Speaker Date Topic
Richard White Dec 03, 2020
Boeing in Washington: Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic
Boeing in Washington: Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rich White, senior manager in Government Operations at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, will speak about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the aerospace industry and how Boeing is working to navigate through these unprecedented times. In his presentation, Rich will share Boeing’s latest market outlook, explain the steps the company is making to best respond to the new market realities, and educate our members about Boeing’s ongoing partnerships and investments in the Puget Sound community.

In his position, he is responsible for representing the company before elected and appointed public officials and their staffs, industry and business association executives and political community-based organizations in the Central Puget Sound region, Oregon and Montana.  He acts as the primary company focal for negotiating and influencing government relations’ policy on external issues and he provides political strategy and advice to company management. White also develops and implements legislative and regulatory programs to ensure that the business interests of the company are reflected to the best advantage.

Prior to joining The Boeing Company, White was the director of government affairs for the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, where he oversaw the development and implementation of the chamber’s policy positions. White also acted as the chamber’s lobbyist both regionally and in Olympia, Wash..

White also has worked in Olympia for the state Senate Republican caucus and as the Washington field director for the Dole/Kemp Presidential Campaign.  He previously worked for former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton in both Washington D.C. and the state of Washington.

White is a graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a master's degree in public administration from the Evans School of Public Affairs.  He was a 2005 Marshall Memorial Fellow and is a 2000 graduate of Leadership Tomorrow. He earned his Eagle Scout in 1986.

White’s current activities and volunteer experiences include serving on the Board of Directors for the Schack Art Center, Everett Public Schools Foundation, Tacoma Chamber of Commerce, Oregon Business & Industry and nearly a dozen other groups, chambers and agencies.

Jason Osleson & Ronald Watters Dec 10, 2020
Leading the National Effort to Manage Cyber and Physical Risk
Leading the National Effort to Manage Cyber and Physical Risk

Ron serves as the Region X (WA, OR, AK, ID) Cybersecurity Advisor for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Based in Seattle, WA, he supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure. His program coordinates cyber preparedness, risk mitigation and incident response, and provides cyber security resources, including assessments, to the nation’s sixteen critical infrastructure sectors and state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities.

Prior to joining DHS, Ron served 27 years with the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve as a Submarine Sonar Technician and Diver. Finding not much use for a Submarine Sonar Technician in the Surface reserve Ron utilized his talents as an Intelligence Analyst and was utilized accordingly. Ron retired from the US Navy in 2007.  During his active duty Ron completed his Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration with Criminal Justice emphasis (Cum Laude).  Ron completed his two Master’s Degrees in Education (School Administration and Secondary Education) at Loyola Marymount University.  He continued his education and achieved certification as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer, he was hired as the Computer Science Department Chairman at Chaminade College Preparatory High School in West Hills, CA until he was recalled to Active duty following 9/11.   Ron interviewed and was hired as the Region X Cybersecurity advisor in June of 2017 and has filled that position presently.

Jason is a career intelligence professional with over 20 years experience as a Geospatial and All-source analyst. Currently serving as the Regional Operations Manager within the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Integrated Operations Division Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA) in Seattle, WA.

He excelled in a variety of all-source intelligence positions in areas such as Space & Counterspace Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment (JIPOE), overhead system collection management, Counter-Insurgent targeting in Iraq, and leading a coalition team responsible for directing all ISR missions within the CENTCOM AOR. Expertise in fusing HUMINT, SIGINT, IMINT, etc. into a coherent picture of adversary capabilities, intent, and courses of action. Extensive, long-term collaborative relationships with Intelligence Community subject matter experts in the fields of Geospatial analysis, Air, Air Defense, Ballistic Missiles, Electronic Warfare, C4ISR, and Space & Counterspace.

Holiday Program Dec 17, 2020
Tacoma Little Theatre
Becky Fontaine Jan 21, 2021
Creating a Culture of Safety
Creating a Culture of Safety

We will heara what all Rotarians need to understand and do to ensure we create a safer environment for Rotarians, friends of Rotary and those whom we serve.

Becky Fontaine has been involved with Rotary Youth Programs since 1999. For several years she was involved with the Youth Exchange Program but now serves as the District Youth Protection Officer.  In 2006 she was the sole district representative to a conference when Rotary first unveiled the “Youth Abuse & Harassment Policy.  Over the years, Rotary has made several changes that have impacted how districts around the world not only work with youth, but other vulnerable populations.  Professionally, Becky has worked for various non-profit organizations with over 30 years in senior leadership positions. Today, she works for the American Red Cross and recently was deployed to on many large disasters, most recently the WA and OR wildfires. Throughout her career she has worked with and supported volunteers in diverse roles.