Advisory Board members are highly skilled, senior-level people. They provide expert guidance to the Music4Life™ President and Governing Board members upon request.
Colleen served for many years as Chief of Staff of Seattle Opera and retired after 25 years with the organization.
Admiral Bill Center, US Navy retired
Bill retired from the U.S. Navy as Rear Admiral in 1999 after 35 years of service and not long afterwards assumed leadership of a Seattle-based trade advocacy group where he worked for the next seven years. He also lectured at the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. A specialist in security policy and strategic planning, he was General Colin Powell's deputy for international negotiations and served in the same role for General John Shalikashvili. In his final assignment, from May 1996 to May 1999, he commanded Navy Region Northwest. Bill is a 1968 graduate of the Naval Academy. During his career he commanded three ships and served three years as chief engineer in USS Midway. Since retiring from the Navy, he has devoted himself to nonprofit leadership, education and volunteer work.
Beth is the retired CEO of Washington Special Olympics. Previously she served as CEO of Seattle Seafair and as a senior-level executive of the Seattle Mariners baseball club.