M. Michelle Purnell-Hepburn

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director, Seattle Foundation

M. Michelle Purnell-Hepburn was appointed to the position of DEI Director of the Seattle Foundation in  June 2020. Ms. Purnell-Hepburn joined the organization as its Managing Director, Controller and Accounting in June 2018. Prior to this, she was Vice President/Controller of Salal Credit Union from 2012 to 2018, SVP/Chief Financial Officer at Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union from 1999 to 2011 and Vice President of Finance at Group Health Credit Union from 1989 to 1999. She has worked in the accounting and finance field since 1982 in both the high-tech industry as well as credit unions. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in finance and economics and her Masters of Business Administration degree, specializing in finance and accounting, from the University of Washington. She was President of the Association of Black Business Students during her graduate school years.

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