Whitney Keyes joined Seattle CityClub in January 2020, becoming the organization’s sixth Executive Director since its 1980 founding. A longtime Capitol Hill resident, Whitney spent the previous two decades helping prominent organizations to greater success. An international speaker, author, and professor of strategic communications at Seattle University, Whitney has worked with Microsoft, American Express, and thousands of small businesses and nonprofits around the world. She’s also worked with the U.S. Department of State to empower women and young entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Kenya and Namibia. In her downtime, Whitney devours books, explores the Pacific Northwest’s diverse neighborhood business districts, and stands up for unfairly maligned New Wave songs.