10. Western Washington University Board of Trustees
Nine years ago I started as a WWU Trustee with the likes of Dennis Madsen, then CEO of REI, and Howard Lincoln, then CEO of the Seattle Mariners. The Board also included great minds like Phil Sharpe, Kevin Raymond, Peggy Zoro, and John Warner. What I learned from them and President Bruce Shepard was inspiring. Now it’s Sue Sharpe, Karen Lee, Earl Overstreet, John Meyer, Mo West, Chase Franklin, and Trista Truemper with the leadership of President Sabah Randhawa that continue to inspire me about higher education. I’ve learned more than I’ve given. I’m very grateful to the students, faculty and administration. Go Vikings!