Join us for a conversation with Seattle's Chief of Police, Carmen Best. The discussion will be moderated by Ruchika Tulshyan, LT'16, award-winning journalist and author. Learn about Chief Best's leadership journey, her priorities in her new role, and the challenges and opportunities facing our region. Bios included below.
5:30-6:00 PM: Networking, Drinks, Appetizers
6:00-7:00 PM: Program
In an effort to be more inclusive, we are offering a sliding scale for tickets.
Chief Carmen Best
Chief Carmen Best assumed the role of Chief of Police of the Seattle Police Department on August 13, 2018. Chief Best has served with the Seattle Police Department for 26 years. Most recently, she served as Deputy Chief, overseeing the Patrol Operations, Investigations, and Special Operations Bureaus, as well as the Community Outreach section.
Chief Best has completed the Senior Management Institute for Police, the FBI National Academy, and the Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Academy. In 2015, she received the "Newsmaker of the Year" award from the Seattle Black Press. In 2016, Chief Best completed the Major Cities Chiefs Association Police Executive Leadership Institute. She will receive her Master's in Criminal Justice Leadership from Northeastern University later this year.
Ruchika Tulshyan, LT’16, is the author of "The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace." She is an award-winning journalist and inclusion strategist. Ruchika is also Distinguished Professional-in-Residence at Seattle University's Communication Department.
Ruchika was named to the Thinkers50 2019 Radar, a global list of 30 emerging management thinkers. She is Co-Chair of the Seattle Women's Commission and a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow's class of 2016.