Board of Rowing Stewards

Stewards Mission

The Washington Rowing Stewards, through an active presence of alumni and friends of the program, work to connect and inspire our community to support and promote the men’s and women’s rowing teams at the University of Washington.

Meet the Board

The Board of Washington Rowing Stewards consists of a core group of men and women, representing varying generations and perspectives. The Board assists the coaches and the University in raising money, guiding endowment funds to maximize the opportunities presented by these gifts, and plays a principal role in planning for the future of the program. The Executive Committee works throughout the year to support the program and coordinate the alumni/friends/parents program. If you are interested in joining the Board, please contact one of our co-chairs.

Jane Powers

Jane Powers, ’85, co-chair

Trevor Vernon

Trevor Vernon, ’92, co-chair

Name Company Title Rowing Class Year
Betsy Beard-Stillings Swedish Medical Center Pharmacist, Investigational Drug Service 1983
Andrew Beaton Parametric Regional Director 2008
Noelle Broom Cascade Healthcare Solutions Marketing & Social Media 2008
Charles E. Clapp III Howland Capital Management LLC President 1982
Eric Cohen  Washington Rowing Stewards Executive Director, Historian 1982
Alan Erickson DDS  Sleep Advantage President 1982
Alan Forney Commerce Bank of Washington Chief Lending Officer 1982
Fred Fox Windermere Real Estate Broker 1976
Jesse O. Franklin IV Schlemlein Goetz & Scruggs, PLLC Partner 1977
Dave Herness The Clearwater Group Managing Partner 1991
Michael Hess Hess Callahan Partners Partner 1977
Adrienne Hunter     2003
John Kueber jrrny Founder 1993
Kim (Oates) Lawrence The Line Collective CEO/Executive Producer 2000
Howard Lee Spoken.com CEO 1984
Blake Nordstrom Nordstrom Co-president 1982
Dwight Phillips Columbia Bank Senior Vice President 1971
Bill Pitlick Retired   1966
Jane Powers Ewing and Clark Inc. President, Residential 1985
Jim Pugel King County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy 1981
Jon Runstad Wright Runstad & Company Chairman 1964
Frederick V. Schoch Head of The Charles Regatta Executive Director 1973
Jason Scott Swyfft VP, Business Development 1993
Sabina Telenska Amazon Senior Business Analyst, Amazon Web Services 2000
Charles D. Turbak Retired   1961
Trevor Vernon Vernon Publications, LLC Principal 1992
John Vynne Thunderbird Mining Systems President 1966
       

PROGRAM LIAISONS
Dani Hansen, University of Washington, Intern Assistant Coach, 2017
Maggie Phillips, University of Washington, Intern Assistant Coach, 2017
Stuart Sim, University of Washington Systems Engineer/Business, 2016

…most ex-oarsmen will tell you they learned more fundamentally important lessons in the racing shell than in the classroom. 
– George Pocock