Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Ryan van Maarth
Chairman, USO-NW Board of Directors
Director, Engineering & Maintenance
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
Perkins Coie LLP

Chris Washko
Chairperson, USO-NW Board Development
La-Z-Boy of Seattle, Inc.

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

Carol Tagayun
Chairperson, USO-NW Resource Development
Director External & Legislative Affairs W. WA & HI

MSgt Stephanie Cootsona, USAF (Ret)
Manager Supply Chain, Maintenance/Ops
Alaska Airlines

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

Christopher Schmidt
Manager, Veterans and Military Affairs

Barry W. Sherman
Executive Director
NECA Puget Sound Chapter

Board Members

Doris Cassan
Dollar Rent A Car

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

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

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

Christopher Ellis
Director of Safety and Security

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

George A. Knobloch
VP Maintenance and Engineering
Horizon Air

Ken Leonard
America’s Credit Union

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

Armando Mejia
Assistant Director Community Engagement
Seattle Seahawks

Hernan Rubio
AVP Operations
Costco Wholesale

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

Kirby Wilbur
American Talk Radio Journalist
Sinclair Broadcast 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