WWU Foundation presents an annual
Seattle Western Leadership Forum featuring a noted business leader as
keynote speaker. This event brings together corporate and
civic leaders, alumni, and parents and friends who are
interested in the University and business trends.
Now in its 17th year, the Forum continues as a premier event for the exchange of ideas and the
examination of issues facing the business community in Washington.
An investment in Western is an investment in Washington’s distinctive and competitive edge.
Your sponsorship of the Seattle Western Leadership Forum today helps Western provide scholarships to the leaders,
the visionaries, the entrepreneurs and the difference-makers of tomorrow.
Download the printable program for more information about this year's forum and
highlights from the sixteen year history of the event.
2013: Jim Sinegal, Co-Founder & Director, Costco
2012: Kimberly J. Harris, President & CEO, Puget Sound Energy
2011: William S. Ayer, Chairman & CEO, Alaska Airlines & Alaska Air Group
2010: Tod Leiweke, CEO, Seahawks & Sounders
2009: Christine Gregoire, Governor, Washington State
2008: Jim McNerney, Chairman, President & CEO, The Boeing Company
2007: Kerry Killinger, Chairman & CEO, Washington Mutual
2006: Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corporation
2005: Alan R. Mulally, Exec VP, The Boeing Co. & President & CEO, Commercial Airplanes
2004: Mike McGavick, Chairman, President & CEO, Safeco Corporation
2003: Orin Smith, President & CEO, Starbucks Coffee Company
2002: Howard Lincoln, Chairman & CEO, Seattle Mariners
2001: Kemper Freeman, Jr., CEO, Freeman Development Company
2000: Gerald "Jerry" Grinstein, Chairman, Agilent Technologies
1999: John Warner, Senior VP & Chief Administrative Officer, The Boeing Company
1998: Richard Rosenberg, Retired CEO, Bank of America