Board Leadership

Mark Pinkowski

Seattle Police Foundation 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.

 

Sam Baker

Co-Chair

Sam has served on the Seattle Police Foundation board since 2005.  He is a senior partner at Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, a firm founded in Seattle in 1893, and now also has offices in Anchorage, Alaska, and Oakland, California.  His practice focuses primarily on representing construction contractors in construction disputes, which often involve complex, multi-party cases.

While he takes pride in national recognition with success in partnering and dispute resolution, he has gained outstanding results before state and federal courts throughout the Western United States and Alaska.  Sam has also prosecuted claims before Boards of Contract Appeals and the United States Claims Court in cases involving the federal government.  Additionally, he participates extensively in arbitration proceedings, both as counsel and as arbitrator.  He is the only attorney to have been inducted into the University of Washington Construction Hall of Fame, and holds the distinction of serving as a Director of The Beavers, an honorary heavy construction engineering association headquartered in Los Angeles, and serves as a Trustee to the Beavers Charitable Trust.

Sam earned his undergraduate degree in Construction Management from the University of Washington, where he has served on the Construction Industry Advisory Council since its inception, and he has been an active member of the Western Washington University Foundation Board for 15 years.

 

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.