Board Leadership

Mike Sotelo

Seattle Police Foundation Chair

Mike Sotelo recently retired and started a new company called Consolidar.  Consolidar focuses on early childhood education, work force development and health for the Latino Community.  Mike also founded Approach Management Solutions in 1992 and oversaw all aspects of its operation. With over twenty years of experience in all phases of the construction industry, his personal focus and commitment to safety led to the founding of AMS. Mike currently manages and oversees seven retrospective rating groups and industry-specific services that include professional risk management consultation, accident prevention, workers’ compensation claim management, and other related services. Mike has a proven track record of success in developing safety programs and ensuring excellent customer service throughout AMS. He is committed to establishing long-term solutions to keep workers safe and productive.

Mike was also a partner of WG Clark Construction Company, one of the founders of Plaza Bank and currently serves as the Chairman of the Washington State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Mark Pinkowski

Fundraising Chair

Mark is Regional Partner, Pacific Northwest, of Willis a risk management and insurance intermediary.  Prior to working at Willis he was a senior vice president and division sales leader for the Washington and Western Canada, and Oregon and Inland Northwest Divisions, and is based in Seattle. His responsibilities included managing a team of business development officers in Northern Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Western Canada. Mark has more than 27 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry and joined Wells Fargo in 2003.

Mark earned his B.S. in liberal arts with an emphasis in business administration and communication at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. Mark currently serves on the Dean’s advisory board of the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University and for 15 years has been a mentor with the University’s MBA mentorship Program. Mark and his wife Andria live in West Seattle.

 

PATRICIA “Patty” EAKES

Board Development Vice-Chair

Patty Eakes’ practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation, including employment related cases and investigations. Prior to joining the firm, Patty spent 17 years in the King County Prosecutor’s Office, as a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions. Patty directed the investigation and prosecution of numerous high profile homicide cases and other violent crimes.  In 2001, she was selected to prosecute Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer. As a member of the Labor and Employment Section, Patty advised county agencies on a wide variety of employment related issues including requests for accommodation, discipline and termination decisions, and other employee misconduct allegations. In addition, she represented King County in both State and Federal Court in employment lawsuits.

In 2004, Patty was awarded “Lawyer of the Year” by the King County Bar Association.  She has been named a “SuperLawyer” in Washington Law & Politics Magazine.

 

Jeff Windus

Finance Chair

Jeff has ties to the Seattle Police Department; Jeff’s wife, Officer Kaitlyn Windus, has served the SPD for 4+ years and his Father-in-law, retired Captain Michael Fann, served the SPD for over 40 years. Jeff has lived in the greater Seattle-area for over 36 years

As a Certified Public Accountant and Principal at Sweeney Conrad, P.S., Jeff provides audit, tax accounting and financial advisory services to privately held businesses and their owners. He serves clients in a multitude of industries including manufacturing, construction, commercial real estate, wholesale, distribution, agricultural, not-for-profit organizations, professional services, start-up organizations and employee benefit plans.

Jeff plays a fundamental role on the firm’s committee responsible for employee retention and creating a positive work environment for our employees.

Jeff serves on the UW Bothell School of Business Advisory Board. He is a member of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association Fundraising Development and Support Committee and is Co-Treasurer for the SOVREN Guild, a non-profit organization dedicated to uncompensated care and other programs at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is also a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a non-profit group focused on the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

Prior to joining Sweeney Conrad in 2000, Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Accounting Concentration, from the University of Washington in 1999.

 

Steve Shulman

Grants Vice-Chair

Steve is one of the founding board members of the Seattle Police Foundation and Co-Owner of the Leschi Market with his Father.  Steve is Founder and Co-Chair of the East Precinct Crime Prevention Cohabitation and has held this position for the past 15 years.  He is a Board member of the Seattle Neighborhood Group for 15 years, where he has served as President for 10 years.  Steve is also the Past President of the Leschi Community Council.  He has served on various committees dealing with Police Community Relations and brings that experience to the Foundation to guide his decision making process.