Washington Governor Jay Inslee has named Richard Fukutaki, of Bellevue, to the Board of Trustees of Bellevue College. In this role, Fukutaki will participate in the six-member board that oversees college operations and finance.
Fukutaki is the managing director of the SunBreak group, which he co-founded in 1999, working with organizations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to help launch a program designed to help excite young people about science and math learning as well as careers in those fields. As an active member of the community, Fukutaki serves on the board for Bellevue Girl’s Lacrosse Club, is a Service Day volunteer at Jubilee Reach Center and leads Sunday school classes at Bellevue Presbyterian Church.
Fukutaki earned his associate’s degree from Pasadena City College, his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his MBA from the University of Southern California.
He will be serving a four-year term, running through September 2019. (end)