Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced the appointment of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to its Board of Trustees. He is among five new board members at Fred Hutch, a Seattle-based pioneer in advancing groundbreaking research to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer and related diseases.
“I’m thrilled to join the board of Fred Hutch,” said Mr. Nadella. “As a board member, I look forward to seeing and learning first-hand how the work of the people and scientists of Fred Hutch can impact the lives of people and families around the world.”
New Board Members
The incoming 2016–2017 board members joining Mr. Nadella are Bryan White, founder of Sahsen Ventures LLC; Mike Clayville, Vice President at Amazon Web Services, a cloud-computing leader; Carl Behnke, President of REB Enterprises; and Mark Fleischauer, Chairman of JH Kelly Holdings, parent of Washington construction firm JH Kelly. In addition, the board designated Jim Sinegal, Co-Founder and former CEO of Costco Wholesale Corporation, as its first trustee emeritus.
“Here in Seattle, we’re experiencing a remarkable moment in history and geography, a congruence of health and life sciences and technology,” said Gary Gilliland, MD, PhD, President and Director of Fred Hutch. “Our newest board members will guide us in harnessing this momentum toward achieving the most ambitious goals in cancer research. I thank them for contributing their time and energies to helping our community and transforming the lives of others.”
Christine Gregoire, JD
In addition to its new members, the Board of Trustees has appointed new leadership. Christine Gregoire, JD, former Vice Chair of the board, has been appointed Chair. Ms. Gregoire, currently CEO of Challenge Seattle, served two terms as Governor of Washington and three terms as Attorney General. She has served on the Fred Hutch Board of Trustees since 2013.
Matt McIlwain, Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group, has been selected by the board to serve as incoming Vice Chair. ■