Lowry names Zehnder, reappoints Clack to UW Regents

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Mike Lowry today appointed Cindy Zehnder, international representative to the Teamsters Union from the Pacific Northwest, to fill a vacancy on the University of Washington Board of Regents. Lowry also reappointed Mari J. Clack to a second six-year term on the board.

"We have worked to bring diverse life experiences to the University of Washington Regents to guide our state's largest and most prestigious university into the 21st century," Lowry said. "Cindy Zehnder is another individual who will bring a wealth of talent and a new perspective to the board."

Zehnder, 47, is secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 741 in King County. She has directed the statewide political action and voter registration programs for the 20 locals and 60,000 members of the state Joint Council of Teamsters. Zehnder received a B.A. in anthropology and M.S. in educational psychology from the UW. She has served on the Labor Education and Research Center Advisory Committee for the Evergreen State College, the Washington Commission for the Humanities, the Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee and the labor-management task force on long-term disability for the Department of Labor and Industries and the Washington State Health Care Commission. She lives in Milton.

"Cindy is known for being a problem-solver and works hard and successfully at bringing various parties together," the governor said.

Clack, 59, is the western regional manager for the Carlisle Collection, Ltd., a direct sales clothing company. A Spokane resident, Clack previously served as special assistant for eastern Washington to former Gov. Booth Gardner. She is on the board of trustees for the YWCA of Spokane, American Association of University Women, Washington Women United Education Foundation, and the League of Women Voters of Spokane.

The board of regents is the UW's nine-member governing body. Lowry's previous appointments are former Gov. Dan Evans, former Microsoft executive and civic activist Scott Oki, Pike Place Foundation Director Shelly Yapp and Assistant State Treasurer Ann Daley.


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