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The PSA is overseen by a seven-member board committed to maintaining vigilant and cost-effective management of the public-private partnership for developing and operating the stadium. Governor Gary Locke appointed the board in July 1997 in cooperation with the majority and minority party leaders of the Washington State Legislature. The members of the PSA Board are:


   

Lorraine Hine, Chair

Lorraine Hine was appointed to the PSA Board when it was first created in 1997. She believes the successful completion of the Washington State Football/Soccer Stadium and Exhibition Center is a real testimony of a public-private partnership that worked.

"The multi-use capability of these facilities was one of our goals. We are pleased to see the stadium is able to host not just football or soccer but also concerts, celebrations and charitable events of all kinds. The Exhibition Center is also expanded by the swing space in the completed stadium. I believe the project has met the public's expectations and will contribute to the enjoyment and economic vitality of our state for many years to come."

Lorraine's public service includes being chief of staff for Governor Mike Lowry and serving 12 years in the Washington State House of Representatives, achieving the office of majority leader. Prior to state service, Hine was mayor of the City of Des Moines.

Hine lives in Olympia. Her appointment to the PSA Board continues through July, 2017.

Fred Mendoza, Vice Chair

Fred Mendoza was appointed as one of the original Directors of the PSA in 1997.  He remains an advocate for the growth and development of youth and adult soccer in Washington, and worked tirelessly toward the goal of building a world class soccer stadium in the Seattle long before Century Link Field became a reality.  A recipient of the Seattle Sounders FC “Gold Scarf” award, Fred once said “It was a dream come true to watch the Seattle Sounders inaugurate Seahawks Stadium with a soccer game on July 28, 2002.”  After 16 years of service to the PSA, Fred still believes that Century Link Field is among the premier soccer and football venues in the world.

 

Fred is an attorney who practices in Normandy Park at Mendoza Law Center, providing his clients with personal attention, sensible solutions and trusted advice in all types of business and real estate ventures and transactions. Prior to entering private practice, Mendoza served as a King County deputy prosecuting attorney.

 

He also serves on other public and non-profit boards, including The Lighthouse for the Blind, Highline Medical Center, Highline Community College and Sounders Youth Soccer Foundation, and volunteers at the King County Bar Association Legal Clinic.  For the PSA, Fred serves as Vice Chair, is the audit officer, public artwork officer and represents the Board on the City of Seattle’s newly created Stadium District Concept Plan Stakeholders Group.

 

Fred's PSA Board appointment continues through July, 2017.

William "Bill" Lotto

Bill Lotto is Chief Operating Officer of the Industrial Park at TransAlta in Lewis County. He has had a long term interest in professional sports and was an early advocate for construction of the Kingdome. Bill is an international economist and has worked overseas in various business capacities. He is a past President of the Seattle Economist Club and twice served as President of the state Association for Economic Development Councils. He has written many articles on the state of the northwest economy and is a regular speaker at clubs and conventions.

Bill is married and has two daughters. He enjoys specialty farming and for eighteen years operated a Christmas tree venture. His PSA Board appointment continues through July, 2017.

Randy Loomans

Randy Loomans, a native Washingtonian, began her career in 1982 as an ironworker apprentice. She completed her apprenticeship and worked in construction as an ironworker for 11 years, along with being the union steward and lead on many of the jobs. She then was recruited to become the Construction Trades Instructor at Renton Technical College for the Apprenticeship and Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW) Program. For the next 3 years, she provided the skills training necessary for her students to succeed in these high-wage, non-traditional careers opportunities.

 

For the next 10 years, as the Education and Safety Director for the Washington State Labor Council, Randy became part of the lobbying team for the AFL-CIO in Washington State. She focused on education, workforce training, safety and health and apprenticeship utilization laws among others.

 

For the past seven years Randy has worked for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 as their Director of Government Affairs, in charge of legislative and political activities for the Local. Over her 30 year career in the labor movement, she has championed workers safety and health, apprenticeship utilization, workforce and especially apprenticeship training, and was the lead negotiator on Washington State’s 2007 historic crane safety legislation, and past President of the Governor’s Safety and Health Conference. She has worked on many other issues that affect the well being of working families. She has been appointed to represent Labor and serves on many Committees including the Washington State Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Committee, Prevailing Wage Advisory Committee, Washington State Department of Transportation Apprenticeship Utilization Committee, Underground Economy Taskforce, and previously the Jail Industries Board. Her PSA Board appointment continues through July, 2015.

 

Jacob "Jake" Jundt

The opportunity to help develop a major facility that would be an asset for the entire state and potentially attract national and international events is what drew Jake Jundt to the PSA Board. In addition, he brings more than 40 years' experience of owning and operating his own construction company to the stadium and exhibition center project.

Jundt was founder and co-owner of Tri-Ply Construction. His sale of the company and retirement has allowed him to take on individual projects as a consultant and guide them from design through construction and start up of operations.

Jundt's community service has included numerous leadership positions with various non-profit organizations. His current community service includes serving on the boards of the Central Washington State Fair Association, Diocese of Yakima Housing Services, LaSalle High School in Yakima, Yakima Regional Hopsital & Medical Center, Community Health of Central WAshington and a Trustee of Perry Technical Institute. Jundt was also a member of the finance task force for the sports stadium and exhibition center proposal.

"The PSA can be proud of its role in the process used to deliver this facility to the people of Washington State. It has been a model that proves public and private enterprises can work together to produce a spectacular facility on time and on budget. I look forward to the citizens of our State utilizing this truly world class facility that puts us on a very short list of places that can offer this kind of amenity and economic generator." Jundt lives in Yakima. His PSA Board appointment continues through July, 2015.

 

 

 

Joel Ing

Joel Ing is a housing developer at a firm which partners with nonprofits and Housing Authorities throughout the state to build and acquire affordable apartment developments. His background in real estate, finance, and asset management provides him with relevant experience to review PSA’s funding, budgets, leases, and various matters related to the operations of the stadium. Joel has spent his entire career in the public finance field, previously as an investment banker and a credit analyst at a major bond rating firm.

 

As a second generation Seattleite and a regular user and strong supporter of publicly-funded gathering places, he understands the value and importance that parks, libraries and stadiums provide to a community. Joel is interested in the ongoing economic and social impact the Stadium has on the city and state, and is committed to ensuring the public’s interests are well represented on the PSA Board.

 

He has been an active volunteer on a wide range of community causes including serving on the boards of Inter*Im Community Development Association, Asian Community Leadership Foundation, and Seattle (Public Schools) Academy of Finance. Joel is married with two children, and an avid sports participant and fan. His appointment to the PSA Board runs through July, 2017.

 

Judsen Marquardt

Jud Marquardt was a co-founder of Seattle’s LMN Architects in 1979, and was instrumental in the development of a firm which gained regional, national, and international stature in the design of large scale public assembly projects, generally comprised of sports facilities, convention centers, and performing arts auditoria. LMN has completed projects in 27 states and 6 foreign countries and has been the recipient of over 100 design awards. In 2006 Jud completed the divestiture of his ownership of LMN and today, no longer an owner or employee, enjoys executive emeritus status with LMN.

Jud has provided consistent leadership within the architectural profession and community through distinguished national service as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a member of the Board of Regents of the American Architectural Foundation, a member of the AIA’s National Documents Committee, and a member of the national Advisory Committee for the University of Minnesota School of Architecture.

He is currently serving as a member of the Board of Governors of the Harbor Club of Seattle-Bellevue, the Liability Reform Coalition of Washington, the Advisory Committee for the University Washington-Bothell, and as team chair for the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which evaluates and bestows accreditation of university architecture programs nationally.

Jud has two married adult children, Renee and Bradley, who with their families are residents of Seattle. Jud is married to Connie Niva and they reside in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. His appointment to the PSA runs through July, 2013.