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Steve Sundquist for School Board
P.O. 21671
Seattle, WA 98111

(206) 938-2967



Candidate Biography

•  School & Community Activist
•  Board Leader
•  Retired Senior Finance Manager

Steve Sundquist and his family

Parent & Seattle Public School Advocate

•  Elected to the Seattle School Board, District 6, in November 20072007
Representing Alki, Arbor Heights, Concord, Cooper, Denny, Gatewood, Highland Park, Lafayette, Madison, Middle College @SSCC, Pathfinder, Roxhill, Sanislo, Schmitz Park, Sealth, Southwest Interagency, West Seattle Elementary, West Seattle High School. Serve as Finance Committee Chair on the Board.
•  International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Program, Chief Sealth H.S.2005-Present
Worked with team of parents, teachers and administrators to develop curriculum and gain I.B. accreditation to establish the program at Chief Sealth High School. Program offers students a rigorous international curriculum that encourages engaged world citizens; entering class reflects the rich diversity of the school and our community.
•  Parent Volunteer and School Supporter1995-Present
Little League Coach for daughters' softball teams. Involved in daughters' schools -- currently at Chief Sealth High School. Supporter of Simple Majority (4204), Seattle school levy and bond measures (Props. 1&2), Alliance for Education, League of Education Voters. Chaperone leader for youth -- Oaxaca, Mexico trip to rebuild teachers' quarters and church following earthquake damage.

Community Service & Board Leadership

•  Co-Location Agreement with Church and Fauntleroy YMCA2006-2007
Led process and built consensus resulting in long-term co-location agreement between Fauntleroy Church and the Fauntleroy YMCA that will serve our youth and community long into the future.
•  Chairman of the Board, Climate Solutions2007-present
Volunteer Board Chair of Washington's leading global warming research and advocacy organization. Also serve on the Board of Directors for ONE/Northwest, a non-profit that helps environmental organizations use IT for communicating and building relationships.
•  Lead Partner, Social Venture Partners2005-present
Volunteer Lead Partner with Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to addressing educational, social and environmental issues in the Puget Sound region.
•  Leader, Fauntleroy Church, UCC1995-present
Moderator of Fauntleroy Church. Serve as Chair of the Church Council, and lay leader of 350 member church. Also serve as Leadership Gifts Chair. Previously Vice-Moderator, Church Council member, and Stewardship Committee member. Church is active in community outreach, with a particular focus on homelessness.

Professional Experience

•  Managing Director, Chief Information Officer,
Director of Systems Development, Russell Investment Group
Twenty-two years of successful finance, IT, and management experience, leading large operations and systems, oversight of multi-million dollar budgets and direction of hundreds of staff. Received Leadership Award, Russell's highest recognition for leadership achievement.


•  M.B.A., Computers & Information Systems and Finance1981
University of Chicago, Dean's Honor List
•  B.S. Computer Science
Washington State University, summa cum laude
S. Town Stephenson Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi