USO Northwest Leadership
Pam Demian
Office Manager
Tim Bogle
Director of Development & Marketing
Kevin Iriarte
Communications Manager
Matt Sult
Sea-Tac Center Manager
Tom Lancaster
Sea-Tac Center Night Manager

Vic Lee
Mobile Canteen Manager
Jennifer Kelly
Events Manager
Andrew Oczkewicz 
JBLM Shali Center Manager
Christine Vu
Portland Center Manager
Teresa Niedermeyer
Development Manager
Board of Directors

Ed Odom*
Chairman, USONW Board of Directors
Director, Puget Sound Energy (retired),
USCG AUX Sector Puget Sound

Hossein Khorram *

Vice Chair, USONW Board of Directors

Owner, Khorram Properties LLC

Anthony Torrente*
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Richard A. Kottke *
Secretary, USONW Board of Directors

Solicitor and Attorney at Law

Thomas E. Jaffa, CTP*
Chairperson Program Development 

President & CEO

The Jaffa Company

Dean Proffitt *
Chairperson Program Development
KC-46A Training Systems Manager
The Boeing Company

Tami Michaels *
Chairperson Resource Development 
KOMO 4 News Independent Contributor 
Host of Inside Out

MG Thomas F. Cole USA (Ret)
Chairperson Community Relations/PR 
Major General, US Army (Retired)

Colonel Joe Williams, US Army (Retired)*
Chairman, Portland Center Advisory Board

Terry Oxley, Col, USA NG (Ret.)*
Previous Past Chair
Colonel, US Army National Guard, (Ret)
Retired, Puget Sound Energy

CSM Matthew D. Barnes, US Army (Ret)

Training Manager JBLM
Air-Streams Renewables, Inc.

Doris Cassan

Dollar Rent A Car

Stephanie Cootsona
Alaska Airlines
Manager Supply Chain, Maintenance/Ops

Colonel Steven G. Easterday (Ret)
Portland Center Advisory Boar
Construction & Facilities Management Services
Lawrence "Larry" Hannah
Perkins Coie LLP
Ron Hearon
Senior Director, Corporate Audit

Ken Leonard
America’s Credit Union

Armando Mejia
Fan Development Assistant Director
Seattle Seahawks

Bill Morris

Director, Consumer Product Marketing
Joseph Myhra
Vice President, Ballpark Operations 
Seattle Mariners
RADM Keith Taylor, USCG (Ret)
Senior VP, Fleet Operations
Holland America Line and Seabourn

Pamela P. Valdez

KC-46A Tanker Support & Training IPT
The Boeing Company
Brian Vowinkel
Registered Investment Advisor

* Executive Committee

Emeritus College
RADM Herbert M. Bridge, USNR (Ret)
Chairman Emeritus
Chairman, Ben Bridge Jewelers
Michael O'Byrne
Former General Manager
Kenworth Trucks
BG Howard J. Ingersoll, USAF (Ret)
Director of C17 Field Services
The Boeing Company
Standing Committees of the USO NW

The Executive Committee is comprised of the Officers of the Board of Directors and is empowered to act between Board meetings. It also serves as the Personnel Committee as needed.

The Resource Development Committee is responsible for fundraising activities of the USO NW with a focus on special events but in coordination with corporate giving, grants and other funding sources.

The Board Development Committee serves as a Nominating Committee for the USO NW but has broader responsibilities in identifying and recruiting potential committee and Advisory Council members who do not serve in a Board capacity.

The Program Development Committee ensures that USO NW facilities and non-revenue programs meet the evolving needs of those we serve. Some members are also on the Helping Hands mini-grants approval committee.

The Community Relations Committee coordinates marketing and public outreach activities that raise community understanding of the USO NW mission, capabilities and accomplishments. It works through a variety of communications channels and technologies to inform service members, potential donors and volunteers about the many ways the USO NW improves the quality of life for our military members and their families.

Supplemental Councils of the USO NW

The USO Northwest is developing four supplemental advisory councils to assist in meeting our mission. They are:

Senior Enlisted Advisory Council – This body has been in operation for two years to provide direct inputs on the needs of enlisted service members. Their advice helps formulate new USO programs or capabilities, such as the Internet Cafe at NAS Whidbey Island.

Advisory Council – Prominent civic and business leaders will advise USO NW leadership on programs and resources that best leverage the capabilities of the USO in the broader context of the Puget Sound community.

Military Liaison Council – Current senior officers in their respective services and selected retired flag officers residing in the Northwest act in an ex-officio capacity as advisors and a conduit of regional initiatives between active/reserve/guard units and the USO NW.

Emeritus College – Previous USO Chairmen remain a resource for council and support through participation in this exclusive body.


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