Distinguished Practitioner and Senior Lecturer
J.D., Boston University
MBA, University of Washington
(206) 221-4565

Dorothy Bullitt joined the Evans School in January 2009 and teaches courses related to leadership.

Before coming to the Evans School, Bullitt most recently served as the chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity of Seattle/South King County. She previously served as the chief operating officer of Harbor Properties, Inc. where she managed its recreational, property management, residential mortgage, and video-cable businesses; as an assistant state attorney general; and as a civil arbitrator. She also ran a management consulting business and authored two best selling books (listed below) a long with many articles on housing and other policy issues for The Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and Puget Sound Business Journal.

Bullitt's longtime involvement in community service includes stints as:

  • President of the Rotary Club of Seattle, the largest of the 30,000 clubs across the world
  • Treasurer of the Washington State Convention and Trade Center
  • Chair of Washington's Rhodes Scholar selection committee
  • Co-chair of the Lyon Building Capital Campaign, which funded permanent housing for mentally ill and homeless substance abusers living with AIDS
  • Chair of the Public Lands Advisory Committee for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources
  • Member of the Seattle Human Rights Commission, the Downtown Seattle Association's Executive Committee and Board, University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) Law School's Board of Visitors, University of Washington's Executive MBA Advisory Board, and the boards of AIDS Housing of Washington, the Market Foundation, and the Bullitt Foundation

Bullitt has been the recipient of many leadership awards. In 2011 she received the Evans School Dean's Outstanding Teaching Award. Among her awards for Leadership are: the 2005 Woman of Influence from the Puget Sound Business Journal; 2002 Woman of Distinction from the Girl Scouts Totem Council; 2002 Outstanding Community Leadership Award from the UW Business School; 2000 First Citizen of Seattle (an honor shared with four family members) from the Seattle King County Association of Realtors; 1994 Violence Prevention Inspiration Award from Providence Hospital and the City of Seattle; and the 1993 Outstanding Leadership in the Community Award from The YMCA of Greater Seattle. In 2008 Bullitt was honored for her community leadership as SEAFAIR's Queen Alcyone the First.

Bullitt holds a JD from Boston University School of Law, and an MBA and a BA in History and English (phi beta kappa) from the University of Washington.

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