Philanthropy Leadership Council

Philanthropy Leadership Council

The chancellor’s Philanthropy Leadership Council works in partnership UW Bothell's Advancement team to help develop the relationships and catalyze the resources needed to advance the goals and priorities of UW Bothell.  We do this by building and maintaining strong ties with regional industries, business, civic agencies and organizations, and networks of philanthropists, alumni, and community members. 


2022-23 Members

Jan Hunter, Chair

Jan Hunter Janet is a past member of the corporate board of Hunter Industries and is experienced in all facets of management and administration of a business organization. She has over 40 years volunteer and professional experience. She is a past president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness for Washington State and a long time Trustee of Midway University in Kentucky. She is a Trustee Emerita of the Riverview School on Cape Cod and served on the Board of Advisors of the Jackie Robinson family YMCA in the inner city of San Diego. Her experience includes more than three decades working at the local and national levels of the AFS High School Exchange student program. She is a third-generation Washington native who attended Whitman College, graduated from the University of Maryland and later taught elementary school. She and her husband of more than 50 years raised 4 children from infancy and became the guardians of a 16-year-old girl in 2004.


Jeff Hanley

Jeff Hanley Jeff Hanley is Director of Japan and Korea Structures for Boeing Commercial Airplanes Supplier Management. Jeff’s responsibilities include sourcing, contracting, and supplier performance management in support of all Boeing Commercial Airplane Programs.

Jeff’s current focus is on ensuring the supply base is prepared to support Boeing’s current and future rate increases while improving quality, cost, and delivery performance.

Prior to this assignment, Jeff has held various Supplier Management positions in both Defense and Commercial Airplanes including Missiles Systems, Commercial Aviation Services, Customer Training, Raw Materials & Standards, Outside Production, 747 and 787 Program Supplier Management.

Jeff was born and raised in Seattle; joining Boeing in 1989 after receiving his B.A. in business administration from the University of Washington. He received his MBA from Seattle University in 1994 and studied lean manufacturing in Japan in 1999.

Jeff is married to Teresa and they have 2 boys, ages 18 and 23. He enjoys outdoor activities including fishing, camping, hiking, and snowboarding.


Laura Metz

Laura Mets Laura Metz is a Senior Product Manager at Apple Inc. in San Francisco, CA. Laura has been working with Apple Inc. in the iMac division since 2003, and prior to working with Apple, she worked as a Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft for six years in retail merchandising, channel marketing and product marketing. Laura holds two degrees from University of Washington Bothell; she graduated with both her BA and MBA in Business Administration.


Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'HaraMaureen A. O’Hara is semi-retired after a career in IT which took her from a startup in 1981 to bio-tech researcher in pharma to leading large IT project for the DOD, ending with a career at Microsoft.  In semi-retirement Maureen did management consulting and for 15 years taught part-time at the University of Washington.

Today Maureen dedicates most of her time to community service.  Currently she is a member of the start-up board of The Madrone School, which serves special needs children, and she serves on the board and social impact committee at Emerald Heights, a senior community in Redmond.  Until recently, Maureen served on the leadership team for SVP Fast Pitch, a coaching and granting program for start-up social impact organizations.  Prior, she is a founder of Eastside Preparatory School in Kirkland and is a lifetime member of the advisory board.  Maureen also served on the board of NW Yeshiva HS and helped found the local Cycling for Parkinson’s program.

Maureen and her husband Bob enjoy traveling and are avid tandem cyclists.  They have a son Michael who is a UWB graduate, and a son David who lives in NYC.

Maureen holds a MA in Management Information Science from the NYU, and a BS in Bio-Medical Computing/Computer Science from Brooklyn College, C.U.N.Y.


Clyde Walker

Clyde WalkerClyde Walker is currently a for profit/non profit board leader following a long executive career in aerospace and food manufacturing. His career included serving as the Director, Business Administration and VP, Human Resources at Rocket Research Co./Primex Aerospace and as Sr. VP, Human Resources at Continental Mills.

Clyde now serves as board chair for First Choice Health Network. He previously served as board chair for the UW Alumni Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound and the Foundation for Early Learning. He also served as chair of the advisory board for the Seattle School District Family Support Worker program.

Clyde and his wife Sherrelle are actively involved with UW Seattle including Clyde serving on the UW Foundation board and Sherrelle serving on the College of Education Advisory board.

Clyde is a proud graduate of the UW Foster School of Business.