Leaders & executives honored


Sue Anderson of CenturyLink and Martha Choe of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation were honored for their leadership. (Photo by John Curry)

Seattle Business magazine recognized the region’s top leaders and executives at the Executive Excellence Awards at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel on Jan. 23.

Thirteen leaders from Washington state business and nonprofits were honored, including Martha Choe, chief administrative officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who received the program’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her leadership in the private and public sectors. The banquet was attended by 275 guests.

Other award winners included Dean C. Allen, CEO, McKinstry; Sue Anderson, vice president and 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, co-founder and vice president of sales and marketing, Theo Chocolate; Dan Price, co-founder and CEO, Gravity Payments; Shelley Rotondo, CEO, Northwest Harvest; Sunny Singh, founder and CEO, Edifecs; Russell L. Stein, CFO, Intellectual Ventures; and Connie Symes, executive vice president of human resources, Expedia Inc. (end)

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