Board of Regents

Current Board Members

William S. Ayer

William S. Ayer

Retired Chairman and CEO, Alaska Air Group

  • Appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire
  • Confirmed by Senate on March 7, 2012
  • Term: January 17, 2012 to September 30, 2016

Biography

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Joel Benoliel

Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Costco Wholesale Corporation

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Awaiting Senate confirmation
  • Term: January 5, 2016 to September 30, 2021

Biography

Kristianne Blake

Kristianne Blake

President, Kristianne Gates Blake, P.S.

  • Appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire
  • Confirmed by Senate on February 2, 2007
  • Term: October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2012
  • Reappointed by Governor Christine Gregoire
  • Confirmed by Senate on April 26, 2013
  • Term: October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2018

Biography

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Joanne R. Harrell

Senior Director for US Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft Corporation – US

  • Appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire
  • Confirmed by Senate on February 13, 2010
  • Term: October 16, 2009 to September 30, 2015
  • Reappointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Awaiting Senate confirmation
  • Term: October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2021

Biography

Jeremy Jaech

Jeremy Jaech, Board Vice Chair 2016-17

Managing Partner, Harmony Meadows, LLC

  • Appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire
  • Confirmed by Senate on April 15, 2013
  • Term: October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2018

Biography

Constance W. Rice

Constance W. Rice

Senior Executive Fellow for Casey Family Programs

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Term: July 22, 2013 to September 30, 2013
  • Reappointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Confirmed by Senate on March 6, 2014
  • Term: October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2019

Biography

Rogelio Riojas

Rogelio Riojas

President and CEO of Sea Mar Community Health Centers

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Confirmed by Senate on March 6, 2014
  • Term: October 1, 2013 to September, 30 2019

Biography

Patrick M. (Pat) Shanahan

Patrick (Pat) Shanahan, Board Chair 2016-17

Sr. Vice President, Supply Chain & Operations, Boeing

  • Appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire
  • Confirmed by Senate on March 7, 2012
  • Term: January 17, 2012 to September 30, 2016

Biography

Herb Simon

Herb Simon

  • Appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire
  • Confirmed by Senate on March 7, 2006
  • Term: October 25, 2005 to September 30, 2011
  • Reappointed by Governor Christine Gregoire
  • Confirmed by Senate on February 27, 2012
  • Term: October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2017

Biography

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Austin Wright-Pettibone

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Awaiting Senate confirmation
  • Term: July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

Biography