Connie Collingsworth

Chief Legal Officer



Connie Collingsworth, general counsel and secretary, is responsible for managing all of the foundation’s legal needs, providing guidance and developing creative solutions to support the achievement of the foundation’s programmatic objectives.

Prior to joining the foundation in 2002, she was a partner and member of the Executive Committee of Preston Gates & Ellis, (now known as K&L Gates), where her practice focused on corporate securities law and private equity investments.

Connie has nonprofit governance experience including serving on the board of Women’s World Banking, board chair of Social Venture Partners, and board chair of the French American School of Puget Sound. She currently serves on the board of directors of Premera Blue Cross and Banner Corporation.

Connie received an LL.M. in International Business Legal Studies from the University of Exeter, England, a J.D. from the University of Nebraska School of Law, and a B.A., in English from Andrews University.

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