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Maud Daudon
Maud Daudon

SEATTLE – (Jan. 2, 2018) – Maud Daudon, president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, has joined the Virginia Mason Health System and Virginia Mason Medical Center boards of directors, effective Jan. 1.

In 2012, she became the first woman appointed to lead the chamber and has earned praise from business, community and political leaders for her pragmatic, thoughtful and solution-oriented approach.

Under her leadership, the chamber engages the innovation and entrepreneurship of its members to advance economic prosperity, advocate for a vital business environment and build sustainable and healthy communities. In October 2017, she announced plans to step down from the executive position at the chamber after her successor is chosen.

Prior to the chamber, Daudon joined Seattle-Northwest Securities Corp. (SNW) in 2002 as managing director of investment banking and municipal sales and trading. In 2006, the SNW board of directors appointed her chief executive officer and president.

Before joining SNW, Daudon served as deputy mayor and chief of staff for the City of Seattle. Previous to this, she was chief financial officer for the Port of Seattle.

She has a master’s degree in public and private management with an emphasis on finance and economic development from Yale University, and a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College in Massachusetts.

About Virginia Mason Health System
Virginia Mason, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system based in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest. In the Puget Sound region, the system includes 336-bed Virginia Mason Hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 500 physicians; regional medical centers in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Federal Way, Kirkland, Issaquah and Lynnwood; Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the United States designed specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS; Benaroya Research Institute, which is internationally recognized for autoimmune disease research; and Virginia Mason Institute, which trains health care professionals and others from around the world in the Virginia Mason Production System, an innovative management methodology for continually improving quality, safety and efficiency.

Virginia Mason Health System also includes Virginia Mason Memorial, a 226-bed hospital serving the Yakima Valley in central Washington since 1950.

Media Contact:
Gale Robinette
Media Relations Manager
Virginia Mason Health System
(206) 341-1509

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