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Daniel J. Evans

Daniel J. EvansDaniel J. Evans heads his own consulting firm of Daniel J. Evans Associates. He became Governor of the State of Washington in 1965, serving an unprecedented three terms. He was named “One of Ten Outstanding Governors of the 20th Century” by a University of Michigan study. After declining to run again, he assumed the presidency of The Evergreen State College.

He served as Chairman of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning Council, and was appointed and then elected to the United States Senate. There, he served on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, and the Select Committee on Indian Affairs. He chaired the National Academy of Science’s Commission on Policy Options for Global Warming and co-chaired, with former President Jimmy Carter, a delegation to monitor the elections in Nicaragua. He was a political analyst for KIRO TV and radio.

Daniel currently serves on the Board of Directors for Costco and NIC. In the past he has served on numerous civic and corporate boards, including the Parkinson’s Foundation Board, The Nature Conservancy of Washington, Puget Sound Energy, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Cray, Inc., Western Wireless Corporation, and the Archimedes Technology Group. He was appointed to the Board of Regents of the University of Washington by Governor Mike Lowry and was re-appointed by Governor Gary Locke.

In 1999 the University of Washington Board of Regents voted to rename the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington – “The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs.” He and his wife Nancy were awarded the E. Donnall Thomas Medal of Achievement by the Northwest Industry Partnership at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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