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Biographical information on the Bullitt Foundation's Board of Trustees.

Harriet Bullitt


 HarrietBullittWeb3.jpgHarriet Bullitt is a multi-talented entrepreneur and long-time supporter of the arts and environmental conservation in the Pacific Northwest. She and her sister assumed leadership of KING Broadcasting Company, founded by their pioneering mother, Dorothy, from the mid-1940’s until sale of the company in 1989. Harriet founded Pacific Northwest Magazine (now Seattle Magazine) and Pacific Search Press. She is the developer, owner and CEO of Leavenworth’s Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat, which opened in 1995. Reprising her interest in broadcasting, in 1999 Harriet founded KOHO FM radio in Leavenworth, purchased the Lake Chelan station, KOZI, and created the Icicle Broadcasting Company. She founded the Icicle Fund, a charitable foundation supporting the arts and environmental protection in the upper Wenatchee Valley. Harriet has served on many boards, including the Seattle Pacific Science Center, The Nature Conservancy, Reed College, Icicle Creek Music Center, Icicle Creek Watershed Council, and National Audubon. Harriet is Vice-Chair of the Bullitt Foundation's Board of Trustees.


Jabe Blumenthal


 JabeBlumenthalWeb.jpgA Seattle native and resident, Jabe graduated from Yale in 1982 with a degree in Applied Mathematics and went to work for Microsoft, designing the first version of Excel and becoming the company's first Program Manager. In 1994 he left Microsoft to teach mathematics and physics at his alma mater, Lakeside High School in Seattle, where he was the Head of the Science Department until the end of the 2003 school year.  Since then he has focused on environmental issues, especially climate change, and progressive politics.  He is on the board of Climate Solutions and Washington Progress Alliance.


Rod Brown


Rod BrownRod Brown has advised decision makers on environmental law in Washington State for more than twenty years.  He is President of the Washington Environmental Council, whose board he first joined in 1986.  Most recently appointed to Governor Gregoire’s Committee on Transforming Washington's Budget, Rod also served on the Governor's Climate Action Team, and is a member of the board of Washington Conservation Voters. He was on the Blue Ribbon Commission for Transportation and has served on the boards of 1000 Friends of Washington (now Futurewise), Northwest Fund for the Environment, and the Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center.  Rod also is a director of Portland General Electric, Oregon's largest utility and the national leader in renewable power customers. In 2010 he was named "Seattle Environmental Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America. Rod practices law at the firm he founded, Cascadia Law Group PLLC.


Maud Daudon


Maud Daudon

Maud Daudon joined the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce as interim president & CEO on March 19, 2012. She stepped into this role after six years as president & CEO of Seattle-Northwest Securities Corporation (SNW), a Seattle-based independent, employee-owned, regionally focused investment bank, broker-dealer and asset management firm specializing in debt securities and related businesses. Prior to that,  Daudon served as SNW’s managing director of Investment Banking and Municipal Sales and Trading. 

Before joining SNW in 2002, Daudon served for four years as deputy mayor and chief of staff for the city of Seattle, focusing on overall city strategy, public safety, labor issues, budget, information technology, and personnel. Previous to that, Daudon was the chief financial officer for the Port of Seattle for six years and held other finance-related positions for another two years. As CFO, Daudon was integral in helping the port achieve its financial goals and in completing long-range strategic financial planning. 

Daudon gained significant experience in public finance by working for six years completing transportation and public works-related bond financings for a national investment banking firm in their New York and Seattle offices. 

Daudon has been involved with the Chamber for 20 years and served a year-one term as chair of the Chamber from September 2010 to September 2011. In that role, she helped establish the Chamber’s three-year comprehensive plan. As interim president & CEO, she will work with staff and volunteers to ensure the organization's progress continues unabated until a permanent CEO is selected.

Daudon has a Master of Public and Private Management (M.P.P.M.) with emphasis on finance and economic development from Yale University and a B.A. from Hampshire College.


Howard Frumkin


Howard Frumkin is Dean, and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Dr. Frumkin is an internist, environmental and occupational medicine specialist, and epidemiologist, who has worked in academia and public service. From 2005 to 2010 he held leadership roles at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first as director of the National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR), and later as Special Assistant to the CDC Director for Climate Change and Health. During his tenure NCEH/ATSDR created programs in Climate Change and in Healthy Community Design; launched training programs for college students, doctoral students, and post-docs; expanded its Biomonitoring and Environmental Public Health Tracking programs; and launched its National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures. From 1990-2005 he was Professor and Chair of Environmental and Occupational Health at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Emory Medical School.

Dr. Frumkin received his A.B. from Brown University, his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. from Harvard, his Internal Medicine training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge Hospital, and his Occupational Medicine training at Harvard. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and in Occupational Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Collegium Ramazzini and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.


ERim Gomez


Erim Gomez is currently a Ph.D. student in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University where he helps develop and teach Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology courses. His research interests include: the conservation of endangered species, the ecology and sustainability of freshwater ecosystems, and amphibians and freshwater fish. He has formerly served as Co-Director of Southern Oregon University’s Ecology Center of the Siskiyous, and on the board of Oregon Stewardship, and currently serves on the board of the Society of Northwestern Vertebrate Biology.

Erim holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from Southern Oregon University and Masters in Natural Resource Sciences from Washington State University.  In 2011 he was awarded the Patsy Prize (Bullitt Environmental Fellowship) to help fund his research on the conservation of the Palouse Prairie amphibians. He is devoted to encouraging students from under-represented groups to pursue higher education, particularly the sciences. In service to this goal, Erim frequently gives presentations to students and their parents and he often enjoys giving these presentations in Spanish to connect with Latino communities. He also gives educational workshops and he mentors undergraduates in Chicano/Latino student groups and the McNair Scholars program.


Frank Greer 


Frank Greer, the founding partner of GMMB, has more than 35 years of experience in communications and advertising serving major foundations, public interest groups, labor organizations, corporations, and successful candidates for Congress, governor, Senate and the presidency.

He has provided counsel and communications services to public interest causes and foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and major efforts on education reform and environmental protection. Frank has also provided strategic advice to the campaigns of President Obama, President Clinton, and numerous governor, Senate, and congressional races across the country.  Internationally, he assisted with the election of Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom in 2007, advised then-presidential candidate Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress in 1993, served as campaign media advisor to Czechoslovakian President Vaclav Havel in 1990, and assisted Chile’s pro-democracy campaign in 1987.

In 1972, Frank was a founder and board member of Amnesty International USA.  After attending the University of Maryland, he created and directed the Public Media Center in San Francisco, the nation’s first public interest advertising agency.

Frank lives in Seattle with his wife, Stephanie Solien, and their two daughters, Jacqueline and Lillian.


Denis Hayes, President and CEO


Denis Hayes 2For Mr. Hayes' complete bio, please refer to the Staff page.








Martha Kongsgaard


Martha Kongsgaard was born and raised in Napa, Calif., to a family of jurists, grape growers and cattle ranchers. Kongsgaard, a lawyer by training, married Peter Goldman in 1988 and collaborated with him to found the Kongsgaard-Goldman Foundation. The foundation gives grants to a variety of nonprofit environmental, social justice and arts organizations in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, many of which affect Puget Sound. She is a founding board member of IslandWood and additionally currently serves on the boards of the Washington Women’s Foundation, the UW College of the Environment, UW Center for Human Rights, The Bullitt Foundation and the Ruckelshaus Center. Martha has helped lead numerous political and community campaigns, including the Cascade Agenda, No on 933, the expansion of IslandWood, the building of the LEED-certified Community Center at the New High Point, the headquarters of Solid Ground, The Confluence Project, The Campaign for Equal Justice, and the Three Projects/One Community Campaign of the Delridge Neighborhood Development Association, among many. Kongsgaard has served as the president of Philanthropy Northwest and has spoken broadly about philanthropy and the environmental movement to wide and diverse audiences for the past 20 years. She is currently serving as Chair of the Marine Resource Advisory Council, which focuses on ocean acidification and chairs the Leadership Council of the Puget Sound Partnership, the agency she has been dedicated to since its inception in 2007. She has three grown sons and lives in West Seattle with her husband Peter Goldman.

michael Parham


Michael ParhamMichael Parham is an Associate General Counsel at RealNetworks, Inc., a Web-based firm that provides a universal platform of delivery for digital media, on nearly any Web-enabled device. He is responsible for the negotiation of technology licensing agreements and provides legal counsel to senior management at RealNetworks on human resource matters, community, and governmental affairs.

Prior to joining RealNetworks, Michael was the Regional Counsel with IBM in Chicago, Illinois, responsible for managing IBM's Midwest region legal department. Michael began his legal career with the law firm of Chapman and Cutler in Chicago where he practiced in the area of corporate finance. Michael received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

Michael is an active Seattle resident, involved with the Loren Miller Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Governmental Affairs Committee of the WSA (formerly Washington Software Alliance). He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Seattle Public Library and Pike Place Market Foundations.

Doug Raff


Doug RaffDoug has long been a civic leader in the Seattle community. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Harbor Properties, Inc. He was appointed to the National Board of the Trust for Public Land in 1993. Doug was Chairman of the Seattle 2000 Commission, has served as director of Redhook Ale Brewery, Sasquatch Publishing Company, and Pacific Search Press, and has been a trustee for the Pacific Science Center, the Coalition for Open Government, the Seattle Architectural Foundation, the Corporate Council for the Arts, the Pilchuck Glass Studio, the Seattle Parks Foundation, and the Washington World Affairs Fellows. 

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