Our volunteer Board of Directors brings a wealth of experience and passion to DSA. From professional services and retail to real estate and the arts, our board members represent a variety of businesses and nonprofit organizations. Several board members are also downtown Seattle residents. The board oversees the implementation of DSA’s strategic plan and provides diverse perspectives on ensuring a healthy, vibrant downtown for all.
Sung Yang has more than two decades of experience managing public policy issues, legislative advocacy, communications, political campaigns, crisis management, coalition building, and public opinion research. As a principal with Pacific Public Affairs, Sung advises clients as they seek to successfully navigate complex government processes and public issues. Prior to joining Pacific Public Affairs, Sung was deputy King County executive and chief of staff for King County Executive Dow Constantine, where he oversaw all of the Executive’s staff and priority issues. In this role, Sung directed policy development, economic development, regional planning, communications, external and government relations, and the climate change team.
Mari Horita is vice president of community engagement & social impact for the Seattle Kraken and executive director of the Seattle Kraken’s charitable foundation. Mari leads philanthropic strategy for the Kraken and is charged with implementing the organization’s social impact and community engagement strategy and objectives. Prior to joining the Seattle Kraken, Mari was president and CEO of ArtsFund.
Mai Noonan is managing director of Deloitte, where she advises public and private clients with a focus on financial services and technology. Mai leads multiple cross-functional engagement teams and enjoys working closely with management to provide solutions.
Kathy O’Kelley is Senior Vice President of Property Management Services at Hines, where she oversees management efforts in the Pacific Northwest and Utah, including business development. Kathy has been with Hines for 27 years, 24 of them in Seattle, and in her current role for the past four years. Kathy and her husband Blaine live in Seattle and have two sons, ages 17 and 12. She grew up in southern California, and is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles. Her favorite pastime is watching her boys play soccer, basketball and baseball.
Dustin O’Quinn is the chair of the Immigration Practice Group at Lane Powell. He counsels in the technology, energy, design and financial sectors on a wide array of U.S. immigration issues. Dustin also develops immigration programs for startup companies in the tech sector, counseling clients on corporate structure, funding and investor relations.