Board of Rowing Stewards



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


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: Rowing Steward

Jane Powers, ’85, co-chair

Dr. Paul Ramsey

Dr. Paul Ramsey, Harvard ’71, co-chair

Name (Class Year)CompanyTitle
Betsy Beard-Stillings (1983)Swedish Medical CenterPharmacist, Investigational Drug Service
Andrew Beaton (2008)ParametricRegional Director
Cindy Biles (1988)Sherpa Adventure GearDirector Of Retail Operations
Noelle Broom (2008)Cascade Healthcare Solu,onsMarke,ng & Social Media
Charles E. Clapp III (1982)Howland Capital Management LLCPresident
Eric Cohen (1982) Writer
Alan Erickson DDS (1982)Sleep AdvantagePresident
Alan Forney (1982)Commerce Bank of WashingtonPresident & CEO
Fred Fox (1976)Windermere Real EstateBroker
Jesse O. Franklin IV (1977)Schlemlein Goetz & Scruggs, PLLCPartner
Dave Herness (1991)The Clearwater GroupManaging Partner
Michael Hess (1977)Hess Callahan PartnersPartner
Adrienne Hunter (2003)  
John Kueber (1993)jrrnyFounder
Kim (Oates) Lawrence (2000)The Line CollectiveCEO/Executive Producer
Howard Lee (1984)Stealth Start UpCEO
Charlie Malley (1984)JLLManaging Director
Dwight Phillips (1971)Columbia BankSenior Vice President
Bill Pitlick (1966)Ocularis PharmaChief Development Officer
Jane Powers (1985)Ewing and Clark Inc.President, Residential
Jim Pugel (1981)Retired 
Paul Ramsey (1971)UW MedicineCEO
John Runstad (1964)Wright Runstad & CompanyChairman
Frederick V. Schoch (1973)Head of The Charles RegattaExecutive Director
Sabina Telenska (2000)AmazonSenior Business Analyst, Amazon Web Services
Trevor Vernon (1992)Vernon Publications, LLCMember
John Vynne (1966)Thunderbird Mining SystemsPresident