Fletch Waller retired from the hospitality world in 2005 after having served in executive roles at Marriott Hotels and Resorts and Westin International; founding an international consultancy focused on improving market and competitive effectiveness of clients in Asia, North and South America; and teaching several summers at University Center Cesar Ritz, a Swiss hotel school. Prior to entering the hospitality industry, Fletch served as a marketing officer of General Mills. Fletch grew up in Washington D.C and raised his family in Minneapolis after Hamilton College, Harvard Business School, and the U.S. Army were finished with him. He and Ann Janes‐Waller share five children, nine grandchildren, and one great‐grand. Fletch has served as trustee or director of several not‐for‐profit service and arts orgs, crews with Mt. Baker Rowing Club, fly fishes when time allows, skate skis in winter, hikes in summer, sculpts in stone, and regularly airs opinions in a speakers club and on his blog, Northwest Ruminations. He and Ann are active supporters of jazz and chamber music, theatre and opera. Fletch has served Pratt previously as trustee, secretary, and chair of the Governance Committee; he has continued to serve as a volunteer on the marketing and finance committees.
Jennifer started her career as a journalism college graduate working at newspapers in Boston. A decade in, she changed disciplines and earned a master’s degree in industrial engineering at the University of Washington and later founded the local software development firm, Iota Ink. Over the years, she has visited more than 25 countries, including throughout Africa and Europe. Today she sticks closer to home in Seattle. Jennifer combines a desire to understand our world with a deep appreciation for art and has taken numerous screen printing and letterpress classes at Pratt over the years.