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, a prominent Northwest law firm (now known as K&L Gates), where her practice focused on corporate securities law and private equity investments.
She currently serves on the board of Women’s World Banking and The Parents Union. She also previously served as Board Chair of Social Venture Partners and was a founder and Board Chair of the French American School of Puget Sound.
Ms. Collingsworth 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.