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Dean Allen

CEO, McKinstry Co.

Dean Allen has over 30 years experience in the design, construction and real estate industries in the Pacific Northwest. Under his leadership, McKinstry has grown from a mechanical contractor into a comprehensive design, build, operate, and maintain enterprise with over $400 million per year in revenues and over 1,600 employees. Read More

Dr. Elaine Beraza

Superintendent, Yakima School District

Dr. Elaine Beraza was born in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of Western North Carolina. Her family represented two cultures – her mother being a Carolina Tar heel and her father a recent Hispanic immigrant. Dr. Beraza graduated from high school and college in Puerto Rico. She earned her master's degree in elementary education from the College of Charleston and administrative certification credits from the Citadel. Read More

Michael Delaney

Vice President of Engineering - Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company

Michael P. Delaney was named vice president of Engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in January 2010. He is responsible for product development, engineering design, delegated compliance, certification and safety activities for all commercial airplane models, their derivatives and post-delivery upgrades. In this role, Delaney also retains his previous duties as vice president of Airplane Performance and Product Architecture. Read More

James Dorsey

Executive Director, Washington State MESA

Currently, as the Executive Director for Washington State MESA at the UW College of Engineering, Mr. Dorsey blends nearly thirty years of progressive senior and executive leadership roles within the MESA organization with a distinct expertise in STEM education, with an emphasis on access for underrepresented students. Read More

Washington STEM Board Secretary


Dr. Susan Enfield

Superintendent, Highline Public Schools

Dr. Susan Enfield is currently the Superintendent for Highline Public Schools in Burien, Washington. She came to Highline from Seattle Public Schools where she was the Chief Academic Officer before being appointed Interim Superintendent in March of 2011. She also served as Deputy Superintendent for Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, WA. Read More

Timothy Engle

President, Saltchuk

Tim serves as the President of Saltchuk. He is a member of Vistage International and currently serves on the Board of The Commerce Bank of Washington and the Board of Pacific Wealth Advisors. Read More

Barbara Hulit

SVP, Danaher Business System, Danaher Corporation

Barbara Hulit joined Danaher in 2005 as President of the Fluke Corporation. She was appointed a Group Executive and Danaher Corporate Officer in July 2008. She was promoted to Senior Vice President of the Danaher Business System in 2013 with corporate-wide responsibilities for Danaher’s Growth, Lean and Leadership agendas. Read More

Christine Johnson

Chancellor, Community Colleges of Spokane

Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) Chancellor Christine Johnson brings a unique and extensive breadth of experience to her work for the CCS district, Washington’s community and technical college system and all local, regional and national endeavors in which she becomes involved. Read More

Washington STEM Board Treasurer


Bill Lewis

Chairman, Lease Crutcher Lewis

Bill Lewis is Chairman of Lease Crutcher Lewis, a construction firm with offices in Seattle and Portland, and very deep roots in the community. Lewis currently serves on the board of Todd Pacific Shipyards, Washington STEM, Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies Advisory Board, the Washington Roundtable and the UW School of Medicine Scholarship and Student Support Committee. In addition, he is past board chairman of The Seattle Foundation, Downtown Seattle Association and the Woodland Park Zoological Society, as well as past corporate chair of Seattle's American Heart Walk. Read More

Phil Ohl

Chief Operating Officer, Kurion

Phil Ohl brings more than 25 years of engineering and design experience for nuclear and hazardous waste sites to Kurion as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Kurion, Ohl was the President and CEO of Vista Engineering Technologies, an engineering, environmental, and technology development company headquartered in Richland, Washington. Read More

Washington STEM Board Vice Chair


Brad Smith

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Microsoft

Brad Smith is Microsoft's general counsel and executive vice president, Legal and Corporate Affairs. He leads the company's Department of Legal and Corporate Affairs (LCA), which has just over 1,000 employees and is responsible for the company's legal work, its intellectual property portfolio, and its government affairs and philanthropic work. He also serves as Microsoft's corporate secretary and its chief compliance officer. Read More

Elizabeth Tinkham

Senior Managing Director, Accenture

Elizabeth Tinkham (Liz) is the Senior Managing Director and Client Account Lead for the Global Microsoft account. In this role, Liz is responsible for all aspects of Accenture’s work for and with Microsoft ranging from high end strategy work to the award-winning One Finance business process outsourcing engagement. Accenture has a 20+ year history of working with Microsoft and has been a key part of their enterprise growth through the formation of Avanade in the early 2000’s. Liz’s current team is over 3200 people working in Redmond, WA as well as India, Ireland, China and other parts of the world. Read More

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