Board of Advisors

Executive Committee

Pamela P. Valdez
Chair, USO-NW Board of Advisors
Former Vice President, Air Force Services
The Boeing Company

Scott Harrison
Vice Chair, USO-NW Board of Advisors
Chair, Board Development
Former Global Managing Director
Accenture

Julie Cieloha-Whitney
Treasurer, USO-NW Board of Advisors
Former Chief Financial Officer
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Douglas Smith
Secretary, USO-NW Board of Advisors
Chair, Human Resources
Group Counsel
Intel’s Global Supply Chain Legal Team
Intel

Col Danny Chung, USMC (Ret)
Chair, Public Relations

BG Jeremy C. Horn, WANG (Ret)
Director of Security
Alaska Airlines

MCPO George A. Knobloch, USNR (Ret)
Chair, Stars & Stripes Golf Tournament (Portland)
VP, Maintenance and Engineering
Horizon Air

Keith Leverkuhn
Chair, Programs/Facilities
Former Vice President/General Manager, Propulsion Systems
The Boeing Company

SMSgt Barry W. Sherman, USAF (Ret)
Chair, Security
Executive Director
Puget Sound Chapter NECA

Board Members

Verlynn Best
CEO/President
Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce

MG Thomas F. Cole, USA (Ret)
Major General, US Army
Retired

Ed Danyluk
Executive Vice President
Platinum Parking

Christopher Ellis
Chair, Red, White & Blue Golf Classic (Seattle)
Director of Safety and Security
Amazon

TJ Fase
Director of Sales Development
Heritage Distilling Company, Inc.

Hernan Rubio Guerrero
Assistant Vice President Northwest Regional Office
Costco Wholesale

CDR Ron Hearon, USNR (Ret)
Senior Director, Corporate Audit
Nike

Heather Higgins
Licensed Store District Manager
Starbucks

Steve Hurter
Real Estate Professional
Windermere Real Estate/Puyallup Inc.

Cheri Marusa
President
Life Support I-90

Lauren Paolini
FirstNet Solutions Consultant
FirstNet, AT&T

Malcolm Rogel
Vice President
Ticket Operations & Event Services
Seattle Mariners

RADM Keith Taylor, USCG (Ret)
EVP Fleet Operations
Holland America Group

Anthony Torrente
Consultant
Heritage Distilling Company, Inc.

Cleveland Ward III
Branch Manager
Loan Simple

1SG Bernell L. Zorn Jr, USA (Ret)
Real Estate Broker
John L. Scott Real Estate

Emeritus Board

BG Howard J. Ingersoll, USAF (Ret)
Director of C17 Field Services
The Boeing Company

Thomas E. Jaffa
President & CEO
The Jaffa Company

Hossein Khorram
Owner
Khorram Properties LLC

Michael O'Byrne
Former General Manager
Kenworth Trucks