Jon Fine

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Jonathan "Jon" Fine "became president and chief executive officer of United Way of King County (UWKC) in September 2000, following an extensive local and nationwide search.

"Fine came to United Way from the Seattle/King County Chapter of the American Red Cross where he was chief executive officer. Fine joined the American Red Cross (ARC) in 1996 as the chief operating officer. He became chief executive officer in 1997. The ARC is a key organization in King County for disaster preparedness and response. It also provides first aid courses and products, as well as emergency food, clothing, shelter and other programs for military, youth and immigrant populations.

"Before joining the Red Cross, Fine worked in the banking industry with the Puget Sound Bank from 1981 to 1993. He served as senior vice president and treasurer of Puget Sound Bancorp and as managing director of Puget Sound Securities.

"Fine has an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, and a master of business administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

"Fine, a native of Philadelphia, PA, is married to Paula Selis, senior counsel for the Washington State Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division. The couple has two children, Daniel, 14, and Rebecca, 8.

"He was appointed to the Seattle City Planning Commission by then Mayor Charles Royer from 1982 to 1988, and served as chair in 1987. He has served as a board member of the Group Health Cooperative, the Group Health Foundation and Jewish Family Services.

"Among his other current civic affiliations, Fine serves as a campaign cabinet member for UWKC, on the board of the Washington Health Foundation, and on the advisory boards to the Puget Sound Blood Center, the University of Washington Nonprofit Management Program and Seattle Community Colleges.

"United Way of King County is now the fourth largest local United Way in the country among 1,400 groups. It trails only Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. in annual campaign revenues.

"United Way of King County is a local, non-profit organization that has been supporting health and human services programs in our community since 1921. This support is provided with funds raised through an annual community-wide fund-raising campaign that responds to the year-round assessment of problems, issues, and service needs in King County. United Way is governed by a 60-member volunteer board of directors, and there are several hundred other community volunteers who serve in a variety of programs and activities. The volunteers are supported by a staff of 110." [1]

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  1. Jon Fine, Nonprofit leadership conference, accessed December 11, 2007.