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Ann Ardizzone
VP Supply Chain/Risk Management
Alaska Airlines
Ann Ardizzone holds responsibility for Supply Chain including procurement, sourcing and contract management. She is also responsible for Risk Management, overseeing insurance requirements for airline hull, spare and comprehensive liability.

Previous to Supply Chain, she was Vice President for Inflight Services, responsible for the hiring and training of Alaska’s Flight Attendants.

Prior to Inflight, Ann was responsible for e-commerce, encompassing interactive marketing, merchandising, business and product development. She was also responsible for the company’s marketing & loyalty programs and led the airline's Mileage Plan business unit, responsible for Alaska's Frequent Flyer program, airport club rooms, customer relationship management effort, and customer care. During this period, Ardizzone developed and launched six credit card products supporting Alaska’s frequent flyer program, including the companion fare product.

Ann holds a BA in business administration from WSU and an EMBA from University of Washington, Foster School of Business.

Ann was recognized as a 2013 Women of Influence by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Ann is a member of the Board for the 5th Avenue Theatre, Girl Scouts of Western Washington and is on the advisory board to the Master of Supply Chain Management program at Foster School of Business.
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Ashley Giesa
Senior Staff Consultant
Esi
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Jennifer Hills
Director of Risk Management
King County

Jennifer Hills has been the Director of Risk Management for King County, Washington since 2003. King County, which includes the Seattle-Bellevue metropolitan area, is the 13th largest County in the United States serving a population of over 2 million. King County, through its 15,000 employees, provides direct and regional services such as public health and community services, parks and recreation, wastewater treatment, and criminal justice. King County also operates the regional transportation network including bus, light rail, street car, and passenger ferry services, as well as the King County International Airport.

Jennifer is responsible for establishing a culture of balanced risk taking using a risk-value framework, implementing ERM, and managing a broad risk management program.

In 2018, Jennifer was named Public Risk Manager of the Year by the Public Risk Management Association, and was named to the RIMS Risk Management Honor Roll.

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Joe Hurley
Senior Manager
Lyft
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Mark Isaacson
Director of King County Wastewater Treatment Division
King County

Mark Isaacson is the director of the King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD), which has over 700 employees and provides regional wastewater treatment services for 34-cities and sewer districts throughout King and Snohomish Counties. WTD is one of the largest utilities on the West Coast.  The division has a $150 million annual operating budget and $200 million 2018 capital budget with infrastructure expenditures expected to exceed $3.1 billion by 2030.  WTD operates and maintains five treatment plants, nine Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) treatment and storage facilities, 72 regulator and pump stations, and 390 miles of conveyance lines. 

Mark has been working in the wastewater industry since October 2016; he was in his new job less than four months before a major equipment failure and flooding at the West Point treatment plant.  He had the opportunity to lead the restoration with the treatment plant back to full operations in 76 days.  Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California in Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington. 

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Dennis Nolan
Shareholder
Anderson Kill
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Xiaoxiao Tan
Insurance Partnerships Manager
Uber
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Lynn Valenter
Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations
WSU Vancouver
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Erike Young
Chair
US Technical Advisory Group for ANSI/TC 262 ISO
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