Trustee Emeritus Gary Severson awarded Lifetime Achievement Award for nonprofit board service

Casey Family Programs Trustee Emeritus Gary Severson was recently honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Non-Profit Board Service. Severson was among eight distinguished award winners recognized by their peers for outstanding board service contributions and leadership. The PSBJ presented the awards September 12 at its Director of the Year dinner, which brings together influential corporate leaders from the region.

Severson joined the Casey Family Programs Board of Trustees in 1996 and served as Board chair from 2001 to 2011. He completed his Board service in 2012 and was named a trustee emeritus.

“Gary brought his insights as a businessman and community leader to Casey,” said Board Chair David C. Mills. “His expertise in this sector provided valuable perspective to our Board and our organization, as we have sharpened our focus on what it takes to build Communities of Hope, where our children and families get the support they need.”

Severson is the former chairman of the board of First Interstate Bank of Washington (now Wells Fargo). He holds an M.B.A. and B.A. from Stanford and an M.S. from the University of Southern California. He is actively engaged in the Seattle business community and has served on numerous boards and advisory committees that reflect his diverse interests. He was a founding member of Marguerite Casey Foundation.​