Leadership & Financials

Executive team


Robert W. Davidson (Bob)
President & CEO 
(206) 693-6161 

Brad Rutherford
Chief Operating Officer
(206) 693-6268


Susan Bullerdick
Director of Capital Projects
(206) 693-6248

C.J. Casson 
Director of Life Sciences
(206) 693-6126

Rick Johnson
Director of Finance & Administration
(206) 693-6114

Tim Kuniholm 
Director of Public Affairs
(206) 386-4345

Erin Meyer
Director of Conservation Programs & Partnerships
(206) 693-6099

Marsha Savery
Marketing & Creative Director
(206) 693-6226 

Veronica Smolen
Director of Human Resources 
(206) 693-6216

Rachael Weakland
VP of Philanthropy
(206) 693-6106

Jim Wharton
Director of Conservation Engagement & Learning
(206) 693-6206



Board of directors

Board meetings are scheduled the third Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted) in the Seattle Aquarium large classroom (Salish Sea) and are open to the public. 

*Bob C. Donegan, Ivar's, Inc.
*Randy J. Tinseth, The Boeing Company
Immediate past chair
*Karissa A. Marker, KPMG
*Erin J. Letey, Fox Rothschild LLP
**Robert W. Davidson
President & CEO

Jesús Aguirre, Tower Steele Services
Kevin L. Blair, Washington Trust Bank
Andrew Bleiman, Tomofun-Furbo
**John R. Braden, retired, Seattle Aquarium
Cary Clark, Argosy Cruises & Tillicum Village
Craig Davison, Sound Transit
Patti Dill, Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank
*William T. Einstein, Puget Sound Energy, Inc.
Susan L. Gates, Beneficial State Bank
Effie Gleason, Gull Industries
Lisa Graumlich, Ph.D., University of Washington, College of the Environment
*Philip M. Guess, K&L Gates LLP
*†James C. Gurke, retired, Getty Images
†Dan M. Guy III, retired, Columbia Pacific Capital Management
Wendy Jones, Alaska Air Group
*Stephanie Kornblum, Marketing law attorney
Mark E. Kramer, F5 Networks
Katherine A. Krogslund, University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Gary Kunis, Community Volunteer
Natalya Leahy, Holland America Line and Seabourn
*Lisa C. Luther, Nordstrom
Dave Magee, Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce
*Melissa Mager, conservationist and retired attorney
Lisa McCabe, Interior Architects
†J. Terry McLaughlin, retired, The Professional Basketball Club, LLC
Tomoko Moriguchi-Matsuno, Uwajimaya
Robert W. Power, SEA CON LLC
Michael Purpura, D.A. Davidson
Nathan Rauschenberg, Seattle Mariners
*†Stuart T. Rolfe, Wright Hotels, Inc.
Lisa Schafer, Sweet Beauty
Casey J. Schuchart, Schuchart
Ivan Seda, MUFG Union Bank
Christian Sinderman, Northwest Passage Consulting
*Gary S. Smith, Lease Crutcher Lewis
*Gary T. Smith, Smith and Stark
Eric Steinwinder, Accenture
Michael Trzupek, Community Volunteer
Alex Washburn, Columbia Pacific Advisors, LLC
Carla C. Wigen, Laird Norton Wealth Management
Christopher Williams, Seattle Parks & Recreation
*†George V. Willoughby Jr., retired, King Broadcasting
Charles Wright, Wright Associates

†Ted Ackerley
**William C. Arntz
†Don Audleman
Mary L. Bass
Gini Beck
†John C. Blackman
Lesley Canfield
†Dan Hungate 
Linda K. Johnson
†James P. Kerr
†Paul J. Kundtz

*Executive committee
†Past chair

Auxiliary board

The Seattle Aquarium auxiliary board formed in December of 2014 to actively involve Seattle’s young professionals and their communities in the Aquarium’s mission through innovative and engaging programs, events and activities.

Tom Raaf, Rover 

Vice chairs
Duncan Butcher, Miller Nash Graham and Dunn LLP
Deb Kay Murphy, Cutter & Buck

Dan Karr, iSpot.tv

Andrew Bleiman, Tomofun - Furbo
Gavin Burns, Loge Co​ 
M. Harpur Davidson, O’Keefe Development
Mark Fox, JLL
Michael Guidon, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Meredith Kennedy, Virginia Mason Foundation
Kendall Krause, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Devin Kunysz, Starbucks
Stren Lea, Queen Investments Corp.
Emily Power, Microsoft
Sophie Riley, AHT Insurance
John Sa, Amazon
Billy Sanchez, RECON Management, LLC
Bryant Smick, Carney Badley Spellman
Andy Stolz, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Nicholas Stevens, Zillow Group
Yumi Zhang, Amazon


For additional information about the auxiliary board and its activities, please contact auxiliaryboard@seattleaquarium.org.

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