DK Burnaby, President Amazon DK Burnaby is President of STAC and a local TA leader. He is currently heading TA for the Alexa Domains group at Amazon.  DK began his career as an IT consultant and entrepreneur, but he has spent the past 17 years recruiting at local technology companies, including building and leading teams at companies like Concur, Redfin, and Tableau. DK is passionate about elevating the role of TA as a strategic advisor and partner to the business and driving innovation within our field.

DK Burnaby, President

Amazon

DK Burnaby is President of STAC and a local TA leader. He is currently heading TA for the Alexa Domains group at Amazon.  DK began his career as an IT consultant and entrepreneur, but he has spent the past 17 years recruiting at local technology companies, including building and leading teams at companies like Concur, Redfin, and Tableau. DK is passionate about elevating the role of TA as a strategic advisor and partner to the business and driving innovation within our field.

Ian Johnson, Past President Virginia Mason Medical Center Ian Johnson is the Director of Talent Management at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA.   Ian brings nearly 30 years of experience in leading talent initiatives both within healthcare and other industries (non-healthcare experience includes Starbucks, Capital One, and Eddie Bauer).  Ian is President Emeritus for the organization that evolved into today’s STAC. .

Ian Johnson, Past President

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Ian Johnson is the Director of Talent Management at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA.   Ian brings nearly 30 years of experience in leading talent initiatives both within healthcare and other industries (non-healthcare experience includes Starbucks, Capital One, and Eddie Bauer).  Ian is President Emeritus for the organization that evolved into today’s STAC.

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Dave Vainio, VP/Treasurer Moss Adams, LLP Dave was born and raised in Butte, America (or Montana). After attending Washington State University, Dave started a career in public accounting and practiced for six years. Dave eventually found out his passion for networking could be a more enjoyable career. He started recruiting with an finance and accounting agency before transitioning to an executive recruiting role with Slalom Consulting. Dave landed back in public accounting a couple years later with Seattle based, Moss Adams where he has been for the past three.

Dave Vainio, VP/Treasurer

Moss Adams, LLP

Dave was born and raised in Butte, America (or Montana). After attending Washington State University, Dave started a career in public accounting and practiced for six years. Dave eventually found out his passion for networking could be a more enjoyable career. He started recruiting with an finance and accounting agency before transitioning to an executive recruiting role with Slalom Consulting. Dave landed back in public accounting a couple years later with Seattle based, Moss Adams where he has been for the past three.

Becky Carlson, VP/Secretary Bucora Becky moved to Seattle 17 years ago, from the mid-west.  Her entire career has been in Talent Acquisition, she has worked for small and large companies in the Seattle area and is currently the Senior Recruiting Manager a small start-up company, OpenMail LLC located in Bellevue Washington and Venice California.  On the weekends Becky  is a judge for the gymnastics USA Junior Olympic Program, and enjoys running half marathons.

Becky Carlson, VP/Secretary

Bucora

Becky moved to Seattle 17 years ago, from the mid-west.  Her entire career has been in Talent Acquisition, she has worked for small and large companies in the Seattle area and is currently the Senior Recruiting Manager a small start-up company, OpenMail LLC located in Bellevue Washington and Venice California.  On the weekends Becky  is a judge for the gymnastics USA Junior Olympic Program, and enjoys running half marathons.

Lea Binkley, VP/Membership Tommy Bahama Lea Binkley is the current Vice President of Membership for STAC and has served as a board member with STAC (formerly SMA of Seattle) since 2012.  Currently, Lea leads the Talent Acquisition team at Tommy Bahama, Inc. in Seattle, Washington.  In her past, she has worked in a variety of industry sectors including Staffing Agency, Healthcare, Aerospace Manufacturing and Retail.  Lea has a double major in Psychology and Art from the State University of New York at Fredonia, a Master’s of Arts from Antioch University McGregor and a Human Resource Certification from the University of Washington.

Lea Binkley, VP/Membership

Tommy Bahama

Lea Binkley is the current Vice President of Membership for STAC and has served as a board member with STAC (formerly SMA of Seattle) since 2012.  Currently, Lea leads the Talent Acquisition team at Tommy Bahama, Inc. in Seattle, Washington.  In her past, she has worked in a variety of industry sectors including Staffing Agency, Healthcare, Aerospace Manufacturing and Retail.  Lea has a double major in Psychology and Art from the State University of New York at Fredonia, a Master’s of Arts from Antioch University McGregor and a Human Resource Certification from the University of Washington.

Jon Jenks-Bauer, Programs Co-Chair BECU Jon Jenks-Bauer is the Director of Recruiting for BECU, the nation’s largest non-Federal Credit Union. Jon and his team execute 700+ hires for BECU’s 40+ locations annually.  Prior to BECU, Jon lead recruitment for RealNetworks, a global media software company, as well as holding recruitment and talent program management roles with Swedish and Washington Mutual. He also acted as a Workforce Development Manager in higher education; a Regional Sourcer with one of the nation’s largest contingent staffing companies; and as the Deputy Political Director for a U.S. Senator.  Jon is a board member of Seattle Talent Acquisition Collaborative an organization dedicated to professional education for the Recruiting and Staffing community.  

Jon Jenks-Bauer, Programs Co-Chair

BECU

Jon Jenks-Bauer is the Director of Recruiting for BECU, the nation’s largest non-Federal Credit Union. Jon and his team execute 700+ hires for BECU’s 40+ locations annually.  Prior to BECU, Jon lead recruitment for RealNetworks, a global media software company, as well as holding recruitment and talent program management roles with Swedish and Washington Mutual. He also acted as a Workforce Development Manager in higher education; a Regional Sourcer with one of the nation’s largest contingent staffing companies; and as the Deputy Political Director for a U.S. Senator.  Jon is a board member of Seattle Talent Acquisition Collaborative an organization dedicated to professional education for the Recruiting and Staffing community.  

Bryce Kisker, Sponsorships Director Bryce is a Seattle native who has made career in building and leading teams for Staffing and Talent Acquisition.  He has spent over 20 years in the Greater Seattle area serving well-known local companieslike T-Mobile, AT&T, Microsoft, and Starbucks.  Bryce currently is the Seattle Market Director for WünderLand group a Digital Marketing and Creative Staffing Agency.  He has a passion for food, trying new things,  and competition.   Bryce has served on a number of community based boards of directors and is looking forward to contributing to the newly formed STAC community.   He resides in Kirkland with his wife of 20 years and two children.

Bryce Kisker, Sponsorships Director

Bryce is a Seattle native who has made career in building and leading teams for Staffing and Talent Acquisition.  He has spent over 20 years in the Greater Seattle area serving well-known local companieslike T-Mobile, AT&T, Microsoft, and Starbucks.  Bryce currently is the Seattle Market Director for WünderLand group a Digital Marketing and Creative Staffing Agency.  He has a passion for food, trying new things,  and competition.   Bryce has served on a number of community based boards of directors and is looking forward to contributing to the newly formed STAC community.   He resides in Kirkland with his wife of 20 years and two children.

Mark Hassan, Director of Technology Redfin Mark has had a wide-ranging career as a recruiter and recruiting leader in the Seattle area. He thrives when he can join systems, processes, and data to drive great recruiting results. Mark's day job at Redfin allows him to do just this: he leads recruiting for real estate agents and the recruiting operations team. Outside of work you can find him chasing an energetic toddler and spending as much time as possible outside.

Mark Hassan, Director of Technology

Redfin

Mark has had a wide-ranging career as a recruiter and recruiting leader in the Seattle area. He thrives when he can join systems, processes, and data to drive great recruiting results. Mark's day job at Redfin allows him to do just this: he leads recruiting for real estate agents and the recruiting operations team. Outside of work you can find him chasing an energetic toddler and spending as much time as possible outside.

Soo Chhay, Events Director Redfin Soo has spent the last decade connecting with employees, at first in traditional human resources and training roles. She soon realized her true passion is cultivating relationships and finding people joy in meaningful career movements under the Talent Acquisition umbrella. Currently the Early Career Talent Recruiting Manager at Redfin, she's built her career focusing on great experiences for all involved in the hiring process, and building scalable, efficient programs.  She thoroughly appreciates the beckoning of exotic lands and unique cultures that can be appreciated by globe-trotting, but also finds equal pleasure in just laying on the couch, reading a good book, while listening to the classic rain of the PNW (which is usually interrupted by her toddler, wreaking chaos in his wake). 

Soo Chhay, Events Director

Redfin

Soo has spent the last decade connecting with employees, at first in traditional human resources and training roles. She soon realized her true passion is cultivating relationships and finding people joy in meaningful career movements under the Talent Acquisition umbrella. Currently the Early Career Talent Recruiting Manager at Redfin, she's built her career focusing on great experiences for all involved in the hiring process, and building scalable, efficient programs.  She thoroughly appreciates the beckoning of exotic lands and unique cultures that can be appreciated by globe-trotting, but also finds equal pleasure in just laying on the couch, reading a good book, while listening to the classic rain of the PNW (which is usually interrupted by her toddler, wreaking chaos in his wake).