Gwen Bender, Chairperson
Gwen is a program manager at Vaisala, a company at the cross-section of information technology and renewable energy, where she's leading their global solar power initiatives. She has no free time but if she did it would be spent reading books, dancing and learning to cook better. Gwen joined the PMC board in 2014.
Kathryn Dellinger, Vice Chairperson
Kathryn is a UX product manager at Amazon, where she focuses on the digital video streaming experience. When she's not working, she loves seeing live music or you can find her outdoors hiking, climbing, and snowboarding. Kathryn joined the PMC board in January 2016.
olaf Kowalik, Secretary
Olaf is a Product Manager at Oracle and owns the social listening product that's part of the Oracle Marketing Cloud. On weekends, Olaf hopes to be found windsurfing and skiing and spends early mornings swimming, biking, and running. Olaf joined the PMC board in January 2016.
KAREN RANKIN, Treasurer
Karen is an accomplished program and product manager working at Launch Consulting in Bellevue (a creative technology solutions company serving start-ups to Fortune 500s), where she focuses on bringing differentiating technology opportunities to her clients. Outside work, life is about friends, discovery and adventure, be it locally in the PNW or globally – there is always somewhere next on the travel list! Karen joined the PMC in January 2016.
Neha Goel, Coordinator
Neha is a Product Manager who loves working with startups. She supports women in STEM by helping non profits. When she is not working you can find her exploring coffee shops and art galleries in Seattle. She also enjoys going to various technology conferences and meeting women entrepreneurs
Melissa Baker, ProductCamp Coordinator
Melissa is an experienced Digital Marketing professional with a wide range of past roles that touch on social media, email marketing, UI testing, SQL reporting; but always focusing on Paid Search. She started by winning a year membership at Product Camp Seattle 2014. Since then, Melissa has enjoyed each month learning more about Product Marketing and Product Management from the brilliant speakers. In her free time you can find her cheering on the Seahawks or off driving to a camping spot someone recently mentioned.
David Okrent has over twenty-five years of experience as a product manager, business developer, marketer, marketing manager, and researcher spanning four different industries. He is the author of scientific papers and has presented worldwide on topics on brand management and customer insight programs. He is the author of two books on brand development and holds a B.S. and MBA in Marketing. David has been a member of the board since May 2016.
Daniel is a Manager of Product Management at zulily.com. He has +20-years of experience building Supply Chain software systems at multiple top 500 e-commerce companies. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking and camping in the beautiful northwest. Daniel joined the PMC board in January 2017.
Cliff Gilley has been a B2B product manager for nearly 15 years in a variety of industries, and is a passionate advocate for agile, effective Product Management. He currently works in Bellevue for K2 SourceCode, a business process management platform, and blogs on the side as Seattle's own "Clever PM". In his spare time, he's a fan of horror movies and novels, comic books, video games, and enjoying hiking, biking and camping when the Northwest weather permits. Cliff joined the PMC board in January 2017.