Executive Excellence Awards 2014
Thirteen leaders from business enterprises and nonprofits across Washington state were honored at Seattle Business magazine’s Executive Excellence Awards January 23, 2014 at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Martha Coe, chief administrative officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, received the program’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifelong dedication to principled leadership in the private and public sectors.
At a banquet attended by 275 people, honorees spoke about their leadership experiences and successes in the business community. Guests were surprised by a special performance by soprano Nadine Sierra, who sang “Caro Nome” from Seattle Opera’s current production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. The event received the generous support of presenting sponsor Towers Watson and signature sponsors AmericanWest Bank and Seattle University’s Albers School of Business & Economics.
2014 Executive Excellence Award Winners
Dean C. Allen, CEO, McKinstry
Sue Anderson, Vice President/ General Manager, CenturyLink Puget Sound
Alex Baehr, General Counsel, Colliers International
Steve Cooper, CEO, TrueBlue Inc.
Leonard Garfield, Executive Director, Museum of History and Industry
J. Shan Mullin, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Debra Music, Cofounder and Vice President Sales and Marketing, Theo Chocolate
Dan Price, Cofounder and CEO, Gravity Payments
Shelley Rotondo, CEO, Northwest Harvest
Sunny Singh, Founder and CEO, Edifecs
Russell L. Stein, CFO, Intellectual Ventures
Connie Symes, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Expedia Inc.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Martha Choe, CAO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation