At BECU Sara leads the group charged with protecting and enhancing BECU’s reputation. Her mission is to build engagement with BECU across several communities – employees, members, media, non-profits and community partners. At Alchemy Communications Sara provides change management consulting to US and UK businesses. Sara established Alchemy Communications in August 2010, joined BECU in March 2013, and was the former Director of Corporate Affairs, Global/UK Retail & Commercial Banking, Barclays Bank, London, UK. She has 13 years of consulting specializing in M&A integrations, and holds a BA in Psychology from Whitman College.
Ms. Davis has been with Farmers New World Life Insurance Company since 1992, where she has served in a variety of roles in actuarial, finance, marketing and operations. In her current role, she is responsible for the enterprise risk management program of Farmers New World Life as well as the risk management program for affiliate Zurich. Ms. Davis is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also earned her MBA degree from the University of Washington.
Barbara has a demonstrated history of building long term customer relationships that deliver predictable exceptional results over time. She achieves these results by creating a culture of collaboration and respect which enables the best of each person to show up every day across large and small teams around the globe. Barbara is also actively involved in her community through volunteering her skills and knowledge to make a difference.
John is the Director of Business Development at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. John has a strong background in financial services and business development that spans such areas as: international and community banking, treasury management, corporate finance and investor relations.
John is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and received his MBA from Cornell University. John and his wife Jan, along with their five grown children, are avid travelers and outdoorspeople. In particular, John enjoys a good day of fly fishing or hiking.
Ali Moayeri holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University Of Idaho. From 1985 to 1990, Ali worked with MG2 Architects in Seattle. In 1990 he joined Costco Wholesale as construction project manager, and since 2004 he has been the SVP of construction for US and international expansion. Ali has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 24 years and has a son and daughter both in college. His hobbies and interests include Martial arts, power lifting, hunting and fly fishing.
Wilf joined Sellen in 1980 as a Project Engineer, has held numerous positions in his 34 year career, and is currently Chief Operating Officer. Wilf is involved with many associations, including serving as President of theWashington Associated General Contractors (AGC). He is on the Board of the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Heart Association and is a Trustee for WesternWashingtonCarpenter Health and Pension funds. Wilf holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the UW. Wilf currentlyresides in Kirkland with his wife Diane and lab Hallie, has two grown kids, Lauren and Matthew, and his granddaughter, Townley.
Mr. Hill is Lead Faculty at Bainbridge Graduate Institute; Former Director of Retirement Systems and Health Care Authority; former Senior VP of Human Resources,Weyerhaeuser. Community Colleges, and Seattle Foundation. Former Board Member: Washington State Investment Board, WSU Board of Regents, and Consumers Union. He holds a BS in Forestry Management from University of California at Berkeley; and an MBA from University of California at Los Angeles.
Mr. Cullen is the founder and CEO of Jet City Partners; a private equity firm with a focus on lower middle marketmanufacturing companies. Erik has been a volunteer and a staff member with various Habitat for Humanity affiliates as well as with Habitat for Humanity International. Erik is married, has a 3-year-old son and lives in the Magnolia neighborhood in Seattle.
Bill was raised in the NW and is currently the general manager for a large family owned Highway Construction Company that has built small and large projects throughout the US since 1984. For the last several years he has been involved in and developed housing and industrial redevelopment projects for local families and companies. He has been married to his wife Roni for over 25 years and together they have supported several charities and foundations locally and nationally. Bill and Roni have a 23 year old daughter that graduated from Montana State University, they enjoy working their farm in Eastern Washington, boating and traveling throughout the US and abroad. Bill is currently a Trustee for the Operators JATC, a Co-Chairman of the AGC Road Committee as well as very active with Seattle Yacht Club on their building, and dock repair projects.
Rob is a senior financial executive with 28 years of experience in community bank executive management, commercial banking, and accounting with several community banks. He has achieved his Master of Business Administration, Focus in Accounting/Finance at University of Oregon. He also obtained a BA in Economics; Mathematics Minor Washington State University. Rob has been involved in his community through Habitat SKC as well as Chair of Jubilee Services and Agros International, First Avenue Service Center, and First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue. Rob enjoys skiing, biking, hiking and anything in the outdoors as well as playing with his two children ages 23 and 23.
Bob has extensive experience in business development and management. He served as a Weyerhaeuser Co. Wood Products Vice President in business and sales and marketing management positions. After retiring he served as President of Oparts Housing Soft, Inc., establishing a Japanese- owned business for the export of building materials to Japan. He served as Vice President of Business Development for World Wide Wood Network, Ltd., a software company linking wood products companies with their customers.
Mr. Moore has a long history with Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County, serving as Board of Directors
President and on many committees. He also serves on the Advisory Council of the Bing Overseas Studies Program at Stanford University. Mr. Moore holds an AB, Political Science, Stanford University and an
MBA, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Bob and his wife, Margaret, reside in Bellevue.
Mr. van Amen has served HomeStreetBank since 2003 when he joined the Bank as its Treasurer. Mr. van Amen has also served as the Quantitative Analytics Manager for the Royal Bank of Canada and Vice President and Balance Sheet Manager at Old Kent Financial in Michigan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Weber State University and a master’s degree in Economics from Claremont Graduate University.
Gary is the Managing Principal of HCMP where he has practiced since 1982 after arriving in Seattle from Buffalo, N.Y., following law school in Boston. In addition to more than 30 years of experience assisting clients with legal concerns, he works with industry and trade groups. Those in the lending industry have even shown enough confidence in his judgment to elect him President of the Seattle Mortgage Bankers Association and Associate Director of the Washington Mortgage Lenders Association. Gary loves reading, singing, soccer (as a coach, spectator and player), and baseball (as a spectator). He stays involved in the community through numerous volunteer activities, from coaching youth soccer, to spending a night a month overseeing a homeless shelter, and working through Habitat for Humanity helping to build an entire village outside of Phnom Penh for people living in a dump/landfill.
I began my working career as a carpenter, working part-time to pay for college. After graduate school and law school I practiced law in Colorado and taught briefly at Rutgers University before moving to Seattle. Upon arrival, I took a position with the UW that led to a position with Paul Allen at Vulcan Northwest and later to Microsoft. I had long donated to support microfinance in developing countries and found a volunteer opportunity with former colleagues working on software for microfinance institutions. Over time that experience led to consulting opportunities with USAID, the Gates Foundation, and ultimately the U.S. Treasury, on whose behalf I now work as a technical advisor to central banks and financial regulators in Africa and Latin America.
My first exposure to Habitat was 25 years ago. I have served on ad hoc committees on occasion in the past, but a productive day in the field with future homeowners and some of my best friends is still the thing I look forward to the most.
Mr. Lee manages The Walsh Group’s Seattle Regional office, overseeing the planning and execution of commercial construction projects in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Lee has more than 32 years of construction experience in developing local building organizations that grow and sustain federal, public and private clients. Mr. Lee earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Oregon State University. He and his wife of 32years, Carrie, reside in Seattle, and have two grown children.
Ed Thomas is Managing Partner for the Deloitte Seattle office and serves as Lead Client Service Partner for a number of large corporations and enterprises. He also leads Deloitte’s Strategic Client Program in Seattle. In addition, Thomas is Dean of Deloitte’s senior leadership program, “the Art of the Story.” As part of his 30 years of professional leadership and experience, Thomas has served as a corporate lawyer, a partner in Deloitte’s Merger & Acquisitions Service group, Chief of Staff to Deloitte’s Managing Partner and subsequent Global CEO and a regional Tax Managing Partner. In the community, Thomas has been Chair at IslandWood, served as Treasurer for Pacific Science Center and Woodland Park Zoo. In addition to Plymouth Housing Group, he is also on the boards of the Seattle Foundation and the Western Washington University Foundation.