Martha Choe, chief administrative officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Nicole W. Piasecki, vice president for business development and strategic integration with Boeing Commercial Airplanes, have been appointed to the board of directors for the Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
They were appointed “to provide insights on their respective business sectors and offer observations on the economy,” according to a release. Their terms began Jan. 1.
Choe, a former Seattle City Council member, has been with the Gates Foundation since 2004 and currently oversees its information technology, security and global resource teams. She serves on the Boards of Trustees for The Seattle Foundation and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and on the board of Craft3 (formerly Enterprise Cascadia), a nonprofit community-development lender.
Piasecki has been with the Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) since 1992 and is responsible for strategic planning and analysis focused on enhancing long-term competitiveness and growth. She is on the board of the Weyerhaeuser (NYSE: WY) and has also been involved with the Seattle University Board of Trustees and the state Department of Transportation’s Future of Aviation Advisory Committee.
The Fed's Seattle branch reappointed board members Ada M. Healey, vice president for real estate with Vulcan Inc.; Scott L. Morris, chairman, president and CEO of Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA); and Patrick G. Yalung, regional president for Washington with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Other members of the Seattle Branch board include Mary O. Williams of Puget Sound Health Alliance and Henry L. (Skip) Kotkins Jr. of Skyway Luggage Co.