Leadership Group Spotlight

Tamara Power-Drutis 

Tamara believes that ideas are only as strong as the stories we tell about them. As a strategic communications expert and content creator with a history of turning big ideas into action, Tamara provides storytelling services to leaders and organizations with transformative concepts.

Tamara is the former Chief of Staff of Amplifier, the visual design lab that flooded the streets with messages of hope during the 2017 Inauguration and Women’s March on Washington. At Amplifier, Tamara provided program direction including strategy, storytelling, public relations, and campaign implementation.

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The Leadership Group is key to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and how we use it to catalyze the very best for our region. We are working towards a diverse and fully-engaged Leadership Group of highly prominent community, business, educational and spiritual leaders.

Earth Day Northwest 2020 Leadership Group

Last updated: April 12th, 2019
Names listed alphabetically

Lylianna Allala, Board Member | Environmental Professionals of Color, Outreach Coordinator for Congresswoman Jayapal
Ron Allen, Chair of the Tribal Council I Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Scott Armstrong,  Former President and CEO | Group Health
Thatcher Bailey, President | Seattle Parks Foundation
Tamar Benzikry, Public Art | 4Culture
Phyllis Campbell, Chairman | JPMorgan Chase & Co. Pacific Northwest Region
Ana Mari Cauce, President | University of Washington
Ray Conner, Former CEO | Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Michelle Connor, President and CEO | Forterra
Isiaah Crawford, President | University of Puget Sound
Joan Crooks, CEO | Washington Environmental Council
Dr. Ben Danielson, Senior Medical Director | Odessa Brown Medical Clinic
Will Daugherty, President and CEO | Pacific Science Center
Robert Davidson, President and CEO | Seattle Aquarium
Steve Dubiel, Executive Director | EarthCorps
Gene Duvernoy, CEO Emeritus | Forterra
Colleen Echohawk, Executive Director | Chief Seattle Club
Dan Evans | Former Governor and Senator
Kelly Evans, Partner | Sound View Strategies
Leonard Forsman, Chair | Suquamish Indian Tribe
Mitch Friedman, Executive Director | Conservation Northwest
Matt Galvin, Co-Owner | Pagliacci Pizza
Alejandro Grajal, President and CEO | Woodland Park Zoo
Jim Greenfield, Partner | Real Estate & Land Use Practice at Davis Wright Tremaine
Christine Gregoire, CEO | Challenge Seattle and former Governor
Cate Hardy, CEO | PCC Markets
Denis Hayes, President and CEO | The Bullitt Foundation
Sally Jewell, Distinguished Fellow | University of Washington College of the Environment, Former US Secretary of the Interior
Lucas Joppa, Chief Environmental Officer | Microsoft
Martha Kongsgaard, President | Kongsgaard-Goldman Foundation
Vu Le, Executive Director | Rainier Valley Corps
Kathi Littmann, President and CEO | The Greater Tacoma Community
Will Ludlam, General Manager | Edelman Pacific Northwest
Ryan Mello, Executive Director | Pierce Conservation District
Tony Mestres, President and CEO | Seattle Foundation
James Miles, Executive Director | Arts Corps
Nate Miles, VP Strategic Initiatives, State Government Affairs | Lilly USA, LLC
T’wina Nobles, CEO | Tacoma Urban League
Dan Nordstrom, CEO Emeritus | Outdoor Research
Kelly Ogilvie, CEO | DeepCell Industries
Estela Ortega, Executive Director | El Centro de la Raza
Julie Pham, Vice President of Community Engagement and Marketing | Washington Technology Industry Association
Tamara Power-Drutis, Fellow | Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Timothy Punke, Partner | Monument Advocacy 
Ben Reuler, Executive Director | Seattle Works
William Robertson, President and CEO | MultiCare
Peter Rogoff, CEO| Sound Transit
Kimerly Rorschach, President and CEO | Seattle Art Museum
William Ruckelshaus, Strategic Director | Madrona and Previous Administrator | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Very Reverend Michael G. Ryan, Pastor | St. James Cathedral
Fawn Sharp, President |Quinault Indian Nation
Mike Stevens, State Director | The Nature Conservancy
Father Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., President | Seattle University
Ed Thomas, Managing Partner | Deloitte
The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason, Dean and Rector | Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
Brad Tilden, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer | Alaska Air Group, Inc.
Maggie Walker | Civic Leader
Jonna Ward, Chief Executive Officer | The Seattle Public Library Foundation
James Wong, CEO | Vibrant Cities
Rabbi Daniel Weiner | Temple De Hirsch Sinai


Others forthcoming

Our Team

Gene Duvernoy

Chair 

Gene has spent more than 30 years working on land conservation and building community, founding Forterra (then called Cascade Land Conservancy) in 1989 in his attic. He led the organization to national prominence by creating bold, innovative and successful programs that improve the quality of life for all residents.

Contact: gduvernoy@forterra.org

Kristi England

Executive Director

Kristi has spent more than 20 years working in communications, public affairs, and mobilization. Notably, she worked with Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy) to develop and implement The Cascade Agenda, and led Seattle Climate Action Now, an initiative that asked city residents to take individual action on climate change.

Contact: kristi@earthdaynw2020.org

Lynnee Jacks

Project Associate

Lynnee has a background in communications and is experienced in event management, social media campaigns, design and content creation.

Contact: lynnee@earthdaynw2020.org