Executive Excellence Awards

July 1, 2018By Seattle Business Magazine


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The Executive Excellence Awards program is the Pacific Northwest’s premier C-suite leadership event. It recognizes Washington executives who have demonstrated extraordinary, consistent leadership in guiding their companies or nonprofit organizations to success. Previous honorees include names that read like a regional who’s who of CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, etc. 

Winners were announced at an awards gala on January  23, 2020 at Museum of Flight and are not featured in the January/February issue of Seattle Business magazine.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Tom Alberg, co-founder & managing Director, Madrona Venture Group

Executive Excellence Awards:

Eugenio Pace, co-founder & chief executive officer, Auth0

Amy Balliett, co-founder & chief executive officer, Killer Visual Strategies

Amy Nelson, founder & chief executive officer, The Riveter

Tom Sebastian, president & chief executive officer, Compass Health

Beth McCaw, president & chief executive officer, Washington Women’s Foundation

Shauna Swerland, founder & chief executive officer, Fuel Talent

Jeremy Wacksman, president, Zillow 

Melba Bartels, executive vice president & chief financial officer, BECU

Jeff Dance, founder & chief executive officer, Fresh Consulting

Matt Hulett, president, Rosetta Stone Inc.

Kieran Snyder, co-founder & chief executive officer, Textio

Debbie Crandall, president, Parker Staffing

Brent Beardall, president & chief executive officer, WaFd Bank

Mary Knell, chief executive officer, Pacific Northwest Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo

Rod Diefendorf, chief operating officer, PitchBook 

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