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.
Monique is a Master of Public Administration and Rice Endowed Fellow from the UW Evans School. Monique’s top three strengths are empathy, connectedness, and adaptability. Monique offers her unique skillset to empower individuals and organizations through community engagement, capacity‐building, and organizational design. Her interests in social impact and equity have been lifelong passions, sparked by witnessing how inequities in access to opportunity and resources adversely affect one's life outcomes. Originally from Oakland, Calif., Monique received her BA in Sociology from UC Riverside, spending a semester at the University of Ghana, Legon. She began her public service journey working to help vulnerable youth, families, and individuals meet their basic needs at the St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco. After many years in direct service, she pivoted her focus to address social change through human capital and organizational structures and policies. In this capacity, she contributed to public sector executive search work, supporting nationwide leadership searches in the fields of higher education, academic medicine, foundation, arts and culture, and community‐based and advocacy organizations. Monique most recently worked as a Research Consultant to Seattle Foundation, and previously served as a board member for Pike Place Market Foundation as well as Internal Outreach Chair for Evans People of Color.
Benita is an energetic, trusted, and detail‐oriented Program Manager and strategic solutions provider with outstanding project management and conflict management skills. Accomplished leader known and respected for leading successful change in projects and building
credibility with executive teams and staff. Benita has 25 years of government, corporate and consulting experience in project and program management. For the past several years, Benita has served as 2CES IT Project Manager for the Boeing Company. Benita holds a BA
and an MA in Public Administration, both from Seattle University. Benita also maintains a lively commitment to community service. She has served previously on the board of the Austin Foundation and currently serves on the board for Coyote Central. She has completed United Way of King County’s Project LEAD board training program. Benita’s daughter graduated from Garfield High School, where Benita founded and continues to produce Urban Games which promotes an active, healthy lifestyle for young people and families.