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Board of Trustees

Robert Nellams, Board Chair

CWU accounting alumnus Robert Nellams has served as the director of the Seattle Center since 2006 where he directs a staff of 240 full-time employees and more than 650 intermittent staff.

He previously worked for more than a decade as the center’s deputy director and as director of patron services. He started working for the city of Seattle in 1982 as an accountant. Previously the Chair of the CWU Foundation Board, he has brought that expertise to the BOT governing board as a member of its finance committee.

  For many years, Nellams has been an active member of the Breakfast Group, a Seattle-based non-profit service organization devoted to mentoring African-American and other low-income and at-risk young men of color. He currently serves on the group’s board of directors as chair of the fundraising committee.

His six-year term on the CWU BOT will continue through September 2021.

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