The Evans School of Public Policy and Governance Honorary Advisory Board members promote and advocate for the Evans School in the local and national community. They are available to provide expert advice and services to the Dean and the full Board on specific issues as needed.

  • Virginia L. Anderson (MPA ’75)
  • Howard Behar, President, Starbucks International, Starbucks Coffee Company (retired)
  • Peter Chiarelli (MPA ’80), CEO, One Mind for Research
  • Suzan DelBene, U.S. Congresswoman (WA–01)
  • Norman Dicks, Former U.S. Congressman (WA–06)
  • Mike Egan, Director of Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corporation
  • Mark A. Emmert, President, NCAA
  • Helene Gayle, President and CEO, CARE USA
  • Margo T. Gordon, Dean Emeritus, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
  • Christine Gregoire, Former Governor (2005–2013), State of Washington
  • Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO, The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute
  • Rick Larsen, U.S. Congressman (WA–02)
  • Hubert Locke, Dean Emeritus, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
  • Jim McDermott, Former U.S. Congressman (WA–07)
  • Patty Murray, U.S. Senator, State of Washington
  • Gregory J. Nickels, Distinguished Urban Fellow, Living Cities & Alternate Representative to the United Nations
  • David Olsen, System Board Vice Chair, Providence-St. Joseph Health; Senior Vice President, Starbucks Coffee Company (retired)
  • Norman B. Rice (MPA ’74), Former Mayor, City of Seattle; Former President and CEO, The Seattle Foundation
  • Adam Smith, U.S. Congressman (WA–09)
  • Marilyn Strickland, Mayor, City of Tacoma (2010–Current)