The 2017 Executive Excellence Awards: The List

A summary of this year's honorees.

January 16, 2017

Gianni Truzzi

Welcome to the fifth installment of Seattle Business magazines annual celebration of outstanding achievement in the C-suite. The Executive Excellence Awards recognize CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CTOs, executive directors and other inspirational leaders for modeling exemplary behavior in the day-to-day operation of complex corporate ecosystems as well as in the larger context of providing a moral compass. Learn about this years 14 honorees that follow. And congratulations to all!

2017 Executive Excellence Award Winners

Ada M. Healey

Vice president, Vulcan Real Estate, Seattle

Stein Kruse

CEO, Holland America Group, Seattle

Ardine Williams

VP of Talent Acquisition, Amazon Web Services, Seattle

Glenn Kelman

CEO, Redfin, Seattle

Karen Lee

CEO, Pioneer Human Services, Seattle

Budd Gould

Founder and President, Anthonys Restaurants, Kirkland

Governance Award

Board of Directors, Alaska Air Group, Seattle

Benson Porter

President & CEO, BECU, Tukwila

Darryl Rawlings

CEO, Trupanion, Seattle

Scott Svenson

Cofounder and CEO, MOD Pizza, Bellevue

Scott Porad

CTO,, Seattle

John J. Legere

President and CEO, T-Mobile US, Bellevue

Tucker Moodey

President, eCommerce Platform, Expedia Inc., Bellevue

Lifetime Achievement Award

Roy M. Whitehead, Chairman and CEO, Washington Federal, Seattle


Bruce Avolio /// executive director /// University of Washington Center for Leadership
Patricia Bedient /// retired EVP /// Weyerhaeuser Company
Jon Fine /// president & CEO /// United Way of King County
Stewart Landefeld /// partner /// Perkins Coie
Stanley B. McCammon /// president and CEO /// Joshua Green Corporation
John Meisenbach /// founder and chairman /// MCM
John Oppenheimer /// founder & CEO /// Columbia Hospitality
Joseph Phillips /// dean /// Albers School of Business and Economics /// Seattle University