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Puget Sound Business Journal in partnership with NACD Northwest Chapter celebrated Outstanding Directors in 2017 


Director of the Year:  Colleen Birdnow Brown

Current Boards of Directors:

- Port Blakey Companies, director

- TrueBlue Inc., director

- Delta Dental of Washington (nonprofit), director 

- Marca Global, founder


- American Apparel, chairwoman of the board, director  

- Fisher Communications, Inc, director, President & CEO

-  DataSphere Technologies, director 

Emerging Director of the Year: Matt MacIlwain

Current Board of Directors

- Madrona Venture Group, managing director and partner

- Mixpo Inc., director

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- ExtraHop Networks Inc., director

- Optify Inc., director

- Washington Technology Industry Association, director  ( nonprofit)

- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, director

- CenturyLink Cloud Inc., director

Past Board of Directors

- Dato/Turi, director

- iConclude, director

- Isilon Systems, director

Lifetime Achievement Award: John McAdam

- F5 Networks, director, former President & CEO 

- Tableau Software, director

- Apptio, direcctor 

- Nunatix, director 

Diversity Champion Award for a Company's Board of Directors: Alaska Air Group

- More women and minorities, than any other Washington Public Company


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