Profiles

Since taking over in 2015 as CEO of the Northwest Seaport Alliance, which administers the ports of Tacoma and Seattle, CEO John Wolfe has navigated stormy seas while simultaneously improving the operations of the fourth-largest container gateway in North America.

Nealy Blau owns A Mano, a shoe and fashion accessories boutique in downtown Seattle.

Harvey Kanter has taken Blue Nile, a struggling online jeweler, and returned it to a growth trajectory.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a monthly series of miniprofiles featuring local executives “off the clock.”

Leslie Alexandre, whose leadership of the state-funded North Carolina Biotechnology Center helped strengthen that state’s life sciences sector, hopes to revitalize Washington’s biotech sector as CEO and president of Life Science Washington.

Governing a company is different from running one, notes Alaska Air Group board member Phyllis J. Campbell. An effective board asks the right questions, and one that’s diverse makes that possibility more likely.

C-Suite Confidential with Versium Analytics cofounder Kevin Marcus.

The Executive Excellence Awards recognize CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CTOs, executive directors and other inspirational leaders for modeling exemplary behavior in the day-to-day operation of complex corporate ecosystems as well as in the larger context of providing a moral compass.