PCC Board election results

This article was originally published in September 2020

PCC members elected two new members to the Board of Trustees and re-elected one member in the 2020 election. Trustees serve three-year terms. For more information see 2020-2021 Board of Trustees.

New member Paul Davis (elected 2,306 votes for and 1,117 votes against) is a retired CEO, having served the last 25 years as CEO or president at Popchips, Coinstar, Starbucks and other purpose-driven global consumer packaged goods companies. He sas served as board member for seven organizations, including FareStart, and is currently on the Craft Brew Alliance board of directors. He is known for his ability to focus on what matters most and to help teams unlock growth. Longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest and avid hiker, runner and traveler.

New member Megan Karch (elected 3,252 votes for and 304 votes against) currently serves as President and CEO of IslandWood, where she has served for the past two years. From 2000 to 2018, Karch served as the CEO of FareStart, and from 1990 to 2000 she served as VP of workforce development programs for Humanim in Maryland. She currently serves on the Downtown Seattle Association’s executive board, and has previously served on the boards of NPower, Alliance for Nonprofits, Metropolitan Improvement District, and the Governor’s Advisory Board on Homelessness.

Ben Klasky, who was elected to his second term on the Board (elected 3,152 votes for and 370 votes against), currently serves as Chairperson of the board’s Governance and Membership Committee. He has an MBA and has served as the CEO or executive director of four companies, including one membership organization with tens of thousands of members that focuses on sustainability and corporate responsibility. He has served on more than 10 boards and has held officer roles, including treasurer and board chair. Currently, he is the founder and principal of Seismic Philanthropy, which advises families and foundations on high-impact philanthropy, and he sits on the finance committee of a local land trust.

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