People

  • President and General Manager

    Year started with KUOW: 2014

    Caryn Mathes is president and general manager of KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio. Caryn came to KUOW from public radio station WAMU FM, licensed to American University in Washington, D.C.

    During her tenu...

  • Chris Higashi is program manager of the Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library, where she has worked since 1992.

    She co-founded and directs “Seattle Reads,” the Library’s widely emulated One Book community reading a...

  • Colleen Echohawk is an enrolled member of the Kithehaki Band of the Pawnee Nation and a member of the Upper Ahtna Athabascan people of Mentasta Lake.

    Ms. Echohawk is the Executive Director of the Chief Seattle Club, a nonprofit dedicated...

  • Secretary

    Dennis Kenny is president of IlluminAge Communications Partners, a specialty communications firm that provides web, print, and video products and services to health care, senior living, and aging network clients across the country.

    Befor...

  • Vice Chair

    Haeryung Shin is a corporate and business transactional lawyer in private practice, representing technology and high growth companies and investors in all stages of the business cycle. She specializes in corporate finance and technology transac...

  • Indranil Ghosh is the Lead Marketing Consultant and Brand Story Architect at Premera Blue Cross. Prior to his current role, he was the Director of Marketing and led the advertising, branding, marketing communications, competitive intelligence a...

  • Jon Schorr is of counsel at the law firm Carney Badley Spellman. His practice emphasizes matters related to federal and state tax issues and the representation of privately held companies with a special interest in telecommunications.

    Af...

  • Chair

    Judy Endejan is a shareholder in the Seattle law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer. She has been a communications/telecommunications/media attorney for more than 20 years, serving in both an in-house capacity (Associate General Counsel for GTE Comm...

  • Mark Ashida is the CEO at Symform, a cloud storage and backup service.

    While the Managing Director at OVP Venture Partners, Ashida focused on investments in datacenter, IT infrastructure, SaaS, Networking, Security and Enterprise Softwar...

  • Maryfrances Lignana is a community activist and an avid gardener who works with local plant organizations for native plant restoration. She is Board Chair Emerita of Earth Ministry, whose mission is to inspire and mobilize the Christian communi...

  • Nelson Dong is a partner in the Seattle office of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, an international law firm. He represents technology companies in international business transactions and investments, particularly those involving U.S. export control o...

  • Norm Arkans has worked at the University of Washington since 1979 and overseen the University’s media relations program since 1985. He was named to his present post of Associate Vice President of Media Relations and Communications in 2004, havi...

  • Shauna started her career with the Seattle Mariners baseball team before leading teams at Fox Sports Net, Warner Brothers, Comcast, Nordstrom, Google (via PwC), Decide.com and eBay.

    After selling Decide.com to eBay in late 2013, Shauna j...

  • Steve Hill is a business and community leader with extensive human resources and organizational effectiveness experience in both the private and public sectors. He is on the faculty of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, teaching Management and ...

  • Susan Queary’s earliest memories are of nature, exploring the woods around her grandparents’ cabin. The memories were so formative that Susan earned a degree in geology and began her professional life helping people channel their concern for th...

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