(Olympia, Wash.) Gov. Chris Gregoire announced appointments to the The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees on April 24. Keith Kessler of Hoquiam and Kristin Hayden of Seattle have joined The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees.
Keith Kessler has been appointed to a term effective March 7, 2008, ending September 30, 2013. Kessler is a personal injury attorney with Strimatter Kessler Whelan Withey Coluccio. He served as president of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association in 1990 and was the chair of the Washington Trial Attorneys Political Forum from 1993 to 1995. He is a member of several other professional organizations including, the Washington State Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and served and has served on the executive committee of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Washington Chapter since 1995. In addition, he has received numerous awards including, Outstanding Plaintiff Trial Lawyer, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers in 2002, and Trial Lawyer of the Year, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association in 1994.
Kristin Hayden has been appointed to a term effective March 31, 2008, ending September 30, 2009. Hayden is the founder and director of OneWorld Now!, an award winning and nationally recognized global leadership program for high school freshman and juniors. She works with the World Affairs Council of Young Professionals and served on the steering committee for the Washington Coalition for International Education.
The board is the governing body for The Evergreen State College.