Lunch with a Leader is a continuing education program for Leadership Kitsap Alumni. Join regional leaders for lunch and hear the stories of their leadership journeys. The conversations will be organic, thought-provoking, and alumni-lead.

Open to the first 12 alumni who register.

While there is NO CHARGE for this opportunity, if you do not show up and you do not cancel within 12 hours of the event, you will be billed $20 for your lunch. We anticipate a waiting list of others who would enjoy the opportunity to attend.

COMMISSIONER KATIE WALTERS | Kitsap County Commissioner, District 3

APRIL 13, 2023 
Port Blakely Conference Room, Port Orchard


Katie Walters – Over 30 years experience in nonprofits and education has uniquely prepared Katie for her current role as our District 3 County Commissioner. She brings a fresh perspective that connects people, ideas, and solutions to create positive change for Kitsap County. Commissioner Walters has lived in Kitsap County, with her husband David, since 1991. She was born in Spokane and raised in Helena, Montana. She attended Gonzaga University where she received her bachelor of arts degree in public relations with a concentration in political science in 1989. She went on to earn a master’s degree in communications from Washington State University in 1990 and later a certificate in museum studies from the University of Washington in 2012.

Past Lunch Leaders:

  • March 2022: Lucretia Robertson, PHR, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Kitsap Regional Library
  • December 2021: Albert Verhofstadt, Executive Director Navy Region Northwest
  • February 2021: Eric Baker, Kitsap County Board of Commissioners Policy Manager (via Zoom)
  • October 2020: Kellie Letexier, SVP/COO Kitsap Credit Union (via Zoom)
  • July 2020: Alanna Imbach, CEO & Founder Vibe Coworks (via Zoom)
  • March 2020: Roxanne Bryson, Executive Director Holly Ridge Center
  • November 2019: Monica Blackwood, President & CEO West Sound Workforce
  • May 2019: Lisa Stirrett, Artist, Advocate, Small Business Owner
  • February 2019: Sam Askew, CEO Port Madison Enterprises
  • November 2018: Kitsap County Sheriff Gary Simpson
  • July 2018: Kelly Sullivan, Executive Director Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
  • May 2018: Jill Jean, Library Director Kitsap Regional Library
  • February 2018: Clif McKenzie, CEO Watson Furniture Group


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