• SLU Chamber Board of Directors

  • Curt Archambault, President

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    Curt Archambault, Vice-President of People and Performance Strategies, brings a real world perspective that connects with clients and participants in a way that motivates them to take the steps necessary to improve performance. Curt has spent over 30 years in the training and hospitality industry where his career started in operations. He has fulfilled every role from entry level employee to corporate training and development manager playing a key role in developing and implementing performance-improvement projects.  Along with his wife Carla, he became a resident of the South Lake Union neighborhood in April of 2007 and has watched as the neighborhood has grown over the past 5 years. As a resident and small business owner in the neighborhood, he knows it is important to take an active role in the community.He is the chairperson for the Neighbors of South Lake Union Park group working to promote the value of the park to the surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Amy Besunder

    Amy Besunder is an experienced philanthropy and communications professional. She started her career at the Washington Community Reinvestment Association over twenty years ago and was immediately bit by the affordable housing and community development bug. She has served in leadership roles at Phinney Neighborhood Association, Compass Housing Alliance, North Helpline Food Bank and Emergency Service Center and the Family & Adult Service Center and is currently the Director of Development & Communications for Bellwether Housing. 

    Amy holds an executive masters of not-for-profit leadership from Seattle University, serves on the marketing committee for the South Lake Union Chamber and co-owns Populuxe Brewing in Ballard with her husband Pete. 

  • Mason Blacher

    Mason Blacher is the founder of Mason Jay Blacher & Associates, a management consulting firm to nonprofit organizations specializing in fundraising, including capital campaigns, major gifts, planned gifts, and fundraising strategy. His work has shaped such major organizations as the Seattle Symphony, Swedish Hospital, and Puget Sound Blood Center (now Bloodworks NW), but he has also worked with small organizations in the Lake Union area such as the George Pocock Rowing Center, the Steamer Virginia V Foundation, and Sound Experience (which operates the Schooner Adventuress). His national practice has included the San Francisco Opera, San Diego Zoo, Washington University in St. Louis, the Admiral H. G. Rickover Foundation, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, and dozens more. International clients served include organizations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. 

  • Kelly Keith, Vice President

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    Kelly Keith was born and raised in Wisconsin but moved to Seattle about five years ago and fell in love with the city. Unable to stay away from the great South Lake Union neighborhood, Kelly has recently taken on a new adventure as the Director of Sales and Marketing at the SpringHill Suites Seattle. With over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Kelly just recently joined the South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2015 and has actively participated on the Events Committee. Kelly is excited to bring her event planning and sales and marketing experience to the Board of Directors and to continue to build relationships in the wonderful South Lake Union Neighborhood.

  • Chaz Rowlan

    Chaz Rowlan brings his devotion for community growth to the South Lake Union Chamber. Born and raised in the Greater Puget Sound area, residing in Seattle's Greenlake suburb, Chaz has had an ample opportunity to ingrain himself into the community. He's been an instrumental piece in starting nine different companies and went on to own three of them. Now he is the Secretary/Director of Events at the South Lake Union based non-profit, Good Vibe Tribe, an organization that creates positive community change bybringing people together for a larger cause through various events and social outlets. His passions for his free time aren't far from home either. He's a diehard Seahawks fan, an avid Pacific Northwest camper, and an active contributor to the flourishing Seattle art and music scene. As an active Board Member, he's excited to promote a different community perspective to help grow the Chamber to it's highest potential. 

     
  • Molly Schlobohm

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    Molly Schlobohm, Vice President of Sales for Seattle based Argosy Cruises, brings more than 13 years of proven achievement in sales, operations and organizational management for multiple Fortune 500 companies. She spent 8 years in the United States Coast Guard before attending graduate school and earning her Masters of Business Administration from Baker University in 2009. She has spent several years leading diverse teams in the retail, hospitality and tourism industries. Mentoring, coaching, and developing young professionals into elevated levels of responsibility within their organizations has become a true passion of Molly’s.

    Eager to turn this passion into action, in 2011 she joined the Board of Directors for the National Association of Women MBAs as their first Development Director for the Seattle Professional Chapter. In 2013 she was elected as President of this organization where she leads a diverse group of highly successful executives dedicated to empowering female business professionals, assisting women into leadership positions in business, and enhancing the diversity of the workforce worldwide. Outside of work and volunteering Molly can be found out boating, diving, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

  • Michelle Sievers, Immediate Past President

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    Michelle is the Community Relations Manager at PEMCO Insurance, headquartered in the South Lake Union area. She’s a passionate corporate community professional who believes that together we can do great things. Michelle is responsible for engaging employees in efforts that support Northwest communities where we live, work, learn and play. She also represents PEMCO in the greater community through a variety of outreach efforts and corporate events. She joined the SLU Chamber Board in 2011 and serves on the Public Affairs Committee and the Executive Committee as the Chamber’s Immediate Past Board President. Michelle also serves as a Steering Committee member of the Downtown Resident’s Council with the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and volunteers with several local organizations including Ronald McDonald House, YouthCare, and Washington Business Week.  Michelle earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and in 2013, she completed the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business Executive Development Program.  She, her husband Joe and dog Sassy are residents of downtown Seattle – just a short walk or trolley ride away from South Lake Union.

  • Luisa Taddeo

    Luisa Taddeo is an attorney at the law firm of Scheer Law Group, LLP which is located in downtown. Luisa practices in various areas of the law, including but not limited to personal injury, premises liability, products liability, insurance coverage, insurance defense, complex civil litigation, and construction defection lawsuits. Luisa joined the Scheer Law Group in January of 2017. Prior to moving to Seattle in July of 2015, Luisa worked for a bit law firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Luisa is a Montreal, Canada native and holds a Bachelor of Science from McGill University and earned her J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Her interests outside of work include traveling, cooking delicious new recipes, and spending time outdoors. Luisa is excited to bring her experience and legal background to the Board of Directors and looks forward to making more connections in the South Lake Union neighborhood.

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  • Danah Abarr, Executive Director

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    Danah Abarr is the Founder and President of HPV Hope, a Seattle based nonprofit focused on providing support, education and resources around HPV and HPV related cancers. Danah has been an active member of the SLU Chamber since 2011 and served a 3 year term on its Board of Directors. She enjoys meeting new people and identifying mutually beneficial opportunities for companies and individuals looking to connect. Danah holds a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley and is a passionate supporter of the SLU community and the great work being done by Chamber Members. Her interests outside of work include cheering for the Seahawks, outdoor adventures and playing with her beloved dog, Fawn.  

  • Natalie Dewey-Smith, Marketing & Engagement Manager

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    Natalie serves as the Marketing & Engagement Specialist for the SLU Chamber. She is passionate about the nonprofit world and is excited to be a part of such an established organization. An Alabama native, Natalie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham receiving a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages with a concentration of French and a minor in Sociology. She enjoys exploring the PNW with her husband, Corwin, and dog, Bruno. 

  • Professional headshots courtesy of Lifestring Photography.