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Seattle Business Magazine Announces Winners of Its 2015 Executive Excellence Awards

SEATTLE (January 23, 2015) — Thirteen leaders from business enterprises and nonprofits across Washington state were honored at Seattle Business magazine’s Executive Excellence Awards Thursday night at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Phyllis Campbell, Chair of JPMorgan Chase & Co., Pacific Northwest, received the program’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifelong dedication to principled leadership in the private and public sectors.

At a banquet attended by 275 people, honorees spoke about their leadership experiences and successes in the business community. Guests were treated to a special performance by Seattle Symphony principal cellist Efe Baltacigil and pianist Jessica Choe.

The event received the support of sponsors Towers Watson, AmericanWest Bank and Seattle University’s Albers School of Business & Economics.


2015 Executive Excellence Award Winners

TOM BERQUIST, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Cooperative Affairs, BECU

JON FINE, President & CEO, United Way of King County

SUNNY GUPTA, Cofounder, President & CEO, Apptio Corporation

DEBORAH JENSEN, President & CEO, Woodland Park Zoo

PAUL LAMBROS, Executive Director, Plymouth Housing Group

JOHN OPPENHEIMER, Founder & CEO, Columbia Hospitality

JANE PARK, Cofounder & CEO, Julep

FRANK PELZER, Chief Financial Officer, Concur Technologies


DON RENCH, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Outerwall

KARL TRIEBES, Executive Vice President of Product Development & Chief Technology Officer, F5 Networks

JESSIE WOOLLEY-WILSON, Chair, President & CEO, DreamBox Learning


PHYLLIS CAMPBELL, Chair, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Pacific Northwest
Complete coverage of the 2015 Executive Excellence Awards is featured in the February issue of Seattle Business magazine and at

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