William H. Clapp is a recognized social entrepreneur, thought leader, philanthropist, and executive with experience in both the international non-profit and for-profit sectors.
Bill helped found and lead the Matthew G. Norton Company, and, along with his wife Paula, founded three high-impact and high-profile non-profits: Global Partnerships, Global Washington, and Seattle International Foundation. He remains involved in each of the organizations.
Bill started his career as a bush pilot and businessman in Alaska in 1967. He returned to his native Seattle in 1975 where he led the founding of Matthew G. Norton Company, a privately held company with investments in real estate, fisheries, heavy equipment, as well as a prominent hotel in Hawaii. Bill served as CEO and then Chairman for almost three decades, until 2002. The company is one of the largest private holders of industrial property in the State of Washington.
In 1992, Bill and his wife, Paula, developed an interest in international development and, after 2 years of research, founded Global Partnerships in 1994. Global Partnerships has become a leading international impact investor with over 70 partners in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Africa. The organization has provided loans and grants totaling $252 million since it was founded, impacting the lives of 7.7 million people. Bill served as Executive Director of the organization until 2006.
In 2002, Bill cofounded the Initiative for Global Development with William H. Gates Sr., former U.S. Senator Daniel J. Evans, former EPA Administrator William D. Ruckelshaus, and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General John Shalikashvili. The organization, now headquartered in Washington DC, works to create successful businesses in Africa.
In 2006, Bill began discussions which eventually led to the founding of Global Washington in 2008. He served as the organization’s first chairman. Global Washington supports the global development community based in Washington state -- an association that includes more than 160 organizations working to create a healthier and more equitable and safer world. Global Washington hosts numerous events and an annual conference, publishes an annual international philanthropy guide, and represents and promotes the sector. It is unique in the US for its composition of such a diverse membership; NGO’s, business, foundations, philanthropists and universities.
In 2008, Bill and Paula founded the Seattle International Foundation to both help grow the international philanthropy sector in Washington State and to support development in Central America where they began their work. Since 2008, SIF has granted or facilitated grants of over $20 million to 219 high impact organizations. It is the only foundation with a singular focus in Central America and plays host to the annual Central American Donors Forum which brings together a large array of foundations, agencies, country representatives and businesses to discuss strategies and progress in the region. The SIF is an operating and granting foundation which runs its own programs as well as programs for other foundations. It publishes research and a guide for donors which highlights local NGO’s in Central America. SIF was also one of the founding members of the Central America Leadership Initiative. SIF has staff in Seattle, Miami, and Central America.
Bill and Paula also have strong philanthropic ties to Seattle. Bill has been recognized for his international work, has written op-eds and essays on topics of international development, and been a frequent participant in development conferences and panels.
Bill also served on the boards of Alaska Air Group, 20 years, and Weyerhaeuser,16 years. He has also served on numerous private company boards and community committees. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of INCAE Business School in Costa Rica.
Bill and Paula live in Seattle and continue to make frequent visits to Central America.
Paula Clapp co-founded Global Partnerships in 1994 with her husband, Bill Clapp, to promote economic opportunity for people living in poverty in Latin America.
In 2007, Paula and Bill started the Seattle International Foundation to promote international development, awareness and philanthropy in Seattle. Paula has also invested in a movie called SOLD to raise awareness about sex trafficking; she and a group of passionate Seattle women co-founded the nonprofit StolenYouth to raise awareness and funds to help rescue and recover local youth who are forced into prostitution. In addition to these organizations, Paula has served on the boards of Make A Wish Foundation, One World Now, the Medina Foundation and the Vestry of St. Mark’s Cathedral. She was also a founding member of the Washington Women's Foundation. In addition, she has volunteered with Women's Funding Alliance, Accion U.S., Habitat for Humanity and Children's Orthopedic. Paula holds a master's degree in counseling and worked as a middle school counselor at Zion Preparatory Academy. Paula and Bill recently received the AK Guy award from the YMCA for their volunteerism and were earlier recognized for their philanthropy. In 2014, Paula received the Unsung Heroes of Compassion award from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Kurt DelBene is Executive Vice President at Microsoft Corporation, driving Corporate Strategy & Planning in collaboration with the SLT.
DelBene, previously with Microsoft as president of the Office Division, rejoined Microsoft in April 2015 after helping President Obama make improvements to Healthcare.gov, the enrollment website for the Affordable Care Act, and after being a venture partner with Madrona Venture Group. Earlier in his career, Kurt was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company, and a software developer and systems engineer for AT&T Bell Laboratories. Kurt holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago, a Master of Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona. He has served as a board member for Episcopal Relief and Development, Reed College, St. Mark’s Cathedral, and St. Thomas Medina.
Curtis B. Fraser
Curt Fraser is the Market Manager for the Middle Market commercial banking group for the Pacific Northwest.
In this role, he provides local leadership and financial solutions to companies with revenues between $20 million and $500 million. Curt holds over two decades of banking experience, all with JPMorgan Chase and its predecessor organizations.
Prior to becoming the Market Manager for Washington in 2009 and later Oregon in 2012, Curt served as the market manager for three regions in Wisconsin. Curt began his career at American National Bank, a legacy organization, as an analyst in the credit training program and soon became a commercial banker serving the Chicago and Milwaukee markets. In 2001, he became the Division Manager for Waukesha, Wisconsin, and advanced to the level of Market Manager is 2005.
An active member of his community, Curt serves on the Board of Trustees for the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce as well as the Board of Directors for Global Partnerships, a Seattle based nonprofit impact investor, where he is Chair of the Investment Committee. In addition, Curt serves as a mentor for the Foster MBA Career Management at the University of Washington and holds a leadership role on the JPMorgan Chase local contributions committee, where he advises on foundation investments in the Pacific Northwest.
Curt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa.
Curt resides in the Seattle area with his wife and three children.
Enrique Godreau III
Enrique has been active in the information technology industry for over 30 years.
His experience includes 15 years in research, product development and business management, and over 15 years in startup investing. He has co-founded several businesses including Voyager Capital in 1996, a Seattle-based venture capital firm and 9Mile Labs, a technology startup accelerator.
Previously, he held a variety of roles with several industry-leading businesses including Gartner, Adobe, and Xerox PARC. He is an active advisor or director with many startup, nonprofit and educational organizations and a frequent speaker in the areas of entrepreneurship, emerging technologies and venture capital. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Mike Galgon is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Pioneer Square Labs, a Seattle-based startup studio and venture fund.
For the past two decades, Galgon has been an entrepreneur, angel investor, and impact investor in Seattle. In 1997, he co-founded Avenue A, which grew to become the world's largest independent digital agency. Avenue A spawned multiple other digital marketing companies, including Atlas and DRIVEpm, which collectively traded as aQuantive (Nasdaq: AQNT). After the sale of aQuantive to Microsoft in 2007, Galgon served as its Chief Advertising Strategist until 2009. Since then, Galgon has actively committed himself to early-stage technology investing, impact investing, and education. He currently serves on the boards of technology companies Ad Lightning, Flexe, Pixvana, and Pipeline Deals; of impact investor Global Partnerships; and of educational leaders The Bush School and The Thacher School. Prior to founding aQuantive, Mike served with Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) in inner-city Boston, and as a diving officer in the U.S. Navy. Mike holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University.
Dr. Bert Green
Dr. Bert Green has been a leading interventional cardiologist and has participated in the development of medical devices.
After participation in the early adaption of catheter based approaches to heart disease, he was instrumental in developing the treatment of non-cardiac vascular disease utilizing minimally invasive technology and techniques.
He remains on staff of Swedish Hospital Medical Center and had been on the Clinical Faculty of the University of Washington Medical Center.
He received a B.S. in Biochemistry from the City University of New York and his M.D. from the Medical College of Pennsylvania prior to completing his Cardiology Fellowship at the UWMC. Dr. Green lives with his wife, Alexandra Brookshire, and their three children in Seattle.
Prior to joining Global Partnerships' board and serving as its interim Chief Capital Resource Officer, Tessa was the director of Partner Engagement at Partners for Our Children, a public private partnership at the University of Washington School of Social Work that uses evidence to improve child welfare policy and practice.
There, Tessa led the Partner Engagement Team in translating POC's research into sustainable change for public child welfare systems in order to strengthen Washington’s vulnerable children and families. Tessa began her career working with developmentally disabled adults at L’Arche and then became the executive director of the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery in Spokane, WA. Tessa returned to England to study and continued to work in child welfare in Great Britain. After returning to Washington State, she worked in program evaluation at the University of Washington School of Social Work and was the communications manager at Committee for Children.Tessa received her undergraduate degree in psychology and philosophy from the University of Hull, England and her M.Sc. in Applied Social Studies from Oxford University.
Gregg S. Johnson
Vice President & Secretary
Through his firm, Johnson Consulting Associates LLC, Gregg provides senior-level advisory and coaching services to a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations.
The firm focuses on the issues of high growth and rapid change, working with leaders to successfully anticipate and navigate challenges, develop responsive strategies, and implement solutions to insure long-term, sustainable results. In his for-profit practice, Gregg focuses on the needs of multi-unit retailers, restaurants, and personal/financial services providers, leveraging his extensive hospitality background and providing both project and interim senior executive services. In his not-for-profit engagements, Gregg has served a large variety of social enterprises in strategy development, business planning, and interim executive roles. Gregg is also a principal and founder of Tag Team Business Solutions, a consortium of highly experienced senior executives with deep backgrounds in human resources, marketing, merchandising, IT, finance, strategy, operations, and legal, providing a full spectrum of resources and services serving the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries.
Prior to starting his company, Gregg was a senior executive at Starbucks Coffee Company for over thirteen years, and also has extensive executive experience in the hotel, resort, catering and restaurant industries.
In addition to his board service at Global Partnerships, Gregg serves on the board of FareStart and is a founding board member of Catalyst Kitchens. He also serves on the boards of Express Opportunities and Express Credit Union. In addition to his not-for-profit board services, Gregg is a member of the advisory boards of two privately held companies, and serves on the New Venture Advisory Board of Coinstar Corporation.
Gregg earned a bachelor's degree from the Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and currently lives in Sammamish, Washington with his wife, Nancy. They have two grown children.
Ed has 30+ years of experience helping families of significant means manage their financial wealth. In January 2018, Ed became Executive Director for Milburn Services, LLC, the family office for the four generations of the Katherine Belk family in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Prior to Milburn, Ed was President of Threshold Group, a Seattle-based multifamily office from 2001 until its sale in late 2017. Ed had overall responsibility for the creation and delivery of Threshold’s integrated wealth management service offering, including Threshold’s pioneering impact investing practice.
Ed was also a partner in Arthur Andersen’s Family Wealth Planning practice and headed their North and South Carolina Core Tax Services group of some 65 professionals. His estate and income tax planning background, family business consulting and registered investment advisory experience was brought to bear for clients facing the complex issues of family-owned and operated enterprises. He co-authored and/or taught numerous courses to his Andersen colleagues, including their Intermediate and Advanced Family Wealth Planning tracks. He was Andersen’s liaison to the North Carolina Family Business Forum, playing a key role in its creation and in building its constituency.
Ed’s philanthropic passions are rooted in education. Ed is a former member of the Family Office Exchange Advisory Board; the Alumni Association board of his alma mater, Valparaiso University; Treasurer of Communities in Schools of Peninsula (Gig Harbor); board member of the Innovation Entrepreneurship Center at the Albers School of Business, Seattle University and the Chair of the College Success Foundation in Tacoma, Washington. Ed currently serves on the advisory board for the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. Ed is a Certified Public Accountant and Personal Financial Specialist in the states of Washington and North Carolina and is a member of the national and Washington CPA societies. Ed is a frequent writer and speaker on families and family office industry issues. He and his wife Paula (also a Valparaiso graduate) have three children.
Carla Lewis is the recently retired President of Washington Women's Foundation, having served in that role from 2008 through 2014.
She previously had a successful 25-year career in the corporate world, with executive leadership roles in strategic planning, business management, finance, treasury and communications at Paccar and Microsoft. Carla first became engaged with Global Partnerships when she traveled on an ImpactJourney to El Salvador in April 2008, and she has been an engaged supporter ever since. Active in the nonprofit arena, Carla also serves on the Boards of Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Public Library Foundation, Seattle Parks Foundation, Friends of Waterfront Seattle, the Microsoft Alumni Foundation, and Santa Clara University, with previous service on the Boards of Seattle Preparatory School, Forest Ridge School, Seattle Opera and others. Carla and her husband Don have one daughter, Grace, who is a student at Santa Clara University.
Matthew R. McBrady, Ph.D. is the Chief Investment Officer for BlackRock's Multi-Strategy (MuSt) hedge fund platform within the Multi-Asset Strategies Group.
He is responsible for strategy selection, portfolio construction, risk management and implementation across MuSt portfolios.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Dr. McBrady served as a Managing Director and head of Investment Strategy and Risk Management at Silver Creek Capital Management, a fund of hedge funds investment manager. From 2006 to 2008, he was a Vice President in the North American Private Equity with Bain Capital, where he was involved in structuring, negotiating and executing a wide range of private equity deals. Before moving to the private sector, Dr. McBrady was a professor of finance at the Darden School of the University of Virginia and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received teaching awards while at both schools. Earlier in his career, he worked with Janet Yellen in President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors and with Timothy Geithner in the U.S. Treasury's Office of Policy Development and Review.
Dr. McBrady has published research in publications including the Journal of Financial Intermediation, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Restructuring Finance. He also was a co-author of two Harvard Business School case studies, and co-author of a chapter in the Encyclopedia of Financial Globalization.
Dr. McBrady earned an A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard College in 1992, an M.Sc. in Economics for Development from Oxford University in 1993, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a Ph.D. in Business Economics in 2002 from Harvard University.
H. Stewart Parker
H. Stewart Parker is the Principal of Parker BioConsulting.
From March 2011 to January 2014, she served as Chief Executive Officer of the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), a global health research institute developing diagnostics, vaccines, and treatments for neglected diseases. Prior to IDRI, she served as the Commercialization Consultant for the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (WBBA), assisting emerging companies in their business planning, strategy, and fundraising.
She is an entrepreneur and was the founder and former President and CEO of Targeted Genetics Corporation (Nasdaq: TGEN), a Seattle biotechnology company formed to develop gene based treatments for acquired and inherited disease. She held the position of CEO since the company’s inception until November 2008.
Prior to forming Targeted Genetics, from 1981-1992 she held various positions at Immunex Corporation, ending her tenure there as Vice President, Corporate Development and President, CEO and Board Member of Receptech Corporation.
She is the recipient of many awards, including:
1999 Forbes ASAP Magazine, top 25 most influential players in biotechnology
2000 and 2001 Finalist awards, Ernst & Young Pacific NW Entrepreneur of the Year
2001 SBA Western Washington Small Business Person of the Year
2001 Forum for Women Entrepreneurs’ 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year
2005 Puget Sound Business Journal’s 20 Women of Influence
She currently serves as a member of several for profit and nonprofit boards of directors.
Rosario Pérez is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Pro Mujer.
Under Rosario Pérez’s leadership, Pro Mujer transformed into one of Latin America’s leading women’s development organizations for its pioneering work in trail-blazing new pathways for low-income women through an integrated approach that delivers client-focused, market-based financial services, business and empowerment training and high-quality healthcare in one of the most unequal regions in the world. It was particularly known for its innovative service delivery and health model, which addressed the rise in chronic disease among women at the base of the socio-economic pyramid. Based at international headquarters in New York City, she oversaw a team 2,100 employees across Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru.
Rosario joined Pro Mujer from 2008 to 2015 following a distinguished 20-year career in banking, culminating in her appointment as the executive in charge of J.P. Morgan Chase’s Private Bank Latin American division. In this role, she was responsible for overall client management, and operating and financial performance from 1997 to 2005. During her tenure, she oversaw the division’s successful execution of the Chase/J.P. Morgan merger, which included 475 employees in 10 offices worldwide, $30 billion dollars in assets under management, and $280 million dollars in revenue.
A sought-after thought leader on the social and financial inclusion of women, Rosario has spoken at numerous international conferences, including the World Economic Forum, Global Philanthropy Forum and Women Deliver. She has also been featured in The Guardian, CNN and The Huffington Post. In 2014, Rosario was named a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur for her leadership in developing and implementing Pro Mujer’s ground-breaking, market-based healthcare solutions for women.
Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, Rosario received her B.A. in International Relations from Universidad de las Américas (Mexico) and an M.A. in European History from Yale University.
Bill Richter is CEO of Qumulo, a cloud-based, data storage company.
Bill is also a Venture Partner at the Madrona Venture Group where he advises emerging businesses across multiple categories. Previously, he was President of the Isilon Storage Division of EMC, where he grew the business to $1.5 billion in annual revenue in 2014. Prior to Isilon, Bill served as COO of EMC’s $4 billion Midrange Storage business. Bill was a Director in the finance department of Amazon.com, where he focused on scaling global accounting operations for the rapidly expanding business. Bill started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Bill serves on the boards of the Qumulo, Skytap, Lumatax and the Washington Technology Industry Association. Bill holds a BA in Business Administration from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
Jane Stonecipher is the Interim Executive Director of the Arboretum Foundation.
Jane previously held senior finance and marketing positions with Western Wireless Corporation and the personal computer division of Hewlett Packard. Specializing in strategic planning and financial analysis, she has also helped a number of emerging companies on business plan development. In 2007, Jane moved to the nonprofit sector and became CFO of Epiphany School, leading the financing efforts for a campus expansion and then subsequently ran the business and visitor operations at the Woodland Park Zoo. Jane has been a trustee of Pacific Northwest Ballet and the St. Mark’s Foundation, served as a volunteer with Lakeside School and Girl Scouts of Western WA and is currently involved with UW Medicine and WA Women’s Foundation, . She holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and an accounting degree from the University of Alabama
Robert B. Van Cleve
Robert is an attorney with Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S. His legal practice focuses on representation of corporations, limited liability companies, and individuals in business and corporate law matters.
He frequently acts in the role of outside general counsel for clients, which gives him a breadth of experience in corporate governance, employment law, contracts, commercial transactions, and strategic advice. In addition to that broader role, he has extensive experience in securities, mergers and acquisitions, and technology issues. He is a member of the firm’s management committee.
Robert earned his A.B. degree from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. Among his community activities, he has served as a council member and chair of the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority; board member and president of First Place School; board member of Citizens for Pike Place Market; and board member of Rad Racing NW, a regional junior cycling development team.
Chair and Board President
Maggie Walker is a design and art consultant and civic volunteer who co-founded Social Venture Partners.
In addition to her service with Global Partnerships, she is president of the Seattle Art Museum board, president-elect of the Seattle Foundation Board and chair of its Planning Committee, president of the board of the Museum of History and Industry, chair of the Bullitt Foundation board of directors, co-chair of the Prosperity Partnership's Cultural Task Force, and board member of the University of Washington Foundation . Among her many former leadership positions in nonprofits, she is a past president of the Board of Trustees of the Henry Art Gallery, past chair of the Woodland Park Zoological Society's board of directors, past chair of the board of the Washington Women's Foundation and past chair of ARTFAIR SEATTLE. She is also past vice president of the board of Washington Audubon and Seattle Children's Home. She chairs the Campaign for Lake Union Park and has a commitment to the environment, education and the arts.