BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairwoman Lindsey M. Pflugrath, Attorney Cairncross & Hempelmann   Lindsey is a construction law attorney with Cairncross & Hempelmann. Her clients include owners, owner’s representatives, contractors, multi-disciplinary design firms, and engineering and architecture firms. Lindsey has devoted her career to understanding the risks faced by design and construction professionals, working together with her clients to manage those risks, while encouraging growth and innovation in their practices. Her practice is thoroughly integrated with her clients’ projects; she provides counsel on contract negotiation, project delivery, budget and schedule constraints, payment disputes, and post-completion claims.  Lindsey is very proud to have served as a three-term member of the Board of Directors at the AIA, and to have participated on the Practice & Ethics and Women in Design Committees, the Center for Architecture and Design Executive Committee and many other exciting AIA initiatives. Lindsey is also active with ACEC, ULI, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Seattle Architecture Foundation.

Chairwoman
Lindsey M. Pflugrath, Attorney
Cairncross & Hempelmann

Lindsey is a construction law attorney with Cairncross & Hempelmann. Her clients include owners, owner’s representatives, contractors, multi-disciplinary design firms, and engineering and architecture firms. Lindsey has devoted her career to understanding the risks faced by design and construction professionals, working together with her clients to manage those risks, while encouraging growth and innovation in their practices. Her practice is thoroughly integrated with her clients’ projects; she provides counsel on contract negotiation, project delivery, budget and schedule constraints, payment disputes, and post-completion claims.

Lindsey is very proud to have served as a three-term member of the Board of Directors at the AIA, and to have participated on the Practice & Ethics and Women in Design Committees, the Center for Architecture and Design Executive Committee and many other exciting AIA initiatives. Lindsey is also active with ACEC, ULI, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Seattle Architecture Foundation.

Treasurer Erick Slabaugh, CEO Absco Solutions   Erick Slabaugh has over 30 years of experience in the specialty contracting industry and is a serial entrepreneur. He is CEO and majority stockholder of Absco Solutions, “your facilities vulnerability mitigation experts”, with his primary responsibilities including: strategic development, business development, and growth strategies. Erick is also founder and CEO of FCP Insight, a SaaS business solution for specialty contractors.  Erick serves on various non-profit boards including the Seattle Sports Commission, and the Columbia Tower Club’s Board of Governors.  Erick has been a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization since 1997 and chaired the 2001 YEO Seattle University, the 2008 EO 20th Anniversary Event held in Las Vegas and vice-chaired the Istanbul University. Erick is a past two-term EO Global Board member and chaired the EO Leadership Academy from inception through year four. He received the EO Volunteer of the Year award for FY 2004-2005 and again for FY 2008-2009. The Seattle Volunteer of the Year award bears his name.  Erick brings a unique energy and creative vision to the business ventures, boards and organizations that he belongs to and supports. Erick is known for his success in bringing business ideas and partnerships together, and championing and ensuring that those relationships are mutually beneficial to those involved.

Treasurer
Erick Slabaugh, CEO
Absco Solutions

Erick Slabaugh has over 30 years of experience in the specialty contracting industry and is a serial entrepreneur. He is CEO and majority stockholder of Absco Solutions, “your facilities vulnerability mitigation experts”, with his primary responsibilities including: strategic development, business development, and growth strategies. Erick is also founder and CEO of FCP Insight, a SaaS business solution for specialty contractors.

Erick serves on various non-profit boards including the Seattle Sports Commission, and the Columbia Tower Club’s Board of Governors.

Erick has been a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization since 1997 and chaired the 2001 YEO Seattle University, the 2008 EO 20th Anniversary Event held in Las Vegas and vice-chaired the Istanbul University. Erick is a past two-term EO Global Board member and chaired the EO Leadership Academy from inception through year four. He received the EO Volunteer of the Year award for FY 2004-2005 and again for FY 2008-2009. The Seattle Volunteer of the Year award bears his name.

Erick brings a unique energy and creative vision to the business ventures, boards and organizations that he belongs to and supports. Erick is known for his success in bringing business ideas and partnerships together, and championing and ensuring that those relationships are mutually beneficial to those involved.

Secretary Dail Bodziony, Senior Vice President Columbia Bank, Inc.   Dail specializes in Commercial Real Estate financing for investors. She has been with Columbia Bank for 15 years, specializing in construction, bridge and permanent debt for investment properties. Prior to Columbia Bank, she served in a similar capacity for Central Pacific Bank and Key Bank. In addition to the Seattle Fire Foundation, Dail serves as the voting member for Columbia Bank with Washington Community Reinvestment Association (WCRA) a Seattle based nonprofit that promotes low-income housing, special needs housing, and economic development. She also serves on the Board of Governors at the Washington Athletic Club. Dail and her husband Len live in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle.

Secretary
Dail Bodziony, Senior Vice President
Columbia Bank, Inc.

Dail specializes in Commercial Real Estate financing for investors. She has been with Columbia Bank for 15 years, specializing in construction, bridge and permanent debt for investment properties. Prior to Columbia Bank, she served in a similar capacity for Central Pacific Bank and Key Bank. In addition to the Seattle Fire Foundation, Dail serves as the voting member for Columbia Bank with Washington Community Reinvestment Association (WCRA) a Seattle based nonprofit that promotes low-income housing, special needs housing, and economic development. She also serves on the Board of Governors at the Washington Athletic Club. Dail and her husband Len live in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle.

Patrick Stellmon, Global Security Facebook   Patrick Stellmon is the Global Security Manager for Facebook, Inc., in Seattle, Bellevue, and Vancouver, BC, where he oversees daily security operations, incident management, and local crisis response. He has been with Facebook’s Global Security team for 6 years, specializing in security operations, corporate intelligence, and investigations. After beginning his time with Facebook in Silicon Valley, Patrick returned home to the Pacific Northwest, encouraging him to deepen his local ties and support the community around him. In addition to his work at the Seattle Fire Foundation, Patrick spends his time outside of work on Facebook’s Pride leadership team, where he spearheads community engagement initiatives and leads volunteer efforts, and with his daughter, who is learning to be a Mariners fan, just like her dad.

Patrick Stellmon, Global Security
Facebook

Patrick Stellmon is the Global Security Manager for Facebook, Inc., in Seattle, Bellevue, and Vancouver, BC, where he oversees daily security operations, incident management, and local crisis response. He has been with Facebook’s Global Security team for 6 years, specializing in security operations, corporate intelligence, and investigations. After beginning his time with Facebook in Silicon Valley, Patrick returned home to the Pacific Northwest, encouraging him to deepen his local ties and support the community around him. In addition to his work at the Seattle Fire Foundation, Patrick spends his time outside of work on Facebook’s Pride leadership team, where he spearheads community engagement initiatives and leads volunteer efforts, and with his daughter, who is learning to be a Mariners fan, just like her dad.

Steve Porter, P.E., LEED AP Principal Coughlin Porter Lundeen   The most challenging civil engineering projects are Steve’s favorites – cutting-edge green designs, complex urban infills, and healthcare or high-tech data centers that require careful planning to maintain 24/7 operations. Steve’s depth of experience has earned him lasting relationships with public agencies and regulators. A skilled mediator, he bridges the divide that can often exist between clients and regulatory agencies. This allows him to be a powerful advocate for his clients, effectively addressing agency concerns, expediting the permit process, and keeping development projects on schedule. An advocate of sustainable design long before it became mainstream, Steve provides practical solutions that reflect the firm’s belief that sustainability is - and always has been - a component of quality design that equally benefits a building’s community, tenants, and owner.

Steve Porter, P.E., LEED AP
Principal Coughlin Porter Lundeen

The most challenging civil engineering projects are Steve’s favorites – cutting-edge green designs, complex urban infills, and healthcare or high-tech data centers that require careful planning to maintain 24/7 operations. Steve’s depth of experience has earned him lasting relationships with public agencies and regulators. A skilled mediator, he bridges the divide that can often exist between clients and regulatory agencies. This allows him to be a powerful advocate for his clients, effectively addressing agency concerns, expediting the permit process, and keeping development projects on schedule. An advocate of sustainable design long before it became mainstream, Steve provides practical solutions that reflect the firm’s belief that sustainability is - and always has been - a component of quality design that equally benefits a building’s community, tenants, and owner.

Carter Harrington Retired   40 year career with Flying Tigers/Federal Express as an airline pilot. Retired as a captain in 2011.  5 year active duty career as a Naval Aviator with the U.S. Navy. Flew over 250 combat missions in Vietnam off aircraft carriers. 8 years as a Delivery Pilot for The State Department, delivering Military aircraft to NATO countries.  Volunteer for Youth Eastside Services, and Children's Home Society of California, as a Youth Advocate. Children's Hospital Child Life Volunteer, Youth soccer and football coach, Mercer Island Beach Club moorage committee chairperson and instrumental with the move of the B2 bomber's relocation to Boeing Flight Museum.  University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science

Carter Harrington
Retired

40 year career with Flying Tigers/Federal Express as an airline pilot. Retired as a captain in 2011.

5 year active duty career as a Naval Aviator with the U.S. Navy. Flew over 250 combat missions in Vietnam off aircraft carriers. 8 years as a Delivery Pilot for The State Department, delivering Military aircraft to NATO countries.

Volunteer for Youth Eastside Services, and Children's Home Society of California, as a Youth Advocate. Children's Hospital Child Life Volunteer, Youth soccer and football coach, Mercer Island Beach Club moorage committee chairperson and instrumental with the move of the B2 bomber's relocation to Boeing Flight Museum.

University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science



Britt Peterson Fero Principal, PB&   With a passion for growth, innovation and human insight – Britt has built her career helping a wide range of recognized brands re-energize their businesses all around the world, including United Airlines, Islands of the Bahamas, HP, the International Olympic Committee, Capella University, American Girl and Aflac among others. More close to home, Britt has partnered with Visit Seattle to build and share the story of this great city – a business she is passionate about.    Prior to founding her own business, Britt was the Chief Strategy & Media Officer at Publicis Seattle where she drove the agency’s overall strategy and led the charge in unlocking clients’ business potential. With her leadership, the agency experienced double-digit growth, started a media offering and launched a ‘story incubator’ for start-ups. Prior to Publicis, Britt was a Partner at Cole & Weber United and spent the majority of her career at Fallon in both Minneapolis & New York, a place where she learned the importance and power of culture, curiosity, compassion and creativity.  Today Britt runs PB& - a strategically driven SWAT team that uses creativity to solve problems, unlock business potential and add value to people’s lives. Britt has been named Woman of the Year by the University of Washington’s Women in Business group. Her efforts have contributed to honors from Communications Arts, the OneShow and Cannes and have been featured in the books Juicing the Orange, Brand Apart and ‘Your Ad Here.’ And last year, PB& was named Small Agency of the Year/Northwest by AdAge

Britt Peterson Fero
Principal, PB&

With a passion for growth, innovation and human insight – Britt has built her career helping a wide range of recognized brands re-energize their businesses all around the world, including United Airlines, Islands of the Bahamas, HP, the International Olympic Committee, Capella University, American Girl and Aflac among others. More close to home, Britt has partnered with Visit Seattle to build and share the story of this great city – a business she is passionate about.

Prior to founding her own business, Britt was the Chief Strategy & Media Officer at Publicis Seattle where she drove the agency’s overall strategy and led the charge in unlocking clients’ business potential. With her leadership, the agency experienced double-digit growth, started a media offering and launched a ‘story incubator’ for start-ups. Prior to Publicis, Britt was a Partner at Cole & Weber United and spent the majority of her career at Fallon in both Minneapolis & New York, a place where she learned the importance and power of culture, curiosity, compassion and creativity.

Today Britt runs PB& - a strategically driven SWAT team that uses creativity to solve problems, unlock business potential and add value to people’s lives. Britt has been named Woman of the Year by the University of Washington’s Women in Business group. Her efforts have contributed to honors from Communications Arts, the OneShow and Cannes and have been featured in the books Juicing the Orange, Brand Apart and ‘Your Ad Here.’ And last year, PB& was named Small Agency of the Year/Northwest by AdAge

Mariama Suwaneh, Learning & Development Coordinator University of Washington   Mariama is a lifelong resident of the Greater Seattle area, earning her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Washington (UW). Currently, Mariama is the Learning and Development Coordinator at the UW, Department of Advancement. In this role, she is supporting the development of UW Advancement’s first strategic engagement and development plan. She currently serves on the board of the Multicultural Alumni Partnership with the UW Alumni Association. Mariama is looking forward to expanding her support of the Seattle community past the UW to the Seattle Fire Foundation Board.    Previously, Mariama served as a researcher and board member on the City of Seattle’s Council for African-American Elders, the UW’s Race and Equity Initiative Steering Committee, the Eastside’s Race and Equity Coalition, and the Renton Coalition for Pastors and Police. In 2015, she traveled to Ferguson, Missouri and participated in Community Policing Think Tanks with the U.S. Department of Justice and well-known social justice advocate, DeRay McKesson.

Mariama Suwaneh, Learning & Development Coordinator
University of Washington

Mariama is a lifelong resident of the Greater Seattle area, earning her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Washington (UW). Currently, Mariama is the Learning and Development Coordinator at the UW, Department of Advancement. In this role, she is supporting the development of UW Advancement’s first strategic engagement and development plan. She currently serves on the board of the Multicultural Alumni Partnership with the UW Alumni Association. Mariama is looking forward to expanding her support of the Seattle community past the UW to the Seattle Fire Foundation Board.

Previously, Mariama served as a researcher and board member on the City of Seattle’s Council for African-American Elders, the UW’s Race and Equity Initiative Steering Committee, the Eastside’s Race and Equity Coalition, and the Renton Coalition for Pastors and Police. In 2015, she traveled to Ferguson, Missouri and participated in Community Policing Think Tanks with the U.S. Department of Justice and well-known social justice advocate, DeRay McKesson.

Rico Quirindongo, Principal DLR Group  Driven by the desire to have a meaningful impact on both urban and natural landscapes, Rico works with organizations to positively influence communities through design. Since beginning his career in 1996, he has developed a keen awareness of the special requirements needed to make public and non-profit projects a success.   In 2013, Rico became a steering committee member for AIA Sustainable Scan, a national committee tasked with increasing architect’s role in reducing our national carbon footprint and energy consumption through high building performance design. Rico is also a founding board member of AIA Seattle’s strategic initiative, Design in Public, and helped plan and develop the new Center for Architecture and Design in Seattle. As a council member of the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority, Rico chairs the MarketFront Committee connecting the Market to the Seattle Waterfront through a gateway development of new market space, housing, and public open space.  In 2017, Rico was appointed by the Mayor’s office to serve on two committees: the One Center City Advisory Group and the Key Arena Advisory Panel, both focusing on community development, density, and transportation issues in the City of Seattle downtown core and feeder neighborhoods. Previously, Rico was a President of the American Institute of Architects Seattle Chapter, a mayoral appointment to the Historic Seattle Council, and a founding member of the National Organization of Minority Architects Northwest Chapter. Rico sat on the AIA+2030 national steering committee, a committee born out of AIA Seattle that has seen to it that 24 cities nationally are providing curriculum to designers and engineers to help them meet the 2030 Challenge.

Rico Quirindongo, Principal
DLR Group

Driven by the desire to have a meaningful impact on both urban and natural landscapes, Rico works with organizations to positively influence communities through design. Since beginning his career in 1996, he has developed a keen awareness of the special requirements needed to make public and non-profit projects a success.

In 2013, Rico became a steering committee member for AIA Sustainable Scan, a national committee tasked with increasing architect’s role in reducing our national carbon footprint and energy consumption through high building performance design. Rico is also a founding board member of AIA Seattle’s strategic initiative, Design in Public, and helped plan and develop the new Center for Architecture and Design in Seattle. As a council member of the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority, Rico chairs the MarketFront Committee connecting the Market to the Seattle Waterfront through a gateway development of new market space, housing, and public open space.

In 2017, Rico was appointed by the Mayor’s office to serve on two committees: the One Center City Advisory Group and the Key Arena Advisory Panel, both focusing on community development, density, and transportation issues in the City of Seattle downtown core and feeder neighborhoods. Previously, Rico was a President of the American Institute of Architects Seattle Chapter, a mayoral appointment to the Historic Seattle Council, and a founding member of the National Organization of Minority Architects Northwest Chapter. Rico sat on the AIA+2030 national steering committee, a committee born out of AIA Seattle that has seen to it that 24 cities nationally are providing curriculum to designers and engineers to help them meet the 2030 Challenge.

Harold Scoggins, Fire Chief Seattle Fire Department    Chief Scoggins has more than 30 years of experience in the fire service. He started his firefighting career as a member of the United States Air Force where he served as a firefighter. In 1989, Scoggins joined the Glendale Fire Department where he advanced through the ranks serving as Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, and Battalion Chief and in 2008 being named as Fire Chief. Scoggins has a Master’s degree in Public Administration received from Cal State University Long Beach and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Cal State University Los Angeles. He also has an Associate of Science degree in Fire Technology from Glendale Community College. In April 2015, Scoggins became the Chief of the Seattle Fire Department.

Harold Scoggins, Fire Chief Seattle Fire Department


Chief Scoggins has more than 30 years of experience in the fire service. He started his firefighting career as a member of the United States Air Force where he served as a firefighter. In 1989, Scoggins joined the Glendale Fire Department where he advanced through the ranks serving as Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, and Battalion Chief and in 2008 being named as Fire Chief. Scoggins has a Master’s degree in Public Administration received from Cal State University Long Beach and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Cal State University Los Angeles. He also has an Associate of Science degree in Fire Technology from Glendale Community College. In April 2015, Scoggins became the Chief of the Seattle Fire Department.