Our team is committed to helping Washington students succeed in school and get prepared for their careers.

Board Members

  • Barbara B. Hulit (Board Chair), Senior Advisor, Fortive
  • Bradford L. Smith, Vice Chair & President, Microsoft Corporation
  • Dean Allen, CEO, McKinstry Co. LLC
  • Jeff Vincent, President & CEO, Retired, Laird Norton Company
  • Reggie Fils-Aime, Managing Partner, Brentwood Growth Partners
  • Steve Mullin, President, Washington Roundtable & Partnership for Learning


Steve Mullin


Steve Mullin is president of the Washington Roundtable and its education foundation, Partnership for Learning. He is responsible for providing overall strategic direction and management of both organizations. Prior to being named Roundtable president in 2004, Steve served as the organization’s vice president, acting as the primary liaison between the business community and state policymakers on education reform issues. Steve was the founding executive director of Partnership for Learning. He has also worked for several local public affairs consulting firms, as a U.S. Senate staff member in Washington, D.C., and as a legislative staff member in Olympia. Steve is a graduate of Middlebury College and the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs.

Ingrid Stegemoeller

Industry Engagement Director

Ingrid is a communications and public policy professional with a passion for ensuring all of Washington’s students have access to a high-quality education. Prior to joining the Partnership for Learning, Ingrid served as a communications director in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington D.C. She also led state-level advocacy campaigns to improve early childhood policy during her time working at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Ingrid got her professional start as a journalist at the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick. She received her bachelor’s degree at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, and her master’s degree in public policy at Georgetown University.

Brian Jeffries

Policy Director

Brian brings more than 25 years of experience in education practice and policy to Partnership for Learning. Prior to joining PFL, Brian was a State Assessment Program Director for Data Recognition Corporation, providing project management and government relations/policy work and analysis. He spent nearly 10 years at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) serving as a senior advisor on numerous issues, specifically high school graduation, dual enrollment, state assessment and career and technical education. In the middle of two stints with OSPI, Brian was the Staff Coordinator to the state Senate Early Learning, K-12, and Higher Education Committee during the 2005 session, then worked as a policy consultant to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on college and career readiness, high school reform and redesign and workforce education. He began his career in education as a high school special education teacher. When not reveling in his role as an unabashed policy wonk, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, camping and backpacking, and serving his low and slow smoked barbecue to family and friends.

Kim Martinez

Operations Manager