The PSA is overseen by a seven-member board committed to maintaining vigilant and cost-effective management of the public-private partnership for developing and operating the stadium. The Governor, in cooperation with the majority and minority party leaders of the Washington State Legislature, select the members of the Board. The current members of the PSA Board are:
Fred Mendoza, Chair
Fred Mendoza was appointed as one of the original Directors of the PSA in 1997. He remains an advocate for the growth and development of youth and adult soccer in Washington, and worked tirelessly toward the goal of building a world class soccer stadium in the Seattle long before Century Link Field became a reality. A recipient of the Seattle Sounders FC “Gold Scarf” award, Fred once said “It was a dream come true to watch the Seattle Sounders inaugurate Seahawks Stadium with a soccer game on July 28, 2002.” After 16 years of service to the PSA, Fred still believes that Century Link Field is among the premier soccer and football venues in the world.
Fred is an attorney who practices in Normandy Park at Mendoza Law Center, providing his clients with personal attention, sensible solutions and trusted advice in all types of business and real estate ventures and transactions. Prior to entering private practice, Mendoza served as a King County deputy prosecuting attorney.
He also serves on other public and non-profit boards, including The Lighthouse for the Blind, Highline Medical Center, Highline Community College and Sounders Youth Soccer Foundation, and volunteers at the King County Bar Association Legal Clinic. For the PSA, Fred serves as Vice Chair, is the audit officer, public artwork officer and represents the Board on the City of Seattle’s newly created Stadium District Concept Plan Stakeholders Group.
Fred's appointment continues through July, 2021.
Jacob "Jake" Jundt, Vice Chair
The opportunity to help develop a major facility that would be an asset for the entire state and potentially attract national and international events is what drew Jake Jundt to the PSA Board. In addition, he brings more than 40 years' experience of owning and operating his own construction company to the stadium and exhibition center project.
Jundt was founder and co-owner of Tri-Ply Construction. His sale of the company and retirement has allowed him to take on individual projects as a consultant and guide them from design through construction and start up of operations.
Jundt's community service has included numerous leadership positions with various non-profit organizations. His current community service includes serving on the boards of the Central Washington State Fair Association, Diocese of Yakima Housing Services, LaSalle High School in Yakima, Yakima Regional Hospital & Medical Center, Community Health of Central Washington and a Trustee of Perry Technical Institute. Jundt was also a member of the finance task force for the sports stadium and exhibition center proposal.
"The PSA can be proud of its role in the process used to deliver this facility to the people of Washington State. It has been a model that proves public and private enterprises can work together to produce a spectacular facility on time and on budget. I look forward to the citizens of our State utilizing this truly world class facility that puts us on a very short list of places that can offer this kind of amenity and economic generator." Jundt lives in Yakima. Jake's appointment continues through July, 2023.
Jay started in construction at an early age. As the younger brother he always got the “fun” jobs, his first job was excavation, i.e.: crawl under the house with a bucket and trowel and start digging trenches’. He slowly moved up the ladder to working with wood and tools. After graduation from Coupeville High School, he moved to Wenatchee and attended Wenatchee Valley CC and worked with a builder in the area. This is where his love of construction really took off. When he completed his course work at Wenatchee, Jay moved back to the greater Seattle area and joined a General Contractor in Edmonds as their Superintendent. Their projects ranged from small remodels to large customs as well as light commercial projects. One project that he completed caught the eye of a large regional real estate franchise and he was offered the position of Project Manager of the Greater Seattle Region, which allowed him to take night class at the University of Washington and further his education.
After several years in Seattle it was time to start a family, which brought him back to Whidbey Island and the opportunity to work with his brother for a General Contractor. This time it was not digging ditches but as the Project Manager of Construction. In the Early 2000’s he became co-owner of the firm with his brother and that’s where things took off. They have been setting their sights on building top quality projects, with an eye on eco friendly products, and low impact development. Jay's appointment continues through July, 2021.
Randy Loomans, a native Washingtonian, began her career in 1982 as an ironworker apprentice. She completed her apprenticeship and worked in construction as an ironworker for 11 years, along with being the union steward and lead on many of the jobs. She then was recruited to become the Construction Trades Instructor at Renton Technical College for the Apprenticeship and Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW) Program. For the next 3 years, she provided the skills training necessary for her students to succeed in these high-wage, non-traditional careers opportunities.
For the next 10 years, as the Education and Safety Director for the Washington State Labor Council, Randy became part of the lobbying team for the AFL-CIO in Washington State. She focused on education, workforce training, safety and health and apprenticeship utilization laws among others.
For the past seven years Randy has worked for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 as their Director of Government Affairs, in charge of legislative and political activities for the Local. Over her 30 year career in the labor movement, she has championed workers safety and health, apprenticeship utilization, workforce and especially apprenticeship training, and was the lead negotiator on Washington State’s 2007 historic crane safety legislation, and past President of the Governor’s Safety and Health Conference. She has worked on many other issues that affect the well being of working families. She has been appointed to represent Labor and serves on many Committees including the Washington State Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Committee, Prevailing Wage Advisory Committee, Washington State Department of Transportation Apprenticeship Utilization Committee, Underground Economy Taskforce, and previously the Jail Industries Board. Randy's appointment continues through July, 2023.
Cindy is the Vice President at Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs. Her in-depth knowledge of Washington State policy and politics has been built over her 30-year career in public affairs. She has extensive negotiation experience in public and private sectors and is adept at managing public relations, stakeholder outreach, and communications strategies for organizations.
Prior to joining GTHGA, Cindy served as Chief of Staff to Governor Chris Gregoire where she provided leadership to the senior staff and managed the Governor’s Office operations, including legislative relations, policy development, budget, communications, crisis management, and constituent relations. From 2003 to 2007, Cindy was the CEO of Washington State’s public affairs network, TVW, which televises all major legislative, executive branch, and Supreme Court proceedings. For five sessions, prior to that, Cindy served as the Chief Clerk of the Washington State House of Representatives where she was responsible for all legislative operations.
Cindy began her career as a truck driver and dock worker followed by a number of leadership positions within the Teamsters union, including International Representative, Coordinator of the Washington Joint Council of Teamsters; and Secretary-Treasurer and Principle Officer of the Freight, Tanker and Carhaul Drivers in King County. Cindy has a long history of community involvement including participation on the University of Washington Board of Regents and the boards of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Ruckelshaus Center, WSU Tri Cities, Washington State Workforce Board, and University of Washington Tacoma. She has served on the executive boards of the National Caucus of State Legislatures, the Trust for Representative Democracy, the NCSL Foundation, the National Association of Clerks and Secretaries, and the National Association of Public Affairs Networks. Cindy received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Washington. She lives in Olympia with her husband, Mike Branstetter. Cidny's appointment continues through July, 2023.
Joel Ing is a housing developer at a firm which partners with nonprofits and Housing Authorities throughout the state to build and acquire affordable apartment developments. His background in real estate, finance, and asset management provides him with relevant experience to review PSA’s funding, budgets, leases, and various matters related to the operations of the stadium. Joel has spent his entire career in the public finance field, previously as an investment banker and a credit analyst at a major bond rating firm.
As a second generation Seattleite and a regular user and strong supporter of publicly-funded gathering places, he understands the value and importance that parks, libraries and stadiums provide to a community. Joel is interested in the ongoing economic and social impact the Stadium has on the city and state, and is committed to ensuring the public’s interests are well represented on the PSA Board.
He has been an active volunteer on a wide range of community causes including serving on the boards of Inter*Im Community Development Association, Asian Community Leadership Foundation, and Seattle (Public Schools) Academy of Finance. Joel is married with two children, and an avid sports participant and fan. Joel's appointment runs through July, 2021.
Jud Marquardt was a co-founder of Seattle’s LMN Architects in 1979, and was instrumental in the development of a firm which gained regional, national, and international stature in the design of large scale public assembly projects, generally comprised of sports facilities, convention centers, and performing arts auditoria. LMN has completed projects in 27 states and 6 foreign countries and has been the recipient of over 100 design awards. In 2006 Jud completed the divestiture of his ownership of LMN and today, no longer an owner or employee, enjoys executive emeritus status with LMN.
Jud has provided consistent leadership within the architectural profession and community through distinguished national service as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a member of the Board of Regents of the American Architectural Foundation, a member of the AIA’s National Documents Committee, and a member of the national Advisory Committee for the University of Minnesota School of Architecture.
He is currently serving as a member of the Board of Governors of the Harbor Club of Seattle-Bellevue, the Liability Reform Coalition of Washington, the Advisory Committee for the University Washington-Bothell, and as team chair for the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which evaluates and bestows accreditation of university architecture programs nationally.
Jud has two married adult children, Renee and Bradley, who with their families are residents of Seattle. Jud is married to Connie Niva and they reside in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Jud's appointment runs through July, 2021.