Board of Rowing Stewards

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
Scott Carter Jones Lang LaSalle Managing Director 1981
Charles E. Clapp III Howland Capital Management LLC Pharmacist, Investigational Drug Service 1982
Eric Cohen   Writer 1982
Leah M. Downey Georgetown University School of Medicine, Class of 2018   2009
Alan Erickson DDS   Dentist 1982
Alan Forney Commerce Bank of Washington Chief Lending Officer 1982
Fred Fox Windermere Real Estate Broker 1976
Jesse O. Franklin IV K&L Gates LLP Partner 1977
Dave Herness The Clearwater Group Managing Partner 1991
Michael Hess First Western Development Services Inc. Partner 1977
Adrienne Hunter     2003
John Kueber Purehome CEO 1993
Kim (Oates) Lawrence The Line Collective CEO/Executive Producer 2000
Howard Lee CEO 1984
Blake Nordstrom Nordstrom Co-president 1982
Dwight Phillips Columbia Bank Senior Vice President 1971
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
Charles D. Turbak Retired   1961
Trevor Vernon Vernon Publications, LLC Principal 1992
John Vynne Thunderbird Mining Systems President 1966

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