Former Washington governor Chris Gregoire has been appointed to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's board of trustees. In addition to serving two terms as governor, Gregoire served three terms as attorney general. She is among four new Fred Hutch board members appointed for fiscal year 2013-2014, which brings the total number of those serving from 16 to 20. Their terms begin July.
The other new board members are former telecommunications executive Theresa "Terry" Gillespie, information technology venture capitalist Matt McIlwain and Norman Metcalfe, a real estate financier and investor.
Gillespie, managing director of Bellevue-based Trilogy Partnership, spent more than a decade at Western Wireless Corp., where she held positions from chief financial officer to vice chairman and director.
McIlwain is managing director of the Madrona Venture Group in Seattle, which invests in early stage information technology companies in the Pacific Northwest.
Metcalfe has background in finance and investments. He is director of The Ryland Group, a nationwide homebuilder, and the Tejon Ranch Company, a diversified real estate development and agribusiness company in Southern California. Previously he was vice chairman and chief financial officer of the Irvine Company, a real estate and community development company.
In addition to its new members, the board of trustees has appointed new leadership. Paula Reynolds, former vice chair of the board, has been appointed chair. Reynolds is former chair and chief executive officer of Safeco and currently is president and chief executive officer of PreferWest, a business advisory group. She succeeds Douglas Walker, former chief executive officer and chairman of software company WRQ, as board chair.
Jim Sinegal, co-founder and former chief executive officer of Costco, an international retail chain, has been appointed vice chair. He is also a member of the board's executive committee.