Leadership always matters. For many years, the Runstad Center benefitted daily from the leadership of long time Advisory Board Chair Greg Johnson. Over those same years, Greg accumulated a pile of accomplishments as President of Wright Runstad & Company: spearheading the redevelopment of a warehouse/industrial area in Bellevue into a mixed use, transit oriented development known as the Spring District; winning the right to develop a signature building for Seattle’s skyline with the planned Rainier Square Tower; and most importantly for Husky fans, overseeing the development and construction of the new Husky Stadium. These accomplishments and more have now been recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal which has named Greg 2014 Executive of the Year.
This is a high honor and puts Greg in the rarified company of our region’s most notable business leaders. Previous honorees include Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (2010), former Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes (2011), Restaurateur Tom Douglas (2012), F5 Networks CEO John McAdam (2013) and fellow Runstad Advisory Board Member Kemper Freeman (2007). Congratulations Greg!