The Center benefits from an incredible wealth of knowledge and expertise provided by our advisory committee members as well as dedicated industry professionals who engage directly with teams as sponsors and mentors.

Advisory Committee


Chris Gregoire Portrait

Gov. Chris Gregoire

Challenge Seattle


Terry White Portrait

Terry White

King County Metro

General Manager

Committee membership

François Baneyx

François Baneyx

University of Washington

Director, CoMotion and UW Vice Provost for Innovation

Brooke Belman

Brooke Belman

Sound Transit

Interim CEO

Ed Doran Portrait

Ed Doran

Microsoft Research & AI

Director of Product Management

Karen Giese Portrait

Karen Giese

Transoft Solutions Inc.

Vice President of US Business Development

Amy Grotefendt Portrait

Amy Grotefendt



Paula Hammond Portrait

Paula Hammond


Senior Vice President

Nikolaus Lang Portrait

Nikolaus Lang

The Boston Consulting Group

Senior Partner

Loreana Marciante Portrait

Loreana Marciante

HNTB National Intelligent Transportation Systems team

Sr. Emerging Mobility Solutions Engineer

Roger Millar Portrait

Roger Millar

Washington State

Secretary of Transportation

Tom Miller


Account Executive

Steve Mullin Portrait

Steve Mullin

Washington Roundtable


Babak Parviz Portrait

Babak Parviz


Vice President

Kristen Nielsen Simpson

Kristen Simpson

Seattle Department of Transportation

Interim Director

Bart Treece

Mobility Innovation Center

Director, Mobility Innovation Center

Howard Wright Portrait

Howard S. Wright

Seattle Hospitality Group


Agency roundtable

Sponsors & collaborators