The Winners: 2019 Executive Excellence Awards

Honoring leaders from Amazon, KeyBank, Smartsheet and many more Seattle-area companies.

This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue. See more about the winners of the 2019 Executive Excellence Awards here. Click here for a free subscription.

Congratulations to the honorees in Seattle Business magazine’s seventh celebration of outstanding achievement in the C-suite. The Executive Excellence Awards recognize leaders for exemplary performance in the day-to-day operation of complex corporate ecosystems as well as in the larger context of providing a moral compass to the people whose lives they influence directly and indirectly.

Learn about this year’s 14 honorees below.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Garvey, Saltchuk Resources Inc.

Executive Excellence Awards: 

-- Carol K. Nelson, KeyBank

-- Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line

-- Patrick Callahan, Urban Renaissance Group

-- Robert Moser, Laird Norton Wealth Management

-- Rajeev Singh, Accolade Inc.

-- Julie Stein, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

-- Board of Directors, Columbia Bank

-- Manny Medina, Outreach Inc.

-- Rob Martin, BDA LLC

-- Mark Mader, Smartsheet Inc.

-- Bill Hallerman, Catholic Community Services

-- Laurie Stewart, Sound Community Bank

-- David Zapolsky, Amazon

The Judges

Seattle Business recruited these individuals to evaluate nominees for the 2019 Executive Excellence Awards and to determine this year’s honorees.

Bruce Brooks, senior vice president and general counsel, Craft3
Jon Fine, president and CEO, United Way of King County
Jim Jiambalvo, dean, Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington
JERRY LEE, former chairman of the board,  MG2 Architecture
Joseph M. Phillips, dean, Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University
Heather Redman, cofounder and managing parter, Flying Fish Partners
Claire Verity, CEO, Pacific Northwest States, UnitedHealthcare
Roy Whitehead, executive chairman of the board, Washington Federal

Related Content

Health care executive says leaders need to be great listeners and agile decisionmakers

Google's director of UX design, Kate Holmes

"We all experience different types of exclusion, limitations in using a device. Could we learn from people who experience exclusion on a regular basis by rethinking accessibility through the lens of interaction design?"

"Our region is at a tipping point. Building more housing of all types for everyone in our community is critically important to our future."

Sarah Hurt’s business gives local artists a hand in finding potential clients.