Board of Directors

Hossein Khorram*
Interim Chairman, USO-NW Board of Directors Owner,
Khorram Properties LLC

Anthony Torrente*
Treasurer, USO-NW Board of Directors
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Richard A. Kottke*
Secretary, USO-NW Board of Directors
Solicitor & Attorney at Law

Thomas E. Jaffa, CTP*
Chairperson, USO-NW Program Development
President & CEO, The Jaffa Company

Dean Proffitt*
Chairperson, USO-NW Program Development
KC-46A Training Systems Manager, The Boeing Company

Tami Michaels*
Chairperson, USO-NW Resource Development
KOMO 4 News Independent Contributor, Host of Inside Out

MG Thomas F. Cole USA (Ret)
Chairperson, USO-NW Community Relations/PR
Major General, US Army (Retired)

Colonel Joe Williams, US Army (Retired)*
Chairman, USO-NW Portland Center Advisory Board

Terry Oxley, Col, USA NG (Ret.)*
Previous Past Chair, USO-NW Board of Directors
Colonel, US Army National Guard, (Ret)
Retired, Puget Sound Energy

Chris Washko
President La-Z-Boy of Seattle, Inc.

CSM Matthew D. Barnes, US Army (Ret)
Training Manager JBLM, Air-Streams Renewables, Inc.

Doris Cassan
Licensee, dollar.

Stephanie Cootsona
Alaska Airlines, Manager Supply Chain, Maintenance/Ops

Colonel Steven G. Easterday (Ret)
Portland Center Advisory Boar, Construction & Facilities Management Services

Christopher Ellis
Director of Safety and Security Seattle Mariners

Lawrence “Larry” Hannah
Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Ron Hearon
Nike, Senior Director, Corporate Audit

Ken Leonard
President/CEO, America’s Credit Union

Armando Mejia
Fan Development Assistant Director, Seattle Seahawks

Ryan van Maarth
Director of Engineering Seattle Mariners

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

Pamela P. Valdez
Vice President Air Force Services, The Boeing Company

Brian Vowinkel
Registered Investment Advisor,

  • Executive Committee

RADM Herbert M. Bridge, USNR (Ret)
Chairman Emeritus, Chairman, Ben Bridge Jewelers

Michael O'Byrne
Former General Manager, Kenworth Trucks

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