On May 21, 2009, Governor Christine Gregoire appointed Betti Fujikado to Western’s Board of Trustees to fill an unexpired term to September 30, 2012 and reappointed her to a term effective October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2018.
Fujikado, a Seattle Resident, is the co-founder of Copacino+Fujikado, a Seattle advertising agency well known for its client roster including Seattle Mariners, Seattle Children’s, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Holland America Line, Challenge Seattle, Symetra and Premera Blue Cross. She held executive positions from CFO, COO to CEO at a number of Seattle area companies. She started her career as a CPA at Price Waterhouse in 1977.
Fujikado has a strong commitment to the community. She has served on the Pike Place Market Board as well as active participation through her agency with a number of nonprofits including The Wing Luke Museum, Seattle Aquarium, MOHAI, and Seattle Art Museum.
Fujikado earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. She lives in Seattle with her husband and twin daughters.