Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Ryan van Maarth
Chair, USO-NW Board of Directors
Senior Director, Construction & Planning
Seattle Mariners

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

Anthony Torrente
Treasurer, USO-NW Board of Directors

Lawrence “Larry” Hannah
Secretary, USO-NW Board of Directors
Chair, USO-NW Board Development
Perkins Coie LLP

MSgt Stephanie Cootsona, USAF (Ret)
Executive Committee Member
Director, Supply Chain - Operations
Alaska Airlines

Col Steven G. Easterday, USMC (Ret)
Chair, Portland Center Advisory Board
Construction & Facilities Management Services

Tami Michaels
Chair, USO-NW Public Relations
KOMO 4 News Independent Contributor
Host of Inside Out

Christopher Schmidt
Executive Committee Member
Manager, Global Social Impact-Veterans and Military Affairs

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

Chris Washko
Executive Committee Member
La-Z-Boy of Seattle, Inc.

Board Members

Doris Cassan
Dollar Car Rental

Col Danny Chung, USMC (Ret)
Business Manager and Chief of Staff for Military Affairs

Julie Cieloha-Whitney
Former Chief Financial Officer
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

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

Christopher Ellis
Chair, Red, White & Blue Golf Classic
Director of Safety and Security

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

Scott Harrison
Global Managing Director

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

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

Ken Leonard
America’s Credit Union

Keith Leverkuhn
Vice President and General Manager 737 MAX
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Cheri Marusa
Life Support I-90

Hernan Rubio Guerrero
AVP Operations
Costco Wholesale

George Schaeffer
Regional Director

Douglas Smith
Group Counsel
Intel’s Global Supply Chain Legal Team

Carol Tagayun
Regional Director
Director External & Legislative Affairs W. WA & HI

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

Emeritus Board

Michael O'Byrne
Former General Manager Kenworth Trucks

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