About Vulcan
Jody Allen
Chair
Jody Allen is chair of Vulcan Inc., which she co-founded with brother Paul G. Allen in 1986. For decades, they worked side-by-side across a range of business and philanthropic initiatives. Full Bio >

Jody Allen

Chair

Jody Allen is chair of Vulcan Inc., which she co-founded with brother Paul G. Allen in 1986. For decades, they worked side-by-side across a range of business and philanthropic initiatives. Jody is also co-founder, board chair, and president of The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, president and founding director of MoPOP, and chair of the board of the Allen Institute. As trustee of the Paul G. Allen Trust, Jody works to ensure Paul’s vision is realized for generations to come, and she serves as chair of the Seattle Seahawks NFL and Portland Trail Blazers NBA franchises, recognizing the role of both teams as catalysts for civic pride.

Jody is a philanthropist passionate about conservation, fighting wildlife trafficking, and saving Africa’s elephants from extinction. In 2016 she founded Wild Lives Foundation, and she serves on the board of Sealife Response, Rehab and Research, an organization dedicated to improving the health and welfare of marine wildlife in the Pacific Northwest.

Deeply committed to education and the arts, Jody is a board member of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, and previously served on the boards of ArtsFund, the University of Washington Foundation, the Museum of Glass, the Los Angeles International Film Festival, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Bill Hilf
Chief Executive Officer
Bill Hilf is Chief Executive Officer of Vulcan Inc., where he leads the company’s efforts to make and leave the world a better place. From driving ground-breaking data and technology initiatives, to necessary policy change and sustainable development, Bill empowers smart people to tackle ambitious challenges spanning wildlife conservation, climate change, ocean health, and vibrant communities. Full Bio >

Bill Hilf

Chief Executive Officer

Bill Hilf is Chief Executive Officer of Vulcan Inc., where he leads the company’s efforts to make and leave the world a better place. From driving ground-breaking data and technology initiatives, to necessary policy change and sustainable development, Bill empowers smart people to tackle ambitious challenges spanning wildlife conservation, climate change, ocean health, and vibrant communities. 

Prior to Vulcan, Bill was Senior Vice President of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s Cloud business unit, leading the company’s cloud transformation. Before Hewlett-Packard, Bill was General Manager of Product Management for Microsoft Azure, and had previously led Microsoft’s Technical Computing Group as well as the Windows Server product line. Earlier in his career he was a software developer and engineering leader at IBM, and at a variety of software start-ups in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.

Bill serves on the boards of directors for the Woodland Park Zoo and the Grumeti Fund and is a member of the Washington Roundtable. He also served as the Microsoft Executive Sponsor for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and helped develop and deploy computer-based learning centers in refugee camps worldwide.

Bill earned his undergraduate degree from California State University-Fullerton and holds an M.A. from Chapman University.
 

Ada Healey
Chief Real Estate Officer
Ada is Vulcan's Chief Real Estate Officer, directing all strategies for Vulcan Real Estate and overseeing $2 billion in real estate assets. Under her direction, Vulcan Real Estate has earned widespread industry recognition and honors for its innovative and integrative development approaches and commitment to sustainability.

Ada Healey

Chief Real Estate Officer

Bert Kolde
Executive Vice President, Sports Strategy and Operations
Bert serves as the Vice Chair of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers and is the Executive Vice President of Sports Strategy and Operations at Vulcan, where he oversees the long-term strategy and business operations of the teams and their affiliates.

Bert Kolde

Executive Vice President, Sports Strategy and Operations

Alison Ivey
General Counsel
As Vice President, Legal and General Counsel for Vulcan, Alison leads a nimble team that oversees and advises the organization on a wide range of legal, risk, contractual, and compliance matters.

Alison Ivey

General Counsel

Jason Hunke
Vice President, Communications
Jason is Vice President of Communications, where he leads the team responsible for corporate communications, media relations, social/digital strategy, content marketing, and brand, design, and storytelling across Vulcan’s business and charitable initiatives.

Jason Hunke

Vice President, Communications

Joyce Lee CPA, CFP®
Executive Director, Finance
Joyce is the Executive Director of Finance. She leads the team responsible for Vulcan's finance operations, including accounting and financial reporting, procure to pay, payroll, budget, planning, and treasury management.

Joyce Lee CPA, CFP®

Executive Director, Finance

Lara Littlefield
Executive Director, Partnerships and Programs
Lara is the Executive Director of Partnerships and Programs, leading the team responsible for advancing ideas, approaches and positive impact within conservation, ocean health, climate, arts, and communities for Vulcan and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.

Lara Littlefield

Executive Director, Partnerships and Programs

Michele Armstrong
Executive Director, Human Resources
Michele is the Executive Director of Human Resources at Vulcan and oversees all recruitment, HR programs and employee relations management representing a wide range of programs and departments.

Michele Armstrong

Executive Director, Human Resources

Chuck Cooper
Managing Director, Policy and Government Relations
Chuck is the Managing Director of Policy and Government Relations team, overseeing the development and implementation of public policy strategies for the company.

Chuck Cooper

Managing Director, Policy and Government Relations

Zeke Jaggernauth
Executive Director, Information Technology
Zeke serves as Vulcan's Executive Director of Information Technology, where he drives technology strategies for Vulcan and oversees the teams responsible for applications, compute, storage, networking, information security, the project management office, and support services.

Zeke Jaggernauth

Executive Director, Information Technology

Alisa Mowe
Chief of Staff
As Chief of Staff, Alisa is responsible for driving alignment around the priorities of the CEO and coordinating a wide range of initiatives across Vulcan.  

Alisa Mowe

Chief of Staff

Marilyn Valentine
Executive Director, Office of the Chair
Marilyn serves as Executive Director of the Office of the Chair, supporting Jody Allen’s vision and strategy as chair of Vulcan and trustee and executor of the Paul G. Allen Estate. Marilyn brings more than 17 years of experience at Vulcan to this role, working across business, philanthropy, and operations.

Marilyn Valentine

Executive Director, Office of the Chair