Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Museum of Flight, Seattle

JA of Washington’s Business Hall of Fame recognizes community and business leaders who inspire our youth to dream big. We celebrate the storied accomplishments of our state’s most distinguished business leaders and their status as outstanding role models for today’s students.


Meet the 2022 JA Business Hall of Fame Laureates

Betti Fujikado

Supporting young people in their careers drives Betti Fujikado’s work. Betti’s newest project is Success Cohorts, a coaching, and community-building company dedicated to helping early-career individuals from diverse and historically underrepresented communities succeed. Betti is also a former Trustee at Western Washington University and a long-time University of Washington MBA mentor. 

She is the retired co-founder of the 24-year-old Seattle ad agency Copacino Fujikado. This fiercely independent Seattle advertising agency is known for its work with the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Children’s, Premera Blue Cross, REI, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Seattle Aquarium, and The Wing Luke Museum.


Sally Jewell

Following an early career in engineering, Sally spent nearly two decades as a bank executive in Seattle with several of the area’s largest commercial banks. After serving on the board of REI, she joined the company as COO in 2000 and became CEO in 2005, serving through a period of strong growth. In 2013, she joined President Obama’s cabinet as U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

Sally’s unusual career has been shaped by her volunteer work across many organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, where she was interim CEO 2019-20, and the University of Washington, where she is currently the Fritzky Chair in Leadership at the Foster School of Business.


Steve Singh

Nearly 30 years after co-founding Concur, the company that reinvented corporate expense reporting, Steve Singh is now a Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group, where his primary focus is next-generation business to business and enterprise-related start-ups. His mission is to help build transformational products and services.

While not working as the Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group and on many more corporate boards, Steve and his family run the Singh Family Foundation, which focuses on education for girls, conservation, and several local charitable initiatives.


JA of Washington has been recognizing outstanding leaders for over three decades. See the list of all Laureates honored at JA Business Hall of Fame events since 1987.


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