Executive Q+A

David Rolf expanded the number of home-care and nursing-home workers in his Service Employees International Union (SEIU) chapter twentyfold — to 44,000 — in the past decade. He was a leader in Seattle’s push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and has received national attention by calling for labor unions to innovate.

Elena Donio became a Concur employee in 1998 when it acquired the company she was working for at the time. She became president of the Bellevue-based provider of travel-and-expense management solutions in 2014 when Concur was acquired by the multinational software firm, SAP.

Since ending her term as governor of Washington in 2013, Christine Gregoire has lived a somewhat less public life taking care of grandchildren, chairing the 2015 advisory committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and serving on the boards of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the William D. Ruckelshaus Center. She is coming out of semiretirement to head up a new initiative aimed at raising Seattle’s awareness of itself — and its international profile.

Shepherding the Bellevue company from independent enterprise to corporate subsidiary while keeping an eye on growth.

Former Governor Christine Gregoire takes on new responsibilities as CEO of Challenge Seattle.

Dow Constantine runs an enterprise with a $9 billion biennial budget that fuels the economic engine of Washington state.

CEO uses experience from a ‘youthful indiscretion’ to keep fast-growing Zonar Systems pointed in the right direction.

New CEO of the Washington Technology Industry Association is eager to take on tough issues.

Cate Hardy brings to PCC Natural Markets an understanding of retailing and customer service acquired at Starbucks.

He is founder and chairman of Seattle Hospitality Group, an events and travel related business he hopes to build into a legacy company.