Love & Wisdom

Most Influential: Speight Jenkins

Seattle Opera general director Speight Jenkins is a hands-on ambassador

Seattle Opera general director Speight Jenkins is a hands-on ambassador. Now in his 28th season, Jenkins attends every performance, greets…

Deanna Duff

Most Influential: CEO Ben Huh

Pet Holding CEO Ben Huh knows the secret recipe in this era of Facebook

The road to business success on the Internet is littered with the corpses of those who have tried and failed:…

Chris Winter

Most Influential: Broker Laura Miller

Former restaurateur Laura Miller is the go-to agent for chefs seeking something more than kitchen he

If they ever create a James Beard Award for brokering restaurant deals, Laura Miller is a shoo-in. In a town…

Elizabeth M Economou

Most Influential: Our Selection Panel

We couldn’t have identified the region’s most influential people without the assistance of our 2010

We are grateful to:Nancy Auer, M.D., board of trustees chair, Swedish Medical Center; John Carlson, KVI-AM commentator; Bob Frause, CEO,…

Seattle Mag

Most Influential: Football player Jake Locker

Quarterback for the University of Washington football team

He stayed. Jake Locker could have taken the money and run unimpeded to the nearest wealth management firm. As one…

John Levesque

Local Authority: Nancy Pearl

Local librarian and literary critic Nancy Pearl goes global with her new book

NAME: Nancy PearlOCCUPATION: Author; National Public Radio commentatorTV PRESENCE: Book Lust with Nancy Pearl, a monthly show on the Seattle…

Eran Afner

The Most Influential of 2010

From the arts to sports, from high tech to low profile, we single out those who had an impact on our

Publishing a list of the region’s most influential people is an exercise that obviously invites response. And we welcome it….

Brangien Davis, Allison Austin Scheff, Shannon O'Leary, Karen Johnson, Elizabeth Economou, Kate Calamusa, Sally James, Deanna Duff, Leslie Helm, John Levesque, Chris Winters, and Sharon Baker

Most Influential: Real Change’s Tim Harris

People person Tim Harris is Executive Director of Real Change newspaper

Tim Harris is a people person. “I think that people are sacred,” he says. “When I see people being dehumanized,…

Deanna Duff

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