Officers and Board of Directors

AFOW board members make decisions on grant requests with input from the broad membership group. The Board meets formally three times per year, and informally more frequently.

Gerry Brown – President
Retired from Gerry Brown and Associates; Whistler, BC

Mary Forseth Executive Director
Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery (retired), Whistler, BC

Garry HerdlerVice President
Principal, ORE Management LLC and CFO, Vestis Retail Group LLC, Philadelphia, PA

Bill Kunzweiler*Secretary
Whistler Developer, Whistler, BC

Russell McDuffTreasurer
Professor Emeritus of Oceanography, University of Washington; Snohomish, WA

Will Dalton
Chief Information Security Officer and Director CIO Office, Husky Energy, Calgary, BC

Mark Donahoe
Managing Partner, Monitor Finance, Minneapolis, MN

Nina Arnold Harmon
Marketing Manager for the Crankworx World Tour, Whistler, BC

Renee Harbers Liddell
Philanthropist and Photographer, New York, NY

Ray Longmuir
President, Real Estate Association of Whistler, Whistler, BC (ex-officio)

Gary Raymond*
Managing Director, Winding Road Development Co. LLC, Scottsdale AZ and Former President & CEO of Intrawest Placemaking (Intrawest Corporation), Whistler, BC

Rod Rohda
Former AFOW President and Retired President, Fidelity Investments Life Insurance Companies, Boston, MA

Nancy Wilhelm-Morden
Whistler Mayor, Whistler, BC

In Memory

Jeff Harbers*Former AFOW President and Retired Microsoft Executive. Jeff’s was a co-founder of AFOW and his vision, initiative, and hard work were inspirational. We sadly remember his tragic passing on June 24, 2006 in a plane accident in Big Timber, Montana.

Advisors, Co-Founders and Former Board Members

Nick Hanauer*  – Venture Capitalist, Seattle, WA

Stan Brue*University Professor and Author of Economics Textbooks, Seattle, WA

Peter Ciceri*Former CEO Compaq Canada, Victoria, BC

Robin Du Brin – CEO, Columbia DuBrin Realty Advisors, LLC, Seattle, WA

Janice Hartrick – Retired Energy Executive, Houston, TX

Holly Johnson

Jim Johnson – CFO, NanoString Technologies

Simon Levin* Former AFOW President and Attorney, Sills Cummis, Newark, NJ

Ken MelamedFormer Mayor of Whistler, Whistler, BC

Bill Norman* – Retired Microsoft Executive, Seattle, WA

Hugh O’Reilly*Former Mayor of Whistler, Maui, HI


* denotes a founding member of the American Friends of Whistler