About Us

Seattle CityClub is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization improving the civic health of the Puget Sound region by providing programs that bridge politics, sectors and generations to inform and engage residents and community leaders. Every year, Seattle CityClub programs serve over 4,000 Puget Sound residents in-person, and an additional 26,000 residents through social media and website content.

What We Stand For

Passionate Non-Partisanship

Civic dialogue that reflects our community’s diverse political ideologies, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Leader Access + Accountability

Active exchange of ideas that foster accountability and engagement between residents, experts and policymakers.

Respectful Conversation

Lively and respectful forums that cultivate open and civil debate.

Connection + Collaboration

Partnerships that bring together people and ideas to address critical issues.

Our Board Members

  • Suzanne Walsh (President)
  • Sarah Studer (President Elect), University of Washington
  • Gretchen Sorensen (Vice President), The Sorensen Group
  • Nathan Hambley (Secretary), Uber
  • Steve Hill (Teasurer)
  • Karin Huelsbeck, Virginia Mason Foundation
  • Josh Drake, Hawthorn Strategy
  • Lisa Verhovek, Uncommon, Inc.
  • Amy Barnes, CSPD, LLC
  • Dan Brady, Attorney at Law
  • Monique Cohen, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
  • Larry Costich, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • Mendy Droke, King County
  • Andrew Gabel, Lane Powell PC
  • Kay Gabriel, Weyerhaeuser (retired)
  • Chris Guizlo, The Feary Group
  • Kara Hurst, Amazon
  • Scott McClellan, Seattle University
  • Maria McDaniel, McKinstry
  • Kathryn Neal, Microsoft
  • Ann Reardon, The Boeing Company
  • Betsy Robertson, American Red Cross NW Region
  • Aran Church, King County Housing Authority
  • Marina Negroponte, We Are All Human
  • Joaquin Uy, City of Seattle
  • Maura Little, Cambria Grove
  • Paul Joseph Brown, Global Health Photo
  • Carla Carrell, Comcast
  • Laura Lockard, Washington State University
  • Andrew Steen, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Marilyn Strickland, Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce

Our Staff