Board of Regents

David Zeeck

Regent David Zeeck

Zeeck is the president and publisher of ​The (​Tacoma)​ News Tribune, The Olympian and The Bellingham Herald media companies. His primary role is with The News Tribune.

Prior to being named to that role in 2008, he served as the executive editor at ​The News Tribune for 14 years. Zeeck served 20 years at ​The Kansas City Star as an editor and reporter.

Zee​ck is currently the chair of the advisory board for the University of Washington Tacoma. He is a member of the Executive Council for a Greater Tacoma, and the past chair of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County. Zeeck is ​past-president of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association and ​president of Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington. He is a past-president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Zeeck received an MBA from Rockhurst ​University in Kansas City and a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri.

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee from January 29, 2018 to September 30, 2023
  • Awaiting Senate Confirmation