Board Leadership

Sam Baker

Seattle Police Foundation Chair

Sam has served on the Seattle Police Foundation board since 2005 and is a partner at Oles Morrison LLP. He focuses primarily in representing construction contractors in evaluating and resolving construction disputes which often involve complex, multi-party cases.  While he takes pride in national recognition with success in partnering, he has gained outstanding results before state and federal courts throughout the Western United States and Alaska.  Sam has also prosecuted claims before several 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 in the University of Washington Construction Hall of Fame and holds the distinction of serving as a Director of the Beavers, a Heavy Engineering Construction Association, and a Trustee to the Beavers Charitable Trust.


Jeff Roe

Fundraising Vice-Chair

Jeff has served on the Seattle Police Foundation board since 2006 and is the Senior Vice President for Employer and Individual Markets at Premera Blue Cross, as well as President and CEO of LifeWise Health Plan of Washington, a Premera affiliate.

His leadership in insurance includes positions as the Chief Marketing Officer for Torrent Technologies, a business services company within flood insurance, and as President of Distribution for Safeco Insurance, a $6 billion property & casualty insurer.  Roe started his career in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Slade Gorton and later consulted as a member of The Gallatin Group, a public affairs firm.

At the University of Washington, Jeff earned Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Political Science and a Masters in Business Administration.

Wayne Gittinger

Board Development Vice-Chair

Wayne Gittinger is a shareholder at Lane Powell Attorneys & Counselors and focuses his practice on business counseling, securities, corporate governance and transactional work. Wayne has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America, 1988-2012 and as one of the “Best Lawyers” by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2006-2007

Wayne earned his B.A. and J.D. at the University of Washington in 1954 and 1957, respectively, where he served as a Member of the Board of Editors for the Washington Law Review from 1956-1957. Wayne also earned his Teaching Associate from Northwestern University School of Law in 1958. Wayne enjoys giving back to his community by serving on numerous community and private boards such as:

  • American Bar Association, Business Law and Antitrust Sections
  • Director, Nordstrom, Inc., 1971-2004
  • Director, Pabst Brewing Company, 1983-1985
  • Chair, Tyee Board of Advisors, 1990-1991
  • Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Seattle Sports Commission
  • Board of Directors, First Tee of Greater Seattle
  • University of Washington Law School Alumni Board, 1986-1992

Charles “Chuck” Riley

Finance/Operations Vice-Chair

Chuck has served on the Seattle Police Foundation board since 2004 and is Vice President of Lane Powell and chair of the Firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group.  He has practiced exclusively in the trusts and estates area since his admission to the Bar in 1987.  His practice focuses upon tax-sensitive estate planning and estate and trust administration for high net worth families.

Chuck is listed in Best Lawyers in America, is a Fellow in the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, and is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle.  He has served on the Executive Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association.

Chuck earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Juris Doctorate at the University of Missouri in 1984 and 1987, respectively.

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.