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 this event is FREE to our LK alumni, if you do not show up and you do not cancel within 12 hours of the event, you will be billed $25 for your lunch. We anticipate a waiting list of others who would enjoy the opportunity to attend.


February 28, 2024 
Vibe Coworks, Poulsbo


Member of the Bainbridge Island City Council.

Nationally-recognized speaker presenting “Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion,” covering the timeless and timely story of the loss of liberty during times of fear, prejudice and failure of political leadership.

Keynote and featured speaker for numerous public and private organizations including professional associations, federal, state and local government agencies, historical societies, museums, social-service organizations, libraries, community centers, and K-12 schools, colleges and universities.

The presentation explores the history, fear, racism, and failure of political leadership that led to these unconstitutional actions of the exclusion and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, and why we must never let it happen again.

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Lunch with a Leader Sponsor:

Mr. Clarence Moriwaki

Past Lunch Leaders:

  • November 2023, Chad Melton, President of St. Michael Medical Center
  • August 2023: Jessica Guidry, Equity Program Manager at Kitsap Public Health District
  • April 2023: Katie Walters, Kitsap County Commissioner, District 3
  • 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: Gary Simpson, Kitsap County Sheriff
  • 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