderson has been the Executive Officer of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties since 1998. In his previous experience and ongoing volunteer work, he has worked on issues in affordable housing, homelessness, economic development and environmental protection.
Anne Keeney was named executive director of Seattle Jobs Initiative in the fall of 2006. Her prior experience includes working on efforts related to at-risk youth, global grassroots community change, and US domestic policy making.
Lee Rhodes is a three time cancer survivor and founder of GlassyBaby. GlassyBaby is an $8 million a year company that sells votives handmade by Seattle artists and has donated more than $875,000 from sales to charities helping cancer patients with needs during chemotherapy.
Rogers Weed was appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire as Director of the Department of Commerce in March 2009. Rogers has a background in strategy and planning for companies in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and high tech industries and has been a board member and volunteer for regional organizations focused on climate change and social services.
Roy Whitehead is Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Washington Federal, a regional financial institution headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company manages $13.6 billion in assets and 166 branches located in eight western states. He is also serving as the 2011-2012 Chair of the Annual Giving Campaign for United Way of King County.