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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