Board of Directors

Sharmila Swenson

Chair-Elect

Serving since 2019

Sharmila K. Swenson serves as Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs for Symetra Life Insurance Company, a national provider of employee benefits, annuities and life insurance.  In her capacity as AVP, Swenson oversees the community relations program, corporate giving, employee community engagement and public affairs at the local, state and federal level.  

Her prior experience includes work in the private, public and non-profit arenas serving most recently as Manager of Local Government Affairs and Public Policy for Puget Sound Energy – the largest energy provider in Washington State, Relationship Development Officer for Treehouse – a Seattle area education non-profit, National Political Coordinator for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Operations Director for Governor Jay Inslee’s 2012 transition team and Deputy Chief of Staff for the 1st Congressional District with a focus on Energy, Education, Transportation and Economic Development.  

Sharmila also serves on the boards of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, St. Philomena School Commission and is a Trustee at Highline College. 


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