A healthy city is a mobile city. At Commute Seattle our mission is to foster mobility partnerships and services to keep Seattle moving and thriving for all. Through education, advocacy, training and consulting, we are helping create a transit-supportive business culture to ensure that commuters enjoy world-class commuter benefits and amenities.

    The Downtown Transportation Alliance

    Commute Seattle is supported by the Downtown Transportation Alliance (DTA), comprised of the executive leadership of the Downtown Seattle Association, King County Metro, Seattle Department of Transportation, Sound Transit as well as rotating private sector representation. The 2018-2019 DTA is comprised of:

    • Jon Scholes, President and CEO, Downtown Seattle Association
    • Sam Zimbabwe, Director, Seattle Department of Transportation
    • Rob Gannon, Deputy Director, King County Metro
    • Sam Assefa, Director, Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development
    • Mike Harbour, Deputy CEO, Sound Transit
    • Don Wise, CEO, Metzler Real Estate
    • Kathy O’Kelley, Senior Property Manager, Hines
    • Cary Clark, CSO, Argosy Cruises & Tillicum Village

    Our Steering Committee

    Commute Seattle’s Steering Committee provides oversight and accountability for our programs and services, ensuring that we meet our strategic goals, maintain high customer service, and execute our work efficiently. Our 2018-2019 Steering Committee is comprised of:

    • Andrew Natzel : Senior Transportation Planner, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff
    • Ann Sutphin: Strategic Advisor, Seattle Department of Transportation
    • Bobby Coleman: Deputy Administrator, Seattle Housing Authority
    • Christi Masi: Program Manager, King County Metro
    • Craig Davison: Executive Director of Communications and External Affairs, Sound Transit
    • Dave Rodgers: Managing Principal, SvR Design Company
    • Gordon Clowers: Senior Urban Planner, Seattle Department of Construction & Inspection
    • Heidi Speight: Workplace Specialist – Tableau Commute, Tableau
    • Katie O’Lone: Senior Designer, ALTA Planning
    • Malva Slachowitz: Senior Transportation Planner, Market Development Group, King County Metro Transit
    • Jessa Timmer: Executive Director, Chinatown/International District BIA
    • Sarah Spicer: Senior Transportation Planner, Seattle Department of Transportation
    • Seth Geiser: Public Realm Advocate, Metropolitan Improvement District
    • Tanya Ellis: Marketing and Communications Manager, SDOT Transit & Mobility Division
    • Vasiliy Matsyuk: Program Manager & Commute Solutions, CBRE / Kaiser Permanente
    • Will von Geldern: Director of Advocacy and Communications, Ventures


    1809 7th Avenue, Suite 900 | Seattle, Washington 98101