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Blog | March 20, 2014

Building Connections, Maintaining Networks


One of the reasons Northeastern asked me to serve as the founding Dean and CEO of its Seattle Graduate Campus was because I am fairly well “connected” or “networked” in the Seattle community.  In my earlier roles as the Chair of many civic organizations (Seattle Chamber, Seattle/King County Economic Development Council, Director of Washington Aerospace Partnership) and one of the leaders of several community efforts (Seattle Commons, Alaskan Way Tunnel, Schools First Capital Levy for Education and Washington Aerospace partnerships) I have had the privilege of working with a wide assortment of leaders and citizens from many different sectors of our community who have now formed my network.  This “network” I have developed over the years has been of immeasurable value to me, both in my career as a land use attorney and later Managing Partner of a regional law firm, and in my diverse civic endeavors. Read more here