Featured Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: John Meyer, LT'17

Alumni Spotlight: John Meyer, LT'17

I now look differently at spaces where I personally have influence and think about who is missing, why, and how we can remove barriers. Change is slow, but leading with a lens of equity and access allows you to convene the right people and communities from the get-go to have impact.

Check out the rest of the story to see how Leadership Tomorrow helped John develop the knowledge and tools to more effectively address equity and access, and how LT helped him find his current board position.

Alumni Spotlight: Priya Frank, LT'15

Alumni Spotlight: Priya Frank, LT'15

LT gave me confidence to take more risks, leave an institution I'd been with for 16 years, and enter a career I was passionate about and driven towards. I began to see myself differently, saw the difference I could make, and honestly, envision myself as a leader, something I had feared acknowledging up until that point.

Check out the rest of the story to see how Leadership Tomorrow helped Priya forge long-lasting relationships across sectors and how she uses the healthy community framework in her work at the Seattle Art Museum.

LT’18 Community Project: Gender Equity 

LT’18 Community Project: Gender Equity 

As part of the curriculum, LT participants apply their leadership skills through community projects. This is one example of a LT’18 community project.  

Our team explored women’s leadership in fields typically dominated by men, interviewing seven powerful women leaders – leaders who broke barriers, impacted national policy, and had a hand in building some of the most recognizable companies throughout the Pacific Northwest. Interviewees included Constance von Muhlen, COO of Horizon Air; Sally Jewell, former United States Secretary of the Interior; and Paula Boggs, front woman for the Paula Boggs Band and retired General Counsel for Starbucks. 

Read the full story to see which themes emerged from their conversations and how these LT alums have been inspired to take action.

LT Alumni Launch Scholarship Fund, Make Dreams Come True

LT Alumni Launch Scholarship Fund, Make Dreams Come True

In 2016, South Shore PreK-8’s celebration of National African-American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) inspired more than 250 Black men to welcome students to school with enthusiastic high fives. The media coverage of this community event led a Detroit-based organization to pledge $100,000 in scholarship dollars to ten Black male seniors graduating from high schools in the Seattle area. Sadly, the organization did not fulfill that promise, affecting the educational futures of the young men who absolutely needed that assistance to make college a reality.

Seeing the negative impact of that broken promise, we created the MoHundred Scholarship Fund to fill the gap.

Read the full story to see how three LT alumni are rallying the local community to help make these students’ college dreams come true.

Alumni Spotlight: Jillian Kosic, LT’13

Alumni Spotlight: Jillian Kosic, LT’13

I had been interested in joining a non-profit board for a few years, as a way to get more involved in the nonprofit sector and give back through my expertise in marketing. I was also interested in diversifying my peer group to gain a different perspective on civic leadership, business, and life.

Check out the rest of the story to see how Jillian was able to find the perfect nonprofit board on which to serve.

Alumni Spotlight: Janice Zahn, LT'17

Alumni Spotlight: Janice Zahn, LT'17

Although I had many years of experience working for a public agency (Port of Seattle), volunteering in my community, and a Master’s in Public Policy from the UW Evan’s School, it was my time in LT engaging and learning with my inspiring cohort of leaders that propelled me to run for Bellevue City Council. 

My classmates’ passion to make our community better was palpable and infectious... just what I needed to light the fire in my belly after the 2016 election. I saw the possibility for me, as an immigrant from Hong Kong, to use my talents in public office and be a bridge builder who works with others to solve challenging problems locally. As the only woman of color on council, in a majority minority city, I bring a new voice and perspective that I believe complements our other council members. My time at LT gave me insights on how to respectfully engage while checking my own biases in decision-making as an elected official.  

Alumni Spotlight: Sherry Williams, LT'08, Deputy Director at TAF

Alumni Spotlight: Sherry Williams, LT'08, Deputy Director at TAF

Learn how Leadership Tomorrow helped Sherry Williams, LT'08, Deputy Director at Technology Access Foundation, find her voice.

"Leadership Tomorrow helped me find my voice and not be intimidated. Prior to LT, I was often intimidated in meetings, as I was one of the few people of color in the room. Now, I am deliberate to make sure I have a voice. I am polite, but I speak my peace and am okay with people being uncomfortable. I serve on the board of Solid Ground. When I participate in board meetings, I am there for the people Solid Ground serves, not for the people around the table. If there is an issue that will affect the people we serve, I speak up."